The terms “flexible working” and “collaboration” might seem at first to be very far apart.
The growing demand for flexible working and advances in technology have been instrumental in allowing many people to work part-time who would otherwise not be able to. The problem with this is that employees often have trouble working together closely on projects that they would find easy if they were in the same office environment together.
The solution to this problem is easier than you might think. There is now software that allows small businesses to work together collaboratively, regardless of their current location in the world. This technology, commonly referred to as either ‘cloud computing’ or ‘SaaS’ (Software-as-a-Service) makes a high level of collaboration possible.
Cloud computing means you are not required to download any software because it will run directly in your web browser. All you have to do is log-in to your account online to start using the software straight away without any installation.
The collaborative benefits for this type of software obvious. As everyone on a team is logging into the same system using their own unique ID, it means that they can be given access to the same content. This allows them to easily view work-in-progress or contribute on projects together.
Collaborative software is the future for small business and we are leading the way with our full office software suite.
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