“I used Podio to automate workflow processes for different project teams. A great way to set up ad hoc collaboration for disparate teams and organize work for people who work around the same desk. Ideal for managing CMS content flow or CRM funnels. ”
“We were over the moon with Podio for almost 2 years. Raving fans: loved it and then things changed. We're a service business, and maybe that makes us ultra picky about good service. I love the customize-able concept. I don't love the service or the dismissive attitude they take toward their customers. And our parting was just plain awful. They were really awful to us. Very sad.”
Carlos Molina Artigot, VP Innovación at IZO / Profesor de Customer Experience & Social Media en ICEMD/ESIC
Pros: Very easy to start and share with people
Cons: Needs a lot of configuration Lack of management reports to administrate the way the content is being used by specific people
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Our company has been using Podio for a couple of years. A brief summary: - the concept is brilliant in its flexibility and ease of customisation - Podio team has their own view of the way things should be done, and if you dare to challenge their (somewhat quirky) logic, they'll politely reply "this feature is not in our plans for the moment". Conclusion: if you're prepared to accept lack of archiving, inability to manage access rights to items, not being able to set task reminders after completion date etc., you'll love Podio; if your aim is to adapt Podio to your current business process rather than adopt THEIR vision - you may find yourself rather frustrated, so don't start.
Pros: - Flexibility - Ease of customisation (so long as you stick to Podio's view of workflow) - Quick support response
Cons: - Some major quirks Podio are not willing to change - A general "stuck up" attitude by the vendor
Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback. I truly understand the challenges you've come up against, and really appreciate your frustration.
It's great that you have taken the time to share your inputs with the Podio team – this does indeed have a great impact and helps us to prioritise our future plans. We have a set vision for Podio, and with that we have to prioritise a certain baseline of features. While the requests you have made may very well be developed in the future, we cannot make any promises we cannot keep, but I can assure that we read and take into account all inputs, and are hard at work here to ensure that Podio gets better and more powerful. We will continue to work away at achieving this vision to provide you and other Podio users the best solution for your work.
Julia / Team Podio
Alice Errett, Sunflower Businness Consulting, Inc
Pros: customizable functional platform.
Cons: awful service. used to be good. we aren't raving fans anymore.
Thanks for providing your feedback. We are glad to hear that you have been using Podio for over 2 years, and enjoyed the product.
If you would like to share any further details on your experience with us, we will be happy to listen and help. You can contact us at email@example.com at any time. We are sorry to hear that you are very frustrated, and we hope to hear from you soon so that we can help you further.
Julia / Team Podio
Sicko van Dijk, Creative Consultant at Lateral Support
Pros: Builds as easy as lego-bricks and set up a workflow in minutes. It helps you get work done that would otherwise be overwhelming and makes it a breeze to switch between different project teams.
Cons: I am missing a Windows Phone app that lives up to the quality level of the iPhone app.
Lasse Lumiaho, Product manager at Etuma
Pros: - Infinitely flexible and expandable - No coding skills needed to customize - Can bring in external people for free - Annual pricing gives 20% discount
Cons: - can be built too big and complicated but the person guilty of such actions is staring back from the mirror - notification flood can be overwhelming but it is easy to adjust
Brian Oldenborg, Systemkonsulent
Susanne Coates, Multimedia Specialist & Web Developer
Joanna Motylewska, Education and Design
Pros: The most customizable tool I have come across. The custom app maker is awesome!
Cons: Personally, I would like better task management features for Android, but I'm sure they'll get there.
Pros: Love the ability to add different apps to different workspaces as not all projects require the same structure.
Cons: Clarity of restricting information to certain people could be better. Real-time IM is required for this to take off. I'd suggest PODIO just acquires hall.com or something equivalent.
Pros: Grab an app from the Podio App Store, configure it in minutes for a project or the entire business.
Cons: Very few cons:)
Pros: Worth mentioning that an impressive amount of apps is available on the Podio app store, that makes Podio even more useful and collaborative.
Cons: Podio would be our Number One work app, if it provided more collaboration features, such as Instant Messaging or integration with third party desktop IMs, and a deeper integration of Google Apps (including Google Calendar and Google Docs).
Pros: - You can create a space for each of your projects - Your contacts can be added to one secure virtual location - Thanks to the activity feeds you see all changes, updated, edits and comments of your projects - Multiple users - very customizable
Cons: - Takes some time to understand how to use all the tools
Pros: Affordable, flexible, easy to use (absolutely no programming experience required), development team actually react on user input and I have seen several examples on implemented user suggestions. Learning curve is very small
Cons: no cross space reference, no cross space reference, no cross space reference, damn it. This is the most (and properly only) annoying thing about Podio...
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