Of all the software we own or lease, the productivity suite has to be the most used. Productivity suites usually include at least a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a note-taking program, and a presentation creator. There are additional options available, but these are the ones we are going to discuss today.
Businesses choose their tools based on what they can afford and what works for their needs. A very important factor is integration with other pieces of software the organization already uses. Let’s look at what businesses have to consider when determining what productivity suite to use.
Cost matters. However, the differences between the programs are slight. Different programs within the suite may fit better with your existing tools, but as a suite, the cheapest option will still let you do what you need to do.
What you want to spend money on is a solid company, because this software is going to be used with sensitive company data. You want a known quantity standing behind it.
Always prioritize security when picking business software. Two of the most popular productivity suites, Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workspace, are cloud-hosted solutions. This means that your files and data would be hosted by one of the biggest, most known companies in the world.
Your staff’s work style is unique, so your productivity software has to be compatible with many different platforms. If your team uses laptops that use ChromeOS, you don’t want a productivity suite that only supports Windows 10. Make sure that the apps work on most major computing platforms.
In today’s business world, everything has to be mobile-friendly. Many top productivity suites are now available as a cloud-hosted service. This gives users who access business data on the go what they need.
Especially now, with so many people working remotely, businesses need Internet-based communications like e-mail and video conferencing. Most of the top productivity suites include hosted email and can at least integrate with a video conferencing solution. This gives your team innovative options for collaboration.
Whichever asset you choose, Quikteks can help your organization design an infrastructure with all the tools your staff needs to be productive. Call our professional techs today at (973) 882-4644.
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