Technological advancements inevitably create a more productive workflow – that is, if you know the best tools and how to implement them. In the tech world there always seem to be new tools, tips, tricks, and software to discover and It can be confusing how these items will fit in your workflow or if they even should.
That is why we’ve created a list of our top 5 tools we recommend most businesses implement. With these tools it is possible to increase productivity, efficiency, team and time management. See below the tools we have put together for you.
Office 365: Microsoft Office offers a bunch of applications suitable for every need and situation. With advancement in technology these applications are no longer limited to your computers anymore. You can download and use them on your mobile or smartphone to stay connected with people regardless of geographical or time limits. Microsoft Office 365 is a suite of cloud-based productivity and collaboration applications that integrates all Microsoft’s existing online applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Sway, and Access into a cloud service adding Microsoft Teams as the main communication and collaboration application. Companies of all sizes are finding Office 365 collaboration to be increasingly popular due to its ability to drive productivity, ROI and corporate success with some less known applications like Power Apps (to create Apps), MyAnalytics (productivity app), Stream (communication app tool), etc.
Power BI: Power BI is a business analytics solution that lets you visualize your data and share insights across your organization or embed them in your app or website. It can be connected to hundreds of data sources and brings your data to life with dashboards. Explore your data with visual reports that you can collaborate, publish, and share. It can also help you make informed decisions quickly with ability to connect multiple data sets, model and query. Power BI integrates business intelligence platform that provides nontechnical business users with tools for gathering, analyzing, visualizing and sharing data. Its interface is intuitive for users familiar with Excel and its deep integration with other Microsoft products makes it a very versatile self-service tool that requires little upfront training.
Project Pro: is a suite of tools for more efficient project and portfolio management. Project is used in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, government, retail, financial services and health care. The main modules of Microsoft Project include project work and project teams, schedules and finances. Is designed to help users set realistic goals for project teams and customers by creating schedules, distributing resources and managing budgets. This software is a project management product and is designed to assist a project manager in developing a schedule, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.
Microsoft Teams: Teams is a cloud-based chat app that combines the functionalities of Slack and Office 365 into a single platform that can even integrate more than 150 third-party applications for increased productivity. It also can be used as a full Phone System, with Microsoft Phone System License & additional Calling plans. Teams introduces a considerably different approach to the way most organizations function. Beyond how groups communicate, Teams shapes how they organize and govern themselves, and how they manage, control, and collaborate of their content. Microsoft’s continuing investment in Teams means a growing list of functionalities that enable and empower your people: meetings can be scheduled, integration with productivity tools, integration and management of Microsoft documents, among other things. Read more on this Blog where we talk about Teams replacing Skype for Business.
OneNote: this is a program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes, drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. As digital note-taking application from Microsoft that comes with Office 365 it can be used even if you don't use Microsoft's subscription service, just has to be downloaded. It is great for anyone who needs to capture ideas quickly and simply with very little interference. It's as close to a paper notebook as any application you've ever used, and it works on just about any device you own. Microsoft offers versions of OneNote for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android, and it's also available as part of Office 365 and even as a browser-based application. So, no matter where you are, what device you're working on or which operating system you use, you'll be able to create, edit and update your notes as it uses OneDrive to sync all your notebooks on all of your devices.
These are the main softwares we recommend you to add to your company tools, however we advise you to analyze all your company’s needs to choose the best one for you. Contact us to know more.