No matter what profession you’re working in, efficiency matters. Being able to get more done in less time is the key to getting ahead — whether you’re looking for a big promotion within your traditional corporate job or hoping to take your growing startup to the next level.
Fortunately, with the number of tools on the market today, there’s never been a better time to take advantage of the online resources that will help you to increase the amount you’re able to accomplish.
For some reason, Bitrix24 isn’t widely known — and we think that’s a shame. The program combines a social intranet system with CRM tools that include contact tracking, sales funnel management, messaging, activity planning and calendars, all of which enable your team to quickly manage important pieces of information from within a central program.
Best of all, it’s free for teams with fewer than 12 people (subscription plans for larger groups are modestly priced as well).
If you’ve been thinking that you could really use an Intranet site for your small business, but you’re worried about the costs associated with building and maintaining one yourself, you might want to take a look at Bitrix24. Easy to use and even easier to set up, Bitrix24 is a social network in the clouds that will cost you anywhere from, well, absolutely nothing to $199/month. The absolutely nothing price tag is for companies with 12 or fewer employees — small businesses or start-ups who want some easy way to share notes, files and chats without having to hire an administrator to manage it for them. And, yes, it’s secured with SSL so that only your staff will have access. And you get a free 5 GB of storage to go along with with your free Intranet site. If that’s not quite enough, you can scale up to a price tag of $99 a month and get unlimited users and 50 GB of storage for your files, plus you can set up an extranet with controlled outside access as well. If you outgrow that, then for $199/month, you can get 100 GB of storage, and add time management, online meetings, reports, and your own domain name. Even one fairly junior person and a computer system on which you can store and manage this much information would cost way more than that.
Bitrix24 is described as providing a “united, social format for business tools” allowing its users to communicate with colleagues, brainstorm problems, manage projects, keep track of contracts, etc. And, of course, they could also use the site to actually socialize, maybe share some personal photos or hobbies, rant on about their pet peeves, or plan company outings.