Yash Shah
Yash ShahCo-founder & CEO, gridle.io

What's the simplest way to manage work for a team of 10 or less?

We are a small development agency that works with overseas customers. We've been using Excelsheets till now but they don't seem to work well with clients. We don't mind paying. Which tools should we use so that while we can manage work internally, we can report to our customers as well?
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