If you've been using Podio for any length of time, you've no doubt fallen in love with it. The power of Podio comes from it's amazing flexibility. You can easily get started and evolve your Apps and Workspaces iteratively over time – something I've never been able to do in the adoption of any other platform.
Peter Parker's uncle told him, “with great power comes great responsibility”. Well, in the case of Podio, a corollary would be “with great flexibility come many wishes for extra features”.
One of the biggest things we wanted to achieve in our own organization was to automate as much as possible within Podio. It started with simple things like when an item is created to assign a task, or to send an email when a project went over-budget, but it soon mushroomed into a flexible Podio Workflow Automation system in it's own right.
It's called GlobiFlow, and has made Podio an even stronger work platform.
The possibilities are almost endless with what you can achieve with GlobiFlow for Podio. You can define flows to trigger when certain events take place, specify under which conditions (filters) they should execute, and define any number of actions to perform.
Flows can be triggered by day or date, or when a Podio Item is created or updated. They can also be triggered by other flows, so you can daisy-chain them together for even more complex scenarios.
Flow actions can update items, create new items, assign tasks, send emails, perform complex math, follow linked items, and create app references. For one client, we have even put together a complete business process management system using only Podio and GlobiFlow.
What started out as an automation system also soon became a policing system. Since Podio is sometimes looser on permissions than managers like, many of our clients use GlobiFlow for Podio to send alerts and assign tasks if people do things they shouldn't.
Alan Maxwell, CEO of String® gave us this great compliment:
“If Podio is Lego, you've just built Lego Technic.“
And that pretty much sums it up. It's actually quite difficult to explain and express just how powerful GlobiFlow for Podio really is. If you have a few more minutes to spare, why don't you pop by our video blog and check out some of the video examples of GlobiFlow for Podio in action.
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