Who Uses This Software?

Teams and companies that use Slack and need a tool for online asynchronous standup meetings.


Average Ratings

14 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Venturegeeks
  • geekbot.io/
  • Founded 2005
  • Greece

About geekbot

Geekbot is a slackbot assistant that helps users set up real asynchronous stand up meetings within Slack. The solution helps staff stay organized, up-to-date and aligned with the rest of the team. It only takes a few minutes to set up an initial standup with your team. Geekbot creates a non-intrusive process to help teams stay focused on tasks. Each department can have its own timeline which is helpful for complex projects.


geekbot Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Employee Management
  • Financial Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Purchasing
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Training Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Cooperative Writing
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Group Calendars
  • Project Management
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Alerts
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Gamification
  • Gantt Charts
  • Mobile Access
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Progress Tracking
  • Recurring Task Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Task Assigning
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Time Tracking

geekbot Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra-loader

It's really helpful. You can add your own questions, divide by teams, set when it will happen.

Jun 01, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It helps a lot the communication. We used have problems doings standup meetings online, with webcams. It was so annoying, everyday people had problems with the internet connection. Now it's so easy to get updated about the teams work. We have teams in 4 different states in Brazil and use geekbot everyday in different slacks channels. We are really enjoying it.

Cons: In the beginning, some people had problems to report in more the one channel with different questions, but as soon as we learned how to use it, it got easier!

Overall: Easy to set. Easy to use. And the support team is really helpful.

Capterra-loader

Simple, straightforward, useful, and fun.

May 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to configure our group, and we loved a few options:
1) Managing different timezones
2) Customizing the messaging for the standup to fit our culture

Cons: Nothing really. We tried several Slack standup integrations and this was the only one our team liked and didn't find annoying. :)

Vendor Response

by Venturegeeks on May 30, 2018

Thanks for your kind words,Porter! Glad Geekbot is helping your team sync and maintain your company's culture. :)

Been using it for virtual standups with remote team members and it works great

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I honestly prefer face-face standups but I know that's not always possible with travel and life so when we're not doing face-face we rely on geekbot to keep the team up to date

Overall: Daily reminders to ensure team communication doesn't fall off.

Easy to use slack bot for people using scrum and struggling with daily standups.

Jan 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's an easy way to handle daily standups when doing scrum. Lets everyone know what they're working on for keeping a record on tasks. It's really easy to use, convenient and can be customized to your needs (for example, pausing the standup when going on vacation or something similar).

Cons: The fact it's a bot makes it easier to ignore what other people are doing, instead of having to hear them when doing a daily standup in person. It's easy to disable the standup and sometimes you may be bothered by having to remember to set off the standup for a couple of days.

Overall: Improve our daily standups with a remote team.

Easy setup, painless to learn, awesome results

Dec 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Really easy to get Standups into Slack with lots of flexibility. Looks good. The team likes the platform a lot. I think it has a lot of potential as our main standup tool

Cons: It's a little pricey per head for what it is. More features in the future could help. Would love to see it integrated with Github issues so we can automatically show what we have done since the last standup.

standup meetings made easy for small remote teams with hectic schedules

Oct 02, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: At Trackener, we are a small startup (5 team members) and we are following the agile methodology. Standups are important for us to know on a daily basis who's doing what, and make sure our team is always focusing on what matters the most.

We had trouble finding an hour to schedule those standups since our CEO is always on the move, one of our team members is working part time mostly on evenings, and we often all work remotely.

Doing it on Slack with Geekbot, whenever someone starts his workday, was really a good idea because it enables us to keep that good habit of daily reporting our work while not necessarily doing it all at the same time. Among the interesting features that Geekbot provides are the reminders (if you don't do your standup, expect to be harassed!) and it tells you what you commited to do the day before, when you start your report.

We've used it daily in our team for more than 3 months and it's totally part of our daily routine.

Cons: There are a lot of features that we do not need though (like the dashboard, tracking, etc).

If you're the kind who doesn't see value in paying for software. GeekBot is about to change that.

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: GeekBot helps get teams on the same page. We are currently a team split between 3 timezones and 4 locations with serious concerns on inter-team communication. Moving to GeekBot almost instantly has helped bring the team closer to each other. We did some smart bot creation so all of the updates are not going into one channel. This way we have achieved not only company wide but also intra-team communication.

Cons: Difficult to track who all have completed their Daily Updates without leaving Slack. Everything else is super simple and easy to use.

Vendor Response

by Venturegeeks on August 18, 2017

Glad Geekbot is helping your team connect and communicate around the globe.

I used geekbot to facilitate scrum for my team located in the US (east and west coast) and India

Aug 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Geekbot really helped information flow between our US and India teams. It was originally hard for us to keep track of what everyone else was doing, and there was no convenient time to have a scrum because of the 12 hour time difference. After using geekbot, people were able to jump in and help others because they knew what they were working on. It also helped increase the accountability on the team by having a team wide commitment to what everyone was working on.

Cons: I wish there was integration with Jira - that way, you can easily see the tickets others are working on without having to search them yourself. I've been told this integration is coming, though!

Vendor Response

by Venturegeeks on August 18, 2017

Truly appreciate your kind words. We're really happy Geekbot is a great solution for your team and promise we will integrate with Jira shortly!

Amazing tool for small -mid size businesses!

Jul 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: the fact that it allows me to save time getting my team to report themselves. Its like having a PO constantly on top of my team!

Cons: nothing! its truly amazing! when you look at all the time it saves me and my team you understand its value!

Vendor Response

by Venturegeeks on July 14, 2017

Really glad we're helping your team Juan Jose!!

Geekbot is an intuitive and easy to use to for making your stand ups asynchronous

Jun 01, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Geekbot is extremely easy to set up, you can get from 0 to async stand up in about 10 minutes. The way that it goes about getting team members updates and then posts them is also very seamless and helps remote teams on different schedules stay up to date on what other team members are doing.

Cons: For what the software does the yearly rate seems a bit steep. I also wish there were more options with respect to triggering the stand up.

Vendor Response

by Venturegeeks on June 02, 2017

Thank you Jack for reviewing our service. :)

Geekbot has helped our disjointed team feel part of a team again, in a non-intrusive manner

Apr 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: How it fits around my day and my needs in a very convenient way. You can use it to ask the core questions that are important to your company when the users are ready to answer it. They don't have to stop what they are doing to attend an hour long meeting where they speak for 2 minutes about what they have done.

Cons: I did not like the fact that you couldn't change the geekboto logo, we would have liked to customise it with our own mascot or logo.

Overall: Helped open up communications across our team

Vendor Response

by Venturegeeks on April 28, 2017

Glad we're helping your team. Thank you very much for the review!

Must have for remote teams

Apr 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Geekbot is simple, intuitive and useful. We were really struggling to work as a remote team, we tested multiple similar tools, but Geekbot was the single one which worked as expected and it was that intuitive. Now, we're syncing much better and it is so simple to keep track what everyone does. It is very easy to setup, and is very customizable. The support team is very responsive too.

Cons: We're really happy with Geekbot and we don't have any problems with it. It is hard to have cons when it is that simple and customizable.

Making life better on a daily basis

Apr 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Automatic. It takes care of sending the messages so that I can sleep.

Overall: I use Geekbot with my team on a daily basis and it has made my life so much better. I still do work in following up with my team and keeping track of what they're doing but now I can be more flexible about when I follow up. I use to have 3 different standups for a 6 person team. They ranged from 8 in the morning to 11 at night. It was difficult to get everyone on the same call. This has definitely made our lives better and allowed us to still keep track of what we're doing.

Recommendations to other buyers: I suggest you use the feature to send a message at a time based on the person's time zone. That helps a lot.

Vendor Response

by Venturegeeks on April 19, 2017

Happy we're helping your team and of course we're glad you can get your nights sleep :)

Saves the day

Mar 23, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Intuitive interface, easy to use, very efficient, works great on my mobile phone as well. Makes team updates very easily digested & read

Cons: I'm extremely satisfied with Geekbot as a user and a team administrator, I can't find any cons at the moment.