With software development, you get what you pay for. Trust us, we’ve learned this lesson the hard way. While it may be tempting to utilize cheap (or free) workflow automation tools, keep in mind that everything comes at a price, in one way or another. If something is free, but takes up more of your valuable time, is it really free? Keep in mind your hourly rate; would it be cheaper to outsource your development services – so that you can spend more time on your business?
Word to the wise: when it comes to workflow automation tools, use best possible tools that you can afford. That said, here are our top picks for automation tools at various levels of cost, starting with the most affordable option.
Everyone gets to enjoy this feature of Podio. It includes basic automation tools, and can be used for small, simple workflows and processes.
GlobiFlow automation tools are available with the Podio premium plan, for 5+ employees. It is also available to users starting at $9 per month. Our personal favorite features include:
Here’s where we come in! If you have a larger organization, a complex workflow, or need several automation tools and/or solutions, a custom developer is the way to go. Make sure your company is an approved Podio Partner, and has several years of experience with the software. Also, be sure to check reviews on the potential company – bad customer service can end up costing you thousands of dollars in the long run. Let us know if you’re interested in custom automation tools and solutions – we’d be happy to help!