Over the last few years, we’ve seen many new document productivity solutions make their way to market. Some are effective, while others don’t offer nearly as much flexibility or functionality to make them worthwhile. So, we’ve taken the time to build a shorter and more useful list.
We’ve included tools that enable sales, smart team communication, collaboration, and also save time. Here’s our list of seven productivity tools you should know of.
Like most project management tools, Monday.com helps track tasks, project progress, assign ownership of tasks and set timelines, but what its customers really love the most about it is how easy it is to use due to its one-of-a-kind single-glance view. In Monday.com’s words, it “shows you exactly where things stand in a single glance.”
Monday.com uses ‘pulses’, which are tasks that can be assigned to anyone along with a timeline and priority, and this is also what makes it special: a pulse can be anything, from sales leads to content creation projects or a list of to-dos.
Qorus for Office 365
Looking for a way to place the very best content at your sales team’s fingertips so they can compile emails, proposals, SOWs, and presentations in minutes? The Qorus for Office 365 add-in makes it all possible, without having to leave Outlook, Word, PowerPoint or Excel to find your best content.
Sales people are able to pull pre-approved content directly from sources to easily and accurately build the documents and emails they need to move the sales process along.
Slack became one of the most popular communication and collaboration tools because it takes all the applications you use to share information and communicate and puts them in one place. Emails, messaging, files, and even updates on new closed deals – you name it, Slack does it!
Teams love Slack for it’s smooth integrations, allowing you to connect cloud storage services like Google Drive and Box, and CRM application like Salesforce.
Looking for an easy way to track how you and your team spend your time? Try Toggl. Its clean interface makes it easy to track tasks and projects.
Toggl also produces beautiful reports and graphs that can be exported in PDF, CSV, and XLS formats. If you’re looking for slightly advanced features, you can also assign billable rates to project hours, automate timesheet management, receive reports via email, and gain deep insights on how your business is really doing.
Grammarly for Business
It’s easy to misuse ‘there’ instead of ‘their’ or misplace a comma or two, but while these seem like tiny mistakes, they’re slowly eroding the trust your prospects and customers have in your brand. Grammarly for Business makes it easy to take care of these and other writing mishaps – before they cost you business.
As most people know, Evernote is a place for all your ideas, checklists, web clippings, and pictures, but Evernote Business does all of that and more. Your team can manage projects, information, and even integrate apps to streamline workflows.
There’s no cap on the number of devices users can work from, and you can control permissions from a central admin control.
Like other top communication tools, Workplace allows you to create groups where you can share ideas and content with colleagues or customers and integrate apps your business uses every day. What we really love about Facebook’s collaboration tool is its live broadcast and two-way video and voice calls, and that you can create bots to help enhance your team’s productivity.
It’s also built around the same look and feel of your regular Facebook account, but they are not linked in any way, and all data used within Workspaces is kept from third parties.
A final word
There’s a great deal to consider as you search for the best productivity tools for your business, and as a rule of thumb it’s a good idea to always look for tools that offer seamless integration, and where possible, wide adoption across business, thus ensuring that the tool is indeed necessary.