Imagine a project management platform that comes with endless possibilities to deal with almost all kind of projects your company may engages with. Podio is exactly that kind of dream work platform with absolutely stunning user interface, that allows you to manage your projects in a smart more social way. Here, you can manage projects such as Software development, Education, Marketing, Sales & CRM, Human Resource, Finance, Engineering, Public Relations, Community or even more special types of projects and there is no boundary.
Wondering how is it possible for one single platform to integrate them all? It is the apps based architecture of Podio platform and its App Store what makes everything possible. There are thousands of apps available in the App Store, you can add them one by one to shape up your project. Podio also provides a very simple and straight forward way to create your own custom app graphically without any prior programming skills.
In Podio, you need to create an organization first which is free and one can create more than one organization under the same Podio account. Then, you are able to create spaces under an organization, each space can be considered as a project. When you create a new space in Podio, you will get a very basic but core set of functionality by default, these are Activity stream, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Add app. These basic functionality make you capable of creating and managing tasks, calender events and collaborate with your team members etc.
Does it stop here? No, its the beginning. Now, you can add additional apps to your project like File Library, Twitter, Milestones, Events, Bugs, Releases etc from App Store as you feel necessary. You can also choose from specially bundled app packs. One app pack usually contains more than one related apps among them Project Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Intranet, Product Design, Digital Agency: Team Space, Projects, community and Web App Development are most popular in the store. All these apps are well integrated with the space providing unique capability to increase productivity. You can write comment on almost every item in apps making collaboration easy and the activity stream keeps you updated on all the activities around your spaces.
Podio can be called as an all-in-one solution for enterprise. With Podio, it is you, not the software, who decides how your work should be done and this is how Podio is different from Basecamp, Yammer or any other existing social work platform. It comes with a free plan for 10 users and a premium plan for 25 users with premium features including detail reporting, user management and priority supports. Obviously, the free plan will help attracting more businesses to the platform and eventually turns them to premium subscription.
However, you need to move across the apps to carry out different activities and comments are leaved here and there providing to many options to collaborate, these might be overwhelming with excessive information and might be a drawback for this system.
Podio is based in Denmark and is lead by Tommy Ahlers (former CEO of ZYB, which is sold to Vodaphone at $48.7 million few years ago) as CEO and more than 15 multinational team members.