Venturegeeks

geekbot

5 / 5 9 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • 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
  • Budget Management
  • Issue Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Collaboration
  • Gantt Charts
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Progress Tracking
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Task Planning
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Time Tracking

geekbot Reviews Recently Reviewed!

standup meetings made easy for small remote teams with hectic schedules

Oct 02, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Customer Support
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
Value for Money

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
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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
Customer Support
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.