Feeling a little worried about how to keep your business moving forward while you’re on vacation?
With summer coming to a close and the anticipated Labor Day holiday on the horizon, these upcoming weeks offer a perfect opportunity to get out of the office and bask in some well-deserved rest. Much can happen while you’re away, but don’t worry about leaving your business behind. With NetStandard’s remote access options, staying in touch with your day-to-day operations is as easy as finding a wireless hotspot.
For staying connected to those critical office emails, Microsoft Hosted Exchange is an email service designed for companies to access their email accounts while employees are out of the office. Exchange allows you to send and receive email as well as view and edit company calendars and contacts from multiple devices. Your inbox will stay synchronized, giving you complete access to all emails sent and received and allowing you to retrieve important emails and information while you’re away from your office.
Accommodating client schedules and squeezing in time for team meetings is challenging enough during the work week, and while you’re on vacation, staying in the loop can be even more difficult. With Microsoft Office Communicator, you can enjoy your vacation time and ensure communication with your team and clients is seamless. Through laptops and tablets, face-to-face collaboration can take place from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. This feature is essential for those unannounced emergency meetings or quick questions from key employees. OCS also includes an instant messaging feature for an alternate conversation method as well as the ability to share applications or desktops among users.
For the real workaholics, there are a host of services that can keep you “always on” with your growing business. Microsoft SharePoint is a collaborative site used to store all information within the company and allows employees to share documents and ideas from on-site or distant locations. From your mobile device or laptop, you can access SharePoint outside the network through a simple login and retrieve information like the notes from meetings you’ve missed. SharePoint can also be accessible using the Wi-Fi signals on the airplane, in the hotel room or during your down time on the beach. This service is essential for maintaining workflow miles away from the office.
For businesses in the cloud, Resco MobileCRM allows complete access to client information from your mobile device. Whether you meet a potential client on your trip or you need to make a sales call, this service give you the ability to input or access the needed information from your phone, laptop or tablet. This will give you the peace of mind knowing that if a client needs help, you have the resources to retrieve their information and assist them. MobileCRM also enables growth in the company through expanding your client portfolio from various locations.
For upcoming business trips, Olympic Project Cost for Microsoft Dynamics GP is a secure application that gives you the ability to record all time and expense information on any device from anywhere. Project Cost eliminates the hassle of saving receipts and inputting time and expense reports after you return to the office, thus simplifying the payroll process and streamlining your data entry.
While vacation is focused around stepping away from your routine, any professional would worry about the business they are leaving behind. By implementing these services, you can sit back and enjoy your vacation time with the peace of mind that your business is moving forward.