Podium is a reputation management platform which centralizes reviews from multiple sites with the aim of helping businesses to achieve increased visibility, improved operations, and better purchase decisions. Podium simplifies customer interaction by focusing on ease-of-use which makes it easy for users to interact with customers for reviews, feedback and business analytics.
Being able to easily track and report the teams stats on sending/collecting reviews. Easy platform for our team and our customers.
What I like most about Podium is the ability to add each representative so that they can send out invites to the customers they speak to. I like this feature because as a Marketing Specialist, I'm not on the phone with customers - they are. They can easily plug in their phone number or email address and the customer will receive the invite! They simply click the link and leave us a review. It makes it easy for not just the team, but the customers as well. That is very important to us.
The inability to get access ALL analytical results on the dashboard. You get some of the info, but in order to look at everything, I have to generate different reports from the platform and look at it in a spreadsheet. This is probably the most annoying and inconvenient part of using this platform. It has the ability to filter and look at stats for some things and other things, its not there.
We absolutely love the podium product. We receive great reviews, and are able to get in touch with clients that simply stop communicating any other way - especially our past due clients.
It makes collections, review solicitations, and even internal communications much easier than any alternative I've found.
Some members of the sales team are more intense than they need to be and follow up beyond the intrusive level.
This has helped us immensely with capturing reviews as customers are leaving the store with their experience fresh in their minds!
In addition to being extremely easy to use and straightforward from a backend and frontend standpoint, this software is such an easy way to grow and manage our online reputation. I love that all I have to do (once my campaign is set up) is enter a phone number and hit "send"! It's way easier than asking our customers to leave reviews, and most of them actually do it.
There wasn't much that I didn't like about the software. The only thing worth mentioning is there are a few creative limitations when setting up your campaign. However, nothing that a few tweaks couldn't fix!
I enjoyed using Podium! It was very beneficial for our office needs
It was user friendly and targeted a different type of customer/patient. Texting is the new way of contacting or communicating with other people and responses were quicker and more accurate.
The program was easy to use but it was hard to pinpoint exact lists when need be
Direct Google integration is definitely the biggest pro here. They also are focused on having staff message customers directly for reviews one-on-one. It won't work for everyone, just depends on the business model.
Very limited functionality and visibility into your account. Right now, it's basically just a review solicitation platform via messaging and email. It's efficient at getting star ratings and reviews, but that's about it. If you're looking for surveys, look elsewhere. Also, when I was a customer, they didn't even have NPS Score. That's pretty basic. Reporting is very limited and it's hard to get an overview of your total account, only individual locations. Customization is little to none for both the dashboard and the actual campaigns. Oh, and it's crazy expensive. You're basically paying for the direct Google integration. Which is super nice and important, but still. I also had a very negative experience that was unique to me. I had very specific contract conditions that were not met and it was a very difficult and painful process to get rectified. I felt very misled by the company and lost any trust I had in them. It was very disappointing.
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Podium has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business
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Podium supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad
Podium integrates with the following applications:
JobNimbus, STORIS, Spiff, Tekmetric
Podium offers the following support options:
Online Support, Phone Support