Together We Go Further: Five Great Tools for Your Team
Team Management software is a great way to work collaboratively and get the best results for a project. Here are five of the best tools to get you started:
MindMeister is a web-based service and mobile app that allows your team to work together in creating mind maps. It’s a great tool for visual thinkers and also has the benefit that you can work online together in real-time. The app and web service are free, however they’re limited to only three maps.
Bitrix24 is the next generation of company intranet pages, combining content hosting and social media. Think of it as Facebook, mixed with SharePoint, Skype, Google Docs… we could go on.
Bitrix24 has pretty much any tool you would ever need in one place, so not only do you save in software costs, but you also don’t have to navigate the inefficiencies that come with incompatible systems. It combines a private social network with CRM, invoicing, human resources management, wiki, videoconferencing, group calendars and more.
Unlike other systems that are exclusively cloud-based, Bitrix24 has a standalone version, complete with API and source-code. This means that, as long as your has at least one tech-savy coder, the system is infinitely customizable.
And the best part? It’s free.
Asana works similarly to Bitrix24 in terms of its social sharing, although its focus is exclusively on project management. The interface is well-designed, sleek and dynamic and you can also customize the look to suit your needs. It’s free for teams of up to 15 people.
FreshDesk is not only a helpdesk solution, but it also comes with forums, an online knowledge base and other customer support features. It’s more or less a copy of ZenDesk – which, while still the optimal helpdesk solution, comes at a price. By contrast, FreshDesk offers a free plan for up to three users.
Although it’s not designed exclusively for business, GroupMe is a great option when it comes to group messaging. While it lacks the diversity of communication options offered by Bitrix24, GroupMe does step in where Bitrix24 falls behind, by offering WindowsPhone and Blackberry support.
Got any other suggestions for other outstanding team management tools and services?