This post was most recently updated on June 23rd, 2013
Last Updated on 8 years by RichBohn
This CRM Review examines Podio.
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650 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-6200
CRM Category: Sales Management Support – Cloud
Seats: Small Enterprise
About the Company:
Work better. Live better.
We believe that your work and your personal life are not mutually exclusive.
Inspiration can strike at any time. When people are free to work anywhere, with anyone, on any device, companies take off.
Citrix solutions let IT provide a more people‑centric, on‑demand computing environment. Flexibility and freedom for people, and security and control for IT form the basis for business innovation and growth.
Business has changed forever. Citrix solutions pave the way for business to thrive in the cloud era, embracing mobile users, personal devices, wireless access, app stores, SaaS, and cloud infrastructure.
Citrix Systems (CTXS) is traded on the NASDAQ.
In April 2012, Citrix acquired Podio, an innovative, privately held company that offers a collaborative work platform which supports people and teams getting work done the way they want in a social setting. Podio’s unique apps concept adds structure and activity streams to any type of work and collaboration with teams, clients, in projects, and within functions such as sales, recruiting, marketing or any other area of business. A cloud service, Podio unifies the content, traditional business applications, and new mobile apps, as well as the real-time and asynchronous communications required to work in the post PC era. It is a natural extension of the Citrix collaboration business, providing today’s mobile and distributed workforce an easy, secure and social way to come together and work as teams. Podio will be part of the GoTo cloud services portfolio, which includes GoToMeeting. T
About the Product:
Modern Work Styles Need Social Team Collaboration
The nature of work has changed; teams are global, dispersed, social, and mobile. Work now gets performed by distributed teams including employees, as well as contractors and partners outside the formal company. Combine these workforce changes with trends such as the consumerization of technology and Bring Your Own (Device, App and/or Service) and businesses must rethink the way work is carried out. A critical requirement is to empower teams to collaborate, create, manage and share with an increasingly mobile workforce who work outside of the traditional office environment. Early social collaboration tools and networks served as catalysts to improve engagement and visibility among distributed organizations, customers and partners by providing immediate comment and feedback on posted content. Podio builds on these initial approaches, offering a more robust cloud-based platform where people collaborate and do actual work utilizing social elements. For example, real-time status updates, or providing the ability to link to, share, manage tasks, comment and give feedback are now part of business processes. Teams are able to create new social workflows which can be simply captured as social-enabled apps, providing better ways of working, and improving productivity as a result.
Supporting the Way Teams Want to Work
Podio enables small and medium-sized businesses and teams within larger organizations to manage all types of business processes and associated workflows using pre-assembled apps from Podio’s free app market. In addition, its innovative technology empowers users to create their own preferred workflows and social collaboration activities that best suit their projects and the way they want to work. The collaborative work platform also integrates easily, or can be embedded, with other services that may be standard in their business. These include traditional enterprise or business solutions as well as today’s popular cloud-based data storage, online collaboration and content tools including Box, Campaign Monitor, Dropbox, Evernote, FreshBooks, Google Apps, Google Docs, Google Alerts, Instapaper and Zendesk.
Advancing Citrix Collaboration Strategy
Citrix GoTo cloud services are market-leading and award-winning products that help business move faster and more efficiently by powering today’s new and emerging work styles – enabling people to connect, share and collaborate regardless of location or device. Podio brings to Citrix a collaborative work platform for teams in a social setting; the ability to integrate with traditional applications and new apps; a robust, free app market; the means to extend and modify existing apps, or create new ones in support of contemporary work flows; and a talented team with the same values and passion for improving the way work is done in the cloud era.
Get structured with workspaces and apps.
Podio is built to work like you. Pick your apps – from simple project management, to handling sales leads, to tracking job candidates. You’ll find hundreds more for any business process in the free Podio App Market. Organize your apps in unlimited workspaces. Add your team and even clients or contractors to get the job done together.
Make it fit like a glove.
Podio is freedom in the way you work and the tools you use – making work a happier place. Turn tedious spreadsheets into apps in the blink of an eye. Modify a projects app, CRM app, or any other app to fit the specific needs of your business. Use the Podio App Builder and enter a world where apps belong to you.
Do it all in one place.
Podio moves your work out of your inbox into social activity streams. It’s never been easier to gain transparency and appreciate your team’s work, collaborate online, and streamline your communication – all in one place. Break free from the chains of email overload, document chaos and broken communication. Get social with Podio.
Lose the wait at work.
Podio Chat instant messaging adds a new dimension to project management and collaboration . View your co-workers’ availability and start a Chat conversation right then and there – get what you need to make progress, without the wait. Make decisions, perfect details and share files in real time – with everything in one place and available on any device.
Achieve more, together.
Join over 200,000 organizations enjoying the speed of getting work done on Podio. From innovative agencies managing their client projects, to fast growing 300 person companies coordinating work in teams, to enterprises uniting communication and workflows across their organization. Work with anyone on Podio and achieve more, together.
Work from anywhere.
Work is all about doing, not the place you’re going to. Use Podio’s unrivalled iPhone, iPad and Android apps to get the most comprehensive mobile work experience, ever. Met a prospective lead in a cafe? Fire up Podio. Stuck in a jam on the way to a meeting? Jump on Podio. Get things done together, no matter where you are.
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