Best Business Communication Tools

Best Business Communication Tools

Communication is a vital aspect of virtually all business. With the startup spring that has come to characterize the millennial workforce, the increase in remote workers, and the technology centric business environment – we’ve seen some interesting and innovative tools crop up that are changing the face of how we organize, communicate, and approach projects.


Slack

Slack has only been out for 3 years, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming a widespread and popular communication tool. 8,000 customers signed up for the service within 24 hours of its launch in August 2013. As of February 2015, the company reports having 135,000 paying customers spread across 60,000 teams.

The name is actually an acronym, which means, “Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge.” It’s basically an instant messaging chatroom that can be used on desktop and through a mobile app. It allows for the formation of groups based on teams and topics and some major integrations include Google Drive, Dropbox, Trello (mentioned later), and Zendesk.

Asana

Asana was launched in 2011 and it’s designed to help teams track and organize their work. More importantly, its primary focus is to promote collaboration. Teams can be assigned projects, team members can be assigned tasks, and tasks can be expanded upon. For each task, a user and task designator can include notes, deadlines, comments, attachments, and tags.

ASANA also has a feature called “Boards”. Boards is a pretty straightforward feature – it’s basically a white board with task and goal specific columns that allows for an intuitive layout for tackling workflow and projects.

Trello

Trello was launched in 2011 and it’s very similar to Asana. Lifehacker said, “it makes project collaboration simple and kind of enjoyable” and as of May 2016, Trello claimed to have over 1 million daily active users and over 14 million signups. The communication software is often used by software companies, real estate companies, and startups.

Trello, much like Asana, allows users to organize projects onto a board. Boards contain lists with corresponding tasks within each list. Users can be assigned cards which correspond to tasks within the lists. Visit for Recruitment Services Orlando.

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