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SquadPod

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Bolste helps drive productivity and increase efficiency, while keeping everyone informed and updated across roles and locations.

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SquadPod review by Christopher D.
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"Bolste Review"

What do you like best?

Organization consolidation is the single greatest benefit of using this software. The interface is quite straightforward and takes very little time to get used to.

What do you dislike?

Payment structure - this was cost prohibitive because of how much it cost to enroll 10 employees. This was one of the only reasons it was not adopted. Something with a more approachable cost for start-ups would likely increase adoption rates. For example, if we were able to enroll 10 people for $50 or less a month we would most likely have been able to adopt. Having a real breakdown of how much time people save and directly correlate what that means in dollars helps to illustrate this point. In many companies, it's very difficult to move a big ship. Switching softwares is a beast and even though I was convinced the payment satisfied the utility, the CEO and President of the company dismissed it because they said we couldn't afford another monthly payment of that magnitude. This also has something to do with flexibility of the executive team in general, so a lot of legwork in migration would have been the next step if they entertained the payment scheme.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is all the best from all the rest - stop wasting so much time using 8 different platforms when you can consolidate to just one using Bolste. It's a Type A's dream come true.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am minimizing my time spent go across different project management and communication platforms. My streamlined communication and planning saves time and thus cost to the business. Less miscommunication occurs further compounding this benefit.

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SquadPod review by Matthew G.
Matthew G.
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"Robust cloud based collaborative system"

What do you like best?

Bolste has so many features that make it a good tool for a business to help with communication, task tracking, project collaboration. It is very helpful for any organization and for our small business that has team members working from within the office and outside, it allows us to stay connected.

What do you dislike?

I would like a tutorial or a Best Practices forum for the group. Sharing those ideas would be helpful in brainstorming additional ways to use the system within our organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using this to help reduce emails and improve communication with the staff.

What Team Collaboration solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
SquadPod review by Agency in Marketing and Advertising
Agency in Marketing and Advertising
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"Bolste is a capable all-in-one solution for businesses that care about results!"

What do you like best?

The ability to login to one portal as a team and communicate, share, plan, and generally work together. The reduction in the number of apps needed throughout the day is a true time saver. The ease of use is also a huge positive, as anyone can join the team and immediately collaborate without a large learning curve.

What do you dislike?

There are apps that perform better than Bolste for individual pieces (chat, file sharing, etc), but as an all-in-one platform, Bolste accomplishes the things it needs to be a very useful business solution.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you find your team in the perpetual time-suck that is email plus tons of other apps (Google Docs, Dropbox, Slack, etc.) it's definitely worth a shot to test Bolste and see if your teams can save time and improve results with a tool like Bolste.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to communicate and share with external partners, and clients in order to achieve time-sensitive project deadlines. It has been extremely valuable in keeping all the key players on projects (internal and external) focused on completing projects efficiently and launching them on their proposed timelines.

SquadPod review by Sameer B.
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"Good but still scope for more improvement"

What do you like best?

The best past is having everything in one place ... the ability to share files and work documents (especially bulky CAD drawings, etc.). Equally important is the feature to chat with folks online...a feature which does not invade the privacy (using messenger, whatsapp etc.). We have had a good experience with the product.

What do you dislike?

The speed of file share and file upload could be improved. There are competing services like Dropbox whose free and paid versions offer faster downloads and uploads; and easier access/GUI.

Moreover, Bolste does not seem to offer a free version of their service. It would be great to have a trail version (though basic in nature) to extend forever.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to share files and simultaneously chat about the same has been the greatest benefit. This product ensures that one does not need to switch platforms to brainstorm business ideas and day-to-day functions. This product helps us to explain our point about a certain document right then and there, without the need to use another platform.

SquadPod review by brian r.
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"found something new and we actually like it!"

What do you like best?

i like the interface and the overall usability of the platform. its pretty seamless compared to some of the other products we've used in the past and this one essentially does everything my clients and i need.

What do you dislike?

seems like there's a few bugs still, but i understand that its a fairly new option so i'm looking forward to the next update.

Recommendations to others considering the product

give it a try! its worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

biggest thing has been to help control email and we can work directly in bolste for many of our projects. cool features make it easy to collaborate with other team members even when they are traveling.

SquadPod review by Christina C.
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"Nice Platform, but needs critical mass of users to deliver on promised value"

What do you like best?

I loved that the full suite of engagement tools were included in Bolste's platform - mobile integration, video, chat, talk, file storage, etc.

What do you dislike?

The tech just wasn't quite as crisp and responsive as let's say Slack. The user interface is quite nice but not actually very easy to figure out, and the emails and guidance for joining were hard to navigate, and the mobile integration could use work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use this as a replacement to other tools and use it regularly and exclusively with a group of 100 or more. Otherwise you'll be better off with smaller, more flexible one-off tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to connect 30 distributed people in a group who are all at different companies with different enterprise tools (or lack thereof).

SquadPod review by Chris M.
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"As a Business Owner, I have been very pleased with the Features and Benefits available in BOLSTE."

What do you like best?

A comprehensive solution that enables Business Owners to work with their teams on a Global basis. Also is good for Social Collaboration. Just about everything you may need is contained within one platform. Very easy to work with. Uou are up and running in minutes.

What do you dislike?

I honestly do not have any dislikes for BOLSTE.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend that you try BOLSTE and consider using it as your comprehensive platform to communicate with others and increase the efficiency of your operations, whether using it for your Business, or in Social Collaboration or even as a platform for Non Profit Organizations to work with their Members.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

BOLSTE enables teams to collaborate across multiple lines and communicate effectively and efficiently in coordinating their business activities on a Global basis. This has enabled me to increase productivity across all levels of my company.

SquadPod review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Finally our team communicates!"

What do you like best?

BOLSTE is extremely easy to learn. It is self-guided but if you have questions, the support team is great.

What do you dislike?

Haven't found anything yet. So far BOLSTE is working smoothly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a shot and get a few key users trying it out for a week or two. Their team will customize the solutions for your needs. Once you start using BOLSTE, you can get the rest of your team up and running and you'll never go back.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

After nearly 2 years at my current company, our team jumped on BOLSTE to increase communication. We have territories all across town so meeting in person each week was impossible, even each month proved difficult. Email was cumbersome, texts get lost in your phone, and the various web chats were tricky on each different type of phones and mobile devices. Now that we are all on BOLSTE, our team is updated with territory news, we share ideas that work in the field, we can solve problems together, it is a much more streamlined working environment. If you have an outside sales force, BOLSTE is a MUST!

SquadPod review by Susan H.
Susan H.
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"Another solution"

What do you like best?

This is an alternate solution to communicating a project - I downloaded for ipad and palyed with it a bit

What do you dislike?

There are many solutions like this and not sure what this delivers that others do not?

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it it may be useful for you? Not sure how it can benefit me

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None in particular at this time but always open to new ultilities to manage things

SquadPod review by Ryan A.
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"Plain and simple collaboration"

What do you like best?

Tabular approach within one browser tab is what I like most.

What do you dislike?

Uploaded files view needs to incorporate grid (not just list) or secondary alternative.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project and client management

SquadPod review by User in Consumer Electronics
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"Good for groups!"

What do you like best?

The app made keeping in touch with one another easier, especially when located across the globe.

What do you dislike?

For the cost, everyone needs to participate. The functionality works well, separate 'rooms' to talk [we had them based on theme] but with a lot of other competing apps, we, as a group, not funded by organizations, found it challenging to gain full adoption.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were trying to stay in touch [30 users] while discussing different trends and topics in our line of professional work. This was a result after a large international conference,

SquadPod review by Josh J.
Josh J.
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"Did not contain needed features"

What do you like best?

The interface was pleasant. Features were easy to find and access.

What do you dislike?

It did not contain the repeatable tasks feature that I was specifically looking for.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Workflow management and accountability tracking.

SquadPod review by Christopher W.
Christopher W.
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"Bolste Rocks"

What do you like best?

Video and screen share. Typing 16 characters

What do you dislike?

Not intuitive. Needed 40 more characters

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to spend less time redoing things because of communication problems, get Bolste

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communicating ideas to the development team

SquadPod review by Consultant in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"No complaints "

What do you like best?

Ease of file sharing. Working with a lot of consultants across the nation, it helps to be joined by an easy to use medium. The best though for me are the capabilities I can handle from my mobile device.

What do you dislike?

At this time I do not have any dislikes that I could share.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saves money by reducing travel. Quality of interface is much better than other alternatives.

SquadPod review by Administrator in Health, Wellness and Fitness
Administrator in Health, Wellness and Fitness
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"I was not very impressed with Bolste over all."

What do you like best?

I like the idea, but there are other platforms that have the same features, but are a lot more user friendly.

What do you dislike?

It was not easy to organize files that I uploaded and often I would upload something and have refresh or sign out to be able to see it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I stopped using it.

SquadPod review by Carolina P.
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"Practical, simple and clean"

What do you like best?

The option to Chat with other coworkers, tasks and groups with different purposes

What do you dislike?

No notifications being sent to realise somethings on

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication across countries

SquadPod review by Jes Ann N.
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"Interesting product! "

What do you like best?

Honestly, I only used it a few times because there are so many other ways to connect with people. But it was a good product the times that I used it.

What do you dislike?

There are too many ways to communicate with others these days. This just adds to the different venues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was at solving any particular problems.

SquadPod review by User in Education Management
User in Education Management
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"Try it for yourself. "

What do you like best?

It is very user friendly. There are few instructions yet it can be figured out

What do you dislike?

That there are no QuickStart instructions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It takes awhile to figure it out. Once you do it is easy to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communicating rapidly with clients.

SquadPod review by User in Food & Beverages
User in Food & Beverages
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"It was great - simple and easy to use!"

What do you like best?

It helped me keep track of my outbound communications.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve was a little steep, but I hadn't seen the video, so seeing that first would've helped.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reaching out to companies to offer them a seamless delivery experience.

SquadPod review by Bradley S.
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"Wonderful and easy to use"

What do you like best?

User ability was easy, very appealing to the eye.

What do you dislike?

Have not gotten a whole lot of experience to have input here.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working in real estate, its a great way to stay on top of all the deals working in the office, with the whole team.

SquadPod review by Brion C.
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"Collaborative system for better communication and efficiency "

What do you like best?

The stream feature more similar to texts as opposed to email.

What do you dislike?

It is sometimes hard to convince people to switch to a new product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

People who refuse to use reply to all and start their own email streams that leaves others out of a project

SquadPod review by Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
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"Information Consolidation"

What do you like best?

Intuitive interface. Great platform for collaboration. Consolidates e-mail, messaging, file-sharing and task management in a single application.

What do you dislike?

Waiting for development to release features that allow custom integration with third-party components.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great team that works with you to ensure that you're successful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Duplication of information. Keeping internal and external customers synced up with a single version of the truth. Enhanced communication.

SquadPod review by User in Financial Services
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"Great communication tool for our office!"

What do you like best?

I love being able to communicate in real time and see what other team members are working on at any given time/day.

What do you dislike?

looking forward to having it interact with my outlook calendar since that's what we currently use at work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having one place to communicate & set goals and share daily is a benefit.

SquadPod review by User in E-Learning
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"Bolste is an up and coming product suite!"

What do you like best?

Bolste was a great platform to get our teammates together from a conference! We could share files and communicate easily on one platform!

What do you dislike?

There could have been integration with other services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Bolste provides users with the ability to come together to solve a goal in one place!

SquadPod review by User in Telecommunications
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"Bolste helps improve productivity by helping to minimize email."

What do you like best?

The ability to consolidate communications into a single app which decreases the amount of time spent answering emails or in meetings.

What do you dislike?

Compared to outlook, nothing. I found it very intuitive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When communicating with multi site teams, having an app to streamline things really increases productivity.

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