Podio is great for remote teams
Updated May 20, 2014

Podio is great for remote teams

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Podio

I work for a property management company with several properties across several states. Everyone I work with is remote. We're using Podio in three ways:
1. For our regional marketers to request materials (flyers, etc) from the graphic designers and for the designers to get most of the pertinent information in one form (as opposed to 5 emails just to get basic facts, quantities, etc)
2. For our properties to let the designers know what events are being planned on properties so we can support them with flyers, social media, etc
3. For our social media marketing team to access the event information from the properties to fill their editorial calendar and write posts/review before scheduling
  • Flexible - Podio is built on customizing the apps to fit your needs and expectations
  • Adaptable - we've been able to pivot how we use it as we learn more with minimal loss of actual data
  • Good at everything - so far everything we've thrown at it has worked out pretty well
  • 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
  • Increased communication between departments
  • Central place to find information (instead of digging through email chains)
We looked at Basecamp, Cage, Trello, LayerVault, TeamBox, TeamworkPM, Strikebase, and 10000ft, all of which are great at something, but Podio was the most flexible for our needs.
We made a well researched, good decision. Also, it would be too hard to change and retrain all the people. Podio will easily grow with us.
I think it's great for varied organizations. We're working with a lot of different use scenarios and it's been great to consolidate our communication into one app instead of 5. I've heard good things about custom integrations and bespoke applications really extending the usability of whatever you want to do with it.

Evaluating Podio and Competitors

Yes - We initially used Strikebase to manage our social media tasks, but switched it over to Podio because all the other information was on Podio and Strikebase was a bit buggy.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Best bang for the buck (plus easy pricing structure) and it was flexible enough to adapt to us.
I wouldn't, I like how we evaluated and selected it.

Using Podio

Like to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
Unnecessarily complex
Difficult to use
Requires technical support
Lots to learn
  • Creating webforms
  • Creating/finding new apps
  • Assigning tasks