Working During the Coronavirus Outbreak: 7 Tools SMEs can Use
The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has shifted most businesses to work from home or telecommuting. The pandemic has created an environment where businesses, regardless of size, rely greatly on the internet and other tools that will help them continue their processes. Here are the tools you can use to continue your business processes and communications:
Maintaining reliable communication lines is at the center of remote work collaboration. Remote communication tools will help you maintain close coordination with your team as everyone adjusts to telecommuting.
- Zoom features and pricing.
- Hangouts Meet is the enterprise solution that comes with GSuite. It integrates the free features of Hangouts with your GSuite account and allows you to increase the number of video call participants to 100, smart screen sharing, dial-in from phones, and add external participants. Additional features are available depending on your GSuite subscription.
Project Collaboration Software
Project collaboration software allows you to assign and manage projects, report on the status of each task, and share the necessary files. These tools help you keep organized while working tasks remotely.
find in this list. Premium accounts get access to the timeline view, advanced search and reporting, and increased support from Asana.
- paid access will give you group calls, custom groups, round-the-clock support, and collaboration with individuals or teams outside your organization.
Accounting and Bookkeeping
Cloud accounting and bookkeeping tools help you get a hold of your finances, helping you make decisions and manage resources during this crisis.
QuickBooks Online (starts at $12.00/mo)QuickBooks Online is the cloud-based version of QuickBooks Desktop. It allows businesses to do invoicing, payment handling, expense tracking, compliance calculations, and payroll. You can also use a number of add-ons to further increase the tasks that you can carry-out in QuickBooks and/or integrate with other software that you use.
Xero (starts at $9.00/mo)Xero is a fast-growing cloud bookkeeping and accounting software that provide SMEs with much-needed functions to manage their finances seamlessly. This includes online invoicing, inventory tracking, bank reconciliation, financial reporting, payroll, and more. Similar to QuickBooks, the plethora of add-ons can also help you do more with Xero.
Working at home during the coronavirus pandemic has challenged businesses to adapt to more tools to ensure the continuation of their businesses. With productivity tools like those mentioned above, working from home can bridge teams and ensure unhampered collaboration in your organization.
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