Best platforms for management and administration

Task-managers, time-tracking, BI-systems, services for creating diagrams and charts, business-communication, electronic signatures, etc.

What is management for?


Management is needed to define and set goals, achieve them with people and resources, coordinate and control.

 

Without a competent management system or self-organization it is impossible to carry out effective economic activity in any sphere: business, state management, non-profit projects.

 

Task Manager is a project management program that allows you to centrally manage tasks and their timely implementation.

 

5 signs of a good task manager: 


Take it and try it - the best way to choose a task manager for your team is to find what you need. If you look at the range of solutions globally, a good task manager meets the following requirements:

 

User-friendly
Functionality is understandable to people with different levels of PC skills. You don't have to look for the features you need, and everything is in a prominent place and easy to use.

 

Keeps track of time
Look for a task manager integrated into your time tracker. Not only will you be able to set tasks, but also know how employees are working, evaluate their productivity and used sites, and see the actual workload of employees. In companies with hourly pay, it automates the calculation of payments.

 

Provides detailed reporting
With this feature, you can view information for a certain period, calculate key indicators, or forecast the workload of teams.

 

Guarantees technical support
You don't know when you'll need to integrate your task manager with the right system, configure reports or customize features for your team. Check the availability of tech support and response time in advance.

 

Universal
Make sure you can use the task manager on Windows/Mac OS, set tasks from your phone or link it to the right application: Google calendar, Google Calendar, etc.

 

Why is it necessary to use time-tracking services?


A time-tracker (also known as time-tracking software) is a type of computer program that allows workers who work at computers to keep track of the time they spend on activities or projects and for their employers to monitor them.

 

When dealing with remote employees and salaried workers (programmers, accountants, support experts, etc.) on an hourly salary plan, time-tracking software has recently gained favor.

 

Time trackers allow managers to see what their employees are doing with their time and how productive they are, as well as allowing experts to monitor their own time.

 

The following are the primary functions of time tracking software:

 

  • Employee timesheets

  • Analyzed performance

  • Control over the websites and applications that have been visited.

 

Additional functions of time-tracking software include:

 

  • Employee remuneration

  • Screenshots from the desktop.

  • Integration with other software.

  • Cross-platform.

  • A keystroke logger (keystroke logging).

It's worth mentioning that the time trackers included in the review are all free software; there are both paid and free time trackers (with reduced functionality versions). This is understandable, given the fact that every B2B product requires development and support.

 

Why Business Intelligence Services (BI-systems) are needed?

 

Business Intelligence, or BI-systems - a set of tools and technologies for collecting, analyzing and processing data. For example, a company uses several channels to receive applications and needs to collect unified sales statistics. Or advertising campaigns cover several sites, and you need to compare their effectiveness. All these processes can be set up through the BI-system.

 

 Unprocessed information from different sources through BI is converted into convenient and understandable analytics. BI-systems (Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Qlik) can be used in any industry or area of activity - both at the level of the company as a whole, and for departments or individual products. 

 

The following are the primary tasks that BI systems must complete:

 

  • Data collection from many sources, organizing, and storage in a single system.

  • Large-scale data analysis to establish and confirm hypotheses or design business solutions with analytics in mind.

  • Modelling potential solutions to analyze their influence on final performance metrics, as well as anticipating future development based on available data.

  • Reporting on operational and strategic issues, as well as notice of departures from accepted standards.

  • Knowledge preservation and systematization in order to transfer it to new personnel, ensuring that experience is preserved, and work quality is consistently increased.

The primary goal of business information is to allow a corporation to generate well-informed decisions based on a mass of information. Information will indeed be comprehensive, accurate, and well-organized in an organization that has integrated BI.

 

Why do we require diagramming and charting services?


Every information, whether it's household expenditure budgeting, executed, or a project work plan, must be organized and unambiguous. It is not possible to give everything in the form of a simple text explanation, list, or graphic. Representation will be aided by a diagram, also known as a flowchart.

 

Data flow diagrams, flowcharts, and mindmaps may also be produced using simple text and graphic editors. Nevertheless, in other circumstances, using online services is far more practical. First, there's no need to fill up the device's storage, and secondly, online apps allow you to communicate with others rather than doing alone.

 

A visual depiction of a variety of data is known as data visualization. There are a few different kinds of visualization:

 

  • In schematic form, a traditional visual representation of quantitative data. The well-known pie and line charts, histograms and spectrograms, tables, and other point charts are all included in this category.

  • Data visualization may be translated into a format that improves information perception and analysis. A map and polar chart, for example, a time line and graph with parallel axes, and an Euler diagram.

  • Conceptual visualization employs concept maps, Gantt charts, minimal route graphs, and other similar diagrams to construct complicated concepts, ideas, and plans.

  • Strategic visualization is the process of converting data on many elements of businesses into a visual representation. There are many different types of performance, life-cycle, and organizational structure charts available.

  • A metro map is a good example of metaphorical visualization since it lets you arrange structural information graphically utilizing pyramids, trees, and data maps.

  • As with a weather map, combined visualization allows you to merge numerous complicated graphs into a single graphic.