A few basic digital tools to help take your SME to the next level

Agora Tec regularly publishes articles about tech tools that helps small and medium businesses to improve their productivity. Apps, devices, software and even social media is an ever-evolving landscape, and although startups and SMEs often struggle to keep up with the demands of a digital world, the developments in technology also provides a lot of tools that help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level.

In this particular article we want to highlight a few online tools that you can use to help you with small every tasks. By allowing technology to take of these tasks, you can use the extra time for focusing on the growth of your business.

Task and team management

First up is the platform Monday.com.

For many SMEs, managing projects or tasks that involves multiples team members can be a quite a headache, even if that team is relatively small. Monday.com is a great platform that helps you manage and monitor the progress of all the tasks or projects that your team is currently working on. You can assign tasks to specific team members, set deadlines, make notes on the tasks and sort them according to importance.

Monday.com can also help you track sales processes, and has nice little widgets to see how far the team is with specific tasks or projects. See it as one big diary (on steroids) for your entire team.

Meistertask.com is a similar platform to Monday.com, and it is difficult to say which platform is better. Both offer free and paid versions.

Sending large files

Wetransfer.com is another online tool that every SME should know about. This is an old one and most working people are familiar with the file sharing platform. There are, however, still some entrepreneurs driving around with memory sticks and external hard drives to share files and to get large documents to and from clients. There are multiple platforms out there to help you share files which are too big to email, but Wetransfer.com is probably one of the most user-friendly tools. If you need to send or receive large documents or photos, Wetransfer.com is a simple, free tool that allows you to do exactly that.

Google Drive is Google’s version of cloud-based file storage system and is another great tool to use for sharing large files.

Scanning documents

Need to scan documents but don’t have access to a scanner? Download the Adobe Scan app on your phone. With Adobe Scan you can use the camera on your phone to scan documents, save them as PDF files, and email them.

Managing business telecommunications expenses

Smartcom’s SmartView Plus platform is a must have tool for SMEs who have a number of cellular contracts. The platform allows you to have complete control over all the SIM cards in your business, to monitor how much all your employees or teams are spending on data, voice calls and SMSs, allowing business to control their SIM cards and avoid bill shock. The system is completely cloud-based, allowing for additional security. To find out more, click here.

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