In today’s ever-changing world, having a remote team is becoming more and more common. Thanks to technology, the ability to work remotely has become easier and more cost-effective than ever. With that, however, comes a number of challenges in how to manage a remote staff effectively. Luckily, there are a number of apps that can help make your remote team more productive. Here are our picks for apps that can help:

1.Slack

Slack is a cloud-based messenger application that’s perfect for remote teams. You can set up a workstation for your company, add your employees to it and keep in touch no matter where they are. Within the app, you can set up different channels for different departments or teams where they can share relevant information. You can also, set up general areas with restricted access for making company-wide announcements. In addition to being able to communicate in real time, you can also add and share files and other items as needed.  The free version will store up to 10k messages so you can always search and find what you need.  There are also a number of Slack apps that can be integrated to further increase productivity and communication.  If you are looking for a great way for your team to communicate easily and effectively give Slack a try.

2. Trello

Trello is a one-stop shop for project management at a glance. The ways to use Trello are nearly limitless! Essentially it allows you to set up different boards for various projects you might be working on with your team. Within those boards, you can set up different cards (e.g. to-do, working on, finished) to fit your needs. Within those cards, you can add various tasks that need to be done, assign team members to them and even add stickers! The ability to see in one place what everyone is working on eliminates confusion and allows for a clean, productive workflow. The best part? It’s free!

3. On-Time Web

On-Time Web is the ultimate software for tracking the time and attendance of a remote team. Keeping track of employees time can be a nightmare but On-Time Web makes this process easy. Employees can login using a device of their choice and simply clock-in, clock-out and our software does the rest! On-Time Web also has a large number of additional features such as running timesheet reports, expense tracking, schedule management and even easy payroll integration for making those time-consuming tasks easier. Besides having an excellent selection of features, we also have some of the most affordable pricing around. Don’t take our word for it though, try it yourself with a free 14-day trial, no credit card required!

Do you have a remote team that you work with? These products should help make your job easier than ever!

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