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The best tools for remote teams

By having an offshore Remote Team, business obtain great benefits as well as talented and skilled employees.

 

Having a Remote Team has multiple benefits, it helps business save more than 60%, be able to scale faster and focus on the core business to become more productive.

While there are some similarities as managing a traditional in-office team, we suggest the use of tools to help bridge the communication gap and run your Remote Team smoothly.

Here we present what we consider the best tools for each category to help manage a Remote Team and increase their productivity.

Project management tools help a Remote Team to effectively organize and manage their tasks and projects as well as resources.

Asana is not as advanced as some other project management tools; it’s a simple powerful solution, which requires minimal training.

Asana offers a free basic package for individuals or teams just getting started, its Premium package cost $11.99 per user per month and the Business package cost $23.99 per user per month. If paying annually discounts apply.

One of the most popular project management tools, Basecamp, packs a lot of functionality without needing much training. With Basecamp you have real-time chat, do-do lists, schedules, messages, file storage, documents, automatic checks-ins and many more futures.

Basecamp offers 30 days for free and after that the cost is $99 per month for the team, no matter how many people work in the team.

 

Communication Tools.

Asana is not as advanced as some other project management tools; it’s a simple powerful solution, which requires minimal training.

Asana offers a free basic package for individuals or teams just getting started, its Premium package cost $11.99 per user per month and the Business package cost $23.99 per user per month. If paying annually discounts apply.

With WhatsApp you can chat, have audio or video calls. One of the bets futures is groups, where you can create a specific group chat and include members related to the topic of that group. WhatsApp is Free.

Zoom is one of the best videoconference software, you can have video meetings with up to 1,000 participants, video webinars, conference rooms, business IM and screen sharing.

Zoom has a basic free plan where you can host 1 to 1 meeting with up to 100 participants, its Pro plan goes to $14.99 per host per month and its business plan goes to $19,99 per host per month.

Time Tracking Tools.

A time tracking software allows its employees to record time spent on task and projects, as well as to monitor their team members.
Hubstaff makes it possible to know, in real time, how much each team member is working and on what. It comes with nice extra futures such as time tracking, productivity monitoring, reporting, GPS tracking, team scheduling, online timesheets. You can see the work in progress with optional screenshots, track app and URL activity as well as capture activity levels based on keyboard and mouse usage. It can be integrated with Basecamp, Asana and more apps.

Hubstaff is free for 1 user, from there the basic plan is $5 per month per user and the Premium for $10 per month per user. If paid annually you get a discount.
With Time Doctor you can see what your Remote Team members are working on at any given time. It is rich in futures including time and attendance tracking, screenshots, web usage, reporting, GPS tracking, web cam shots. It also integrates and syncs with Asana, Trello, Slack, and many more apps.

Time Doctor includes a free 14 days trial and from there is $9.99 per user per month.

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