Collaboration applications are the tools designed to simplify and streamline the way that people work. In an era where the office environment is becoming increasingly complex, with more data to manage and tasks to complete than ever before, collaboration platforms empower employees to accomplish great things through the cloud.

Not only can the right collaboration strategy boost productivity in the workplace, but it can also help to bring your teams closer together too, by ensuring that remote, mobile and in-office workers have a reliable way to work in unison. Now that 83% of professionals say that they rely on technology for collaboration, how do you choose the right platform for your needs?

Here we’ll look at 4 different options, and where they excel.

1.    Zoho Projects for Project Management

Zoho projects

Though there are many project management apps available today, including LiquidPlanner, Scoro, and many others, Zoho Projects offers one of the most comprehensive solutions, thanks to its wide range of features, and the fact that most people are familiar with Zoho through its exceptional CRM. Zoho Projects is great for teams on a budget, and it comes with everything from reporting, to automated scheduling tools to keep your team on track.

Combined with the right communication strategy, Zoho Projects can help to streamline performance in the enterprise, by showing you a complete end-to-end overview of what needs to be done for your existing and upcoming projects.

2.    Asana for Workflow Management

4 Leading Team Collaboration Platforms-288 Workflow management is a common feature of a leading collaboration platform. These simple services are intended to help teams track the work that needs to get done and assign projects to the correct staff members.

While there are various alternatives on the market, Asana is one of the best-known and most popular solutions. More than ten years old, the tool makes it easy to track your employee’s work through to-do lists for on-going projects, deadlines, and reminder notifications. Team members can also comment on posts and documents within the app, and everything can be organised in either a list or Kanban board format.

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3.    Trello for Organisation


Keeping track of projects is one of the biggest challenges that companies face in today’s highly complex business environment. Trello offers a simple way to get a complete overview of your workflow, using drag-and-drop cards with optional deadlines, comments, pictures and more. Available both as web and mobile applications, Trello makes it easier to manage projects with colleagues in a list or board format.

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Trello also offers a number of integrations with other leading tools like the RingCentral App, Evernote, Google Drive, Slack, and Github, making it even more impressive for those who want to build the ultimate collaboration stack.

4.    RingCentral App for UC&C

RingCentral app
The RingCentral app

If your idea of the perfect leading collaboration platform is one that can combine collaborative features with a comprehensive unified communication strategy, then look no further than the RingCentral App. Equipped with a range of features like group video chat, task management, and free real-time messaging, RingCentral ensures that teams can collaborate from wherever they are.

Collaborating and commenting on files is simple, and you can keep your projects on track with assigned deadlines, timelines, and more. Additionally, RingCentral offers an immersive meeting experience, where team members can instantly launch a call and share their screen for a greater context in a conversation.

Find out more about RingCentral todayDownload the RC app

Originally published Feb 28, 2019, updated May 07, 2021

Irina Kirnos


    Irina is a Product Marketing Manager at RingCentral in EMEA. With experience in the cloud software and communication industry spanning Silicon Valley, Research Triangle Park and now London, she enjoys working collaboratively with global teams to develop product messaging and positioning, sales enablement and competitive differentiation. Irina grew up in San Francisco, California and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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