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Quick Unified Communications Wins: File Sharing

How We Chat Insights July 13, 2018

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Quick Unified Communications Wins: File Sharing

7 file sharing integrations for companies that use multiple messaging apps

Only a third of organizations today have a defined knowledge-sharing strategy. If your company is using a combination of messaging apps (SlackCisco WebEx Teams, and/or Microsoft Teams), sharing collaboratively can be even more tricky to get right.

So how do you ensure that there’s a streamlined & unified workflow for sharing documents and files within real-time chat? The simple answer is to make sure that everyone has access to the same information. This means having a document-sharing strategy that is supported across all messaging platforms.

By simply adding a file-sharing integration, app, or bot to all messaging platforms you use, you can leverage a consistent stream of file-related notifications and updates, no matter if a colleague uses, Slack, Cisco WebEx Teams, or Microsoft Teams.

With these 7 options below, you’ll be one step closer to Unified Collaboration with a hybrid mix of messaging tools.

1. Microsoft OneDrive (For Cisco WebEx Teams and Slack)

File Sharing starts in OneDrive when using Office 365. OneDrive places all your files shared across Cisco WebEx and Slack into one location. This allows everyone to access the same information. Not only can you access your files from any device with Microsoft’s OneDrive service, but you can all stay productive when you’re offline too, with secure access away from the web.

Cisco WebEx users can set up customized alerts to let them know when their business files are updated, changed, or deleted. All you need is a OneDrive for Business account to start using this integration.

Microsoft OneDrive (For Cisco WebEx Teams and Slack)
OneDrive notifications in Slack
OneDrive notifications in Cisco WebEx Teams

2. Google Drive (for Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Cisco WebEx Teams)

Google Drive is an obvious choice for all Google fans.

Google Drive comes ready to connect with Cisco WebEx Teams, Microsoft Teams, and Slack so that you can bring all your corporate information together in the same place. Google has also expanded their integrations to include data contained in third-party storage locations like Box, Dropbox, and Citrix Sharefile. If you’re already a fan of Google products, then Drive is a great way to keep your content resources in the same, easy-to-access space.

Google Drive (for Microsoft Teams)
Google Drive within Microsoft Teams
Google Drive notifications in Cisco WebEx Teams
Google Drive for Slack
A Google Drive notification in Slack

3. iPushPull (for Slack and Microsoft Teams)

iPushPull integration is a unified platform that connects to Slack and Microsoft Teams, improving your workflow by sharing data in real-time.

One of the biggest reasons that collaboration tools are so popular is that agile companies don’t have time to wait for unpredictable email communications. iPushPull provides usage tracking and analysis, real-time alerts and notifications.

This highly secure application comes with APIs and plugins for your existing applications so that you don’t have to worry about extra development.

iPushPull in Slack
iPushPull in Slack
iPushPull in Microsoft Teams
iPushPull working with Microsoft Teams

4. Azendoo (for Slack and Cisco WebEx Teams)

Azendoo say the purpose of their tool is to integrate the collaboration and knowledge sharing systems you use every day. Sounds good, right?

Ultimately, Azendoo works with Slack and Cisco WebEx Teams to ensure that teamwork is as transparent as possible, regardless of which services your employees prefer to use.

With Azendoo, you can easily centralize your resources to get a lasting knowledge base for teams to tap into when they need extra help on complex projects.

 

5. Box (For Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco WebEx Teams)

Box offers a system that allows employees easy reach of all their files. With integrations that span across Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Cisco WebEx Teams, you can pull your knowledge resources together into a simple hub.

Box is great for remote working organizations that can’t always control the tools their employees want to use. Box also integrates with IBM, Salesforce, Google Apps and Symantec.

Box file structure in Microsoft Teams
Box file structure displayed in Microsoft Teams
Box file picker in Slack
Sharing Box documents within Slack
Box integration with Cisco Webex Teams
Cisco WebEx Teams integration with Box

6. Talla (for Slack and Microsoft Teams)

Talla is great for the kind of business that loves trying new technology. It comes with a digital assistant built-in to help you organize your information. Integrated with both Slack and Microsoft Teams, Talla learns from your resources as your employees share and work together on files.

Talla automates your content management and makes it easier to search for and retrieve information about customers and employees by giving you an assistant to find your content for you.

Talla working in Slack
Talla working within Slack

Next time you send a message, think how much you could automate if you included Talla in your messaging stack.

Talla in Microsoft Teams
Talla working within Microsoft Teams
Talla auto response in Microsoft Teams
An automated response from Talla in Microsoft Teams

7. Smartsheet (for Cisco WebEx Teams, Microsoft Teams, and Slack)

With Smartsheet, you get an immersive way to access greater work collaboration and agility, with a platform that helps organizations to plan, automate, and manage workflow.

Embedding Smartsheet into your messaging applications pushes productivity levels even more. No app switching!

Smartsheet in Cisco Webex Teams
Smartsheet at work within Cisco WebEx Teams

We All Want More Collaboration Across Chat Apps

The tools above are all designed to help companies using a mix of messaging apps stay on the same page. Integration-friendly services eliminate silos of messaging use, giving you access to the true depth and breadth of your company’s shared knowledge.

You can also check out how Mio enables collaboration between Cisco WebEx Teams & Slack in this demo video.

Mio enables employees to chat across different chat apps, and share files too!

Stay tuned for the next part of our “Quick UC Wins” series, where we’ll be looking at cross-platform video conferencing and meeting integrations.


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