Podio Pricing: Features, Costs and Top Project Management Solution Alternatives

Podio is a project management solution that helps teams manage their tasks, collaboration and workflows. Some of its components include unlimited storage, an integrated chat and meeting scheduling. 

We’ve reviewed Podio and compared it to other project management solutions in terms of features and other attributes. This post will focus on its pricing, as well as the pricing of its alternatives.   

How Much is Podio? 

Podio offers four pricing plans: Free (up to 5 employees), Basic ($9/month/employee), Plus ($14/month/employee), and Premium ($24/month/employee). Podio offers a 20% discount with annual payments. All plans come with task management, apps and workspaces.

Learn more about the four plans below:

Basic – The Basic tier is $9 per employee per month (or $7.20 if paid annually). It includes task management and user management features.  Companies can add an unlimited number of external users for free. 

Plus – The Plus tier is $14 per employee per month (or $11.20 if paid annually). It includes additional features, such as automated workflows, light user roles and read-only access. 

Premium – The Premium tier is $24 per employee per month (or $19.20 if paid annually), and includes more advanced features. Those features are visual reports, contact sync, interactive sales dashboards and advanced workflow features with the GlobiFlow app. 

Enterprise – The Enterprise tier includes additional advanced features, such as encrypted file sharing, unlimited e-signature and document sending, and priority support (answering online support ticket within four hours). This tier is customizable based on a company’s specific needs, so contact Podio directly for a quote. 

Top Alternatives to Podio 

Podio has four simple pricing plans. However, it doesn’t offer a free account or even a free trial. We’ve found three alternative solutions, if you’d rather try a solution before purchasing (or if you’re generally researching various project management software vendors). 

TrelloTrello has a freemium model that includes features like unlimited number of boards, lists and members; attaching files of up to 10 MB; and integrating with one app (via Power-Ups) per board. There are two paid options: Trello Business Class and Trello Enterprise. 

Trello Business Class, intended for companies, is priced at $9.99 per user per month (if paid annually). It includes some business-oriented features, such as unlimited app integration, custom branding and exporting team data. 

Trello Enterprise provides tiered plans that can vary based on the number of users. Prices are not publicly available so you’ll have to contact Trello directly for a quote. In addition to features on the Business Class plan, the Enterprise plan includes single sign-on access and additional security features, such as two-factor authentication, file encryption and intrusion detection. 

AsanaAsana offers a free plan for teams with up to 15 users. It offers basic dashboards and basic search functionality, as well as unlimited tasks, projects and conversations.  There are also two paid plans: Premium and Enterprise. The Premium plan is $10.99 per user per month (billed annually), and includes several features, such as unlimited number of dashboards, advanced search and reporting, task dependencies and priority support. 

The Enterprise plan is intended for larger teams and includes additional features, such as customized onboarding plans, advanced security features and custom branding. Pricing is not publicly available so you’ll have to contact Asana for a quote. 

BasecampBasecamp offers a flat fee of $99 per month, regardless of company size. The price includes all features, such as unlimited users and tracking unlimited projects. Companies can optionally pay $999 annually rather than monthly. There is a 30-day free trial. Basecamp also offers a free account for teachers and students, as well as a 10% discount for non-profits.  

Takeaways 

As noted above, both Asana and Trello offer a free plan, while Basecamp offers a 30-day free trial. Also, when considering annual billing, Trello’s Business Class and Asana’s Premium plans are cheaper ($9.99 per user per month) than Podio’s Plus ($11.20 per user per month) and Premium ($17.20 per user per month) plans.  

If you prefer to pay a flat fee for all-inclusive features, Basecamp may be your best bet. 

These four vendors are just a handful of solutions to consider. If you’re looking at other solutions, check out our detailed reviews page where we’ve reviewed over 25 vendors.  

If you need more information on project management solutions in general, our definitive guide can help. This guide details benefits, features and what to look for when purchasing a solution.  

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