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Podio is a social collaboration software that allows you to work smarter with everyone in one organized project and one single workspace, whether it's... Learn More

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Workfront (formerly AtTask) is online enterprise work management software that provides a 360-degree view of all workplace activities, helping both te... Learn More

Pricing Starting From

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Podio

Project Management

Free Plan

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Workfront

Professional Services Automation (PSA)

$ 30
For 1 Month / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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Podio

Project Management

External users Unlimited

Task management

Workspaces and Apps

Access permissions

Private workspaces

User management

Reporting Calculations

Online support Priority

Workflows Limited

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Workfront

Professional Services Automation (PSA)

Configurable sandbox environments

Data encryption at rest for maximum security

Top-of-the-line support for peace of mind

Most Favorable User Review

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Podio

Project Management
User review from
8
David Turnbull
Dec 4, 2014

Good software

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Workfront

Professional Services Automation (PSA)
User review from
9
Stuart Gordon
Mar 25, 2016

Great work management software that is customisable and easy to use. The user interface is mostly intuitive, and is attractive.Since we started using Workfront, visibility of project progress has been dramatically improved across our Professional Service teams. I traffic manage the workload of six teams, each with members distributed across the EMEA region and Workfront is the tool that has enabled me to manage this effectively, gradually improving processes, and hence efficiency.Document storage and Centralised communication have helped improve efficiency both within teams and across teams, and post-project reporting has helped refine processes.

Pros :

  • It is extremely easy to use, and the ability to create custom fields and forms enables me to track the metrics that matter to me.
  • We have developed an end-to-end workflow from client request for scoping, to raising SOWs, to project delivery and post-project reporting.
  • Resource grids that enable me to see how much work each team member has on by day, week or month, and how that rolls up to the team level. I have visibility of who is over-allocated, and who has the capacity for extra work, enabling me to re-allocate work to load balance the team. The granular nature of this data is drawn from task level information on duration and effort, and this is vital as many projects are very quick turnaround (3 days), and often assets arrive late, or requested dates change at the last minute, so I need to quickly be able establish what is achievable, and adjust things to ensure both then client and team members are happy. Work front has been the best tool I have used in helping me achieve that.
  • Great customer support.

Cons :

  • Reporting using charts should be improved - I currently export a few complex reports to Excel in order to create the charts that I need.
  • The Resource Grids, while excellent, use Flash rather than native code, and hence can be slow to load.

Most Unfavorable User Review

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Podio

Project Management
  • User review from
    4
    Laurentiu Macovei
    Sep 2, 2015

    We used PODIO before, but configuring it to our needs was a lot of work as we did not know how to get the max benefit out of it. Perhaps if you'd get a one-to-one session with them on the configuration stage, things would go much faster.

    Pros : 100% customizable, perhaps to any of your need, a lot of apps available

    Cons : Hard to configure it to some "best usage" in your own field. It's doable, but it takes you a lot of time than any out of the box tool that is doing a similar job.

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    Workfront

    Professional Services Automation (PSA)

    No unfavorable user review available yet for Workfront.

    Most Favorable Critic Review

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    Podio

    Project Management
    100
    Anonymous contribution , Smart Accountancy Systems

    Monday 01 July 2013

    No one loves apps more than we do as a tool for improving your productivity and making life easier.  Podio will mean that I can roll up what I am doing in Trello, Zoho, CRM and Producteev into one product and at my level of business it is currently free.  That is awesome.  I don't think I've ever been happier. It's that good I would consider paying for it, even though its free.

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    Workfront

    Professional Services Automation (PSA)
    75
    Megan Julia , Project Management

    Wednesday 30 May 2012

    AtTask is not only a project management solution but it is also a collaborative one. They provide Software as a Service that makes use of a social media platform to improve knowledge workers’ organizational, operational and management skills. They are a multi-award winning project and work management solution provider whose aim is to empower organizational staff through improving their accountability, visibility, empowerment and social collaboration through our software.

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    Most Unfavorable Critic Review

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    Podio

    Project Management
    40
    Carlos Molina Artigot , GetApp

    Thursday 06 August 2015

    I've been using Podio almost since it was an startup. It was great to use it as a internal communication tool,.... however, if you need to go further on the project management and knowledge, or many other uses.. it gets complicated and limited. The way it's built allows for a lot of uses and applications, but none of them is the main purpose the application is built for, ... so in some part you will face the limitations.

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    Workfront

    Professional Services Automation (PSA)
    38
    Minal from M Squared Engineering, LLC , Software Advice

    Sunday 01 December 2013

    Ease-of-useThe ease of use for timesheet input for employees was so-so. The ease of use for billing/invoicing was very difficult.FunctionalityIt met our needs for for time tracking. It didn't for invoicing/using overhead rates, etc.Product QualityIf you are in IT, it's probably good. I'm very disappointed in anaconda version not meeting our needs.Customer SupportIt was great when they were charging us an extra fee per year for support. After that, even if we found a bug (and we found a lot), it was very difficult getting answers quickly; it took days of back and forth.Likes BestI like that it's cloud-based.Likes LeastIt's difficult to get set up, but it's geared more for IT/software than for professional service/engineering. They increased our annual renewal rate by 700% and gave us less than 2 week notice to renew. You can't see the budget hours easily when viewing the tasks or logging time. You have to dig to find the information. Reporting is not slick enough for our industry.RecommendationsMake sure you can set up your overhead rates/billing rates as needed.

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    Demo Video

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    Podio Demo Video

    Project Management
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    Workfront Demo Video

    Professional Services Automation (PSA)

    Screenshots

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    Podio

    Project Management
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    Workfront

    Professional Services Automation (PSA)
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    Typical Customer

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    Podio

    Project Management
    • Business
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    Workfront

    Professional Services Automation (PSA)
    • Business

    Supported Devices

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    Podio

    Project Management
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    Workfront

    Professional Services Automation (PSA)

    Supported Languages

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    Podio

    Project Management
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • German
    • Russian
    • Japanese
    • Portuguese
    • Danish
    • Swedish
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    Workfront

    Professional Services Automation (PSA)
    • English
    • Spanish
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Portuguese

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