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Multisite Tools of the Trade

I work with two mobile teams. The church I serve at, Sun Valley Community Church, is a multisite church with staff that are distanced by up to 45 minutes. The consulting firm I’m a part of, The Unstuck Group, has consultants literally all over the country. Both of these organizations have high performing teams and produce great results. But in order to do that with mobile teams you need great mobile solutions. I know the market has become flooded with mobile solutions but here are 9 that I’ve used that really work. What experience do you have with mobile solutions? What would you add to the list? Leave a comment!

1. Zoom

When it comes to video meetings (and I do a bunch of them) I love Zoom. You can have multiple users in multiple locations on one call and whoever is speaking is “zoomed” in on. You can record videos to share with people who missed the meeting. It integrates both online meeting and group messaging. And there is a free version. Oh, and please don’t ever use Skype again…Zoom kills Skype.

2. Cam Scanner

CamScanner turns your smartphone into a scanner! You can easily send document scans to team members via email or the cloud and say goodbye to running between your desk and the printer. Allow team members to share comments, turns pics into .pdf’s. If you do work on charts or whiteboards, you’re probably going to want to download this app.

3. Trip It

If you do any traveling then TripIt is for you! I love this app! TripIt automatically creates a master itinerary for every trip for instant access to all your travel plans—anytime, on any device. In other words my flight, car rental, hotel are all in one place and it’s fully integrated with Google Maps. Love it!

4. Develop.me

A free human resources tool that helps your church promote a staff-wide culture of growth through goal-setting and performance reviews. 100% web based and supervisors and team members can make comments and stay on the same page regarding goals, job performance, and reviews.

5. Periscope

I actually did a post the other day about 10 Ways Your Church can Leverage Periscope so I won’t rehash that here, but I will encourage you to click the link. I think there are some intriguing ways to stay connected to team members in a mobile setting through Periscope. It’s worth checking out.

6. Planning Center

An industry standard go to tool for worship service planning. Schedule volunteers, manage music, and schedule worship services. Share music with band members, put rehearsal files online, add songs, media and other items to your services so your whole team is in the know. Track timing before and during your services, and get organized.

7. Expensify

Stop filling out expense reports and trying to find those receipts you lost to turn in, and simplify your expense reporting. Streamline the way your employees report expenses, the way expenses are approved, and the way you export that information to your accounting package. Quickly add cash expenses, automatically import all card transactions. Capture mileage, time, and other reimbursable/billable expenses. Code expenses to GL accounts, clients/projects, and custom fields.

8. Asana

Get out of email and into Asana. A great project management tool that puts communications and tasks all in one place instead of spread out over email and various notes. A great dashboard feature, easy team organization, and it’s even broken down into check lists with due dates and reminders!

9. Slack

Get rid of email and group texting and start using this messaging app for teams. Organize by projects, teams, campuses, or anything you’d like. Sharing files is easy as it integrates with apps like Google Drive and Dropbox. Oh, and it integrates with just about everything (including social media) so all your notifications come to one place. And it’s searchable. Smile.

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