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Likelihood to Recommend

HubSpot

Six months into using HubSpot we outgrew the "honeymoon phase" as we started running into limitations with the platform, mostly involving integrations with other tools we use. At the end of the day, HubSpot is phenomenal at what it does but has real limits to it's function and flexibility-- it doesn't scale comfortably to larger enterprise companies/databases. If HubSpot fits within the scope of your company's marketing needs, it's a delight to use. HubSpot is built by marketers for marketers and it's run by a very human company that injects soul and purpose into it's products.
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Podio

I think Podio is flexible enough to be useful to almost any non profit or business. We built a suite of apps for event planning that completely streamlined our planning and logistics.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

HubSpot
8.6
Podio
WYSIWYG email editor
HubSpot
8.4
Podio
Dynamic content
HubSpot
8.4
Podio
Ability to test dynamic content
HubSpot
8.7
Podio
Landing pages
HubSpot
8.8
Podio
A/B testing
HubSpot
8.7
Podio
Mobile optimization
HubSpot
8.1
Podio
Email deliverability
HubSpot
8.7
Podio
List management
HubSpot
8.8
Podio
Triggered drip sequences
HubSpot
9.2
Podio

Lead Management

HubSpot
8.5
Podio
Lead nurturing
HubSpot
9.1
Podio
Lead scoring and grading
HubSpot
8.5
Podio
Data quality management
HubSpot
7.7
Podio
Automated sales alerts and tasks
HubSpot
8.7
Podio

Campaign Management

HubSpot
8.7
Podio
Calendaring
HubSpot
8.8
Podio
Event/webinar marketing
HubSpot
8.5
Podio

Social Media Marketing

HubSpot
8.9
Podio
Social sharing and campaigns
HubSpot
8.7
Podio
Social profile integration
HubSpot
9.1
Podio

Reporting & Analytics

HubSpot
8.3
Podio
Dashboards
HubSpot
8.3
Podio
Standard reports
HubSpot
8.2
Podio
Custom reports
HubSpot
8.4
Podio

Platform & Infrastructure

HubSpot
8.0
Podio
API
HubSpot
8.5
Podio
Role-based workflow & approvals
HubSpot
9.1
Podio
Customizability
HubSpot
8.3
Podio
Integration with Salesforce.com
HubSpot
8.1
Podio
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
HubSpot
6.9
Podio
Integration with SugarCRM
HubSpot
6.9
Podio

Project Management

HubSpot
Podio
7.8
Task Management
HubSpot
Podio
9.1
Resource Management
HubSpot
Podio
8.1
Gantt Charts
HubSpot
Podio
4.5
Scheduling
HubSpot
Podio
7.0
Workflow Automation
HubSpot
Podio
8.5
Team Collaboration
HubSpot
Podio
9.5
Support for Agile Methodology
HubSpot
Podio
8.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
HubSpot
Podio
9.3
Document Management
HubSpot
Podio
7.6
Email integration
HubSpot
Podio
7.2
Mobile Access
HubSpot
Podio
5.3
Timesheet Tracking
HubSpot
Podio
7.5
Change request and Case Management
HubSpot
Podio
9.0
Budget and Expense Management
HubSpot
Podio
8.7

Professional Services Automation

HubSpot
Podio
7.7
Quotes/estimates
HubSpot
Podio
7.4
Invoicing
HubSpot
Podio
8.2
Project & financial reporting
HubSpot
Podio
7.7
Integration with accounting software
HubSpot
Podio
7.5

Pros

HubSpot

  • HubSpot is trying to help me succeed as a marketing professional. Their support, training and thought leadership is geared toward my goals. They understand that marketing is about new business development and not just about features or "shiny objects".
  • HubSpot has created a platform based on design and coding principals that are industry standards. This makes it easy for me, as a coder, to develop new templates or modify existing templates and modules. This also helps when hiring outside developers since they can easily grasp the framework.
  • HubSpot's technical support is by far the best. I use many platforms and tools and HubSpot always answers the phone! Many of the other platforms I work on don't even have a phone number and force you to create a ticket that will be addressed when "they" have time. HubSpot understands that they need to support me when "I" have time.
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Podio

  • If anything has to be tweaked or changed – in Podio you can do that in minutes!
  • If you need high security and want the maximum possible transparency of what is shared to whom or who is allowed to see your data – Podio's concept of work spaces is great!
  • Easy communication – get in contact with any team member or Podio user: chat, audio or video conferencing is just one click away!
  • Work the way you want – in Podio it's easy to structure your data in Apps and to configure workflows that meet your personal needs.
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Cons

HubSpot

  • From time to time, it seems slow. I'm not sure if this is growing pains from their infrastructure, or my office's bandwidth, but I will hear from my content producers about their post not loading too quickly.
  • It would be nice to have a multi-tagging feature where I can categorize my emails, landing pages, CTAs, etc. Currently I can only add them to a single campaign name.
  • Sales Pipeline ability and dashboards.
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Podio

  • Steep learning curve - not a particularly intuitive design, likely because it IS so adaptable
  • No roadmap - there's a lot of suggestions for product features, but no roadmap of where they are going with this
  • Recently updated - didn't really know it was coming or what would be on it, but they are invested in their product and made some good updates
  • Good at everything, great at nothing - again, because it IS so adaptable, it doesn't excel at any one feature
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Likelihood to Renew

HubSpot

HubSpot 9.2
Based on 370 answers
We've had HubSpot a year so it's hard to tell when we are still growing with it and working through the setup process to determine if HubSpot is the most ideal solution but in my opinion, it is fulfilling our needs as much as we are utilizing it.
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Podio

Podio 9.1
Based on 17 answers
There is nothing else out there that compares, we rely on it every day.
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Usability

HubSpot

HubSpot 9.5
Based on 96 answers
Hubspot's tools typically walk you through everything step by step so you don't get lost or confused and offers a lot of help topics to help you.
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Podio

Podio 6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is usable, for sure. Requires a bit of thinking to be really useful.
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Reliability and Availability

HubSpot

HubSpot 9.1
Based on 25 answers
We made a decision as an agency to only work with Hubspot. The software is easy to work with, and the support is very good
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Podio

Podio 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced an off-time. Minor Bugs often solved within hours after reporting.
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Performance

HubSpot

HubSpot 8.9
Based on 17 answers
With all the new features in HubSpot, the system can get a tad slow sometimes... That said, most of the time it is lightning fast and I have no problems. Because most of the integrations are API, they silently work in the background. I have not had trouble with lag due to HubSpot integration
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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
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Support

HubSpot

HubSpot 8.8
Based on 78 answers
They answer my questions quickly, followup, make it easy to reach them. I'm not made to sit on hold for a long time, there are status updates such as what number in queue you are (I've never been lower than 4th in queue). They're seriously the standard I judge all other companies support by.
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Podio

Podio 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very fast responses from our own CSM. Very knowledgable and eager to make us successful
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In-Person Training

HubSpot

HubSpot 9.1
Based on 8 answers
I did the 2-day classroom at HubSpot's corporate office in Cambridge. First off, it was amazing to see their corporate office in general. They have such a cool office environment. But it was also great to have the ability to learn in a workshop format with other HubSpot users and meet my Account Manager/ Inbound Marketing Consultant in person.
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Podio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

HubSpot

HubSpot 8.9
Based on 25 answers
I went through Inbound Marketing University in 2006. Great training and helped my transition from traditional (outbound) marketing to inbound marketing that I've been able to apply to a number of businesses from wastewater and water reuse, to professional services and SaaS. Share information of value to build awareness and trust. Answer customers' questions in a transparent way to generate more qualified leads. Understand the difference between a marketing qualified lead and a sales qualified lead and put together a lead nurturing program. Your sales and marketing efforts will see significant ROI.
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Podio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

HubSpot

HubSpot 9.0
Based on 47 answers
Make use of the Inbound Marketing Consultant. This person is going to help you learn the tools and get your first campaigns/blog posts set up, and they are very valuable — especially in the beginning. Also, consider the on-site training in Cambridge, MA. Not only do you get to see the HubSpot Corporate office, but you also get a classroom-style training with the Academy team. It is well worth the investment.
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Podio

Podio 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
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Alternatives Considered

HubSpot

HubSpot is all encompassing with an amazing user interface. It's as simple as that.Update:We use so many tools that HubSpot has to offer. Before HubSpot, we were using an email provider with a separate service for landing pages. Not cool. Too many things were disconnected by too many different logins, and we couldn't keep track. HubSpot is not only a timesaver, but it keeps getting better and better as the years go by. I can't believe how much they invest in making their tools more customized for their users – and all from the customer's perspective. I have never had so much faith in a software, so much love for a company, and so much excitement for future releases. HubSpot is indeed all encompassing, and it's only going to get better and better. They are a trailblazer, and I look forward to seeing their future innovations!!
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Podio

Podio is decent for task management. We selected Podio to learn about the product and how to work with the product going forward. It feels like more of a project management tool than a CRM. The limited reporting and contact management features leave much to be desired. There are many apps that can be added to get features that are not standard.
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Scalability

HubSpot

HubSpot 7.3
Based on 7 answers
While HubSpot initially, seven years ago, seemed built for SMBs it appears they have scaled their solution for larger enterprises. I do not have experience sending out 10 million-plus emails per month so I don't know how HubSpot would handle that. However, I do know that some other marketing automation platforms have had trouble with such scale. As such, I suggest HubSpot have one of it's enterprise customers share data on the length of time it takes to send out 1 million emails. Are we talking minutes, hours or days? Then decide what's right for you based on your business needs.
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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
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Return on Investment

HubSpot

  • I have not been able to show an ROI; however, I have seen tremendous growth in awareness, traffic and leads with two employers and with my personal website.
  • I confidently tell clients that if they will post SEO optimized blog posts at least twice a week, their web traffic and leads with double within six months.
  • HubSpot is a great engine for developing and disseminating content that drives awareness, traffic and leads by sharing content, created in HubSpot in relevant social media channels.
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Podio

  • Our Podio experience has provided a positive ROI as it allows us to know what our client is experiencing using Podio and configuring our integrations to push their data correctly.
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Pricing Details

HubSpot

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

HubSpot Editions & Modules

HubSpot
Edition
Basic
$2001
Pro
$8002
Enterprise
$2,4003
1. per month (up to 100 contacts)
2. per month (up to 1,000 contacts)
3. per month (up to 10,000 contacts)
Additional Pricing Details

Podio

General

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

Podio Editions & Modules

Podio
Additional Pricing Details

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