We are living in a fast-paced world where everyone, including businesses, are looking for ways to manage their time effectively, be more productive, and do more in less time. Fortunately, advanced technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) can be leveraged through a great number of productivity apps that are available to businesses of all sizes.
Productivity apps can provide an array of benefits to your business. They can help your employees manage their time effectively, stay organized, collaborate efficiently with team members, and become more productive.
To help you pick the right productivity apps for your business, we’ve listed 5 of our top picks to level up your performance, increase your productivity, save time, keep you on track, and help you achieve more!
Commercient’s IoT Pulse
When apps work together, your business runs better. Commercient’s IoT Pulse seamlessly connects your ERP to the Internet and to more than 1,100 apps, including CRM’s like HubSpot, Daylite, Zoho, Salesforce, and others. It can also integrate marketing and productivity apps like Mailchimp, Infusionsoft, Gmail, WordPress, social media apps, and many more. Increase productivity and automate your daily tasks with the power of IoT Pulse and make your business processes part of the Internet of Things.
G Suite is the most comprehensive cloud-based productivity toolkit with online storage space ranging from 30GB all the way up to unlimited on the Enterprise Edition. G Suite is made up of a variety of Google apps including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and more. With G Suite, you can create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, and collaborate in real-time. You can also secure your data by using the sharing control feature on shared documents. G Suite is great for team work, as multiple users can add comments and edit shared documents simultaneously in real-time.
Zoom is a reliable, easy-to-use video conferencing app that can be used to improve collaboration and eliminate communication barriers among teams and remote employees. Zoom is great for large teams, and can be used to conduct meetings with up to 100 interactive participants, and up to 1,000 view-only participants. It features built-in recording, screen sharing, text chat and also allows you to share files, photos, and videos.
Gain a better sense of how your time is being used with Toggl, a time-tracking app that tracks and monitors time spent on tasks. This app has an easy-to-use interface, and also gives you details about the time you log. Toggl monitors idle time, and features a Pomodoro timer that reminds you when to take a break, so you don’t burn out. Even though Toggl is cloud-based, it also works offline.
Organize your inbox and avoid distractions with SaneBox. It enhances your existing email account by filtering unimportant emails so you can focus on important business matters. This email app can distinguish between important and unimportant emails, and moves distracting emails to your SaneBox folder for later. SaneBox will also notify you when someone hasn’t replied to your email and has Snooze and Do Not Disturb features, which can help you avoid distractions.
Asana can help you avoid missing deadlines. This project management app helps you plan and structure important tasks all in one place. Asana integrates with apps such as Slack, Google Drive, Gmail, and more. You can create projects, assign tasks, share information, and set goals and deadlines. Asana uses timelines and Gantt Charts to help you keep track of activities and manage ongoing work.
Productivity Apps Can Help Your Business
Successful businesses understand the importance of productivity. When employees are highly productive, the business achieves its goals and becomes more successful. Productivity can also increase motivation and boost the morale of your employees, which in turn translates into better customer service. Use one or more of these apps to manage your time, maximize your efficiency and stay focused on your goals.
For more information on Commercient’s IoT Pulse and connecting your productivity apps to your ERP, please contact us today!
About the Author
Anna Kinnear is a Sage Financials Consultant at Edgeware, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa. She has always had a passion for reading and writing.