Can anyone recommend a good collaboration tool.
We've used Podio and Basecamp. They are ok tools, but both have their shortcomings. Would love to hear if anyone has found a tool they really like.
I suggest MyChat corporate messenger. All collaboration features are provided:
*Voice and video calls
Mary-Alice, if you want a collaboration platform that is based on your company's organisational structure (organogram) then you should try Comidor (https://www.comidor.com). it has all state of the art collaboration tools + project Management features + CRM and business Analytics. it is ideal for SMEs that they want to have an integrated cloud solution.
We've tried a number of them over the last two+ years, and have found Yammer to be the most useful.
What are you looking for which isnt covered by the other two solutions you have tried?
The company I work for makes a collaboration tool called Clinked. We use it everyday in the office so I know it works! Its also integrated with Google Apps and we are working on integration with Google Drive too. It might be worth you having a look to see if its what you want, especially as there is a free package.
If you think of anything you would like added just let me know!
Hey, have you considered other software needs as well? i.e. contact management, time tracking, invoicing, etc - Having to integrate these later on can become quite the costly hassle, but there are solutions that combine these on their own.
In terms of collaboration tools I'd recommend checking out WORKetc - it's a google apps integrated project management/CRM/billing system that combines all aspects of the client lifecycle into one collaborative system. You can collaborate on projects, documents, knowledge bases, and other project related concepts, as well as other business management functions like leads and support. Create and assign tasks, manage multiple event calendar versions, manage discussions (comment-on-anything), and easily track time in the process. You can then use timesheets, expenses, milestones, and other billable data to create invoices and bill your client directly.
It's a powerful tool and it brings collaboration to every aspect of what you're doing, not to mention there's a client portal that allows an unlimited amount of contacts to login, collaborate, check account balances, and more: http://www.worketc.com/features
Definitely worth taking a look at - good luck on your search!
Thanks for all the great recommendations. There sure are a lot of options out there.
We have been using Taskpoint to manage our Innovation Nights team.
We went through a few and one that seems to be sticking is Asana (www.asana.com). It's free for under 30 and it's help us manage projects better, track tasks, and keep some communication off email.
Hi I have had some good experiences with Central Desktop. I also agree with Leo that every time I push google doc's it delivers 95%..at no cost :)
Three additional suggestions: (1) Dropbox, (2) SlideRocket and (3) Join.me, all of which are free and awesome.
I know that a lot of startups use Yammer as a social collaboration/communication tool. Can't say I have used it myself but I have heard a lot of good things. https://www.yammer.com/about/
In terms of free collaborative software, ProjectPier, www.projectpier.org and TeamLab, www.teamlab.com draw rave reviews.
Paid SaaS collaborative tools: DeskAway, Huddle, GoPlan, Collabtive, Zoho Projects, ActiveCollab, Central Desktop and Producteev.