Microsoft India officially launches Kaizala, a group communication and work management platform

Kaizala was originally started as a Microsoft Garage project. The Government of Andhra Pradesh was one of the first government organizations in India to use Kaizala for real time governance. Today, more than 30 government departments and over 70,000 users in the AP State Government use Microsoft Kaizala for day-to-day work. Realizing its potential, Microsoft today officially launched Kaizala as a standalone product offering in India.

Kaizala is a mobile-only product designed for large group communications and work management. It enables organizations to seamlessly communicate, collaborate and complete tasks, bringing together desktop users and mobile-only users who may be within or outside their organizations. Microsoft Kaizala users can simply get connected using their mobile phone numbers as their primary unique ID. For businesses which need more control, Microsoft is announcing the launch of its enterprise version, Kaizala Pro that allows them to have full administrative control of their groups.

“The Digital India initiative is focused on harnessing technology to help India transform. Microsoft Kaizala, a made for India product, brings together the two disparate worlds of mobile only messaging apps and a digitally integrated modern workplace. The product will make it possible for organizations to interact with everyone both within and outside, seamlessly and with rich content. Microsoft Kaizala has been optimized for 2G networks to enable connectivity in remote locations and offers features with offline support.” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.

“Using Microsoft Kaizala, organizations can connect with their employees and the extended value chain. The product offers a simple and familiar chat interface and goes beyond to make everyone more productive using Surveys, Polls, Jobs, Meetings and other actions, right in your chats. As we launch Microsoft Kaizala in India, we hope to help connect the unconnected parts of organizations – whether they are in large and small enterprises or in the Government. Microsoft Kaizala’s vision is to empower every organization and community to achieve more through purposeful chat”, added Rajiv Kumar, Corporate Vice President, Office Product Group, Microsoft.

Microsoft also highlighted that several Indian organizations such as YES Bank, Apollo Telemedicine, Republic TV, United Phosphorous Limited and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan are currently piloting Kaizala.

Microsoft KaizalaMicrosoft Kaizala Pro
  • 1:1 and hierarchical group chat
  • Media and document sharing
  • Built-in Actions for polls, surveys, and announcements
  • Work management
  • Offline and 2G support
All the benefits of Microsoft Kaizala, plus:

  • Organization group management
  • User management (remove users from groups and wipe group data from device)
  • Create public groups
  • Publish custom Actions
  • Advanced reporting and analytics
  • System integration and automation using Kaizala APIs

Download Microsoft Kaizala for free from Apple App Store for iOS devices and Google Play Store for Android devices. Kaizala Pro will cost INR 130 per user per month.

Learn more about it here.

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