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Microsoft Kaizala is the Whatsapp alternative for businesses

Microsoft Kaizala is all set to make workplace less boring. Set to take on the likes of Cisco Jabber in workplace, the Kaizala, a mobile only product is designed for large group comunications and work management. Organizations can easily communite, collaboerate and complete tasks using Kaizala. Starting today, Microsoft Kaizala is available in India as a free download on iOS and Android phones. Microsoft Kaizala Pro is available to purchase standalone at a list price of INR 130 per user per month. Current Office 365 customers should contact their Microsoft representative for additional information. Both basic and pro variants integrate with Office 365.

Similar to Whatsapp and Telegram, you have to sign in using your mobile number. Once you login, you get to chat 1:1 or create and chat in groups. You can also subscribe to public groups, use Kaizala actions (announcement, checklist, assign jobs, meetups, photo sharing, quick polls and more). Even for personal use, this looks like a great application for workspace.

 

“The Digital India initiative is focused on harnessing technology to help India transform. Microsoft Kaizala, a made for India product, brings together the two disparate worlds of mobile only messaging apps and a digitally integrated modern workplace. 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 Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.

“We are excited to launch Microsoft Kaizala for Indian customers today,” Mr. Maheshwari added.

“Using Microsoft Kaizala, organizations can connect with their employees and the extended value chain. The product offers a simple and familiar chat interface and goes beyond to make everyone more productive using Surveys, Polls, Jobs, Meetings and other actions, right in your chats. As we launch Microsoft Kaizala in India, we hope to help connect the unconnected parts of organizations – whether they are in large and small enterprises or in the Government. Microsoft Kaizala’s vision is to empower every organization and community to achieve more through purposeful chat”, added Rajiv Kumar, Corporate Vice President, Office Product Group, Microsoft.

Microsoft Kaizala has seen significant adoption among Indian organizations such as YES Bank, Apollo Telemedicine, Republic TV, United Phosphorous Limited and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, who are currently piloting the solution for their internal teams.  In addition, the Government of Andhra Pradesh is one of the first government organizations to use Microsoft Kaizala for real time governance. More than 30 government departments and over 70,000 users in the State Government use Microsoft Kaizala for day-to-day work.

Microsoft Kaizala Microsoft Kaizala Pro
  • 1:1 and hierarchical group chat
  • Media and document sharing
  • Built-in Actions for polls, surveys, and announcements
  • Work management
  • Offline and 2G support
All the benefits of Microsoft Kaizala, plus:

  • Organization group management
  • User management (remove users from groups and wipe group data from device)
  • Create public groups
  • Publish custom Actions
  • Advanced reporting and analytics
  • System integration and automation using Kaizala APIs

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