At Zoomtopia 2023 immediately, Zoom introduced Zoom Docs, a collaboration-focused “modular workspace” that integrates the corporate’s Zoom AI Companion for producing new content material or populating a doc from different sources — you recognize the drill by now.
Together with the Mail and Calendar choices launched throughout final yr’s occasion, Zoom Docs is one other step towards a full workplace suite different to Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, which each have began to combine AI-powered instruments of their very own, dubbed Duet AI and Copilot, respectively. The corporate says it is going to be broadly accessible in 2024.
Like different AI helper software program, customers can ask Zoom AI Companion to do issues like summarize conferences, chats, and data from inside Zoom Docs or generate in-document tables. Zoom Docs assist interdocument linking and embedding, hierarchical group with folders, and docs might be managed from conferences, Zoom’s Crew Chat, or instantly by means of a browser or Zoom’s desktop and cellular functions.
The setup appears extra targeted on group collaboration than spreadsheets and displays like Microsoft’s and Google’s mature productiveness suites, and Zoom AI Companion is cheaper.
Zoom AI Companion is included within the value of the corporate’s paid subscription plans, which begin at $149.90 per yr per consumer. Microsoft fees an additional $30 per consumer per thirty days for 365 Copilot, and Google has stated it’ll do the identical. Zoom didn’t point out particular pricing for its Zoom Docs app however consists of one yr of entry to its “Important Apps” with paid subscriptions. If a group doesn’t have a tendency to make use of their workplace instruments exterior of note-taking and conferences, that would assist Zoom preserve enterprise clients who’re attempting to spend much less on their distant workplace software program.