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Best Online Collaboration Tools

This article was updated with additional information from RingCentral – 4/18/2022

Want to create a hot mess in your office? Rely only on email to communicate.

Before you know it, people will be missing important messages right and left. The email you sent with info on a new account will get completely lost amongst the 84 group emails congratulating people on their new babies, promotions, or just spreading the news that the office fridge will be cleaned out on Friday.

Happily, there is a solution. Finding the right collaboration tool for your business can eliminate hassles, streamline communication, and improve your bottom line.

Collaboration Software

There are literally dozens of different collaboration tools to choose from. How can you know which one is right for your business?

First, you need to examine what your top needs are. Do you need to communicate better? Share files? Manage products? All of the above?

Once you identify your needs, you can search for and find the solution that will work the best for you. Slack, for example, is known for making it super easy to communicate. So is Stride, the successor to the popular HipChat. However, If you’re looking for a unified platform, RingCentral MVP is your best bet. You can use this unified communications solution for phone calls, team messaging, audio and video conferencing, and internet faxing. It also has excellent features for task management and a wide variety of business app integrations that empower remote team collaboration.

Xtensio is an excellent cloud-based data sharing tool that lets you manage files, documents and presentations with ease. With plenty of pre-built templates and impressive color schemes, you can easily create live presentations.

If file sharing is your top priority, you may want to stick with Google Drive and Dropbox. Yes, they’ve both been around for a while, but that’s because they get the job done—and most people are comfortable with using them.

Asana, meanwhile, has been around since 2008 and is regarded as one of the top tools for tracking workflow and managing projects.

Collaboration Apps for Business

We all know that business isn’t always done at a desk anymore. Whether you’re on a train, plane, or stuck in line at the drycleaners, you want to be connected. And you want it to be easy.

The good news is that today’s collaboration tools almost universally have corresponding apps that make it simple to stay connected, but keep moving at the same time.

Self Storage Units for Business

When you own your own business, you’re always looking for ways to improve and become more efficient.

Depending on your individual needs, self storage can be one of those solutions. Let’s say you have a lot of inventory, office supplies, or records—too many to fit in your designated storage area. Rather than let it all spill into the rest of your office, you could rent a self storage unit and keep your surrounding neat, clean, and uncluttered.

At StorageMart, we pride ourselves on our clean and well-lit self storage units that are available to rent on a month-to month basis. If that sounds like something that could make things easier for you, check out our storage unit guide or rent a unit online today.

Updated 8/26/20