There are only so many hours in the working day, but always so much to do. The key to getting ahead and gaining competitive edge is to use your time efficiently and productively. The good news is that there is help available in the shape of productivity and team collaboration software.
Here we take a look at some of the best business productivity software options that could help you streamline your day, optimise your time and bring structure into your communications and teamwork.
Team collaboration software application Slack is an alternative to email and designed for team communications. It’s an instant messaging application that can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, either through a desktop or a mobile app.
With the ability to organise conversations into channels, it has the power to keep things ultra-organised. You can share documents and images, make video calls, manage calendars and integrate with a whole raft of apps too, all without switching out of the platform. Apps such as Google Drive, Sync, OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook, Loom, Sync, ClickUp and Evernote are just a few of those which can be integrated.
As well as setting up your own workspace and collaborating with your internal teams, you can also join other companies’ workspaces so that you can contribute and keep in the loop on external projects.
Content is searchable, messaging is instant, and you get to snooze notifications, or sign yourself off on vacation when you don’t want to be disturbed.
Trello is a project management tool designed to help teams collaborate, and organise and prioritise projects, and the individual tasks that fall within those projects.
Tasks can be assigned to individual team members, and you get to set goals, monitor progress, add comments, create visual workflows and automate recurring tasks.
The platform is designed around boards, lists and cards. Useful productivity metrics are included for measuring efficiency. It’s also possible to integrate with Slack, Dropbox, Google Drive and Evernote.
Google Workspace, formerly G Suite, is a hub where businesses can manage, share, collaborate and secure files and documents.
It brings together a host of Google tools, many of which you are likely already using such as Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs and Sheets, plus it integrates with a range of apps, all aimed at boosting project efficiency.
ClickUp markets itself as ‘one app to replace them all’. It’s a project management and productivity software platform that can be accessed from any device, allowing you to manage any project from start to finish, collaborate in real time, assign comments and tasks to action, and set notifications so you never miss a request or a deadline again.
But there’s more to ClickUp than project management. You can also automate sales processes, track prospects, manage clients and produce real time reports to see how your team is performing. You can also manage marketing campaigns, collaborate on marketing assets, and produce content calendars. So in essence, it’s a CRM – productivity – project management and marketing tool all rolled into one.
Combine the best business productivity software with top quality IT support and see your company grow.
Whatever productivity and collaboration software you choose, if you can also be reassured of the best possible IT support, then you’ll be set for business growth success.
Here at PC Docs, we offer a fully managed IT support service across London and Hertfordshire. Our services include emergency IT support, remote working solutions, cybersecurity, online backup, network solutions and cloud telephone systems.
With 99 per cent of our help desk support tickets responded to within just 10 minutes, and our Microsoft Certified technicians on hand to assist with any issue, together with your team collaboration and productivity software, you’ll have all you need to stay ahead of the competition.