As the battle with Covid-19 rages on, companies across the globe continue to scramble and pivot strategies to adapt to this new normal. What many thought (and hoped) might be a temporary blip on the radar has turned into a permanent change in the way we conduct business. Supply chain interruptions, volatile demand, and workforce challenges are just a few of the ways that businesses are feeling the impact. Industries that regarded “working from home” as a foreign concept are now trying to get on board.

Due to the nature of our work, it has always been a priority to be able to do business anywhere, at any time. Having had a distributed workforce for nearly 20 years, we wanted to share some of the tools we use here at 360 Cloud Solutions that enable us to continue serving clients and stay connected with each other.

Communication & Meetings

Slack

Slack is a collaboration hub that can replace email to help you and your team work together seamlessly. It’s designed to support the way people naturally work together, so you can collaborate with people online as efficiently as you do face-to-face.

What we love about Slack: dedicated team channels (aka chatrooms), direct messaging, voice and video call capabilities, direct file sharing, and emojis for the times when you can’t find the right words. 🥳

Zoom

Zoom needs no introduction, but it offers more than just meetings. It helps us not only stay connected with each other, but with our clients too. From education to healthcare, Zoom has got you covered.

What we love about Zoom: video meetings, “Zoom Room” breakouts, phone capabilities, webinar hosting, and personalized backgrounds to pretend we’re lounging on the beach. 

Meeting Owl

The Meeting Owl turns an ordinary space into a smart conference room. Its 360˚, high-res camera enables participants to see and hear everyone “hoo” is in the meeting at once.

What we love about the Meeting Owl: smart microphones, the camera automatically focuses on the speaker, the 360-degree view of the room, and its compatibility with Zoom.

Project Management

Wrike

Wrike is a project management tool that helps teams thrive—from consulting to project management, marketing to sales. Wrike replaces disjointed tasks with collaborative project plans and provides visual, dynamic reports to track your progress.

What we love about Wrike: customizable dashboards so you know what needs to be done today, tomorrow, and… yesterday, easy-to-configure reports for tracking projects in a way that makes sense to you, and the ability to @ tag teammates.

File Sharing & Document Management

Box

Say goodbye to siloed information and degraded duplications of your most critical files. Box is a secure, cloud-based file sharing platform that provides access to your files from any device, at any time.

What we love about Box: collaboration capabilities, version control, permission management, security tools, and its seamless integration with nearly every other business management app we use!

PandaDoc

Step aside, Word. PandaDoc is an all-in-one document automation solution that makes it easy for teams to create customized documents, collect signatures, and speed up sales cycles.

What we love about PandaDoc: variable fields, drag-and-drop interface that allows even those without an eye for design to create beautiful documents, product catalog, engagement analytics, and a content library to ensure messaging consistency.

Operations

NetSuite

If you know anything about our business, this one shouldn’t come as a surprise. NetSuite is the leading cloud-based business management suite, encompassing ERP/Financials, CRM, and e-commerce. Accessible from anywhere, on any device, NetSuite streamlines clunky and time-consuming processes—from the office, home office, or across the globe.

What we love about NetSuite: industry-specific solutions, ability to integrate once disparate teams and processes, scalability, future-proof customizations, automation capabilities, and so much more. (Build a custom demo to see how NetSuite can help your business accelerate.)

Disclaimer: We are a NetSuite 5-Star Solution Provider, but we’re not the only ones who love it

360 Subscription Billing

If Covid has taught us anything, it’s that recurring revenue is king. But it comes with a price—a hefty increase in billing processes. 360 Subscription Billing accelerates order-to-cash by automating time-consuming processes like order processing, fulfillment, invoicing, and accounting in one system.

What we love about 360 Subscription Billing: high-volume processing, electronic payments, automated communications, revenue recognition & compliance, easy subscription changes and renewals, and the ability to track assets, sites, and devices with the subscription.

Disclaimer: 360 Subscription Billing is our own Built for NetSuite Native SuiteApp, but we’re not the only ones who love it

Workday Adaptive Planning

It’s easy to fall into a fire drill during planning & budgeting season. Importing and exporting data becomes messy, fast. Workday Adaptive Planning changes that. Adaptive is a collaborative FP&A tool that provides a single source of financial truth for your organization.

What we love about Workday Adaptive Planning: rolling forecasts, scenario planning, robust dashboards, integration with ERP/GL/CRM platforms, board and external reporting, and real-time financial consolidation.

Disclaimer: We are an award-winning Channel Partner for Workday Adaptive Planning, but we’re not the only ones who love it

Evangelists of The Cloud

If it wasn’t obvious, we’re big believers in the cloud and what it can do for businesses of all sizes and types—whether a startup in growth mode or an established company struggling with adapting to this ever-changing environment.

In the early 2000s, we had the foresight to sign on as some of the very first partners of NetSuite and Adaptive Planning, which has enabled us to scale and weather seasons of change with confidence. While we have physical office spaces in Raleigh, NC, Scottsdale, AZ, and Salt Lake City, UT, many of our team members work remotely from client locations or home offices. With the help of our carefully curated stack of collaboration tools, we’re able to stay productive and delight our clients.

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360 Cloud Solutions is a premier IT consulting firm that helps companies grow through the strategic and expert implementation of cloud-based business management, FP&A, and subscription billing software. Since 2002, 360 Cloud Solutions has helped hundreds of fast-growing companies leverage NetSuite, Workday Adaptive Planning, and 360 Subscription Billing—our in-house, Built for NetSuite subscription billing management SuiteApp—along with other powerful, cloud-based tools.

We do not have a partnership with the other software solutions mentioned here; we just love ’em!