Over time, many organizations add multiple tools to meet diﬀerent needs. With too many tools at your disposal, your team members are more likely to get confused and uncoordinated . Not only will they have to go to various places to get the information they need, but this may also aﬀect scheduled completion dates.
Consolidation of tools may provide the best “bang for your buck” provided the consolidation enables your team to meet stated objectives on schedule. Then your team can still accomplish the mission with fewer programs to deal with, which can save you both time and money.
Task management software is an excellent solution to tool consolidation for several reasons. You can consolidate tasks that are currently not being tracked well (only in spreadsheets/email) into a shared area . The ﬂexibility of ad hoc tasking can replace many customized applications and track all of these in a commonplace. Document management is an essential element of eﬀective task management; modern tools connect work to documents. By using a single platform, you can unify reporting across applications for all your departments. Teams will be able to turn to the same tool for their various tasks and timelines, and the increased transparency enables everyone to see what the other departments are doing. Gaining more control and eﬃciency within the everyday tasks of your company will soon provide dividends.