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Technology can help us a lot in the company. Today we will review various solutions to improve productivity that are probably unknown to you. They cover communication or saving us from boring and repetitive tasks, from signing documents to employee feedback, moving on to time management and messaging applications. Let’s take a look.
Print, sign, scan and resend: a tedious flow repeated every time we have to sign a document. We can, however, save a few minutes with Signaturit. Thanks to this application we can easily sign documents from our mobile device or any browser.
All you have to do is add .signaturit.com to the email address of someone who has to sign the attached PDF document. That person will receive a notification from which they can sign and send it back. And all of this can be done in a safe and reliable evironment, complying with EU directives on electronic signatures and data protection.
Doing expenses claims can become quite a tedious process. Luckily we can lighten the burden with solutions like Captio that **automates the entire process ** from recording expenditure to entering it into the company accounting system.
Users only have to scan receipts with their mobiles and Captio does the rest. You can even enter receipts through the website if you do not have a mobile to hand. Expense approval or denial is also integrated into the process and we can generate and visualise reports to see how we are spending money.
Understanding employee opinion in your company is vital, but is often difficult to do effectively and quickly. Surveys that no one fills in or that take too long to be useful … ZenQuest tries to solve this problem with an application for iPhone and Android Windows Phone.
All you have to do is define the questions and two answers for each of them. Then, employees can vote and see the results anonymously, to ensure that we will get their honest opinion. A good way to get quick feedback without many complications and to improve performance in your company.
The Pomodoro technique was born in the 80s and is very curious method to better manage our time. It consists of dividing the work into 25-minute intervals with breaks of 5 minutes, and is surprisingly effective in improving productivity without us feeling too overwhelmed.
There are many solutions to manage these intervals, but here we recommend Tomatoist, a web application that is almost as easy as the mechanical Pomodoro clock advocated by the method’s inventor.
Chat, email and calls: Tolku unifies all your business communication needs in a mobile application. With it you can communicate quickly with any colleague or find the person you need with its integrated directory. No more flipping between different applications or not knowing through which channel you spoke and with whom.
Tolku has three versions: Tolku Free, a free 30-day trial; Pro, a paid version with new features; and Enterprise, a version that fits the needs of each company.
Can you imagine having all the communication potential of networks like Facebook just for your company? Well with Zyncro it is possible. In this social network, employees can share their news and see updates from their peers, helping to improve communication between them and bringing the team together.
But of course, being a social network for companies, it is not all about leisure: Zyncro also offers a document management system to share and collaborate on documents, a task and project manager, email manager and integration with products from third parties from Marketplace. A good solution for improving productivity and communication with a single product.
Despite living in the age of technology, business cards are still prevalent. Therefore we recommend ABBYY Business Card Reader, an application for iOS, Windows and Android that allow you to quickly scan business cards you receive.
With its optical recognition feature, ABBY Business Card Reader will detect what is on the card and create a contact that we can save in our electronic diary or export to other programs. Very useful if you you want to forget about cards without losing any contacts.