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How Small Businesses Effectively Collaborate in a WFH setup



In the recent setup, most companies find that working on-site would not be viable as it risks the safety of their employees. But most find it hard to track their team while everyone is working apart from each other. As a result, this often leads to miscommunication, inefficiency, as well as stagnancy in every day business operations. Most data from sales members are differing from one another, or a lot of waiting happens from manual entries.


While adapting to the virtual setup may be troubling for a lot of us, we will need to get settled in working full-time from home. Luckily, cloud providers are able to create effective collaboration tools that will surely bring efficient collaborations between teams. Applications like PocketWiSE EDTR+ offers a wide range of productivity tools namely cloud-based sales reports, webtool reports, inventories, electronic attendance, camera features, and GPS.


But, what exactly do these features offer and how could they help you and your team in adapting to a work-from-home setup?


1. Synchronized data


In having cloud-based reports, you can prevent miscommunications and differing data that may risk errors and cost a lot of time. For example, PocketWiSE EDTR+ offers webtool reports and analytics that updates real-time and are available to your team anytime, anywhere. Through the cloud, you’ll be able to track your team’s progress and performance from the comfort of your own home, and monitor your inventories and sales whenever needed.


These reports also generate e-Attendances of your employees into one collated app, allowing you an easy access and overview of each of your field personnel. During time ins and outs, collaboration software may also prompt your employees to take an actual selfie. Software like PocketWiSE EDTR+ ensures the photo’s accuracy by only accepting real-time photos, and not allowing photos from galleries.


2. Automated Inventories


Some collaboration tools also enable teams to track their inventory – right from the purchasing process down to the sell-out. These software are able to track stock levels and even expiration dates, so that you can prevent shortage and underperformance. This would also allow your customers to have optimal experience when engaging with your store, as your promptness will make their purchasing journey more convenient.


With that said, some business owners may worry about their data’s security in the cloud. You don’t have to worry about it at all, as EDTR+ uses three-way authentication system that includes an extensive process of curating a User ID, Password, and device IMEI to ensure that log-in is unique to every user.


3. Easy tracking


As most productivity tools have GPS Locations integrated in their app, business owners can have an accurate and credible data on where their field professionals are during their time in and time out. Not only does it work for tracking employees, but reports being run on the cloud also helps you track the flow of their work, and if they are reaching their respective quotas daily.


This would ensure that they are on track and are using their working hours productively despite working from home. Much more, it would also enable them to maximize these tools as data from across teams will be made accessible to them.


In the new digital world, small businesses are expected to adapt quickly to changes, or suffer the consequences of being outdated. With these smart and innovative productivity tools, small businesses once again are given the chance to compete with bigger enterprises as they become for efficient and find speed amidst the ever-growing and ever-changing market.

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