Welcome to the world of working from here, there and pretty much everywhere. There’s no question these unprecedented times have fast-tracked a trend that has been gathering momentum for years. More importantly, it might also signal a fundamental shift in how work gets done on the other side of COVID-19.
While an exhaustive index of every available tool would be impossible to compile, this list should help familiarize you with some of the more popular options for various work functions. In addition to visiting the individual websites for demos and free trials, you can also find detailed analysis of these and other tools at user review and research sites like Capterra, G2 and Gartner.
1. Project Management Tools
From setting milestones to tracking budgets, a robust project management tool can help your business run smoothly from just about anywhere. Here are several popular options that streamline workflow and help teams align around the tasks at hand.
Online Collaboration Tools
These online collaboration tools have a clear mission: make working together remotely as seamless as gathering around the same whiteboard. As you review this list, please note that several project management tools listed above also offer collaboration as part of their project management offering.
- RingCentral Glip
- Google Jamboard
- Workplace from Facebook
Video Conferencing Tools
Even if you’re already using a video conferencing platform, it might make sense to explore others on this list. Knowing the range of your available options is a great way to settle on the one that best meets the needs of your organization.
Cloud Storage Tools
A place for everything — and everything in its place. That’s the number one objective when looking for the right cloud storage option for an organization. Here are some popular options that can provide just a little sense of order to an otherwise chaotic world.
If you need a time tracking tool to capture, manage, plan and calculate hours for pay, there’s absolutely no replacement for Orbit Time and Labor. It works in lockstep with everything you need to manage for employees — from payroll to benefits, compliance, employee data, and more.
However, if you’re looking for a tool to track how much time you and other collaborators spend on certain projects or tasks, there are helpful tools that many independent contractors and consultants use to manage their productivity.
Always Ready, No Matter What
There’s no question the world isn’t what it was before this pandemic. If the right tools mattered before, they’ll prove even more valuable during and after the crisis. No matter what tools you adopt, 24/7/365 access, data security, and support that’s fast, friendly and reliable are more important than ever.
To see how Orbit Solutions, our workforce management tool, can help you and your team — or anyone you know — work from anywhere, request a demo today.