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With the lock down in Malaysia being in effect since 18th March 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak, most organizations have imposed a work from home order. Karuna has identified some Top 5 apps that will help you take orders from home, monitor your employees, get in touch with your clients via video conferencing and keep you organized.


  1. Zoom Conference

Zoom allows you to have video conferencing across 1,000 video participants and 10,000 viewers, perfect for small or large organizations. This video conferencing app is lightweight, takes very little bandwidth and is perfect for use from home where there’s no high-speed internet. Best of all this video conferencing tool is free!


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  1. Wrike

Manage multiple team members, set tasks, timeline, reporting and priorities while the team is working from home with Wrike. Wrike allows you to establish dependency Gantt charts so you can have an overview of your employees’ tasks, so everything is on track. Employees can easily update their task completion and collaborate with other colleagues.

Try out the new pinboard feature for members to post updates, photos and drop files needed for the project. Lastly, use the reporting feature to analyse how much has been completed during the work from home period so you can re-evaluate your staff management strategy. Wrike is free for 30 days which is useful during the 2 weeks lock-down period


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  1. Google Hangouts

Need a messaging platform instead of using Whats App to communicate with all employees during the lock-down period? Use Google Hangouts to ensure everyone is online and accessible during the lock-down period. Hangouts also has a group Video Call function and has historical logs of your messages, so it can be retraced when needed.


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  1. Jibble

Jibble instills discipline in employees so they can clock in from 8 am- 5 pm like they do on working day so no one slacks during the lock-down period. This online time clock can be used for calculating work hours and you can track the time sheet report for each task allocated to the employee to increase productivity and ensure key performance indexes are kept up. See who is performing and who is not during the lock-down period with a free Jibble account.

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  1. Woo Commerce to bring your business Online

Turn your website into an e-commerce store by adding Woo Commerce to your website. You can have a functioning web store within a few days just in time to tap on online orders during the lock-down period.

Other functionalities include request for quote, product add-on and subscriptions so customers can choose to subscribe and have weekly or monthly delivery of essential products to their home. Lastly, add a payment option for manual bank-in or a payment gateway such as Sarawak Pay or Senangpay.

Reach out to Karuna to get e-commerce setup on your website in a matter of days along with a payment gateway via live chat right now.


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