Business Tools to Increase Productivity and Efficiency

Small- and medium-sized business are always looking for ways to improve efficiency and productivity in order to do the job right or improve customer service across the board. Inefficiency and lack of robust productivity can lead to customer complaints, communication issues, wasted resources, information bottlenecks or redundancies and, ultimately, employee frustration. Here are a few business tools to help your business maintain productivity and efficiency.


  • G Suite by Google – G Suite is the collection of Google apps specifically designed for businesses of all sizes. From Gmail for Business and Google Calendar, to apps like Google Keep, you can integrate them all to work together for seamless productivity. Does your business commonly share documents, slides, spreadsheets, and pictures? Google can help keep everything organized and shareable. By placing any docs that you need to share with employees or clients alike on your Google Drive, you and others can add/edit and make suggestions for improvements to work projects.
  • Slack – Slack is a digital workspace where you and your colleagues can share and communicate information about current projects, whether you want to organize it into private one-on-one conversations, small groups, or larger teams. Slack is fantastic at alerting users to issues and deadlines, as well as keeping information all in one place. It also allows for instant responses to questions and inquiries.
  • Trello – Trello is a project management tool that allows users to create projects, centralize conversations about those projects, and schedule the all important deadlines. This app gives users a visual overview of what is being worked on and who is working on it. This tool is based upon the Kanban system, which was developed in Toyota as a system to keep production levels high and maintain flexibility.
  • Evernote – Evernote is a cloud-based software service designed for creating, organizing and storing media files. Evernote lets you take and organize notes and lists, store journals, and share everything with others. Here are just a few things Evernote can help you with: taking screenshot images, working together with other team members on files, saving files based on geographic location, bookmarking pages on the web, and adding notes to file attachments.


Does your small- or medium-sized business need help getting organized, sharing content, or communicating with other members of the team? Check out what these Business Tools can do for your company, or call/text Spectra Networks at 978.219.9752, or visit our website today.