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Published on April 22nd, 2020 | by Sunit Nandi

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Top Five Online Platforms To Help You Run Your Business Remotely

It’s evident that small and medium-sized enterprises will suffer the most from the current coronavirus pandemic. As a rule, small companies live only with a few months of cash flow, so when something extraordinary happens, it can lead to disastrous consequences not only for the small business owners, but also for their employees.

So, how can small businesses go through these hard times? The most obvious answer is switching to remote work. Today, working remotely is more about necessity and safety rather than personal choice. In this article, you will find a list of online platforms that can help businesses organize their workflow online and stay as productive as possible.

ONLYOFFICE

ONLYOFFICE is an open-source office suite integrated with a feature-rich collaboration platform. ONLYOFFICE online editors allow creating, editing and collaborating on text documents, spreadsheets and presentations of different formats in real time.

ONLYOFFICE collaboration platform has all the necessary productivity tools for effective collaboration within remote teams:

  • document management;
  • CRM
  • e-mail;
  • project management;
  • calendar;
  • community.

ONLYOFFICE helps organize a virtual office in the cloud or can be deployed on a private server. It can be integrated with other business-oriented platforms with ready-to-use connectors: Nextcloud, ownCloud, Confluence, Alfresco, SharePoint, Liferay, HumHub, etc. ONLYOFFICE desktop and mobile applications allow editing and collaborating on the go.

Apart from different affordable tariff plans, now ONLYOFFICE offers a 180-day free trial of its cloud service.

Webex Teams

Webex Teams is collaboration software designed for speeding up projects, building better relationships within teams and solving business challenges. It has all the collaboration tools remote teams need to keep work moving forward:

  • chat;
  • meeting management;
  • whiteboard;
  • schedule management;
  • file sharing.

What is important is that Webex Teams keeps information safe with a broad and holistic approach to security in the cloud.

Webex Teams delivers pre-built solutions with third-party applications from vendors such as Microsoft, Google, and Salesforce to deliver complete collaboration experiences. Other integrations can be set up using the Webex App Hub.

monday.com

monday.com is a web and mobile app platform for work management. With monday.com, companies can plan, run, and track remote work in one flexible platform.

The platform is highly customizable to fit different business operations, including marketing, project management, software development, HR, media and production, IT and sales.

monday.com perfectly suits remote teams because it allows centralizing all communication within the context of workflows and projects. The platform helps business owners define clear priorities, keep their remote teams aligned and motivated.

One of the biggest advantages of monday.com is its high flexibility and integrability. It can be easily integrated with over 50 work apps, including Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams, etc.

monday.com offers flexible tariff plans depending on the number of users. No free version is available.

EGroupware

EGroupware is online open-source enterprise software made in Germany. It provides business with cutting edge collaboration tools which allow organisations to collaborate in a secure environment. EGroupware offers the following features:

  • information sharing and CRM;
  • document management;
  • data exchange and synchronization;
  • service management;
  • project and event management;
  • e-mail account management

EGroupware has all the necessary tools to run a business remotely. The mobile version with online access to all data also contributes to remote work.

EGroupware offers flexible enterprise tariffs but doesn’t have a free version to try out.

Teamwork

Teamwork is work and project management software that lets teams work, collaborate and communicate seamlessly. It offers multiple time-saving and collaboration-enhancing features to make project management quicker and more efficient. With Teamwork, businesses can easily deliver successful projects focusing on each stage:

  • planning;
  • collaborating;
  • delivering;
  • reporting.

Teamwork has all the features you need to collaborate remotely, hit deadlines and achieve high performance results. Its functionality can be expanded via integration with other platforms and services, such as HubSpot, Slack, Float, Chatify, PieSync, etc.

A big plus is that there is a free tariff plan which is ideal for very small companies and entrepreneurs.

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