Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) prompted businesses to deploy the work-from-home scheme and created a productive environment through the internet.

We listed down 7 tools and resources you and your team can use for a more streamlined and efficient workflow. Read on to learn more.

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For seamless communication:

Skype

This application allows video chats, voice calls, and instant messaging from one device to another. As the most widely-used program, Skype is prevalent in corporations because of its file-sharing and screen sharing functionalities which are great for presentations.

Zoom

Zoom is the prevalent video-conferencing tool during the pandemic. It offers unlimited HD video and voice calls with screen sharing usability within 40 minutes for free conferences.

Google Hangouts

Hangouts is Google’s brand of telecommunication where instant messaging, voice and video calls and group chats with 10 users are available. Its premium upgrade, the Hangouts Meet, increases your video call participants to 100, allows smart screen sharing, dial-in from phones, and adds external participants.

 

For easier collaboration:

Asana

Under Asana, you can add tasks and assign them to your team members, including comments and shared files, with a designated deadline. Free access has integrations with Google Drive, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, and the likes. Upgrades are available through their premium as well.

Slack

Another project management tool is Slack which allows you to chat with your colleagues and organize communications by channels for group discussions. Private messaging is also provided to share information and files in one place.

 

For smarter accounting and bookkeeping:

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online is among the pioneers in accounting software providing services such as invoicing, payment handling, expense tracking, compliance calculations, and payroll. Add-ons are also available to upgrade your software experience and match them with your business requirements.

Xero

Xero is one of the best cloud-based systems which scales along with your business. Its functionalities include online invoicing, inventory tracking, bank reconciliation, financial reporting, payroll, and more to help you manage your finances easily.

 

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