Globi Web Solutions

GlobiFlow for Podio

5 / 5 38 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

GlobiFlow is perfect for any organization that uses Citrix Podio and wants to get more out of the platform.


Average Ratings

38 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $9.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    Pricing is based on the number of Flows or Recipes you define, and the tota
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Globi Web Solutions
  • www.globi.ca
  • Canada

About GlobiFlow for Podio

GlobiFlow is a powerful Podio add-on that allows you to automate your business processes, police your Podio activities, and Visualize your Podio Data. With GlobiFlow for Podio, you can automate key tasks and set up triggers for essential time-sensitive actions. GlobiFlow is so comprehensive that you are able to turn Podio into a much more sophisticated, dynamic, business management system.


GlobiFlow for Podio Features

  • Approval Process Control
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Document Management
  • Event Monitoring
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Help Desk Management
  • Project Management
  • Resource Management

GlobiFlow for Podio Reviews Recently Reviewed!

A necessary add-on for podio

Jan 05, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Flexible, great user community, grows with you.

Cons: Takes getting used to the way it works but once you learn you can set up sophistication systems.

Overall: Podio is great, but for really automating your processes, Globiflow is a necessity. I use it for daily reports, mail merges, communications with constituents and project tracking.

Globiflow is essential to Podio

Oct 29, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: Globiflow is the engine that makes Podio run. Podio by itself is a useful and easy to use platform for creating just about anything. Globiflow is the workflow backend that allows power users to automate their workflow to an almost unlimited extent. I can't recommend it enough to get the most out of the Podio platform

Pros: -unlimited flexibility to automate anything -great customer service and a very active user forum -seamless integration with Podio -great value for the price

Cons: Although there is a lot of documentation on how to build what they call "workflows" - there is a learning curve for those of us without technical programming backgrounds.

Recommendations to other buyers: It took me a while to learn how to use it, but once I did, the automation changed the way we do business and has saved us hours and hours of wasted time inputting data by hand. Since it can do almost anything, a new user would need to spend some time figuring out how they want to structure their workflow in order to make the most use out of it. If you get stuck, like I did, you can also hire outside developers that can help you build your "flows" for a reasonable fee.

Enabling Business Applications without Inaccessible Dev Costs

Aug 16, 2016
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: Globiflow allows Podio by Citrix to be extended to handle almost every operational business need. We've built CRMs, recurring billing, invoicing, PM, and other internal apps on Podio. We wouldn't have been able to do this without Globiflow.

Pros: Incredible functionality for almost everything you can think of.

Cons: Requires technical expertise and understanding. I wouldn't use this unless you're comfortable with concept coding. That said, I wouldn't have it any other way. This is really a professional application.

Recommendations to other buyers: When paired with Zapier's webhooks, Globiflow can integrate Podio with anything.

Customer Support > Everything

Jun 11, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Just as my title states. The customer service is very fast, detailed and personal ¿they have raised the bar!!! Outside of the (if not, should be) award winning service you have the actual product itself. The automation this platform brings to Podio is unreal. Our company saves an average of 200+ man hours every month. The features are robust and easy to implement. We joined the Podio App for Globiflow (free) and have seen many missing features get requested and implemented within days/weeks. I love that they are actively looking for feedback from users to make the product better and better.

Pros: Customer Support is the best part by far!

Cons: I have nothing bad to say ¿whenever we have a question we take it to the User Forum and if we don't get a quick reply we submit a ticket and implement the resolve within hours.

Globiflow is insanely awesome for Podio.

May 31, 2016
5/5
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Comments: If your CRM is based on Podio, then you need globiflow to automate. Globiflow will elevate your CRM to another level and create so many openings and combinations on podio that it can help your business flourish. It has helped our company in tremendous way.

Globiflow is really usefull

Mar 01, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Globiflow is one of the most well written application I've ever used, and thats being in business the last 20 years. I'm impressed and would say that doing business driven work-flows never been so easy and intuitive - support also seems very professional

Pros: - eniment support- really cool app

Cons: - actually at this point I cant think of any cons worth mentioning :-)

Great extention for Podio

Nov 26, 2015
4/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: For one of my customers I use Globiflow to automate repeating operations. This saves them lots of time and possible errors. I've build over 20 flows to automate all sort of things; autofill times but also sending emails with conformations.

Pros: The support from Globiflow is outstanding. No default answers, but they really looked at your problem an comes with solutions. Sometimes they even add pictures to explain form your own flows. The interface looks great, and the logs helps you to find errors.

Cons: Long flows with multiple steps are not easy to edit. You can't add between items and need to drag them to their position. A flow can call itself by mistake if your trigger/filter is not updated in first place. For example: If i use a trigger; field had value 'send email' and I send an email from Globiflow before I change the field to 'Email send' it will retrigger the flow and send an email twice. You can not prevent to trigger only once form one item.

Fantastic pugin for Podio

Nov 06, 2015
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have primarly used GlobiFlow to automate our CRM system in Venture Cup. The workflows available with GlobiFlow gives endless possibilities. Apart from adding enourmous amount of functionality to Podio, their customer service is top notch.

Pros: Great functionality, awesome customer service, you get value for your money. Overall great product if you use Podio.

Cons: Slightly complicated to get into, which probably originates in the fact, that it has to, to be able to give the endless possibilities it does.

Podio is incomplete without GlobiFlow

Aug 18, 2015
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: When we started to use Podio, we considered adding GlobiFlow but figured we'd probably be able to do everything we wanted with Podio's built-in worklflow editor. This couldn't have been further from reality. In fact, we don't even bother with Podio's built-in workflow engine because it's just easier to do it all in GlobiFlow. We have 72 active flows at the moment, and we add news one all the time, as we discover new things we can do. The simple fact is: If it were not for GlobiFlow, Podio wouldn't even be an option for us.

Pros: After a minor learning curve, GloboFlow becomes as intuitive to use as Podio. Between workflows that involve Podio, Zaper, GlobiFlow and ItDuzzIt, GlobiFlow is by far the most reliable and offers the best UX. (Zapier is pretty nice, but it lacks GlobiFlow's "Refresh from Podio" option, which is handy when you're changing app structure to fit the requirements of your flows.) The GlobiFlow support team is also fantastic. They're very quick to respond and, when they do, they provide helpful info, often with screenshots of configurations that would otherwise by tough to explain with words. Virtually every time I've contacted them, it was either something I was doing wrong or something I didn't know how to do. I haven't' yet stumbled on an actual bug. I once reported what I thought was something that was hindering usability. I got en emaIl back within a few hours from the lead developer, saying he agreed and he had fixed it. And this was on a Sunday! The "Calc" type of filter and action uses PHP notation to get things done. This might scare off some at first, but it's actually a wonderful thing. You can pull cope snippets from the Web and do lots of things that would otherwise be impossible using the GUI. It's also handy for forcing order-of-precedence for test conditions, which is something not possible with just AND/OR joning of conditions. Finally, this is your best friend if you want to use variables in your flows. As I mentioned, Podio would be on no use to use without GlobiFlow. Anyone who plans to use Podio for anything other than the absolute basics, should get to know GlobiFlow. (ANd if you're using the free edition of Podio and you think you'll love the "advanced" workflow editor you get when you start paying, don't get your hopes up. GlobiFlow is by far better than the "advanced" Podio editor.)

Cons: GlobiFlow has a lot of documentation, but it's structured more in example form than in reference form. I would prefer a searchable reference that was structured more like conventional technical documentation. (That said, it's far more useful than the discussion thread sort of documentation Podio offers.) You can't copy and paste action blocks between flows. In some cases, this wouldn't make sense because of field differences, but it could often be helpful. Likewise, when you change a trigger type for a copied flow, the field value assignments are removed. I would prefer they stay as is, so long as a field of the same name can be found. (This is the case if you copy apps and copy workflows.) But I guess these are all based on IDs rather than names, so that's likely not so easy. GlobiFlow offers a "drop though" sort of metaphor, meaning that execution starts at the top of your flow and works downward. There is a "Sanity Check" action, which is basically an "if" conditional to execute a block of steps. But there is no way to branch based something like a Switch statement. That would be handy. Overall, the strengths of GlobiFlow (including the people at the company) far outweigh any weaknesses.

Ready steady GO!

Jul 24, 2015
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: First you fall in love in Podio. Then you realise that you can't quite do everything you wished for until and then you meet Globiflow and fall in love again! It is the perfect match for Podio and fills in all the blanks perfectly. I currently help organisations streamline their communications, facilitate their operations, improve sales and make their marketing efforts more effective by using simple to use technology that doesn't break the bank and does exactly what it is needed to do. I found that the combination of Podio and Globiflow is a match made in heaven and I can confidently claim that any business no matter how big or small can utilise these platforms to save time, money become more organised and certainly more efficient by automating tedious processes.

Pros: It only takes a few minutes to understand how it works but has ample features for you to discover as you become more comfortable and experienced in generating more complex flows. The combinations and the possibilities are endless. If you have a logical and creative brain, then you can create almost anything you think of.

Cons: With a multitude of flows, triggers and actions all working in the background, the limited flow allowances may run out quickly. This can easily become expensive for the small business sector.

Fantastic!

Jun 30, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I love Podio but there is so much more it can do. For someone with solid programming skills to create their own API's the sky would be the limit. But lacking that Globiflow enables even an admin with basic to almost no coding skills to create functions that will blow away clients and yourself. The man behind the curtain/code Andreas Huttenrauch must be automated himself as he is quick at all hours to respond on the support forum to any question or call for help.

Pros: Limitless possibilities enabled. Makes Podio 100x more powerful. Fantastic goldstar support!

Cons: I have yet to find a con!

Best Podio App on the market

May 01, 2015
5/5
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Comments: This app enables us to use Podio in our business and without it, we'd have had to move on to another platform entirely.

Where has this app been my whole Podio life?

Mar 12, 2015
5/5
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Comments: We moved to Podio almost a year ago and I love the app but always wished it had more powerful workflow capabilities. We limped along the best we could until about a week ago when I discovered GlobiFlow. It's so incredibly powerful but easy to use! When I have had questions, their support has been exceptional. I could not be happier!

Pros: A powerful but easy to use tool with exceptional support!

Cons: Zero. I have not found a single "con".

Love the product. And the support ;)

Feb 13, 2015
5/5
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Comments: I'm amazed at all of the things you can do with this product. Still figuring out some things, since it does so much, but it works great and saves our business many hours per week, and makes our company much more professional and streamlined. The few little glitches I've noticed they have fixed very quickly via support ticket. Highly recommend it if you use Podio.

Pros: Many features that streamline and automate your business. Great support.

Cons: Minor bugs, but they have been quick to address them.

Awesome enhancement of Podio with awesome support

Feb 10, 2015
4/5
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Comments: I would not be using Podio if not for Globiflow. The service essentially allows me to "program" Podio to fit my needs and preferred work methods. It offers really amazing possibilities and when you get the hang of it you can actually become a flow-adict always thinking of new ways to customize Podio to support a highly automated and streamlined business. Everybody can use it even though the more advanced festures can have a steep learning curve. I currently miss out on even greater possibilities because I am a legal proffesional with only limited understanding of the programming language PHP which can be used to further enhance the click-based use of pre-defined flows. The learning curve is to a great extent mitigated by a truly great user support. The response times are short. You can also request new types of flows to better support your business and you have confidence that these will actually be implemented sometime down the road if they are not quickly rejected. Sometimes the implementation happens within a day!

Pros: Highly customized Podio allows automated and streamlined business Everybody can pretty quick get a hang of the fundamental features and then gradually build more advanced skills from there Fun to work with if you are a little nerdy and likes to optimize everything Amazing user support driven by a very dedicated owner

Cons: Steep learning curve if you want to do utilize more advanced features Poor tools for managing and deploying a large amount of flows results in too much manual labour and increases the risk of errors in your flows (this is the only reason for not awarding the fifth star).

Welcome to the 21st Century....

Jan 09, 2015
5/5
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Comments: GlobiFlow is an absolutely indispensable tool that will make your Podio jump through any hoop you want to make it jump through. Automate pretty much anything you can think of making Podio do automatically. I believe that software automation like this is a huge game changer that more people need to take advantage of. If you are using Podio, you have to look at GlobiFlow. Podio's workflows are a joke compared to what GlobiFlow is capable of.

Pros: See above. This is the missing link that Podio needs to be truly useful.

Cons: Requires a bit of work to set things up how you want them, but once set it, it just runs.

great extension to Podio

Dec 25, 2014
4/5
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Comments: This is a great extension to Podio. It has extended our capability at Equal Adventure over night.

Gets it done so easily

Nov 28, 2014
5/5
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Comments: I could not imagine using Podio without the help of GlobiFlow. The automation of so many different tasks gets done for me, and I get to focus on the things that need my professional skills, not my administrative ones. Love this add-in!

Pros: Automates almost everything

Cons: Wish I could automate an action on a specific date based on an anniversary without any extra date fields in Podio.

GlobiFlow - a must have for advanced Podio users and implementation consultants

Oct 29, 2014
5/5
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Comments: GlobiFlow provides great extensions to the functionality of Podio, including visualizations of reports, advanced workflows, and PDF creation.

Pros: - Easy to get started. - Free 30 day trial

Cons: None

Great addition

Sep 06, 2014
5/5
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Comments: The Application has become indispensable in my operation. I utilize a trigger in one app to move all of the relevant details into others, then update fields and add comments so that I know where it has been triggered from.

Pros: Amazing amount of coding options.

Cons: I would like to see more application videos.

The BEST Addon for Podio

Aug 24, 2014
5/5
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Comments: Andreas and his team have created the best add on for Podio on the market. With this addon you can do automated workflow based on date triggers, create a record triggers, update a record triggers and even embedded links in emails. From these triggers you can fire off actions like update and item field, add an item to another app, add a comment, add a task, send and email, create a merged PDF with Podio data and include images in the PDFs or emails. You can create a complete automation workflow with Podio now. He has also added the ability to create charts and embed them in Podio plus you can backup data to a MY SQL database. There is also an API ability so you can hook up your other cloud systems easily to your very own api. Easily worth the price per month...

Pros: Extends workflow in PODIO to a real world automation of all your business processes.

Cons: Limited by the PODIO api limits to some extent.

A powerfull tool!

Jul 31, 2014
5/5
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Comments: GlobiFlow makes Podio features even more powerful! You may achieve with GlobiFlow a higher level of automation and data control.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: Has a few limitations with regards to some PHP basic functions but the developers are very helpful and open to suggestions.

Superb addition to Podio - Must have productivity tools!

Jul 07, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: We've been using Podio for a year now, but our productivity really took off when we integrated the Globiflow into our system. Globiflow lets us take the inherent collaboration power of Podio and supercharge it through structured workflows, triggered actions and time-saving automation.

Pros: - Simple UI - Incredibly powerful automations - Lovely visualisation options

Cons: - some features really do need a better understanding of code than my own ability!

Fantastic platform - amazing capabilities - 5 star service

Jul 06, 2014
5/5
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Comments: GlobiFlow allows us to create automated workflows and visualizations for PODIO® that save both time and money. Without GlobiFlow we would not use PODIO. GlobiFlow is PODIO's warp drive. Seriously. Examples of my favorite workflows: - Send nudge messages to task owners if task is not complete X days after due date. - Auto calculate timeline dates based on start date and number of days required for each deliverable. - Archive app items to a designated archive app - Distribution of Policies and Procedures to new hires that auto-assigns a task for them to review and indicate that they have "read and understand" the P&P

Pros: - Amazingly powerful - Easy to understand interface - Passionate GlobiFlow Community that loves to share ideas and best practices - PHENOMENAL - I repeat - PHENOMENAL support.

Cons: - So many capabilities that it can be overwhelming at first - You will lose sleep thinking of all the cool automated workflows you can create for your customers.

Simple yet powerful add-on

Jun 30, 2014
4/5
Overall

Comments: You can start using on the get go without having to worry too much about tutorials. Turns Podio into an even more powerful and robust platform. Some of the actions don't seem as dynamic e.g. Sending message or task must be to a specific person rather than based on a field. Perhaps I need more time experimenting, but other than that, extremely impressed with its power and immediately went with a paid plan.

Pros: If you are a Podio power user, this is a must have! Saves a lot of time with the work flow automation.

Cons: Task and message action not dynamic like the other functions.

Great way to automate woork loads

Jun 30, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: Fantastic Idea to work alongside Podio, Not the easiest of things to learn from the start but once you know how to automate the process is great and saves so much time its unreal.

Pros: Saves allot of time for all colleageus, Great charts,

Cons: Complicated to set up for automating Expensive as easy to hit your limit rate

Great product

Jun 28, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: This is a fantastic add-on to Podio. The tools have enabled me to provide enhanced services to my customers. Very well done.

Pros: Many script options. Easy to use.

Cons: Wish it could do a Gantt chart and/or embedded web view.

Highly recommend GlobiFlow if you want to work less and make more

Jun 27, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: If you are a business owner and place a high focus and priority on systems and automation, then you need use GlobiFlow for Podio. I couldn't imagine just using Podio, without the automated workflows that GlobiFlow provides. Big thanks to the GlobiFlow team for creating an awesome product!

Pros: - Fast and fully automated. All workflows are updated in real time. Has saved us countless hours of manual work.

Cons: Can't think of any...

Jul 19, 2017
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Mar 30, 2017
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May 06, 2016
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Mar 20, 2016
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Jan 20, 2016
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Oct 24, 2015
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Sep 27, 2015
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