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Mavenlink seems to live up to its mission of reinventing the way businesses do work by providing expertise, services and technology that allow organizations to conduct business in today’s fast-paced world. The company recently rolled out some new features which can be of tremendous assistance in transforming the way organizations and people work.
Here’s a rundown of the new features
Customize Global Task List
The Global Task List can now be customized to view information that is pertinent to you. This list exhibits Deliverables, Tasks, Milestones and issues associated to your projects. Managing your portfolio in some cases can turn out to be messy. The new task list makes the process of juggling a huge number of tasks easier. Thanks to robust filters, it’s possible for you to select which tasks you want to see first. Read the Complete Article
Freshdesk team has been working tirelessly to enhance user experience. A little shy of a month, the knowledge base was redesigned, and several new integrations were launched in order to simplify your life and ease the assistance procedure. Their phone communication channels have been upgraded, progressively adding extra interfaces to redefine the client assistance experience to provide optimal usability. They have introduced some exciting updates in the recent version, most of which have been continuously demanded by their customers.
Outgoing Emails for Agents
Freshdesk now allows your representatives to interact with your clients via outgoing emails. Simply go to “New” then “Email (located on the search toolbar on the navigation system). It’s available on all five Freshdesk pricing tiers. Now the agents will be able to engage with the clients directly on Freshdesk without resorting to emailing. Read the Complete Article
Having a fabulous concept, and amassing a team to bring that idea to life is the maiden step in creating a hugely successful venture. While discovering new and unique concept is scarce enough, the ability to implement this idea successfully is what segregates the entrepreneurs from the dreamers. You’ll find it on your own that as soon as you make that thrilling first hire, you have taken the very first step in becoming a leader.
Even though we live in the digital age, where tools and software seem to rule the workplace, it is the people who create opportunities and make things happen in an organization. Leadership is a quality that keeps people motivated and focused to get the end result.
Here are 5 effective traits of being a powerful leader
A passion to learn
The path to become a leader from an individual contributor looks onerous since it requires a dramatic change in attitude and mindset. Read the Complete Article
A leader, according to one definition found on the Internet, is a person who provides positive and creative influence on and in the service of others. Following our chosen definition and limiting it to business, therefore, business leaders are supposed to affect positively their company, organization or team, helping create results that are deemed positive by all stakeholders. A business team needs a leader, and a leader can do very little without the help of his or her team. It is a relationship that deeply depends on each other to be at their best for all to be completely successful.
Characteristics of Admired Business Leaders
Successful businesses are usually led by great business leaders, that are also usually admired by their team. These leaders are admired because they possess certain traits or characteristics that motivate everyone to always give their best. Below are seven of the more common characteristics of leaders that always have their team’s support. Read the Complete Article
Encouraging Adoption – Pay Attention to the “People Part”
Here are some suggestions for getting your users to break the email habit and collaborate online to share files, manage tasks, and communicate better. It obviously starts with using a really intuitive and easy-to-use technology platform, but it is important to pay attention to the “people part” and actively encourage adoption and use.
There are two ways to motivate users to collaborate online. Users will either 1) log in and access or share information because it provides a valuable service to them personally, or 2) they will log in and use it because they are expected to by someone in a position of authority.
To encourage “voluntary” use, the tool must provide valuable services to its users. If the content and functionality helps busy users access information they need or to accomplish a task – they will log in and use the tool voluntarily. Read the Complete Article
Having a talented project manager is the first step to actual project success, but there are other important factors that contribute largely to a project’s outcome. It takes careful planning, attention to detail and effective communication to make a project succeed. With vigilant management and a strong project closing, a company can consistently reach project success.
1. Smart People
Without the right team in place, any strategy and plan has the potential of completely falling apart. Because of this, the core project staff, expert resources, suppliers and all stakeholders should be part of the team dynamic. All of those involved must have commitment to the group, share similar visions for the projects and strive for overall success.
Project managers can face serious trouble if inadequacy is present within the team. Read the Complete Article
Paymo online project management application has added new features to help its users deliver their projects within budget and on-time. In addition to recent speed improvements and fixes, the latest update to the productivity software provides users with at-a-glance information, additional options in assigning expenses, and better contact information organization for clients with multiple projects or accounts. All these features help users to have real-time data regarding status and hours, allowing them to create better forecasts, get more projects done on time, and improve profitability.
Readable Employee Overtime Information
Paymo now enables users to view text information of an employee’s overtime hours when looking at his or her profile. The text tells the total hours with the number of hours exceeded resulting in overtime. These data are in addition to the visual color-coded bar graph that also shows the percentage of hours and overtime. Read the Complete Article
In recent times, it is extremely rare that a project is completed within its set budget. Proper planning is the key to a successful project, but there are few problems that are usually beyond the realm of planning. One of them is the budget overrun. It’s true that we can avoid certain problems through planning and proper execution but you can never predict exactly what would happen once you start a project.
Here are few of the some very common reasons that lead to budget overrun and how they could be avoided.
One of the main reasons that cause budget overrun is underfinancing. Not allocating an adequate amount of budget to a project at the start will obviously lead to either budget overrun or failure. Assuming that a project will be a success, not allotting enough budget is downright wishful thinking. Read the Complete Article
Wrike online project management and collaboration software continues to add new and exciting features, month after month, since it started in 2007. Last year, 2015, was no exception, but in fact was a very busy year for the Mountain View, California-based company. Some of the highlights of last year’s feature updates were Projects, a new way of organizing larger goals and multiple tasks; Reports, a quick way to gather real-time project information; Workflows, Custom Fields, enhanced mobile apps, and more.
Projects and Reports
Wrike added Projects to the basic PM building blocks of folders, tasks and subtasks to provide users even more flexibility in managing their work. Users can now use Projects to manage a group of tasks that constitute a larger goal. The advantage of organizing some tasks as a project is that users can track the status and due dates of the project as a whole and separately from the individual tasks that make it up. Read the Complete Article
AceProject web-based project management application announced the latest enhancements and fixes for its February 2016 release. Included features in this update are improvements in their iOS mobile app, under-the-hood performance enhancements, time management consolidation and advantages, and more good news. It will be 15 years soon since this business management and productivity software first launched and helped users tracked and managed their projects. Many original clients are still around and continue to use the application, project after project.
Mobile App Update for iOS9.x
The latest AceProject release includes several modifications for the app running on iOS9.x. Users can now add single or multiple file attachments stored in the device’s photo gallery, Google Docs, or other third-party cloud storage depending on the user’s local installation. It is able also to take a picture and add the file directly to the application. Read the Complete Article