Podio vs Zoho Connect
Last updated: June 06, 2018
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Podio vs Zoho Connect in our news:
2018 - Zoho Connect gets Projects integration, board templates. Beware Slack !
Zoho Connect, the platform for social collaboration, got Zoho Projects integration, so you can now convert your conversations into actions. You can create new tasks in Projects, directly from any of your Connect conversations, and start tracking their progress. You can also view and access tasks from all your Projects portals in Connect. Zoho Connect also got ShowTime integration to deliver your presentations and training. Another new feature - board templates - allow to simply pick any of your existing project boards and re-use them anytime you want. Thereby Zoho Connect now has more integrations if compared vs Slack
2014 - Zoho Connect allows to create external networks. Yammer is in panic
Zoho's enterprise social network solution Zoho Connect gets new feature - External networks? that enables businesses to extend collaboration capabilities to their partners, suppliers, agents, franchises or contract workers. Zoho Connect’s external networks are no different from the internal network for employees. They have the same interface and tools. With external networks, businesses can leverage the collective knowledge and creativity of partners or vendors and arrive at smarter solutions. Additionally, Zoho also added newer features to Zoho Connect to enhance collaboration capabilities for businesses. Chatroom, events, network analytics, AD integration are the new features.
2014 - Zoho Connect gets hashtags to stand out over Jive
Enterprise social networking service Zoho Connect makes searching and organizing posts easier with new feature - Hashtags. Hashtags allow to organize your news feed and help you easily find threads and stay updated on the latest. With hashtagging, you can easily browse through large chunks of archived conversations across your organization. Search and follow tagged conversations. This way, you can look for conversations around a particular topic, and also get email notifications every time someone uses a tag you follow.
2013 - Zoho launched social intranet Zoho Pulse to compete with Yammer
If you compete with Google and Salesforce, you have to constantly go forward and improve your offering. And Zoho continues to do this. Today they have launched very useful service for their app suite - social intranet Zoho Pulse. It's a worthy alternative to the famous Salesforce Chatter and the significant advantage over Google Apps, which lacks such a tool. Now with full confidence we can say that in terms of functionality Zoho's collaboration suite is again the most advanced on the market. Moreover, from the start, Zoho Pulse is not an entry-level service, but a fully competitive solution with microblogging, communities, subscriptions, employee social network, wiki pages, forums, private messaging, embedded apps and documents, mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
Pulse is already integrated with other Zoho services: first of all with CRM, Chat and Docs. For example, Zoho CRM already allows you to subscribe to account or deal updates via Zoho Pulse.
Zoho Pulse has a free version for an unlimited number of users and 1GB of disk space, with some restrictions on administration, re-branding and private communities. The paid version starts at $2/month per user.
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.