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Likelihood to Recommend

Podio

[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.
Gill Riskoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

If you are looking for a way to organize customer data and projects across regions, then WORK[etc] will get the job done. For our company, the country is divided into 3 regions and each region has a team of workers in charge of providing ongoing support services to that region. WORK[etc] has organized our company exponentially and given us a solid database to pull from to ensure we're meeting contractual requirements, providing timely deliverables and staying ahead of the game. Because I only work in a service industry, I don't know if WORK[etc] would be appropriate for product based companies, However, if you were offering anything [product or service] that required online support, the system will function well.
Melissa Bailey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Podio
8.4
WORKetc
Task Management
Podio
9.7
WORKetc
Resource Management
Podio
7.1
WORKetc
Gantt Charts
Podio
7.1
WORKetc
Scheduling
Podio
6.3
WORKetc
Workflow Automation
Podio
8.1
WORKetc
Team Collaboration
Podio
9.8
WORKetc
Support for Agile Methodology
Podio
9.2
WORKetc
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Podio
8.3
WORKetc
Document Management
Podio
8.6
WORKetc
Email integration
Podio
9.2
WORKetc
Mobile Access
Podio
8.2
WORKetc
Timesheet Tracking
Podio
8.2
WORKetc
Change request and Case Management
Podio
8.5
WORKetc
Budget and Expense Management
Podio
9.4
WORKetc

Professional Services Automation

Podio
8.8
WORKetc
Quotes/estimates
Podio
8.8
WORKetc
Invoicing
Podio
8.7
WORKetc
Project & financial reporting
Podio
8.3
WORKetc
Integration with accounting software
Podio
9.2
WORKetc

Sales Force Automation

Podio
WORKetc
7.9
Customer data management / contact management
Podio
WORKetc
8.6
Workflow management
Podio
WORKetc
8.3
Opportunity management
Podio
WORKetc
7.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Podio
WORKetc
7.9
Contract management
Podio
WORKetc
7.3
Quote & order management
Podio
WORKetc
8.1
Interaction tracking
Podio
WORKetc
7.8
Channel / partner relationship management
Podio
WORKetc
7.3

Customer Service & Support

Podio
WORKetc
8.3
Case management
Podio
WORKetc
9.0
Call center management
Podio
WORKetc
7.3
Help desk management
Podio
WORKetc
8.5

Marketing Automation

Podio
WORKetc
7.4
Lead management
Podio
WORKetc
7.7
Email marketing
Podio
WORKetc
7.1

CRM Project Management

Podio
WORKetc
8.1
Task management
Podio
WORKetc
8.7
Billing and invoicing management
Podio
WORKetc
7.8
Reporting
Podio
WORKetc
7.9

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Podio
WORKetc
7.3
Pipeline visualization
Podio
WORKetc
7.5
Customizable reports
Podio
WORKetc
7.2

Customization

Podio
WORKetc
8.0
Custom fields
Podio
WORKetc
8.4
Custom objects
Podio
WORKetc
8.2
API for custom integration
Podio
WORKetc
7.3

Security

Podio
WORKetc
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Podio
WORKetc
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Podio
WORKetc
8.8

Social CRM

Podio
WORKetc
7.3
Social data
Podio
WORKetc
7.3

Platform

Podio
WORKetc
7.5
Mobile access
Podio
WORKetc
7.5

Pros

Podio

  • 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.
Amy Smoucha | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

  • Connecting all the different methods of communicating with our clients into one place is the best part of the application to us. The Google Apps integration lets us update all of our WORK[etc] details directly from our email page which saves a huge amount of time. It lets us move back and forth freely between WORK[etc] tools and our Google Apps email, documents, calendar, etc. with ease.
  • Breaking work according to what we are doing helps us group and ungroup things as needed. Since we do tech support and so much more having the ability to connect projects, support cases, to dos, documents, discussions, and more all together makes it easy to work with the relationships of all the different activity.
  • We have found the discussion tool to be vital to moving things through quickly. There are many discussions that are just FYI while others really need a decision or answer form the team members. Discussions allows us to quickly note the people we need to answer us and what is there as an FYI. It keeps all that history so our decision process become documented easily and not lost in email chains.
Donna Grindle, CHPSE, CHPC | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Podio

  • 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)
Jan Florian Maas | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

  • The one key issue that it doesn't solve is resource utilisation. You are able to add the number of hours that each "to do" will take but you can't allocate that to an employee and then aggregate all that up to show how much capacity you are using or have left.
  • One if its great benefits is its flexibility but that is also a drawback because there are multiple ways to do the same thing. This means that to ensure consistency across all employees having your own business procedures on how to use WORKetc is vital.
  • Some of the financial processes don't fully reflect UK practice currently. For instance it doesn't deal with VAT on expenditure well. However we have been assured that this is being resolved.
Ian Nicholson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Podio

Podio 9.1
Based on 17 answers
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
Nando Cabán-Méndez | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

WORKetc 8.2
Based on 30 answers
We, as a company, have put a lot of time and energy into building the system to where it is for us today. With its constant improvements and our continually learning and developing, I couldn't imagine moving away from WORKetc to try a different system out. This really does give us everything that we've wanted/needed in a system without having to utilize 2-3 different products. The part that makes this so unique compared to other systems that we've used in the past is the fact that it has a project management piece built in, and that in itself is a huge driving point in why we will continue to use this.
Deanna Perkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Podio

Podio 6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is usable, for sure. Requires a bit of thinking to be really useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

WORKetc 8.2
Based on 5 answers
My staff hates it, our clients require transparency and you manual have to enter notes, billing is horrific, as it does not subtotal by type - so as a T&M shop there is no way to easily see how much was spent to each matter or service type.
Marc Korody | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Podio

Podio 8.0
Based on 4 answers
I have not experienced any down time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

WORKetc 9.1
Based on 3 answers
It never let me down. The support team never let me down.
Runy Calmera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Podio

Podio 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

WORKetc 8.2
Based on 4 answers
WORKetc compares well in regards to speed and reliability to other cloud-based products we use such as Google for Work. Compared to our old in-house based CRM, it is a superstar; faster, more reliable and easily run on a variety of browsers and smart phones. The program loads fast as do data screens for contacts, projects, invoices and more
William Mullane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Podio

Podio 7.2
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

WORKetc 8.2
Based on 5 answers
WORKetc offers maybe the best support in the business. Product documentation and training resources are outstanding. Support tickets or inquiries are answered quickly. If you do need to address an issue in person, it is easy to schedule a 15 or 30 minute live call with their fantastic support staff who are fast, friendly and skilled
William Mullane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Podio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WORKetc

WORKetc 8.2
Based on 2 answers
They know their stuff. They listen to your use cases. They get back to you.
Runy Calmera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Podio

Podio 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

WORKetc 9.1
Based on 2 answers
The implementation of the system was fairly easy. Because of our previous experience with a similar system, we were ready and working on the product as soon as we announced the switch. The system also allowed us to simplify our processes by integrating timesheets and project management directly into our CMS.
Jonathan Hickman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Podio

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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

We needed a CRM that would work with US. We found WORK [etc] was exactly what we needed. being able to customize the CRM around our company and further change as we go has been the best thing about it. We haven't been locked into how it is set up and can change it very quickly.
Regan Barrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Podio

Podio 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As you business grows, so does Podio. There seems to be no limit to the workspace and apps you can create on the platform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

WORKetc 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Everything is related. You can scale up your team rapidly.
Runy Calmera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Podio

  • 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.
Keller Baum | TrustRadius Reviewer

WORKetc

  • Setting up project templates is time-consuming - if you want to do it right. Nevertheless, it is well worth it! Routine complex projects that used to require at least six people and at least as many "silos of information" are now done with two or three people, and - at most - 2 or 3 silos of information. And that's only because I haven't fully integrated the program with our Accounting programs (and there is an API for Quickbooks). I'd say the initial investment of perhaps 80 hours on my part was saved five or ten times over during our first six months, with better accuracy, accountability, and documentation. Since then, the ROI is at least 20 or 30 times annually of my time...the one thing I can't buy more of.
Keith Klein | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Podio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Podio Editions & Modules

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WORKetc

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

WORKetc Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter Edition$781
Team$1952
Foundations$3953
  1. Per Month for up to 2 Users
  2. Per month for up to 3 Users (Each extra user + $49/month)
  3. Per month for up to 5 Users (Each extra user + $59/month)
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