Communication is necessary for any business success. Today’s communication tools are enabling businesses of all sizes to send and receive data at the click of a button. If you have a team scattered across a different building, country or even continents, productivity and efficiency become key concerns for keeping project management on track. To do this, you need some amazing tools to help your team communicate in real time. Here are some of the best.
This handy tool has been much loved in the business world for years, and for good reason. It allows conference calls through both audio and video and can be used through a multitude of different devices including mobile or laptop.
The only network rather than an individual piece of software on the list, you may find yourself asking what is SD-WAN? The answer to this is quite simple, a software-defined wide area network (or an SD-WAN to you and me) allows for two office locations in different areas to share the same network.
If you are involved with a project with someone in the office in the town over, an SD-WAN will allow both of you to update records on the company network and keep each other informed at a much faster rate than if you were emailing parts of the project back and forth.
Trello is a collaborative software that allows all members of a team to see the various stages of a project as they unfold. By giving certain tasks to certain team members to complete, you can quickly and efficiently work through your work and then see where everyone else may need help. You can even jump on to someone else’s project and signal that you will help to take care of it, all without ever being in the same room as them.
From the same minds that built the popular image-sharing website Flickr, Slack is a team chat app which allows you and all your teammates to chat about the projects you are undertaking. With options to send messages and reminders to colleagues, crunch numbers and draw up invoices, it is no wonder why so many businesses like to use Slack for their business chat. It is super-customisable and super-easy to use.
Looking for a great all in one? Look no further than Proofhub. Not only will it allow you to discuss problems and strategies with teams through the chat function, but you will also be able to organise and delegate tasks to people to complete. You can also share files and other important and relevant documents very easily. It is a great tool for making sure that everyone in your company is on the same page at all times.
These are just some of the collaborative programmes available to you and your team. If you are looking for a great way to keep up project momentum without getting lost in email threads or phone calls, you might want to consider giving one of these a try. It might be just the thing you and your team need for bettering yourselves and completing your projects in the most timely manner possible.