Have you ever had an awesome year, that you can easily deem the best year of your life? Sometimes our best years are the ones that are carefully planned. Other times, amazing years are full of surprises. Unfortunately, we can’t control surprises, but we can control our plans.
Goal setting is an important part of starting and growing a business. According to the 4th Annual Staples National Small Business Survey (Nasdaq: SPLS), 61% of business owners (61 percent) suffer from "ping-pong" syndrome as a result of constant bouncing between competing work demands and distractions. These figures could have been much lower if businesses took advantage of goal setting. Goals give us the direction to go to and simplify decision making in business.
So if you want to reach mind-blowing business success by the end of 2018, it’s best to start planning now. Here is a step-by-step plan of how to make the new year your most productive year ever:
Some of these remarkable tools are available only in the premium plans. However, we really want you to try them. Even if you have already activated your free 30-day trial, you can go to the Subscription tab and get free access to premium features for a month again.
We have introduced a new tool in Bitrix24 tasks called Efficiency Indicator. As the name suggests, it measures how good Bitrix24 users are at completing their tasks on time and without objections. If you complete all your tasks without deadline violations and you aren’t asked to redo anything, your efficiency will be gauged at 100%. If you complete 9 out of 10 tasks successfully on time, the indicator will show a 90% rating.
In addition to building individual reports, you can select Workgroups and Projects among filters. When this is done, the indicator will show how many tasks were completed on time for a given project.
You can use Efficiency as one of your KPIs and improve performance. After all, what gets measured, gets improved!
This is a partner post from MAKE Interactive. Available in self-hosted currently.
MAKE Pages is an add-in for your on premised (self-hosted) Bitrix24 for user-driven content creation. Using the simple categories and page creation, you can create content that is easily navigated, fully indexed by the global search, and categorized. Note that it is not available in the cloud version of Bitrix24.
In practice, the functionality of MAKE Pages can perform any (or all) of the following duties in your intranet:
*Wiki. Content divides into categories and searchable, has internal linking and other wiki-type features. Regular users can make content without access to the Bitrix24 Control Panel.
*Standard Procedures / Formal Documentation: standard operating procedures, policies, by-laws, or rules of conduct can be officially documented along with a history of changes. This add-in was originally developed to provide ISO compliance.
Meet new Leave Management application for Bitrix24, developed by Bitrix24 partner YouNetSI. This app allows to manage staff leave requests flexibly and efficiently. All leave related activities can be performed via Bitrix24: request, review, approve, view history, report, etc. You can also export this report into Excel.
Here is what you can do with this app:
Create an Invoice in FreshBooks from a Bitrix24 Contact, Company or Deal. Select a Contact, Company or a Deal from the list in Bitrix24 CRM, click on «Create invoice in FreshBooks» widget, select a product or a service in the window that will open, and switch to creation of an invoice in FreshBooks interface. A link to the Invoice will appear in FreshBooks, after the Invoice is saved in the additional field of a Bitrix24 Contact, Company or a Deal. If the status of a FreshBooks Invoice changes to «Paid», the app will automatically change the status of the corresponding Invoice in Bitrix24 and will send a notification to a responsible manager.
Yesterday we’ve introduced new Bitrix24. If you’ve missed the webinar, here’s the recording
If you are pressed for time, here’s what’s new.
Yes, you can now create websites and landing pages directly from inside your Bitrix24 account. Here’s an example what a website created with Bitrix24 free site builder looks like.
We’ve completely redesigned CRM interface and introduced sales targets, integration with Google Maps and marketing campaigns. You will soon be able to send bulk emails, bulk SMS and do voice broadcasting campaigns.
Bitrix24 Tasks and Projects
We’ve introduced Projects and linked Kanban stages to task statuses – something that many of you have asked us to do. And Efficiency Reports inside your Bitrix24 account will soon help you understand which employees and departments are the most productive.
Bitirx24 Open Channels
If you relied on Bitrix24 for providing customer support via live chat, you’ll appreciate the fact that canned replies are now at your disposal.
We’ve done a lot to beef up our communications and collaboration module. Post view statistics, video announcements, drive use statistics, safe drive cleanup, new mobile app are already or soon will be available to you. Oh, and don't forget to check out beta version of new Bitrix24 calendars.
For more details, please see https://new.bitrix24.site/