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Software that helps you improve productivity at work

by James Helliwell Internet Marketing & Start Up Guru

With so much competition existing in every sector of business, companies are doing everything they can to get ahead. Having the right tools to improve efficiency can give your business that extra edge.

When you set up a business, you go all in to help it succeed, from hiring the right employees to doing mountains of paperwork and getting business insurance as a safety net. You should also be considering tools that help your day-to-day functioning. In the long run, factors like productivity are big contributors to your success.

Productivity at work

Productivity is not just about completing tasks efficiently and on time. Productivity in business also includes being able to distribute resources intelligently so the company can achieve its core goals. There are a number of different productivity software applications to help your business perform better. When you’re scouting for a good program don’t forget to factor in cost, technical support, reliability of the software and its compatibility with other platforms.

Here we’re going to look at software that can help you with team analytics, projects, task management and communication -


ActivTrak: For team analytics, ActivTrak is a data driven software that gives you team behaviour analytics. You can also track the productivity of your employees. It has an intuitive user interface and simple admin control tools. You can automate alerts and it has a two-factor authentication system. It can be used with a Google login and even has an iOS app.


Slack: This software is ideal for collaboration; it seamlessly integrates with other office and collaboration tools. Slack can be used when you start new projects, hire new employees, deploy codes or finalise a budget. Even the free version has a number of useful features but does not have the option of archiving messages.


Evernote Business: This software allows users to create documents, collaborate on projects, store data and information in one place. Different teams can use this software to collaborate easily thanks to its versatility. It has great search capabilities so you can find what you’re looking for quickly. It can also be integrated into the tools that you’re already using.  

Spike: Spike is another software that improves communication between teams. It makes emails more conversational and works right from the users’ inbox. It works with existing mail systems and turns them into real-time messenger systems. This makes communication between teams more efficient. This system includes built-in groups, channels, video and voice calls. It also gives you instant access to your files and ensures encryption for emails.


Grammarly: Software like Grammarly helps with editing whether it’s on a word document or an email. Professionals across industries use this software to ensure accuracy in their English language writing. It is AI powered and ideal to do that final check before submitting a report or sending an email.

Office 365: There is more to Office 365 than just Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Users also have access to online storage, teamwork solutions and business-class email. Microsoft Sway is one step ahead of PowerPoint when it comes to presentation software.

Monday dot com: This software was designed especially for effective and easy team management. Employees can connect to workplace processes across industries. It is designed very simply and is considered to have a great user experience. This is true of its online and mobile experience. The user interface is intuitive and it includes customisation, admin control, private or public control, in-group messaging and so on.

Asana: The Asana product was made to help teams from different organisations work together without a hitch. It can be customised in a number of ways to suit your needs. It has a convenient board view that allows you to easily ascertain the progress of a project. It also has a good set of search tools and its iOS and Android apps replicate its web interface’s clean look.

Trello: The Trello platform is useful for the sales, HR, marketing and operations departments to collaborate. It has over a hundred integrations with Jira, Google Drive etc. and works well across other platforms. With this product, you can set due dates, make checklists, assignments and even store files (among others).  Trello is most popular for its simple design, speed and easy to use set up.

Jira: Jira is best known for its flexibility and its ability to be adapted to suit the organisation’s needs. So users can have visibility into long term goals, see the status of various projects and even chart out project roadmaps. It also has real time release of information among other features. However, the Atlassian Cloud will not support many separate domains, domain aliases or subdomains in Google Apps.

The software that is right for you depends on the needs of your company, the budget you can spare and the resources that your business has to manage. Choosing just any software will not necessarily improve your productivity. Take the time to understand the different types of software available and choose one that works best for your needs. Implementing the use of the right software can help you and your team take things to the next level. 



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About James Helliwell Junior   Internet Marketing & Start Up Guru

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Created on Sep 23rd 2019 00:48. Viewed 751 times.

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