Collaboration Software – Home Working Made Easy

Online collaboration software can help you streamline communications and improve project task delegation. It is particularly helpful for teams based in different locations or perhaps working from home. The software will stop endless emailing and voicemails and eradicate the need for face-to-face communication when a project element is completed. In this article from Relativity, the business technology specialists based in East Sussex, we discuss what a collaboration app is, the benefits collaboration software will bring to your business, what to consider before choosing your software and how we can help you.

What is a collaboration app?

In general terms, it refers to any piece of software that facilitates people getting work done together. Teams can work effectively and efficiently, enabling teamwork even though they may be miles apart. This will make your employees more organised and improve productivity.

Benefits of collaboration software

  • Better communication – sharing documents, videos, messages, etc.
  • Enhanced project management
  • Improved workflow of Agile teams
  • Facilitates remote working
  • Better scheduling
  • Time efficient – your team can concentrate on important tasks
  • Increases employee engagement and satisfaction

What to consider when choosing the app best for your business

With literally dozens of collaboration tools available and new ones being added all the time, you will need to know what the main purpose will be and what business needs your software needs to meet including what types of projects will need to be collaborated on. It’s key to have software that is easy to use, as your team will have differing abilities. Decide on your budget, as some software companies offer a ‘free’ version, which may suit your current requirements although further down the line, you may want software with more functions.

  • What is the main purpose?
  • How usable is it?
  • Will it fit your budget?
  • How many people and departments will be using the software?

Other questions to think about are the types of projects, how your team handles communication and workflow and where you store your project files. Also consider how many people and departments are involved, what other apps your team uses, will all conservations be archived and whether it is just used for work specific projects or will there be social use as well. If this all sounds somewhat overwhelming, why not ask the experts?

Zoho Projects

In a recent article by PC Magazine, Zoho Projects was picked as the Editors’ Choice for collaboration software. It was described as having rich communication features, being responsive and great value. The magazine considered it a leader in both project management and time tracking. The software will allow collaboration on projects with colleagues as well as clients, in fact anyone with access to file sharing, calendars, message boards, wiki pages, chat rooms and a lot more.

How can Relativity help you with your cloud based collaboration software?

Don’t get left behind. Businesses, more and more are moving towards digital solutions to improve collaboration because of the significant benefits that the software brings. You may find it particularly helpful if you still have people working from home. Zoho Projects could be the game changer that you are looking for in your business. Why not get in touch with the experts at Relativity based in Uckfield, East Sussex? We’ll be able to advise you if Zoho Projects or other Zoho software including Zoho Connect, Zoho Meeting and Zoho Vault could be the right applications for your team collaborations. Call us on 01825 280123 or email for more information.

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