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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
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.