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Feature Set Ratings

  • Citrix Podio ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.2

Podio

72%
6.3

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

63%
Citrix Podio ranks higher in 11/16 features

Task Management

6.4
64%
24 Ratings
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

Resource Management

8.5
85%
20 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Scheduling

5.2
52%
21 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Workflow Automation

5.5
55%
25 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Team Collaboration

6.2
62%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

5.9
59%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

9.4
94%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document Management

5.0
50%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email integration

8.9
89%
21 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.9
89%
21 Ratings
3.8
38%
3 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

8.1
81%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.5
85%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.2
52%
16 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
3.4
34%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.8

Podio

78%

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Citrix Podio ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

5.5
55%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoicing

8.9
89%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

8.9
89%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

Podio

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

75%
VMware Socialcast (discontinued) ranks higher in 8/8 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
4 Ratings

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
3 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
4 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

Podio

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.7

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

57%
VMware Socialcast (discontinued) ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
4 Ratings

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Advanced security features

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
3 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • VMware Socialcast (discontinued) is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • Citrix Podio and VMware Socialcast (discontinued) are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

5.9

Podio

59%
42 Ratings
7.7

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

77%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Podio

91%
17 Ratings
9.1

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

91%
2 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Podio

60%
2 Ratings
9.0

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

Availability

8.0

Podio

80%
8 Ratings

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Podio

80%
4 Ratings

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Podio

70%
10 Ratings
9.0

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

Podio

70%
2 Ratings

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

7.0

Podio

70%
1 Rating

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

Podio

80%
1 Rating

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

Podio

100%
2 Ratings

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.0

Podio

80%
1 Rating

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.0

Podio

70%
1 Rating

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix

[Citrix Podios's] customer support is very quick and they provide you an option to convert your
project into small tasks so that you can better assist your team and extract
maximum work out of them hence I will totally recommend its usage. I could not think that keeping track of tasks could be this much easier and smart. It is a fully customizable tool that manages my tasks efficiently and deal with them effectively.
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VMware

Socialcast has been a great tool for FactSet. I would recommend it to any firm looking for an easy-to-use tool to centralize communication and collaborate on a global scale.
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Pros

Citrix

  • Very easy for people without coding or technical skills to set up and maintain information in "Apps".
  • Platform is very easy to learn and adopt--it's intuitive.
  • Project management potential is awesome--instead of having to fit your projects into a structure that is industry specific, you can build an app that tracks what you want, in the order you want it.
  • Has a "relationship" field that allows you to relate an individual item or record to a record in another app. It effectively gives some of the functionality of a relational database.
  • Very useful for information sharing when staff members are in different regions or places.
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VMware

  • Socialcast has an exceptional user experience. With very few idiosyncrasies, it works well on every platform I've tried.
  • The platform has such a high level of ease of use, it becomes somewhat addicting.
  • Social analytics are superb.
  • The platform is highly intuitive and requires zero training or coaching in order for network members to become productive with it.
  • It's extremely reliable. Only once in 4 years, was the product not available, and that was only for about a half-hour. In that half-hour, we realized how dependent we were on it. (Very.)
  • The multi-device and deployment options are excellent. On-premise, Private Cloud, and Multi-tenant SaaS all available.
  • The mobile apps for iPhone, tablets, and Android render well with a beautiful UI/UX. The desktop AIR app is equally highly usable.
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Cons

Citrix

  • More filter options for calendars.
  • Customizable views for Relation fields.
  • Full featured Podio mobile App for iPad.
  • A customizable profile status – would love to work with Podio in silent mode (logged in while working, but "not available" for requests when in heavy work mode)
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VMware

  • The software is a little bit pricey because it is charged by user/month and depending on the deployment method.
  • For companies with a lot of workers the price can increase significantly.
  • The mobile app usability and notifications are poor. Need to be improved.
  • If there were more administrative features available the product would be improved
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Pricing Details

Podio

Starting Price

$9 per month

Editions & Modules

Podio editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    A discount is available for annual pricing.

    VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

    Starting Price

    $250 per month

    Editions & Modules

    VMware Socialcast (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Citrix

      Podio customer service is great. The cloud and mobile service is fast (almost instant, continuous syncing). With a solid user base, and backed by Citrix, this is a serious business solution. They're also constantly working on improving and making it more powerful. I anticipate it only getting better
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      VMware

      Beyond the value FactSet derives from using the platform, Socialcast (the firm) has been a good partner to FactSet. We've experienced very little downtime with the service and they have been responsive and fair with enhancement requests and questions
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      Usability

      Citrix

      It is usable, for sure. Requires a bit of thinking to be really useful.
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      VMware

      The UX is its best feature
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      Reliability and Availability

      Citrix

      I have not experienced any down time
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      VMware

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      Citrix

      It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
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      VMware

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Citrix

      Podio support was always responsive and very quick to provide answers and assistance during the history of using this product, their support team has always been top notch. There have been several cases where calling podio support a feature was not available and they provided either workaround solutions or added the features straight into their roadmap.
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      VMware

      Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
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      Implementation Rating

      Citrix

      Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
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      VMware

      Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
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      Alternatives Considered

      Citrix

      Compared to Salesforce: Podio is not as robust as a tool for CRM tracking. It also doesn't have the in-email capabilities that SF offers. Compared to Basecamp: Podio is somewhat similar to Basecamp but doesn't offer the same functionality with checking items off and archiving projects. Compared to Zoho Projects: Podio is vastly superior to Zoho Project's lack of flexibility (requiring a development team to build) and accessibility by all members (Zoho Projects requires a very limited number of "owners" of projects which makes it difficult if multiple owners need to assign one or more people to a project).
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      VMware

      Socialcast is great for collaboration & light project management, but anything complex doesn't work well.

      Using it as an email notification curator works nice for us.
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      Scalability

      Citrix

      As you business grows, so does Podio. There seems to be no limit to the workspace and apps you can create on the platform
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      VMware

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Citrix

      • Podio is great for task assignment and tracking. The ability to enter and assign tasks from mobile and track their completion saves me several phone calls a day.
      • Podio outdoes email as my go to place to search for information. The ability to forward emails into the system, organize by projects and contacts, and search it all saves considerable time and confusion.
      • Podio has considerable potential to reduce overall admin time spent organizing information (filing, tracking, etc) The ability to keep a single record of a given piece of information without being tied to email vs file structure works very well.
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      VMware

      • Definitely more organized project management and team collaboration.
      • Efficiency in carrying out tasks.
      • Creates a spirit of collaboration and friendliness among colleagues.
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