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Podio

89 Ratings

Podio

89 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Project Management

Podio
7.0
Task Management
Podio
9.2
Resource Management
Podio
7.4
Gantt Charts
Podio
4.5
Scheduling
Podio
6.8
Workflow Automation
Podio
8.9
Team Collaboration
Podio
9.6
Support for Agile Methodology
Podio
9.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Podio
4.5
Document Management
Podio
5.9
Email integration
Podio
6.6
Mobile Access
Podio
6.5
Timesheet Tracking
Podio
5.5
Change request and Case Management
Podio
6.1
Budget and Expense Management
Podio
7.0

Professional Services Automation

Podio
5.7
Quotes/estimates
Podio
5.5
Invoicing
Podio
5.5
Project & financial reporting
Podio
6.3

Pros

  • 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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Cons

  • Podio has different types of "contacts," including Workspace contacts, and that is a form of hard-wired data that is hard to figure out how to use. You also can't easily import or export contacts.
  • For longer term record keeping, it takes some strategic thinking to figure out how to archive, or make dormant, old or outdated information. It can be done in a variety of ways (by manipulating "views," using "category" fields or cloning apps and data to an archive workspace, but it takes some real thought.
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Likelihood to Renew

Podio9.1
Based on 17 answers
I haven't seen any tool that fits into my world as perfect as Podio does.
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Usability

Podio6.0
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

Podio8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced an off-time. Minor Bugs often solved within hours after reporting.
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Performance

Podio8.0
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

Podio9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very fast responses from our own CSM. Very knowledgable and eager to make us successful
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Implementation

Podio7.0
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

Way more flexible – Podio allows more use cases and is extremely responsive on customers demand.
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Scalability

Podio10.0
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

  • First, we asked ourselves: "Why should we pay by month, when we can buy and pay once for something individually programmed that meets our needs by 100%?"
  • Well, Podio is very personal and you can customize many functions and workflows in more ways, as you'll find in the market of comparable solutions. A custom programmed solution will be outdated before implemented. The price will be much higher than having a monthly fee for our team members. By the way, you don't have to pay for external members, i.e. customers or partners. Lessons learned: Podio was – and still is – one of our lowest IT investments ever!
  • Project planning and delivery is now faster than ever, the number of customer more than before. Customer satisfaction is top. Our overall earnings went up!
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Pricing Details

Podio

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