Today, you and your team have lots of ways to communicate: email, SMS texting, maybe you have an online meeting service. You might even have a company intranet or wiki. And perhaps you have an instant messaging app for quick questions or informal chats with coworkers. If anything, you already have too many ways to connect with your team.
So, here’s the question: Do you really want an app just for team messaging?
At RingCentral, we’ve helped literally thousands of teams at organizations like yours all over the world. Experience tells us your team doesn’t want more apps to keep track of—you want fewer apps that do more.
Which is why our application is a true team collaboration workhorse. In fact, you can think of Glip as a unified online platform for messaging, task management, file sharing and annotation, a team calendar, video chat, and screen sharing. It’s only disguised as a team messaging app.
If all you get is messaging from your team messaging app, your team is missing out.
The core of Glip is a text chat platform, but that is just one of a half-dozen types of “team messaging” you’ll find yourself and your coworkers using the app for.
For example, maybe your team message will be in the form of a link or a file you want to share with a few specific coworkers in a private chat group you’ve set up. No problem. You can drag and drop either a link or any type of file—document, spreadsheet, presentation file, video clip, audio clip, image, etc.—right into that Glip team, and your teammates will be able to access it anytime.
Or perhaps the message you have for your team will be a new task or event you’ve created and want to share with a different set of colleagues in a different Glip team. With Glip’s integrated task management tool, you can create a new task and share it with your team so they can monitor its progress and alert the coworker you’ve assigned it to.
At other times, you might have a message for your team in the form of an important alert from another app your business relies on, such as a notification from your e-commerce platform that a customer has just signed up for your newsletter or maybe an alert from your bug tracking app that a user has submitted a new trouble ticket. No problem. Because Glip integrates with dozens of popular apps and lets you create your own integrations, you can have Glip pull these alerts automatically into whichever teams or conversations you choose. This will let you get these important messages to your teams, without having to keep checking in with these other apps.