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Mariana Rengifo profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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  • One of the Podio points that deserves a positive highlight is its ability to organize and store communication. Podio allows the division of a project into logical parts and makes a perfect organization of events, products and contacts, making everything extremely organized.
  • Podio offers customization to create workflows, elements and projects to meet the needs of YOUR team. Our real estate team hosts our METS, FARM and previous clients databases in addition to our incoming requests, potential buyers, potential clients, contingent offers and listings.
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Score 7 out of 10
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  • Countless hours/customer frustrations have been avoided, as nearly all we do is logged using Podio.
  • Teams knowing where a project is at all times is a huge plus. Status tabs make it easy to see where a project is without having to spend too much time looking around.
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December 07, 2018

Podio for Projects

Score 6 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • 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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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Podio has required a lot of staff time from one or two of our employees, to set up and get the others on board.
  • Once Podio is up and running, it saves a lot of time and helps us communicate better.
  • Podio has some features - i.e. webforms - that have helped us do event registration and applications better.
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March 21, 2017

Join the Podio Rodeo!

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Considering we're able to use the free version for what we need it for the ROI is pretty awesome. If we had a larger group then we might have to analyze and compare it to other software options.
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Score 10 out of 10
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  • Podio has made our internal communications more fluid and timely.
  • It's much easier to search and find things (previous developments, notes, updates) in Podio than in the traditional combination of email, document storage, etc.
  • The Podio platform fosters a clearer understanding of all the work, projects and updates we are juggling at any one time.
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June 08, 2016

Great website

Score 6 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • It really helps us keep up with a project.
  • We know how to use the website, so we can assign tasks to other employees faster.
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Score 9 out of 10
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  • With Podio it is more inviting for sales reps to keep their lead/account info up to date. In all other systems we tried, it just didn't work out
  • Podio can be used for all kind of departments, no need for an expensive clutter of tools.
  • Currently we are connecting Act-On with Podio; Podio is the CRM for sales reps, Act-On the marketing automation platform. This connection is going to be awesome.
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Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Increased productivity by reduced email, faster internal communication, clear tasks, deliverables and objectives.
  • Very high rate of adoption due to ease of use and mobile app.
  • Very powerful, expandable tool at very low cost (Free up to 5 users, or $9/month/user with unlimited external guest users)
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Keller Baum profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • We are able sync offices, vendors, and more importantly clients on multiple timezones; eliminating email chains, voicemails and a lot of meeting / catch up hours
  • Podio made it faster for our clients to make decisions between their distributed stakeholders, which increased client retention rate and customer lifetime value for us
  • There is a transition period between the conventional synchronous working (communication by phone, conference calls etc) to asynchronous working (social business, cloud storage), this transition period needs to be planned in advance and users need training both on the platform and the new way of working
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Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Saves time with project communication as everything is front and center with the client.
  • Clients are quicker to turn around their tasks when there is deadline assigned to their task.
  • Compared to other PM tools I would say that clients are more impressed AND I end up spending less time sending overly complex emails and can just refer to items already in Podio.
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Score 10 out of 10
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  • I recommend this product to my clients. In business, I see poor communications in house and client side as the most significant drain on resources today. Podio turns email into an accessible conversation from beginning to end.
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Score 5 out of 10
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  • It's been very good at keeping all relevant data in one place
  • I am able to keep others accountable more easily
  • Data is easy to access
  • Deadlines are clearer and we are able to monitor different deadlines easily
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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Our interns can automatically update webform surveys and send the results back to the senior management on the spot. This eliminates the time that a meeting would take for the interns to discuss their site observations.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (19)
8.9
Resource Management (17)
7.4
Gantt Charts (6)
5.5
Scheduling (18)
6.9
Workflow Automation (20)
8.3
Team Collaboration (21)
9.3
Support for Agile Methodology (12)
7.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology (8)
7.0
Document Management (17)
7.4
Email integration (18)
7.5
Mobile Access (18)
6.1
Timesheet Tracking (10)
6.5
Change request and Case Management (15)
7.2
Budget and Expense Management (13)
7.0
Quotes/estimates (5)
8.0
Invoicing (6)
7.8
Project & financial reporting (6)
7.7
Integration with accounting software (3)
7.0

About Podio

Podio is a cloud-based collaboration service that was founded in 2009 and acquired by Citrix in 2012. Podio supplies a web-based platform for organizing team communication, business processes, data and content in project management workspaces; also it may be used as a social intranet or as a light CRM platform. Its reporting features allow a user to observe sales pipelines and manage budgets and time. Its task management interface is meant to be lively and dynamic as a social networking site's to facilitate sharing and task delegations, and supports document uploading. Workflows can be improved via automation of various triggered tasks. It integrates email and many familiar programs and applications (e.g. Dropbox, Gmail and Google Apps, Gotomeeting, Excel) to expand functionality, and it is mobile accessible. Podio began as a free service and a free option still remains, though three tiers of paid plans (Basic, Plus, and Premium) are now offered which expand support options from implementation only to a priority lifetime user able to gain support at any time (Premium), and limited access to shared projects for subordinate team members. However core features are supported across the tiers.

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