Time. The clock is ever ticking. And it is one of those things in this 3 dimensional world that you will want to make the most use of. We’ve all heard the saying “Time is Money” before.
These days many businesses’ employees are collaborating on the computer – doing much of their work at the computer desk, and hardly leaving their computer chair.
When the work that your company is doing involves a lot of organizing, planning, and collaboration the Internet, then you should probably think about using (or suggesting) these 5 types of software that can greatly enhance the efficiency of you and your co-workers workflow.
Public Relations Management
Keeping up with your business relationships, which in today’s world can sometimes be summarized as online relationships with other business owners, can be very tedious and difficult. If you are trying to manage relationships at any sort of scale you will soon find that the data entry, using spreadsheets, files and folders, or whatever it is that you are using – can downright be overwhelming. This type of software can automatically keep track of any type of information you deem necessary. Most of them come with the ability to create custom fields as well as a set amount of predetermined tags that are useful to 90% of businesses. One great company that provides this type of software would be Buzzstream. They have a team of people that will work together with you on exactly what you need in your software and can help create custom packages for you, as well help you learn what the best ways to use the software are based on what you need.
Internal Collaborating Software
When you have a team of people working together it can be very easy to get lost in the productivity mess of not only knowing what to do throughout the day, but know what to do in the most efficient way possible. Internal collaborating systems allows you to build task lists, create projects that people in the workforce can work together on, set milestones and goals, and create databases for keeping track of special needs – restoring order to you and co-workers’ daily activities. An internal collaborating system can increase your workflow by 10 folds and this type of software is especially useful (or for that matter required) when you have people that work from home our out of the office.
There are all sorts of great internal collaborating systems out there. Some are more expensive than others. The ones that are the most expensive usually have a database of everything that you plug into them, and hence forth can retrieve valuable information that you may have lost or accidently deleted. Two examples are CentralDesktop and ActiveCollab.
File and folder sharing
Your days of emailing files and folders to co-workers should be completely over with. This is very time consuming method (among others like using USB’s and docs to share information) and one that is very outdated. There are many free file and folder sharing types of software out there (one of the biggest and best being Dropbox) that make sharing anything from movies, to word docs extremely easy to do. Being able to “drop” folders and files in “box” – a place where everyone invited has access to – can save you a lot of time, and hence your company a lot of money.
This article was written by Laura Zanskey. Laura helps to run and maintain www.youreviewelectronics.com which is a web site that gives TV reviews.
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