How to Work Remotely during COVID-19 Crisis

Mar 25, 2020
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Woman working from home

COVID-19 is now continuing to spread quite fast across the world. Many of the countries have imposed a complete/ partial lockdown. And so, it has become quite important for businesses to run effectively by allowing employees to work from home. It is important to safeguard the health and well-being of all the employees. Looking from an optimistic lens, working from home can also save your commute time . You can now spend more time with your family. Now, working remotely has become a compulsion for all due to stringent measures such as social distancing. Let’s have a look at some of the tools and software which can assist the education and migration consultants around the world to work remotely.

Agentcis

Agentcis can prove to be a boon at this time which allows all the overseas education and migration agents to work from home and still monitor all their clients in the same way as before. With Agentcis, you can work from anywhere remotely, managing your business across different cities, countries and continents. In this hour of need when so many businesses are shutting down due to coronavirus, a system like Agentcis helps you to acquire customers, manage them properly and grow fast with your business.

It can be a vital time to handle your education agency more efficiently now when every industry has been hit hard by COVID-19. You can create tasks for your team members; create unlimited customizable lead forms; manage your clients, products and partners; create invoices and monitor your team performance; add notes at various stages of the application and create reminders through email notifications on the system. Hence, you can manage your partners (Universities and Immigration Office), clients (students) and employees all at the same place.

Dashboard of Agentcis

Zoom

Zoom can assist you in keeping regular online meetings remotely to monitor the team performance. It allows you to share audio and video where you can mimic the actual business scenario virtually. Not only this, you can also share your screen with the team members to explain to them about a new project and its features or anything which you want to show to everyone. It is also very easy to schedule a Zoom meeting. You are just required to share the link of your meeting room on email with your team members. Zoom has got a Chat feature as well which allows you to chat with you team members along with your meeting.

Online Zoom Meetings

Toky

Toky can integrate with existing business tools and offer a turn-key communication solution for all the teams. The team of counsellors can instantly log voice and text features across all devices to your CRM. Toky automatically syncs interactions to the right customer records. It can easily unify data across business systems and enable your support team to offer highly personalized customer experiences and resolve issues faster. Thus, it makes your business easily reachable to the students via virtual mobile and local numbers and a click-to-call button on your website. This allows leads and prospects to interact with your business on their own terms.

Toky Dashboard

Google Docs

Google Docs comes really handy working remotely from home. All the team members can work on the same document together without any hassles. You can also add comments to the content of the document and ask questions to that person. Everything is stored on the cloud. So, you can download Google Docs on your laptop, tablet and mobile phone. Then, you can access all your documents from anywhere in the world with a good Internet connection.  You can see in real time when your team members are editing something on the document. It is also possible for you to download the document to your laptop, if required.

Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a cloud-based alternative and an improvement to Excel. It can come really handy for the team members to keep track of their revenue targets which everyone can access depending upon whom you have shared with. You can put your company’s financial records and business plan without any privacy concerns. Google Sheets can be helpful to new users as well as you can select some relevant cells and just hit ‘Explore’ to get a range of options on the most appropriate calculation to carry out.

Small PDF

Small PDF is a wonderful tool which makes it extremely easy to convert and edit all the PDF files. It can also help in splitting, compressing and merging PDF documents. There are a lot of security functions like digital signature and password protection to increase the security of the documents processed within the system. It can enable you to do PDF- related tasks without having to download or install anything on your laptop.

Hello Sign

Hello Sign is an excellent application to handle e-signatures for your business. You can sign the documents yourself or request signatures from up to 20 people in any order. It is quite easy to add legally binding e-signatures to documents which are stored in your Google Drive with the HelloSign integration. 

Conclusion

These 7 applications can be a game changer for all the education and migration agents while working remotely in these unprecedented times. Making use of these tools can help all businesses to manage their clients and partners pretty well. Agentcis is a truly incredible CRM for all the agents where you can easily monitor your leads and clients. You can also communicate effectively with the Universities and define an accountability for your team members. The applications such as Zoom and Toky can be vital to ensure smooth communication over voice and video. In addition to this, Google Docs and Google Sheets are really amazing solutions. They can easily involve team members working on the same files remotely. Hello Sign and Small PDF are some other applications which have a high potential to further help you in this crisis situation.