Microsoft Kaizala Looks To Lead In Enterprise Messaging

by CXOtoday News Desk    Aug 01, 2017


What Facebook owned WhatsApp has been trying to establish in the know of the public for quite some time now with its WhatsApp for Enterprise, Microsoft just buzzed in with its India- specific mobile-specific productivity app called Kaizala.

The app is intended for large group communications and work management. It is designed to for organizations to seamlessly communicate, collaborate, and complete tasks and weave desktop users and mobile-only users in a business module convenient both within and outside the organizations and it is available on Android and iOS.

“Microsoft Kaizala, a made for India product, brings together the two disparate worlds of mobile only messaging apps and a digitally integrated modern workplace,” said Anant Maheshwari, president, Microsoft India.

“The product will make it possible for organizations to interact with everyone both within and outside, seamlessly and with rich content. Microsoft Kaizala has been optimized for 2G networks to enable connectivity in remote locations and offers features with offline support”, said Maheshwari.

Some office networking apps have already been doing rounds like Workplace from Facebook, Slack, Amazon Chime, Cisco Spark, Yammer and others.

Microsoft Kaizala is launched at a time when people are moving towards business messing services like the one offered by WhatsApp.

However, one of the major hurdle faced by WhatsApp has been its inability to handle large groups of people. There is a limit to the number of members that could be added to a group which is 256 members. Also, there is this challenge of making sense to the conversation taking place among the hundreds of members.

As an answer to this, with Microsoft Kaizala you can add as many members as desired. You can also add those groups to other groups, said the company. The app offers features like the ability to create polls, documents, and surveys that could be created from within the app and then shared to the group to receive responses from the masses.