Brightpod Software


 

Brightpod, offered by Synage, is a cloud-based project management software platform. It is suited for businesses of all sizes, and is primarily used by marketing agencies or the marketing teams of businesses in a variety of industries.

In Brightpod, projects are called “pods,” and users add workflows—made up of task lists, goals and milestones—to them. Tasks can also be assigned a priority level. Visual indicators include progress bars, green thumbnail outlines to indicate the project lead and project color-coding options.

Pre-built marketing workflows include an SEO checklist, an email marketing workflow, a workflow for setting up a website in WordPress and more. Users can also create and reuse customized workflows.

Additional features include adding new users with roles and permissions, including clients and assigning people to a project or task by dragging their thumbnail image to it. Users can choose different views, including the “flow” view, where tasks can be dragged and moved as they are completed.

Brightpod offers a monthly subscription with three plans available. Upgrades include extra storage, additional users, projects and time tracking and reporting features.

 

Brightpod - Project calendar
 
  • Brightpod - Project calendar
    Project calendar
  • Brightpod - Insights dashboard
    Insights dashboard
  • Brightpod - Progress toward milestones
    Progress toward milestones
  • Brightpod - Priority focus view
    Priority focus view
  • Brightpod - Task list
    Task list
  • Brightpod - Time tracking
    Time tracking
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Sarah from Rose Design
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Lovely program, very easy to use and aesthetically pleasing

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Made project management much more organized and compact.

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I love the structure of this program - it is extremely easy to navigate and the "pod" setup is nice for keeping things organized and compact.

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The program is NOT mobile friendly. It is near unusable on mobile though I am told they are coming out with a mobile friendly app soon.

Source: Capterra
 

Cara from Crossroads

June 2017

June 2017

Love Brightpod, great for staying organized as a team.

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Brightpod is great for staying organized as a team. For writing projects it has been great and no one ends up writing the same piece of content because they are all so easily assigned.

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Everything is great, the only thing is I wish you could choose your own color for the initials you use to assign projects.

Source: Capterra
 

Krista from Health eCareers

February 2017

February 2017

Fun Project Management Software!

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Brightpod is pretty different than most other project management tools I have used. It's very visual and organizes your projects onto boards rather than lists (although you do still have the list option). It's easy to collaborate with other team members and you can even add tasks via email and not even have to login to the platform! The customer service team has also been great at answering any questions we may have and offering training.

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Nice interface.

Source: Capterra
 

Brooke from Health eCareers

December 2016

December 2016

Better than teamwork or trello

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Brightpod is like trello but with more functionality, like a calendar. It is way more user-friendly than teamwork and that is why we are switching.

Source: Capterra
 

Venkat from CreativeIQ
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Love this product need more productive features

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overall experience is good. UI is simple, clean and neat. most of the updates i receive seems to be not relevant for my business. from a manager perspective i seek for more productive features.

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compare to other similar product i like the UI, which is clean and neat

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'Me' page lack features

Advice to Others

please look to improve 'Me' in terms of features and also see it from a manager perspective for delegating tasks.

Source: Capterra
 

Werner from Technicolor
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2016

October 2016

In Technicolor, Brightpod is a verb now

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We use Brightpod for project management in the marketing creative team. We are a worldwide company and my team supports marketing people on all continents.
Brightpod changed our lives: it is so easy to use for everyone, so very straightforward, there has been zero reluctance to use it - not always a given when you introduce new tools.
You have a full overview of everything that is going on and good tracking functionalities, great when you're dealing with different time zones and different clients.
The clients are constantly aware of the status and can be notified whenever there is the need.
The interaction with Outlook works great, by the way, so there is not always the need to log into the tool.
The Brightpod team are very responsive and very helpful as well.

We've been using it for over a year now and it's still the best dollars ever spent.

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don't really have anything negative to say

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would be awesome if there would be an actual app version of the tool.

Source: Capterra
 

Sarah from Brand Formula

October 2016

October 2016

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The tabs seem logical but we don't yet use them all. It's a bit annoying that you need to scroll down to get to the most recent comment/PDF. I don't think you can add a budget either time or money so you can't assess time against budgeted time which would be really useful. I've had a couple of glitches where comments haven't been uploaded and sent which have subsequently been resolved but in a busy environment you have to assume the message has gone. Overall good and quite intuitive. Probably we need to explore functionality more and use more comprehensively.

Source: Capterra
 

Kim from Esri Australia
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

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We've been using Brightpod for a few months now and, although we need to make the most of all its feature, I can see it being an extremely useful tool for the team.

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Easy to use, simple dashboard, looks personal and not too corporate.

Cons

The scrolling on the pods can be a little annoying if it's a particularly full pod.

Source: Capterra
 

Jade from Kirana

October 2016

October 2016

Great project management tool

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It helps a lot with ensuring all deadlines are met. Works well with Wufoo forms. Easier to manage all tasks.

Source: Capterra
 

Erin from WhosOnLocation
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

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Our team were looking for a tool to manage our marketing projects and were recommended Brightpod. We haven't looked back, our projects and tasks are much tidier as everything is in one place. This app is good value for money and easy to use. Sahil is lovely and we have had awesome customer support. Very much looking forward to seeing how Brightpod grows and develops.

Pros

Task view, ease of collaboration

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No mobile app

Source: Capterra
 

Karl from WhosOnLocation
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Flexible and Full-Featured

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Very happy with Brightpod. It's easy to manage and keep track of my own tasks and helps to collaborate with the rest of the team. Their support is fantastic and when we suggested a new feature they implemented it very quickly.

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Ease of use, flexibility, price

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I wish when creating a new task there was a way to go straight to writing a full description.

Source: Capterra
 

Lindsey from Aliste Marketing, Inc.

October 2016

October 2016

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Brightpod has been a great way for our team at Aliste to coordinate what's getting done and what still needs to be done, since we're not all working out of the same location. It's also really satisfying to mark items as done when you've accomplished something!

Source: Capterra
 

Caleb from Neutrino Marketing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great Marketing Project Management Tool

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Brightpod was a great addition for me as a freelancer and as a growing agency. As a freelancer, I was involved with Brightpod through my clients and found it very helpful in ensuring that I was accomplishing the work and making sure that my clients knew it.

As the owner of a small, but growing agency, Brightpod's price point and offerings are a great fit for my small business. I use it on a daily basis to show clients the work that we've accomplished and what are plans are moving forward. They love it and so does my team.

Pros

Ease of use, price point.

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Of course, I'd love to have the full features included with the premium account level but they have a business to run and as soon as I can justify it, I'll be purchasing it.

Source: Capterra
 

Barrett from Vertical Networks US LLC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

So Far So Good

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Looking forward to exploring with our project manager how we can alter the program to better suit our needs. It'd be nice to have multiple layers of "completion" so once my part is complete, I don't get notified about being over due since we have multiple teams working on the same tasks. Overall, the functionality is there and easy to use! Wish there was a desktop and mobile app.

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The dragability of team members, ability to attach files and notify varying team members.

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Would love to see a desktop and mobile app as I hate having browser windows open. Would be nice to be able to create multiple teams within a task and have varying levels of completion for those team members.

Source: Capterra
 

Monica from Arena Sports Inc.

October 2016

October 2016

Got us organized

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It has enabled us to visualize our projects, produce detailed reports, collaborate with team members, contractors, and clients, as well as delegate tasks more effectively.

Source: Capterra
 

Katherine from Sonic

October 2016

October 2016

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I started using Brightpod for 3-4 months now. Easy to use and helps our department keep track of ongoing projects.

Source: Capterra
 

Emily from Quorum Review IRB

October 2016

October 2016

Key functions work well; would love to see additional features

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I think the design and execution of the product are great. One feature I'd love to see is a 'handoffs' feature that allows a task to be given to a new person and that shows the history of those handoffs.

Source: Capterra
 

Katie from Sonic

October 2016

October 2016

Will get better as it grows

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Brightpod is a beautiful and user friendly tool with the right intentions, built for marketers. But the capabilities are still pretty limited. I'm looking forward to more enhancements and improvements as it grows.

Source: Capterra
 

Barb from Central Texas College

October 2016

October 2016

Intuitive and easy to use!

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Brightpod is perfect for creative teams. It has helped streamline our processes and allows me to track projects more efficiently in Brightpod vs. having a large string of emails to track down.

Source: Capterra
 

Tyler from Quorum Review
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Brightpod does the job!

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Brightpod keeps our team organized. It makes it easy to manage our personal workloads, our routine projects and gives us a place to start/track larger projects. We use it everyday and it helps our team stay on track and keep everyone accountable.

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Use it for everything!

Source: Capterra