As developers of custom solutions for Podio, we all know that as the scope and size of each project grows, so does the relative complexity of the data. After a while, it becomes difficult for any database builder to keep track of the myriad of dependencies among the interrelated applications, calculations, fields and related workflows. More importantly, it becomes almost impossible for figure out how changes in one field might impact another field in another application.
Knowledge of these relationships is especially critical for tasks such as creating reports for financial modeling or inventory management. In an attempt to solve this critical problem, we began to manually create our own dashboards for each client to identify the data relationships and help us understand how changes in one area might have unintended consequences elsewhere in the Podio system.
You do not need to go in each app in Podio to see the calculation of all fields which is getting used by this field.
By Marc Bachmann - CTO karriere tutor GmbH
Insights for Podio is the only tool we know, where we can get insight information about the structure of our workspaces. Even for App & Workspace planning purposes, this tool delivers insight information how to best lay out your solution. For every real Podio developer and power user, this tool is a must have!
Insights for Podio tool helped us a lot to see the issues across different workspaces. It helps us to understand the calculations and the references where it is getting used. It saves a lot of time of our developers to see how things are flowing between across workspaces and apps.