SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 27, 2014) - Cotap, an enterprise mobile messaging service, today announced several major new features designed to improve the user experience and accessibility of relevant people, groups and files. In addition, new Web and Desktop apps provide workers with more options to participate in Cotap conversations, with messages and notifications seamlessly synced across devices.
"Getting work done from your smartphone is finally a reality, because we're no longer simply cramming desktop tools into a small screen. Modern companies are rethinking entire workflows now that powerful software no longer requires the user to be sitting down at a desk," said Jim Patterson, co-founder and CEO, Cotap. "With mobile-first enterprise apps like Cotap, workers have anywhere, anytime access to the people and information they need to get work done, and they can complete tasks standing in line for coffee, waiting on an elevator or walking to meet a client. Employees appreciate more flexibility and alignment, while businesses win with more engaged and productive workers."
New Cotap features include:
Web & Desktop Apps
With the introduction of both web and desktop apps, Cotap delivers a continuous experience across all devices and provides users who work primarily at a desk a way to easily participate in Cotap conversations. Employees can now start a project from the mobile app and then pick up that project again later from their laptop or tablet without missing a beat.
Cotap now integrates with the four major cloud storage services: Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. The integrations enable users to share and view relevant files no matter which service they use, all within Cotap.
People & Group Directories
Fast access to the right people within a company is fundamental to reaping the benefits of Cotap. The new People and Group Directories are now accessible from the main navigation in the mobile app, so finding and messaging people and teams can be done in seconds with just a few taps.
All new Cotap features and integrations are available immediately. To access the Web app or download the Desktop app, go to cotap.com/apps
Comments About the News
"We chose Cotap because it's clear that it's a tool built for business. It doesn't just solve one problem for us, it changes the way we work in a meaningful way. Instead of dreading my overflowing inbox at the end of the day, I notice that the quick, easy conversations with my team have moved into Cotap. Plus, it's easier to share creative ideas and institutional knowledge with each other. With the introduction of these new features, we expect to get even more value from the service."
-- Anderson Foote, Rooms Manager, Hyatt Regency Jersey City
"The ability to work whenever and wherever the need strikes is a key component to the cultural change we're seeing in organizations today. Mobile devices and applications provide employees right-time access to the content and communities they need to get purposeful work done."
-- Alan Lepofsky, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
Cotap is a San Francisco-based company bringing mobile-first communication to the workplace. Cotap combines a simple, secure mobile messaging service that employees love to use, with the security and administrative features that businesses need. Backed by Charles River Ventures and Emergence Capital Partners, the company was founded by Jim Patterson and Zack Parker, former Yammer executives with backgrounds in mobile communication and enterprise software. Cotap is free and available for download in the App Store and Google Play Store. For more information, visit the website and follow @Cotap on Twitter.
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