Airtable vs Podio
Last updated: June 13, 2012
Part spreadsheet, part database, and entirely flexible, teams use Airtable to organize their work, their way.
Get work done with your co-workers and clients on a social work platform that you make your own. Work with any group of people inside a workspace and your entire company in your Employee Network. Owned by Citrix
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2012 - Podio - Social intranet + App buider + App store to take on Yammer
Podio - is yet another service to create enterprise social network (like Yammer, Chatter, SocialCast, etc). May be even the definition "yet another" - is not quite correct in this case, because Podio is already one of the most successful representatives of this class. Two months ago Podio was acquired by Citrix, which competes with Microsoft, Google and Salesforce for the enterprise collaboration market. And among Podio's customers are such companies as Alcatel-Lucent, BMW, BBC, Twitter and SubWay. Podio is popular in many countries and available in 10 languages: Russian, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Danish and English. So how is Podio different from its strong competitors?
The killer feature in Podio - is app builder. Other enterprise Facebook clones provide a familiar (but limited) set of features for communication, content sharing, following, creating groups. But if a company needs some specific function, like customer base, or task list, or delivery control app - it needs to integrate the social intranet with other systems (which is a long and complicated process). Podio allows to easily create these apps in a visual designer and without programming knowledge.
Created apps appear in the inbuilt App Store and can be added to workspaces inside the social intranet. By the way, by default, the App Store contains over 200 different pre-built apps.
The second feature - is that Podio allows collaboration not only inside the company but also with invited external users (customers, partners, job applicants). Thus, it's not only intranet but also extranet network.
Podio provides a free version for an unlimited number of workspaces, 5 emplyees and 5 external users and 1 GB of disk space. The paid version costs $8/month per user.
2012 - Citrix acquires cloud-based social business collaboration platform Podio
Citrix has acquired Danish social business collaboration platform, Podio. Podio is a social network for businesses that lets those who use it create apps to enhance the functionality of the service. It's like “Yammer with apps.” Podio offers an App store, where users can add App bundles for specific workflow purposes like a CRM Management tool, Project Management tool or individual Apps like Candidates, an app to manage job candidates, Twitter, an app to monitor tweets and Bugs, an app for internal bug reporting. With Podio you can manage everything from expense reports to hiring, and instead of following fellow users, you follow “Spaces” where these things happen. You can see Frequently Used Spaces, Contacts and Calendar on the right, with an activity stream of all actions on the left. From here you can get to anything, even adding or creating your own task-specific app.