Brightpod

Brightpod

Score 7.1 out of 10
Brightpod

Overview

What is Brightpod?

Brightpod is a cloud-based project, task and content management software built with marketing & creative teams in mind. Brightpod helps bring visibility to all the work across teams. With Brightpod, teams can create workflows, delegate tasks, setup their editorial calendar,...
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Pricing

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Brightpod

$19.00

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttp://www.brightpod.com/plans…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $19 per month
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Product Details

What is Brightpod?

Brightpod is a cloud-based project, task and content management software built with marketing & creative teams in mind from Synage Software in Mumbai. Brightpod helps bring visibility to all the work across teams with its emphasis on collaboration and ease of use. Teams can create workflows, delegate tasks, setup their editorial calendar, and manage digital content strategies in the cloud. A few practical uses include i) collaboration on an upcoming social media campaign, ii) keeping a working editorial calendar, iii) creating workflows to help similar projects run smoothly, iv) getting an idea of what colleagues are working on each day.

Brightpod is available for free, with 2 projects, 3 users, and 100MB of storage space. The three paid versions support unlimited users, and increasingly greater storage space and number of users. The mid-level Studio pack includes time tracking functionality, and the highest level Agency pack supports analytic features. A full-featured 14-day free trial is available.

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Brightpod Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Brightpod is a cloud-based project, task and content management software built with marketing & creative teams in mind. Brightpod helps bring visibility to all the work across teams. With Brightpod, teams can create workflows, delegate tasks, setup their editorial calendar, and manage digital content strategies in the cloud. A few practical uses include i) collaboration on an upcoming social media campaign, ii) keeping a working editorial calendar, iii) creating workflows to help similar projects run smoothly, iv) getting an idea of what colleagues are working on each day.

Brightpod starts at $19.

Basecamp, ProofHub, and Wrike are common alternatives for Brightpod.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 6.

The most common users of Brightpod are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews

(1-5 of 5)
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Brightpod to manage tasks for our digital marketing agency clients, interacting both with internal and external resources on task management. Some of our projects are made accessible to our client teams as well.
  • Ability to easily review the resolution path when multiple participants contribute to a solution.
  • Good search functionality to find tasks based on keywords.
  • Good archival access for closed tasks and pods.
  • Cannot open files right from Brightpod, have to download first. Would be great to at least be able to preview/view in advance.
  • File organization within a pod seems clunky, so it is difficult to organize and classify, as well as to find/access previously uploaded files.
I like Brightpod. We used their previous product, DeskAway, which we actually liked a bit more for our needs (cannot remember why now as we've found workarounds over the last three years!). It is good for us, and we need to organize multiple task lists for multiple clients. We need to be able to monitor task progression and completion, as well as to track time by resource. We need to prioritize and focus our resources, and we need to review time tracking/performance reports. All possible in Brightpod. We especially like the access we can give to clients, which is on a task list basis, so they can see some task lists in their pod but not others, which allows us to not overwhelm them with unnecessary info, but at the same time, accomplish the detailed tracking we need.
Project Management (14)
45.71428571428571%
4.6
Task Management
90%
9.0
Resource Management
80%
8.0
Gantt Charts
N/A
N/A
Scheduling
80%
8.0
Workflow Automation
N/A
N/A
Team Collaboration
80%
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology
N/A
N/A
Support for Waterfall Methodology
N/A
N/A
Document Management
40%
4.0
Email integration
90%
9.0
Mobile Access
90%
9.0
Timesheet Tracking
90%
9.0
Change request and Case Management
N/A
N/A
Budget and Expense Management
N/A
N/A
Professional Services Automation (4)
N/A
N/A
Quotes/estimates
N/A
N/A
Invoicing
N/A
N/A
Project & financial reporting
N/A
N/A
Integration with accounting software
N/A
N/A
  • We don't measure the ROI of this product.
  • Previously, we used Box and Basecamp and we find this product superior for our needs.
  • We think the simplicity of the product increases usage.
It has been a while, so I don't recall specifics, but we started with Basecamp about 10 years ago and it was not meeting our needs, so we moved to Box, and again were driven to find another solution. We moved to DeskAway, by the same company as Brightpod, and when that product was sunsetted, they migrated us to Brightpod.
Support is just OK. Our needs have not been great, but I feel like we need to solve most of our own problems when they do arise. Although, I have to say that the team is very friendly and responsive, so we do appreciate that.
Brightpod is easy to use. We have several levels of users, some are from outside the USA and some are here. We needed something that could be used by programmers, coders, technical project managers, marketing individuals, and administrators. We get a thumbs up from all these user types. The system is hardly ever down, so we are able to use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office), Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), QuickBooks Desktop Premier
🌲Jeremy Huffman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Brightpod for managing projects and managing client work. It was central to managing and assigning tasks and making sure that everything was done on time. For managing teams, freelancers, and contractors brightpod allows everyone to see exactly what they need to do, by when and communicate with managers when there are questions.
  • A very visually pleasing layout of projects in a Kanban style view.
  • Keeps all communication on a task or project in one place, so that everyone is on the same page.
  • Great template system for recurring projects like onboarding or deploying a specific service that has a defined timeline.
  • Flexile recurring tasks.
  • They really need a chat or instant messenger feature.
  • iOS app would be nice.
  • The option to remove the delay for sending messages on a task.
Brightpod is best suited for someone that needs a project management software with recurring projects that can be templated. I'm not sure of a situation where this would be a good fit. There may be some features that are required that brightpod doesn't have like Gantt chart. Some teams may not want a Kanban style view.
Project Management (11)
46.36363636363637%
4.6
Task Management
100%
10.0
Resource Management
N/A
N/A
Scheduling
100%
10.0
Workflow Automation
N/A
N/A
Team Collaboration
100%
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
N/A
N/A
Support for Waterfall Methodology
N/A
N/A
Document Management
100%
10.0
Email integration
100%
10.0
Mobile Access
10%
1.0
Timesheet Tracking
N/A
N/A
Professional Services Automation
N/A
N/A
  • This increased our efficiency by probably 2x because there was little need to discuss well defined and assigned projects.
  • There was less stress about what was a priority and what could wait.
Brightpod was definitely the most attractive and we felt like it had the least amount of clutter. We hated how Wrike handled recurring tasks. ActiveCollab just seemed to have some complexity that we didn't need. The Brightpod developers are very responsive and were able to fix bugs quickly.
Pamela Hilliard Owens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The design is well-thought out and easy to use for managing the team planning and execution for our company marketing projects.
  • We use Brightpod for blogging and marketing.
  • Nothing yet...those things that I would like the app to improve or add are addressed immediately.
The Brightpod staff is knowledgeable, responsive, and wonderful to work with.
  • Not applicable.
The app meets my needs for the 5 employees/team members who use it. We are able to stay on top of everything, communicate with each other, review past work, and plan for future activities.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Brightpod because we have 5 people that are all located in different cities. It allows us to facilitate communication between all of the individuals. The interface for the web application is very easy to navigate, we have some people that are over 70 years old and they are comfortable with using Brightpod. Overall it is a great project management tool.
  • Ease of use
  • Powerful yet simple
  • Mobile app
I can't stress enough how easy it is to use.
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ability to have remote teams
Basecamp
It's working very well for our organization.
Sunil Shenoy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Task Management.
  • Editorial Calendar.
  • Communication.
  • Reports.
  • Team Member workload.
  • We have internally improved communication.
  • Fewer emails.
We are enjoying using the software and plan to continue using it. They are improving their software on a daily / weekly basis
A good Task / Project Management tool.
5
0
  • Used to collaborate between our Team on Projects we are working on
  • Used by our Editorial Staff to maintain publishing wizard.
We didn't switch product. We just moved from the Free Trial to Studio
Easy of use
Features
Flow View
Attention
Focus
Editorial Calendar
  • Don't know
A Software as a Service Product. We did not have to install anything, but use the browser to access the software.
SaaS is the way forward :)
  • Self-taught
Yes
Customer Support was fast and helpful.
It was easy to find what we were looking for.
  • Harvest.
  • Salesforce.
We did not have to talk to the Vendor. We signed up and started using the software without having to talk to a Sales person
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