While many businesses across the world had digital transformation strategies in place prior to 2020, others have been forced to speed up the process considerably as working remotely has become the norm. As home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, Asia has been hailed as the world leader in digital business transformation.
Thanks to continuous technological advancements in digital communication, the collective workforce has no difficulty staying connected, despite the physical location of individuals. Voice and video calls can be made from anywhere in the world, while full app integration guarantees a seamless workflow. Let’s have a closer look at just three of the many worthwhile business communication tools to use this year.
Slack impresses with a clean, sleek design
Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2009, Slack is fast becoming one of the most popular real-time chat and business communication tools on the market, thanks to its clean, sleek design and user-friendly interface. Apart from being huge in the USA, the platform has also gained significant traction abroad, ranking at #1 for the G2 Asia Internal Communications Software Award in 2019. While Slack prides itself on its function-rich free version, the company obviously has to generate an income as well. They achieve this courtesy of a premium subscription that offers even more advanced features, including unlimited tool integration, HIPAA support, and a workflow builder.
Zoom is still a popular choice
If you are looking for a business and social communication tool that is video-based, Zoom is still one of the most reliable choices out there. With more than 300 million users, Zoom is easy to use, and boasts a simple interface. Although no longer the ‘new kid on the block’, Zoom continues to outperform many competitors, thanks to its performance and affordability. The free plan offers unlimited one-on-one meetings and group meetings for up to a hundred users for up to 40 minutes. If you sign up for one of the premium plans, you can also enjoy features such as social media streaming, recording transcripts, company branding, and managed domains.
Enjoy free unlimited messaging with Chanty
Founded in 2017 and with headquarters in New York, Chanty offers users an unassuming and instinctive experience. Chanty is decidedly easy to use, and does not require a user to spend hours reading an instruction guide on how to navigate the user interface. The free version is available for teams of up to 10 members, and includes unlimited public and private messaging, searchable history, unlimited voice messages, and built-in task management. When you upgrade to the paid-for business version, you will enjoy added features such as unlimited one-on-one and group video calls, and unlimited integrations. Possible integrations include Trello, Asana, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Gitlab.
Digital communication has become the saving grace of many businesses across the world. By making it possible for teams to communicate with each other regardless of their location, a business can reduce operational costs while navigating rapidly-changing markets with ease.