Podio is an excellent choice for small and mid sized companies
Harold Klaassen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated September 30, 2015

Podio is an excellent choice for small and mid sized companies

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Podio

We are using Podio ourselves as an CRM, as a tool to manage our buyer personas, a tool to collect and structure our content assets. We are implementing Podio for customers, mostly as a CRM, but also as content management tool and content curation tool.

We are a small company and everyone is using Podio and the Podio iPhone app.

As a CRM it is a good alternative for larger tools like SugarCRM and Salesforce because it is very easy to adjust to changing needs and requirements. What takes months to change in the other CRM's takes days in Podio.
  • Can be used for all kinds of business departments (HR, Finance, Development, Sales, etc)
  • A big App Market Place with predesigned apps (free)
  • Low Cost solution - High Flexibilty - Easy to use
  • Podio is an open platform, it isn't difficult to connect with it or to build another interface for it
  • Automated workflows must be improved (now there are third party solutions)
  • Podio workspaces should have the ability to (co) brand
  • Faster data entry possibilities
  • 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.
Podio isn't built for the enterprise market and is more flexible to adjust to the needs of our customers. The time to market is short, the app-builder is very easy to use and it can be used for multiple disciplines within a company or cross-company. Last but not least, it is a very cost-effective solution; both in configuration costs as in license fees.
Podio is best suited for small to mid-sized companies. The workflows shouldn't be too complicated. Podio is very well designed to easily connect with other tools, so it can fit in almost every existing tool set you might (want to) use.

For less than 5 users you can use Podio for free. That is perfect for selecting a right tool for you. Start building the apps you need, or look for them in the app market. Import demo data and tweak the apps and work spaces until it matches your requirements. If you find it too difficult or you are missing key functionality then Podio isn't the platform for you and your business.

Using Podio

4 - We are marketing consultants. We use Podio to collaborate on different issues: Project management, CRM, Design Reviews, etc. We also build customized CRM's and Content Libraries for our customers. Most (Podio) CRM's are connected to Act-On (Marketing Automation.
I will renew our Podio contract when it expires because with Podio we generate revenue, streamline our own processes and our Podio instance grows with our company.

Podio Support

Very fast responses from our own CSM. Very knowledgable and eager to make us successful