With technology becoming increasingly important for business success, it pays to keep an eye out for innovations that will improve your business process.
There are apps available for everything business, from accounting to zone-pricing management (no really, we looked it up). For this article, however, we want to focus on some of our favorites for communication and collaboration. When it comes to communication, especially VoIP technology, there are probably a lot of awesome features or capabilities here that you’re missing out on.
RingCentral is a VoIP solution that specializes in business communication from anywhere. Utilizing the app, you can use your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone as a softphone to access your company’s phone system from anywhere.
ZoiPer is another VoIP solution that is extremely mobile (operates on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and even your phone’s browser) but puts a particular emphasis on privacy. Your texts, voice calls, and video chats are all encrypted by their service.
Jitsi is another multi-platform VoIP solution, emphasizing high-quality video conferencing. The best part is that it is open source. This means not only are a lot of developers participating in tinkering and updating it with new features, but you can also use it as a foundation for more customized solutions.
Another open source VoIP solution, Linphone is multi-platform and extremely powerful. In addition to its standard voice and video call options, you have the power to set up your own server solution so that your calls operate through your network rather than a third party. This is a great option for organizations with a lot of tech know-how.
ClickMeeting is a webinar app that allows a high degree of customization. It integrates easily with YouTube and Facebook and has a whole suite of options for analytics. If you are hosting webinars frequently or thinking about starting up a series of webinars, this solution is worth a look.
Slack is a collaboration hub that focuses on team interaction and projects. Chats can be split up by team, by subject, or among individual members. It allows document and file sharing and is built for effective searching and general ease of use. It also has a great degree of crossover with other apps, making it easy to integrate other useful programs into one place for seamless information exchange.
Another project management/teamwork app worth mentioning is Asana. You can organize your lists by team, of course, but you can also organize by
Evernote is the premier digital note-taking platform. With options ranging from the free basic suite to their business collaboration package, it’s a great option for keeping track of everything written for personal or business needs. One especially useful feature is document scanning (which is searchable!), allowing you to keep important documents at your fingertips regardless of medium.
And so much more
As mentioned earlier, these are just some of our favorites just for communication and collaboration. There is a whole World Wide Web of different apps available that could offer just the thing you need to take your process to the next level. And if you don’t know where to start or want an expert opinion on what solution might work best for you, reach out and ask us.