The email has been hailed as the greatest communication tool, and at the same time the ravager of productivity in teams. Time has come for teamwork without email.
One of our competitions, Asana, calls itself a productivity tool for teamwork without email.
We beg to differ, Asana is hardly the right tool to reduce the dependency of email. In fact, Asana uses email extensively. Without email, Asana would not function properly.
We believe Binfire is a better tool than Asana for teamwork without email. OK, let me correct myself, teamwork with less email to be precise. Email is still relevant and will be for a long time.
Before you log in to Asana, you need to sign up. To sign up you need an email address. After you log in to Asana, you get a ton of emails from Asana whenever something happens to your projects. Not mentioning all the promotional emails they send you.
We have finally cracked teamwork without email conundrum. Binfire has the right balance of tools and features, to reduce the need for email by 40% compared to Asana or other project management software in the market.
Teamwork without email done right
We believe we have created a tool that makes teamwork without email or I should say much less email a reality.
To be able to work and collaborate on tasks and projects, you need a great communication tool built into your project management app.
Binfire makes communication and collaboration in the context of teamwork, seamless.
Binfire makes it possible to communicate and collaborate on any item in the app in place without leaving the context. What does that mean in practice?
If you are managing or working on tasks, you can use the comment tool to add comments or instructions for each task.
A screenshot of the comment tool is shown below:
If you are brainstorming the conversation page totally replaces Slack. You can create channels for a group within your team to collaborate.
If you want to talk to a colleague, you use the conversation page to talk one to one with your teammates.
Below, I show a screenshot of the conversation page. As you can see the user can comment on a post or reply to it too.
If you need a whiteboard to brainstorm online with your team who are dispersed around the word you can use the project’s interactive whiteboard.
Each project in Binfire could have multiple whiteboards.
Another feature for reducing the number of emails the team members get on a daily bases is desktop notification.
When you are online and something happens in the project which needs your attention you get a desktop notification.
If you are not online, the message is sent to your inbox in the app. When you log in, you will see an alert in the app which tells you you have new messages.
As a last resort, the app also emails you when you need to know something important. We are not eliminating email altogether, but reducing the team’s reliance on it for collaboration and communication.
Asana claims that they make teamwork without email a possibility. Binfire proves that teamwork with less email is a reality.
Asana does not have built-in collaboration tools like Slack type communication or whiteboard and has to rely on third-party vendors for those functions.
This type of integration done by Asana can never achieve optimum results like Binfire native communication tools.
Based on studies we did with 500 of our bigger clients, the volume of email was reduced by a whopping 40% when these teams used the application to its fullest potential.
We are not done yet, we are working on advanced features like skill map (it is a secret, but I can tell you it uses AI), to better balance the team’s workload and enhance collaboration.
If you want to learn more about how to reduce the number of emails and at the same time improve your team’s productivity, sign up for a demo here.
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