Virtual Teamwork Needs Rules

by Bernhard Rastorfer on 09/21/2020

Collaboration in the digital space works even without collaboration tools. But it’s only through using solutions like Microsoft Teams that work groups ensure they “team up” more efficiently—always provided that the tool is optimally integrated into existing business processes. A few sensible guidelines help maintain transparency and to work efficiently long-term in the New Normal.

Categories:
Collaboration,
Digitization

How to Turn Your Employees into Microsoft Team Professionals

by Bernhard Rastorfer on 09/16/2020

You can install Microsoft Teams quickly and get it unlocked even faster. It is not just about the technology though. Employees and administrators must also be fit to use and manage the new apps.

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Collaboration,
Digitization

Sales in times of Corona

by Mary Ann Hoffmann on 05/15/2020

The current crisis is a major challenge for all sales employees. However, the establishment and maintenance of personal contacts is just as important in times of crisis because there are lots of important details to discuss with regard to short-term issues and how to progress once the crisis is over. Microsoft Teams is able to fill the gap that has been created by a lack of direct contact.

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Collaboration,
Digitization

You can digitize every workstation with this tool

by Andreas Thumfart on 04/02/2020

The corona crisis is forcing many companies to relocate their workstations: from the office to the home office. Not every company is able to react as flexibly as is necessary, because the technical requirements are often not in place. This is one reason why so many people right now are interested in modern workplaces. What does a modern workplace actually look like though? How does it need to be designed and what technologies are needed for this? Our tip: keep it as simple as possible—so the best thing is to use the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform.

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Collaboration,
Digitization

5 tips for virtual meetings

by Andreas Eichhorn on 04/02/2020

The coronavirus pandemic has us all on edge and is changing our lives considerably. Security measures such as social distancing hit us hard but are an absolute must at the present time. Virtual meetings are thus on the rise. They make an important contribution when it comes to staying in contact with each other. However, different rules apply to virtual meetings as opposed to traditional meetings in the actual “physical” office. The following tips are meant to help you organize your virtual meetings perfectly.

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Collaboration,
Digitization

How to get the best out of virtual teams

by Andreas Eichhorn on 04/02/2020

Working from home is still somewhat of a controversial issue. Many millennials already consider it part of daily life, whereas in conservative businesses, people are still rather skeptical about it. Especially in light of the current coronavirus outbreak, this discrepancy becomes glaringly obvious. While some companies deal rather well with the requirement to have employees work from home, others are simply overwhelmed by this development. Especially teamwork among colleagues becomes quite challenging in such a situation: no more office grapevine, no informal chats while making coffee, no more joking with coworkers.

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Collaboration,
Digitization

It doesn’t always have to be 100 %. How to use agile tools in conventional projects.

by Peter Burghardt on 09/05/2019

You hear it all the time: “You can’t make a project 100 % agile! There are always some parts that aren’t agile. It’s best to do hybrid projects.” But what constitutes a hybrid project? Is there even such a thing as hybrid projects?

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

Which project practices are right for my IT project? (incl. self-assessment)

by Peter Burghardt on 08/27/2019

If you spend any time at all in IT, you're sure to hear about it: everyone is talking about agility. They say it’s much better to use agile practices than a waterfall model. Is it true? Are agile projects fail-safe? Yes and no.

Categories:
Success Stories,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

The top 10 misconceptions about the agile working approach

by Peter Burghardt on 08/14/2019

Agile this, agile that... Everything is turning agile. Everyone is talking about it, but many people don’t really know what it means. Recently, I have come across the term agilitis. I think it pretty accurately describes how agility is perceived. But will everything be better if we use the agile method? Does every business need to be agile in order to even function properly? And what on Earth does it even mean to take an agile approach? It’s time to clear up a few misconceptions!

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

Everything comes to an end... except projects?

by Peter Burghardt on 08/13/2019

Everyone is beaming with pride! We did it – the software is up and running. The project team and the customer have made it through the go-live. Everything is gradually going back to normal. It’s time to relax. Or at least it would be, if we didn't still have 1000 things to do.

Categories:
Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP