5 Key Features Your Collaboration Software Should Have

When you’re working remotely, it’s important to have collaboration tools that support different functions. Whether you’re hosting a remote conference call, making a sales pitch through an online screen sharing application, or having a video conferencing call with headquarters, there are certain features your collaboration tool should have so you can effectively…well, collaborate.

5 Key Features Your Collaboration Software Should HaveHere are five key features your collaboration tool should have:

1. Screen share and grant control functionality.

When you’re collaborating with other teams, departments, clients, or partners, it can be helpful to share your screen so everyone can see what you’re reviewing and stay on the same page. Furthermore, if someone else needs to share their screen or take over the presentation, then it’s helpful to have the ability to grant control to someone else.

2. One-click meeting recording.

Don’t want to forget important details from your meeting? Every good collaboration software should offer the ability for you to record audio conferences.

3. Audio and video components.

Audio conferences can be effective, but sometimes it helps to have a video conference. A good collaboration tool will give you the option of having an audio or video conference.

4. Annotation tools.

When you’re reviewing those documents while screen sharing, it can be exceptionally helpful to have editing tools so that you can update the documents in real time. Annotation tools are crucial to collaborating remotely.

5. Multiple monitors supported.

Sometimes, you’re going to need multiple monitors to see everything you need for a meeting. A good collaboration tool will support multiple monitors so you don’t have to switch back and forth.

Collaboration tools are essential for successful workplaces. When investing in those tools, make sure they have the features you need to be effective.

ReadyTalk is an audio and web conferencing software that makes it easy for teams to connect and collaborate wherever and whenever they want to. Request a 30-day free trial of ReadyTalk today.

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Bo Bandy

Bo Bandy

In her next life, Bo will be a race car driver. Until then, she’ll continue to enjoy the challenges, rewards and pace of developing, implementing and managing communications and marketing programs. Driven, passionate and results-oriented, Bo manages ReadyTalk’s marketing and communications team which is responsible for “all the things” including demand generation, content marketing, PR and customer advocacy. Most importantly the team drives revenue and fuels the growth of the organization. Prior to ReadyTalk, Bo managed external communications activities including media relations, marketing promotions, social media strategy and execution, special events, marketing collateral and web activities for both B2B and B2C companies including technology startups, video game giants and healthcare non-profits. Follow her on Twitter, @bo_knows_."

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