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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.
If you've been using Podio for any length of time, you've no doubt fallen in love with it. The power of Podio comes from it's amazing flexibility. You can easily get started and evolve your Apps and Workspaces iteratively over time – something I've never been able to do in the adoption of any other platform.
Peter Parker's uncle told him, “with great power comes great responsibility”. Well, in the case of Podio, a corollary would be “with great flexibility come many wishes for extra features”.
One of the biggest things we wanted to achieve in our own organization was to automate as much as possible within Podio. It started with simple things like when an item is created to assign a task, or to send an email when a project went over-budget, but it soon mushroomed into a flexible Podio Workflow Automation system in it's own right.
It's called GlobiFlow, and has made Podio an even stronger work platform.
The possibilities are almost endless with what you can achieve with GlobiFlow for Podio. You can define flows to trigger when certain events take place, specify under which conditions (filters) they should execute, and define any number of actions to perform.
Flows can be triggered by day or date, or when a Podio Item is created or updated. They can also be triggered by other flows, so you can daisy-chain them together for even more complex scenarios.
Flow actions can update items, create new items, assign tasks, send emails, perform complex math, follow linked items, and create app references. For one client, we have even put together a complete business process management system using only Podio and GlobiFlow.
What started out as an automation system also soon became a policing system. Since Podio is sometimes looser on permissions than managers like, many of our clients use GlobiFlow for Podio to send alerts and assign tasks if people do things they shouldn't.
Alan Maxwell, CEO of String® gave us this great compliment:
“If Podio is Lego, you've just built Lego Technic.“
And that pretty much sums it up. It's actually quite difficult to explain and express just how powerful GlobiFlow for Podio really is. If you have a few more minutes to spare, why don't you pop by our video blog and check out some of the video examples of GlobiFlow for Podio in action.
Last updated 6 Aug 2015
Published 5 Nov 2014
Just in case you aren't aware, Podio is a cloud-based collaboration service that's been around since 2009. It supplies a very flexible web-based platform for organizing team communication and business processes as well as data and content in project management workspaces. What makes it different to others is that you can add specific business apps to the basic model depending on your project needs. As you may have guessed, GlobiFlow is one of these add-on apps and one that has the ability to transform Podio into a much more sophisticated and dynamic business management system. The app lets you automate key tasks and set up triggers for essential time sensitive actions. You can define flows to trigger when certain events take place, use filters to specify under which conditions they should execute and define any number of actions to perform.
If you've used Podio in the past you will probably be aware that one of its strengths is its amazing flexibility. It is incredibly easy to get started and, as you get used to it, it's simple to add apps and workspaces that you may require. Many project management apps are packed with features that you'll never use, turning them into behemoths that you don't even want to engage with. Globiflow, on the other hand, is a unique and powerful set of automative tools that actually enhance the Podio concept without weighing it down. The app's developers were determined to automate...