The remote work boom necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic has virtually revolutionized business overnight. When working with a variety of team members and clients on different projects at home in different cities. It’s extremely helpful to utilize online time saving tools that are available to you in order to succeed and keep business going as usual.
Six great apps that enable virtual project management
Buffer – This social media scheduler is a favourite tool of ours. Not only is it easy to use on mobile and desktop, it also lets the user send posts for approval, review their results and engage with their group. Consistency and timing are essential when building your online brand. By using app analytics, such as Instagram Insights, you can see when your followers are most active and post accordingly. Another great feature of Buffer is the ability to refresh and reshare past content quickly and easily.
Slack – While Slack has previously been criticized for being an office distraction it’s now a valuable tool for dispersed teams. Slack allows you to instant message your team on different channels within your business. I.e.: Marketing teams can talk marketing with each other without interfering with your Finance team. With integrations for Outlook and other applications to share emails quickly & show when you’re in meetings, Slack is a great tool not only to share information but also stay connected as a team professionally and socially.
Veed – A Simple online video editing platform to create professional content to grow your audience online, teams can use VEED.IO to build a social following, creating engaging marking content, education video and pretty much any other type of video content. Veed editing tools are designed for creating engaging social content, not films and TV shows. Veed’s goal is for you to be able to make great content fast and was designed to be simple so no previous experience is needed. At a time when webinars and video content is crucial it’s great to have a simple, web-based video editor that the whole team can use.
Teamwork – Get on track! Project management sites that keep everyone on track and efficient is the key to success! Nail deadlines, update your team members on any changes within a project and run your day to day tasks all the while ensuring priorities are understood and dealt with on time. Time tracking is also integrated within the site, allowing accuracy and control of how much time is spent on each client/project and easy invoicing for freelancers.
Zoom – In 2020, Zoom became a household brand all over the world. Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Their reliable cloud platform for video, voice, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. It owes its success to the constant development of new features and customizations, strong audio and video performance, and generous free plan. From screen recordings, one one one meets and full day conferences Zoom has options to suit a variety of needs
DocuSign – Pioneers of developing e-signature technology, DocuSign helps organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act on, and manage agreements. You can see results in hours instead of weeks, saving time and money. With in person meetings on hold for the near future DocuSign has become essential for many businesses.
With most individuals working from home, It is important to use software and tools that are easy to integrate and use by employees. Marigold is driven by these and other applications, adopting new technology allows us to master communication, be effective and efficient for not only our business, but for our clients. For more information on how you can integrate this software into your marketing campaigns or business strategy book an introductory meeting.