Microsoft India has announced the official launch of a brand new app for the enterprise market that has been built to help its clients increase their productivity.
This new app, called Kaizala, was made specifically for companies in India and its purpose is to help with business processes like the management of work and communications among large groups.
Kaizala will also be suitable for use by those working on a remote basis, as long as the location they are based in has 2G optimisation. The app will be powered by Microsoft's platform Azure Cloud and will assist those employees that opt to download it to complete work, collaborate with one another and communicate in a more efficient manner.
It will also help to unite those working on mobile devices and those on desktop computers, whether they are employees of the organization, or collaborative partners from another one, helping bring together office and remote working. Furthermore, in addition to releasing this app, Microsoft India has also confirmed that there would be an alternative one, which it is calling Kaizala Pro. This version of the app is more specifically tailored to enterprises and will enable them to set up complete admin controls for any work groups they need to create.
The original Kaizala app is available for download to both Android and iOS mobiles at no cost by those in India, while Kaizala Pro can be bought for a monthly charge and added to these devices. The Microsoft India President, Anant Maheshwari, told the press:
"Kaizala brings together the two disparate worlds of mobile only messaging apps and a digitally integrated modern workplace. The product will make it possible for organisations to interact with everyone both within and outside, seamlessly and with rich content."
He went on to add that there is a difference between Kaizala and Microsoft Teams – the Office 365 chat-based workspace – in that the former is aimed at helping users, customers or partners on mobile devices to connect and communicate. The Office Product Group Corporate Vice President for Microsoft India, Rajiv Kumar, stated that Kaizala provides a chat interface that is familiar and easy to use, and that it deploys chat-based Meetings, Jobs, Polls and Surveys to help employees increase their productivity.
A number of high-profile organisations in India have already started using Kaizala, including United Phosphorus Ltd, Republic TV, Apollo Telemedicine and YES Bank. It is also being utilised by the government of Andhra Pradesh – a state in the southeast of India that has implemented it in over 30 of its departments, meaning that in excess of 70,000 employees are using it at work every day. Microsoft has confirmed that both versions of the app are fully integrated with its Office 365 suite.
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