Instant messaging is an excellent way to efficiently communicate at work and easily streamline every single work process, which is why it has gained a lot of popularity in the business world. What’s more, instant messaging is great for collaboration within a company, since you can send messages in real-time in a group chat and, thus, efficiently and effectively work together on a project with as many people as you need. Instant messaging improves workplace productivity and can provide a company with a number of other benefits.
No matter how popular instant messaging is, there are still common etiquette mistakes which lead to relationship deterioration with colleagues, misunderstanding and a loss of time. We prepared basic rules to be followed when it comes to instant messaging and group chat in a professional environment, so take a look at what those are.
Many of you have requested Kanban view for Bitrix24 tasks and CRM entities. As promised, Kanban view prototype has been added to CRM for leads, deals and quotes. This is a beta version, so you are welcome to play around with it a bit and submit your feedback. The final appearance will probably be somewhat different and we appreciate any of your suggestions how to make it better.
As you know Viber offers its users to create public accounts – chats that any user can join, read and follow. There are 3 types of public account users in Viber:
- Followers – users, who get notifications about public chat updates and can read public chat.
- Participants – users who can submit messages to public chat.
- Administrators - users with full access to public chat.
Since Viber is available for several devices with different interfaces, below you will find samples of interfaces for Viber public accounts.
Here is where to find public accounts on your device:
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not a cubicle that kills a creative brain, but the assumption that everyone needs it. However efficient, an office thrives exactly because of its diversity – if each and every one of us was the same kind of achiever, our personalities would necessarily clash. Luckily for us and perhaps not so much for them, our team managers are allocated with a responsible role of conciliating our differences.
Whether you’re one of them or one of us, it’s important to remember that our ultimate goal is the same: building a richer, more comfortable and productive environment that will be suitable for all. Here’s how. Read more...
The winter holidays are almost here. Chances are you will be busy with holiday shopping and family affairs, so we are going to keep our Winter Special brainlessly simple – 25% off everything.
If you are currently using a free plan in cloud, you can get 25% off any plan for any duration option available. Please note if you select monthly billing, you’ll save 25% on your FIRST month only, so you’ll probably want to pick 6 or 12-month subscription.
Use coupon code WINTER2016 to claim your discount at checkout.
If you are already a commercial cloud Bitrix24 user, you can purchase 12-month subscription at a discount by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
On premise Bitrix24 customers, current or future, are eligible for 25% savings on purchasing BizPace and BizPace Enterprise licenses, extra users or renewals (both late and early).
Light: you can finally hide your left-side menu & get extended workspace
Handy/Intuitive: meet new top bar menus that can be easily adapted to your needs – you can put most often used menu sections to the front.
Personalized: customize all menu bars as you like – reorder, hide items, add Bitrix24 sections to the left-side menu, add custom menu items, and save menu design for all portal users.
Adaptive: select your Bitrix24 most used items - communications, CRM or tasks. Help your employees to adapt to Bitrix24 faster - choose what Bitrix24 tools you need, then add left-side menu items & configure home page for all users of your Bitrix24 account.
Select Your Bitrix24 Most Used Tools
This option will streamline your daily routine: the selected tool will show up first when you open your Bitrix24, and the left-side menu will include only the required items.
MAKE Interactive, a Bitrix24 gold partner, has made a new app for the Bitrix24 CRM which lets you flexibly and attractively design quotes (or invoices) in your Bitrix24 Cloud service. Currently, the app is not available through marketplace and you need to contact MAKE Interactive directly for it.
The compelling statement from one of our clients that asked for a service like this was that what you present to the customer, your quote, is often the first impression that the customer gets, since it is the first thing that they see with your logo and name on it. The pdf or printed invoice is the instrument of the most fundamental part of the relationship, payment for products or services.
The existing quotes in Bitrix24 have limited flexibility. MAKE Interactive has solved this issue in an elegant way: by saving a .docx file in a special folder in the Drive, it becomes a template for your quotes. More than 1 template can be created and selected. After a quote is made in the CRM, it can be selected in the App’s page, and the information from the quote will go into the template.
The future holds some truly exciting things for us all. We’ve fought long and hard for our independence, and it seems that not all of those efforts were in vain. Millennials already wander the world as if all boundaries have been swiped away, our digitally-foreign parents shop for their Christmas gifts from the comfort of their recliners, and even our espresso machines know exactly when, how and with what to soothe our weary minds. Is it just me, or is tomorrow already here? Read more...
Time management is one of the most important processes that every business owner should pay attention to because time is money and spending too much time on specific activities can lead to a decrease in efficiency, productivity and, most importantly, effectiveness.
When you think about how much time you spend on business meetings in one work week, are you completely satisfied with both the time spent and the results that come out of those meetings or are you overwhelmed and stressed out because you just cannot seem to manage your time effectively and complete your every task efficiently? If the latter is your case, here’s what you can do to spend half the time you usually do on your meetings and ensure that they are much more productive.
With 5 equally demanding phases in its lifecycle and 10 areas that need to be considered regardless of how elaborate a business endeavour is, project management falls under the category of the most complex practices in the field. Even when carefully pre-planned, a project still has a long chain of dependencies to rely on until its timely fruition, which is why a single weak link can put a whole process in jeopardy. More often than we’d like, projects fail exactly because of miscalculations in designing and missteps in execution. Read more...
Ever since email returned back to the marketing arena in big style, experts have been trying to decide whether or not it has the potential to overshadow its contestants. Currently, this strategy stands at the statistical top of modern digital marketing efforts, thus humbling similar methods like content and social media marketing as well as pay-per-click advertising.
While each of those has its own specific purposes and unfortunate misuses, it cannot be denied that some (email and social platforms) are more effective than others (PPC). But, instead of letting the debate linger on, why not try taking the best of every world? Read more...
There’s a famous adage about the need to continually evolve—which is, “if you’re not moving forward, you’re standing still.” This is true in everyday life, and it’s just as true, if not more so, in business development. If you’re not regularly developing and improving yourself (and your products or brand, etc.), then you’re not going to be getting anywhere. The following are 5 easy ways that you can develop yourself and your business relationships to stay on track.
Thanksgiving is here again and, among many other things we are grateful for, we are thankful we can sit down and eat all the delicious food that, for some reason, we tend to prepare only on this special holiday. Seriously, what’s up with that? We should really start enjoying all the yummy Thanksgiving dishes whenever we can.
Speaking of tasty Thanksgiving dishes, did you know that you can find a strong correlation between different Thanksgiving treats and your personality type? Before you immerse yourself in all the wonderful treasures this holiday brings, take a look at our favourite Thanksgiving dishes and find your special role in the office by choosing your all-time favourite flavor. Buckle up – it’s going to be a pretty tasty ride. Read more...