Over the past few weeks, the COVID-19 health crisis has brought to light the struggles many organizations are having in trying to adopt successful work-from-home strategies. Trying to put a plan in place while also managing a workplace can be challenging without face-to-face communications. This month, CounterPath announced that for a limited time, we are extending our Virtual Meeting Room service for all Bria Solo and Bria Teams users. We also recently detailed what business leaders can do to better manage a mobile workforce.
In this blog, we're exploring productivity tools that can make remote working easier. From project management, to collaboration, to time tracking, we've got you covered. Here are our top 5 picks:
1. Productivity Tool: Asana
Asana is a project management tool that tracks projects from start to finish. It helps with the delegation of tasks, tracks progress, creates actionable items from virtual brainstorm sessions, and manages due dates.
Asana works for teams of all sizes and is a great tool to implement when working from home, or managing remote teams.
2. Productivity Tool: Microsoft Office 365
Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that brings together the full office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive and more) to optimize workflows. It allows users to send emails and work on documents, presentations or spreadsheets on the cloud, where they are then synced across all devices. Once you share a link with a team member, they are then able to edit, comment on or share that document as well. You can manage users' permissions within the application as needed.
3. Productivity Tool: Bria Unified Communication Solutions
Bria UC softphone solutions streamline work communications and let users easily, connect, communicate, and collaborate utilizing the most efficient method for them at the time. Bria includes features such as HD voice and video calling support calling, when integrated with a business' call server (PBX) or VoIP service, and other offerings like Bria Teams and Bria Enterprise can also provide hosted messaging and presence services, screen sharing, video conferencing and more. A Bria solution enables your teams to take their business number with them, regardless of where they are and which device they are using, and also provides additional tools to easily share a presentation on their screen, and meet face to face on video calls, and even transfer files within a chat.
4. Productivity Tool: Harvest
If your company invoices per hour, Harvest is by far the best tool in the market to help your employees track their time and create spreadsheets.
Harvest is a multi-platform tool (web or mobile) with a user-friendly interface.
Harvest offers other functionalities including invoice management, expense tracking and compatibility with other business and accounting applications.
5. Productivity Tool: ProofHub
ProofHub is a work management system that allows project tracking, team collaboration, and communication. It sets daily reminders, lets team members see only information relevant to them and enables teams to deliver projects within intended deadlines.
ProofHub prides itself on being easy to install and learn, with no per user fees. It also integrates seamlessly with Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Outlook and more.
Even if you're a proponent of going into the office, it doesn't hurt to add some of these productivity tools to your wheelhouse. The next time you're in a bind, one of them could come in handy.
CounterPath Bria Solo and Bria Teams solutions are available with a 30-day free trial from our website, or contact one of Channel Partners or sales representatives for a demo of our Bria Enterprise solution today.