Evaluating Online Business Tools

I started using Bitrix24 (https://www.bitrix24.com) a couple of months ago and really like the capability of staying connected to the team that it offers. I stumbled upon it while researching a project management tool for Triangle Bikeworks. I needed something that would allow me to assign tasks, track progress and email me to remind me that I, and others, are due to complete (or past due, as it sometimes is). For this Bitrix24 is excellent. I feel in control and I don’t have to be the main person nagging and nudging people to get tasks done. We can lay out a whole project, end to end and know where we are at each step. As you can see, I’m a bit behind…

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One of the challenges I did see is with the calendaring function. It integrates well with my Mac calendar but I haven’t been able to get it to work on my Galaxy SIII. The phone app seems like it would resolve connectivity issues but I’m not able to run it. A reinstallation is in order for that to really see if it will work.

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I really like the fact that I can keep our contacts within the environment and track progress. As a nonprofit I have to look at the features and functions in a somewhat different manner as it is really geared to sales and pipelines. ¬†We’re not there yet but just having the ability gives us room to grow.

A great feature is the Bitrix Drive which gives me the ability to share files amongst the team. I enjoy this most of all.

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