Essential Tools that Keep Your Business Organized & Informed

Posted on Fri, Mar 27, 2015 @ 09:34 AM by Carlos Lahrssen

Keep your business organizedFor businesses, staying organized is an essential part of success. Better organization leads to improved productivity and allows businesses to take advantage of opportunities that they might not otherwise be able to do. 

Calendars and Scheduling

Keeping an organized calendar is the basic building block to organizing time and avoiding schedule conflicts that can cost a business opportunities. Most computers and smartphones include calendar software that can be used to plan work time, keep track of appointments, and even analyze how working hours are spent to get a grasp on productivity. 

Most calendar software and apps can also send automatic reminders and alerts to help form beneficial habits and routines. Developing effective routines can make you more productive so that when an opportunity comes along, you are ready to take advantage of it.

For businesses, staying organized is an essential part of success. Better organization leads to improved productivity and allows businesses to take advantage of opportunities that they might not otherwise be able to do. 

Project Management

Whether you want to coordinate with a team or just keep your own projects organized, project management software can make it easier to keep everything straight so that you know what to do next. It's worth some investigating to find out which program will have the features you need. Basecamp is available for desktop and mobile app, and allows monitoring of multiple projects and tasks. 

Workflowy is another app that not only keeps track of tasks and projects, but also helps with organizing thoughts and ideas. Another great feature of Workflowy is that it can be used with teams or individually. Having a way to track projects and tasks is essential for businesses. 

CRM for Communications

A quality business phone system is an essential tool for any business that communicates with customers and can also help with interoffice communication as well. CRM software integrates with the phone system and allows recording and tracking of all customer interactions, making them available with each subsequent customer interaction. 

Next step: Contact Nexogy today to improve your business's prospects for success with a business phone system.

CRM software improves customer retention and allows managers to see at a glance when a customer care issue becomes a bigger problem or a trend. CRM reports can fuel CSR training and help the business be more effective in handling customer needs and concerns.

Internal Communications

Keep your business organizedThe more communication that takes place in a business, the more effective that business tends to be. Communication between departments increases employees' understanding of the big picture, which helps them understand why their tasks are important to the business. 

Good internal communication can also help resolve customer problems more quickly and efficiently, which can improve future sales prospects and the overall reputation of the business. The importance of fostering communication between employees in a business cannot be overestimated. 

Internal communication is greatly helped by a good business phone system, which can connect employees working in different locations and different shifts, who may never come into contact otherwise. A phone system that can connect mobile devices also fosters communication with those off-site or who may be away from their desks or on the road.

Next step: Contact Nexogy for a phone system that can integrate CRM software for optimal communication throughout your business.

Carlos Lahrssen is president of Nexogy.

 

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Carlos Lahrssen
Carlos Lahrssen
Carlos Lahrssen is president and CEO of nexogy, as well as founder, president and CEO of LD Telecommunications, Inc., nexogy’s parent company. Lahrssen is an industry fan, follower and advocate — stay...read more