Teamwork is the watchword of many business enterprises, no matter what size or in what sector. The trouble is, with workforces increasingly on the move, and using technology to stay in touch instead of gathering in a physical meeting space, it can be more and more difficult to keep track of colleagues, projects or even the progress of shared paperwork.
Google Apps has a number of different packages that really help, however, promoting better collaboration and easier exchanges of documents and information. What’s even better, some of the options are actually free of charge and free for an unlimited number of users. One example is Mavenlink, which manages files and tasks really effectively, keeps track of time issues and also produces related expenses and invoices.
This package enables you to create and customise your own professional project management app to include your logo, company colours and related business links. You can use your Google Contacts to directly invite colleagues, business partners and clients to visit designated workspaces, for general communication, sharing Google Docs or other files.
You can create a project schedule that automatically communicates with Google Calendar and syncs important milestones. With a set budget, you can manage this in relation to tracking tasks and their completion. Even your own time can be charted, and your project team, your clients and contractors can all be kept in the loop. As milestones are achieved and agreed tasks are completed, Mavenlink will generate invoices and send them to your clients. A job (well) done, I think!