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Microsoft brings Kaizala mobile app to PH after its launch in India

By Yrda Veanssa Sy Fernandez - 11 Oct 2017

Microsoft brings Kaizala mobile app to PH after its launch in India

Rajiv Kumar, Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Ofiice India and Bertrand Launay, Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines.

For many Philippine businesses, managing staff in the field presents several unique challenges. From having to capture operational data from remote staff to ensuring that things are running as they should, current management and communication tools can be slow and cumbersome to use. More importantly, not everyone in the field has access to PC at the very moment and even those who could only respond when logged in to the system.

For these organizations, a convenient, secure, and mobile tool for a remote work management environment is required. Microsoft Philippines, together with the Microsoft India, has officially brought to the country Microsoft Kaizala. It is a mobile app that makes it easy to connect with large groups of people inside and outside an organization (employees, customers, and suppliers), depending on the company/organization which created a secured group chat with the help of Microsoft Kaizala. This mobile app also enables organizations to manage work with their extended teams through a single, unified platform ‒ all on their mobile phones. Incidentally, Kaizala in Marathi (an Indian language spoken by the people of Maharashtra) means “What’s up?”

Security remains a top priority among most organizations, and with Microsoft Kaizala’s controlled access and data security, organizations will get the utmost security. Azure Active Directory service authentication ensures secure access to the Kaizala Management Portal, where IT administrators can control memberships of all groups, remove users in on instance, and control user access to sensitive data.

Many front-line workers don’t have their own company email address or access to internal tools, a situation that makes it hard for managers to share and collect important information. Microsoft Kaizala enables managers to easily reach very large numbers of users within and outside their organizations, using a simple and intuitive chat interface. Users can quickly get on boarded by just using their mobile number as a unique ID.

Bertrand Launay, Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines introces the Microsoft Kaizala at the Operation: Message Received, Microsoft Kaizala App Launch event at the CHAOS at City of Dreams Mnaila on October 10.

“Most businesses work with several partners, distributors, and stakeholders who are not on a company email addresses’ list, so communication can be slow and unsecure. With Microsoft Kaizala, they can better connect and coordinate with the entire team. As Internet usage increases, we believe it will be easier for organizations to communicate with the stakeholders wherever they are in the Philippines,” shares Bertrand Launay, Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines.

Microsoft Kaizala makes it simple for organizations to seamlessly communicate, collaborate, and complete tasks, bringing together desktops users and mobile-only users who may be within or outside their organizations.

Microsoft Philippines has also announced Microsoft Kaizala Pro which allows organizations to have a full administrative control of their groups. Microsoft Kaizala Pro's additional features include user and group management system integration and automation using Microsoft Kaizala APIs, advanced reporting and analytics, ability to publish custom actions, and the ability to create groups and organizational profile and directory.

Microsoft Kaizala is now available for download in the Philippines as a standalone app in Apple App Store or Google Play Store. This mobile app has been initially launched in India, and now in the Philippines, and will be exclusive to these two countries according to Rajive Kumar, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Office India. For more information, visit the Microsoft website.