Inevitably, your business is going to need to migrate
to a more comprehensive platform.
Basecamp vs. Podio
Which is the right fit for your business? It’s no secret that small businesses love Basecamp. It’s a fast, easy, and cost-effective solution to managing clients and projects on a small scale. It does, however, have it’s limits.
As your business grows, the need for collecting data, consolidating and integrating systems, and customizing user flowers increases. This can not only benefit management, but employees as well. From our case studies, employees want to simplify the number of systems they use.
Your employees want to be able to log into one system for the day, view a customized dashboard or list of tasks, and have a standardized user flow and be able to see and interact with everything they have to work on. When employees are responsible forced to log into several applications—a time clock, project management platform, product database, etc.—information can get lost, time can go untracked, and client files can get lost projects suffer as a result.
One of the draws of Basecamp is it’s simple interface, small learning curve, simplicity, and accessibility. However, this can also be it’s downfall; Basecamp doesn’t allow for data collection or ease of integration with other platforms. Inevitably, your business is going to need to migrate to a more comprehensive platform that is capable of both data collection and a user-friendly interface.
“Migrating systems can be daunting–but worth the effort.”
Podio allows you to completely customize user flows, applications, data collection, and more. It can be Basecamp—a simple, comment-driven, project-based platform—or it can be a complex system that brings together product management, time clocks, client and project management, employees, and file databases, and so much more. Podio gives you the tools, and you (or we) build the system.
Migrating systems can be daunting. Once your new Podio system is built, we recommend taking half of a work day to dedicate to training your employees on the new system. Begin by watching these Podio tutorials on the basics of your system. After learning the basics, take the time to set up your notification settings—you will thank yourself later.
Depending on the complexity of your Podio system, allow for 2-4 hours of training and practice for your employees. By dedicating time to system training, your system migration will run smoothly, minimize employee error, and push you—and your employees—ahead of the learning curve.
President and founder of DVI, Aaron Boerger realized early in life that he had a unique combination of x-ray vision and business acumen for seeing the weaknesses that held businesses back – and the ability to define the right tools, technology and strategy to make them stronger.
From founding a successful technology support business in his early teens, to serving as Chief Operating Officer for several companies in the financial, technology and marketing industries, Aaron has developed a reputation for reinventing technology implementation tactics – and the willingness to tell people not what they want to hear, but what they need to hear, in order to achieve success without overwhelm.
Aaron will always go the extra mile to provide the accountability and support his clients need to achieve their goals, yet isn’t afraid to tell them when they are doing something wrong.