So Many Remote Working Options
Well certification Bodies are attempting to do all forms of audits remotely nowadays and certainly those of you, like me, are doubtless deploying similar software to keep the process moving so we don't all hit a huge bottleneck when things resume. As you can see below I am able to run it on several devices whether at the office or, as now, at home.
I find remote sessions can be very effective for:
- Internal audits
- Management review
- Progressing CARs
amongst others, but which software to choose?
Here are my thoughts:
If you want no more than 2 quick snappy sessions limited to 40 minutes a day but up to 8 attendees (unlikely) then look at
. There is no video, but then that is not everybody's cup of tea, and all you need do is pass over a web link so no need for your client to to download anything. You can only share your desktop but there is a chat function. Nice and clean. If you need to move up then the next package is around £150pa.
The hot one I guess is
that allows unrestricted time on the free version - but for only 2 attendees. However, that is great for a 1:1 on internal audits and CARs. You also get a video option, chat and a recording function. Similar price to move up to allow more attendees.
The other big player is of course MS Teams - but, daft as it sounds, it works best if you are constantly in touch with your team. Don't see that being of interest to people working on their own, but you may find yourself on the end of aCertification Body audit call with this software. The good thing is that like the rest you don't need an account if you are invited..
To simply chat there is always FaceTime and Skype so that is handy in order to keep in touch with clients and networks alike.
At the end of day get on board with one of them otherwise you might literally disappear from view.