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Remote Work Needs Collaboration. Here Are Chanty’s Favorite Tools

By Dmytro Okunyev - CHANTY
Founder and CEO


By Dmytro Okunyev | Founder & CEO - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 09:00

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COVID-19's impact on how we work has been the most significant and quickest shift in the global workforce that we have ever witnessed. Employees from around the world have been pushed out of the office and into a remote setting.

According to a recent survey, the number of remote employees in the United States has quadrupled to about 50 percent of the total workforce. While entrepreneurs have been progressively transitioning to remote work, it has marked some great benefits for many employees and enterprises.

Because the future of work is mostly going to be remote or hybrid, there seems to be a surge in demand for communication and collaboration technologies. This has caused many companies to scale their IT departments and think of new ways to get teams on board remotely. In such cases, collaboration and communication tools are no longer an option but, rather, have become a need of these new times.

But is it even easy to collaborate within remote teams? Well, it may become difficult if you use the wrong technologies. Imagine being in an important remote meeting with CEOs and managers from different countries and your video or audio calls just collapse.

To help solve this issue, you need to begin by choosing the best tool for yourself and the entire team. I know there are so many options out there – but how do you know which one is the best for you?

Before you jump to a conclusion of which one to use for your team, set up a team of IT professionals and ask them to do some ground research on the best available tools in the market. Perhaps, the ones your competitors are using, the one’s big or small companies are using, those that match your budget and specific needs or those with a good rating and review.

After that, implement trials with each of these collaboration tools. Spend a week or two using these tools to see if they fit well with your company’s culture and requirements. Set up in-team meetings to test the tool’s viability every single day. Analyze your budget, their offerings and various packages that these tools offer. Once you have trial tested the tools, you will know which one suits you the best.

To help you with the ground research, I want to list some of my favorite collaboration tools. Although the list will have a lot of Chanty’s competitors, all hail to every single one of them for performing so well.

  1. Chanty

Of course, Chanty had to be on top of my list of favorite communication and collaboration tools. We developed a tool that is a fit for both big and small-sized organizations given that it’s pocket friendly and very easy-to-use.

Transitioning your team to use Chanty won’t be much of a hassle. Keeping ease of use in mind, we also made sure to make its interface as efficient as possible. How? We launched the Kanban board that lets you view all your tasks or subtasks in one place, enables you to set due dates, see their progress and even assign them to anyone else on the team.

Let’s just say it’s like a white board with all your sticky notes on it but with a far more sophisticated look to it.

Moreover, we have the most talked about feature: unlimited chat history. If you’re new to the team, we’ll make catching up easy for you. Don’t feel left out and just gel in smoothly and benefit from all the previously pinned documents.

Furthermore, with a teambook at your fingertips, you can stay organized with all your conversations and shared content. With multiple integrations and a lot more in store, it’s time to get more productive and collaborate better with Chanty!

  1. ProofHub

ProofHub, like a lot of collaboration tools in the market, helps teams collaborate and communicate with the projects at hand. The uniqueness of this tool lies in the fact that it includes tools to assist your team in analyzing and discussing visual content.

ProofHub is a wonderful choice if your team manages projects that require conceptual design, advertising, or other graphics and images.

It's also very user-friendly, making it a great choice for a project management tool for teams working on projects that include visual elements. From a price perspective, ProofHub charges a set monthly fee regardless of how many people use it, which is ideal for a small and growing team.

  1. nTask

Just like Chanty, nTask also offers you the ability to get more done (although we say it a little differently). nTask is a collaboration tool that enables team members to prepare, analyze and monitor their everyday tasks at work.

Employees can delegate tasks to their team members, create status reports, prepare for recurring tasks, share documents, and create checklists with nTask. Usually, Gantt charts are used to keep track of project timelines in nTask.

Team members may also prepare and track various projects, allocate resources, identify challenges and threats, and track team members' time spent on various activities.

  1. Hive

Hive is a great collaborative tool that is all in for a democratic project management software. Don’t know what that really means? Well, they build a tool based on your feedback. Hive links all areas of your work with configurable project designs, financing, group messaging, and file sharing.

Hive is a collaboration and project management software for anyone who requires a centralized workflow management system to assist them in organizing and understanding their team members’ roles and the various processes that are a necessary component of their business's operations.

  1. Insightful.io

Insightful is a workforce management tool that offers modern teams productivity gains. It provides meaningful, actionable intelligence, automatic time monitoring, remote work scheduling, and much more to help teams work more effectively.

What makes this tool stand out is that it makes project time tracking an effortless and automatic process, which can be a huge bottleneck in your projects. It has various packages for your team to choose from and is also very easy-to-use. Depending on your needs, you can avail the price or package that best suits you.

  1. Brosix

Brosix describes itself as an all-in-one package that improves team communication and collaboration, helps in lowering expenses, and ensuring data protection.

Brosix provides customers with a fully customizable private team network that allows for private and secure cooperation. Customers have complete control over who is admitted to and deleted from the network, and they can simply monitor users with a variety of administrative tools.

Brosix has a variety of interesting features and functionality designed to improve team communication. It is created with the modern workplace in mind, from a variety of communication options to screen-sharing and a lot more.

  1. Fyle

Fyle is a next-generation expense reporting software that allows employees to submit expenditures as they occur. It assists them in recording a real-time perspective of all expenditures and closing books without causing them any hassles.

Fyle also promises to deliver an easy-to-use interface for employees where expense reporting is no problem. Moreover, with multiple integrations in place of other financial software, it makes the process even smoother.

Wrapping Up

With the rise in remote and hybrid work, demand for collaboration, communication and project management tools is also increasing. I hope this list provided some useful ground research for you. Hopefully, you can choose the best one for your team. I already chose mine. It’s Chanty forever!

Photo by:   Dmytro Okunyev

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