While Bitrix24 is relatively new to us, the process of learning its features and intricacies proved to be rewarding.
Before the transition, ITI employees were juggling multiple collaboration apps, including Telegram, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet. Since available features and methods of management differ across these platforms, the whole practice of switching from one app to another placed more demands on each of us in bridging silos and securing seamless collaboration.
Fortunately, our migration to Bitrix solved these challenges. The platform essentially serves as our all-in-one virtual workplace that brings all of us together for a seamless workflow. It’s a collaboration platform, a monitoring tool, a meeting place – it’s essentially a virtual office.
Among the best features of the app that we learned to love include:
- Project Management
“The task management system of Bitrix was incredibly intuitive and easy to learn,” shared Mr. Raymond Debuque, one of our Business Analysts. “What I like most about it is how it helps me keep track of the different tasks that need to be done. I always have Bitrix open during meetings so that when assignments are being handed out, I can easily make cards to remind me,” he added.
The platform comes with unique features that allow end-users to set and name tasks, attach files and photos in task descriptions, designate the responsible person for specific works, configure task time tracking, add reminders, and more.
Collaboration proves to be the main edge of Bitrix as a workspace platform. The software comes with chat features, voice and video call functionality, employee polling tool, customizable shared calendars option, file sharing, and more. Employees can be collected into a workgroup, configure which tools will be available to the participants, add tags to unite separate workgroups, and more.
“The integration of calendar events, meetings, projects, and tasks in a single platform helped us all work in sync despite our physical distance from each other,” said Mr. Jurlie.
- Human Relations
Bitrix24 is also loaded with features that our HR department learned to love. Among these tools include the clock-in/clock-out feature that allows our HR to monitor the employees’ workday duration, the integrated chat and call features that allow easy communication, and more.
“Thanks to its time tracking feature, we can easily monitor employees and keep them in check,” shared Ms. Cristine. “The ‘Announcement’ feature also enabled speedier, more organized information dissemination across the whole company,” she added.