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How remote work in multiple timezones is easy with WizyRoom

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We’re all over the world in Wizy.io. Our CEO and our finance manager, Laurent and Annette, divide their time between Silicon Valley and Australia. Sales manager Gilles is in New York. CPO Gino and customer success director Apol are in Manila. Product manager Mohamed and CTO Jérémy are in France.

With such a global distributed team, getting everybody together can become difficult! We all used to turn to different tools to figure out where the others were. For example, Laurent had Google Calendar with a widget that shows different time zones. Gino and Gilles relied on World Time Buddy.

These solutions worked, but they did involve some setting up. And you often had to switch from one tab to another to check if the person you wanted to communicate with was on work hours.

Now we’ve stopped using any of them. They have become unnecessary because we are working together inside the chat and task management solution WizyRoom. It very conveniently displays the local time of each team member inside the app.

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You’ll see it in the right sidebar, next to each person’s name. It’s a small detail that makes working together easier. No setup is required, the area-specific times appear automatically. And you see the time right where you are working. No more switching from one tab to another. Each person is saved at least 20 minutes a day with this.

Want to try WizyRoom for your remote team? Get it here.

Laurent-Casual-croppedFrom 2006 to 2012, Wizy.io CEO Laurent Gasser headed Revevol, a consultancy in Paris that he co-founded and built to become one of the most important Google Apps resellers in the world. He moved on to head the startup Collabspot, a Gmail extensions. In 2015, he founded Wizy.io from teams from the two companies. 

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The WizyRoom numbers

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Research says that 50 to 60 % of the knowledge worker’s time is spent orchestrating work rather than actually working. This includes two hours a day looking for information, another two hours on email, about an hour scheduling meetings, and an hour and a half attending those meetings.

WizyRoom wants to cut down on this chunk of inefficient time. We want to do this by making most of the files you need available inside the app; cutting down on emails; replacing at least some of the time spent in meetings with chat conversations and efficient task management; and building chatbots to connect employees with the data inside enterprise IT.

It’s still early days, but these are the numbers we have been getting from research done on WizyRoom’s first users:

Percent decrease in internal email: 90%

  • Conversations in chat groups have almost eliminated email among team members.

Percent reduction in tabs: 30%

  • Docs, spreadsheets, links, and notes are filed in the chat room where these files are needed, easily searchable at any time. This has cut down the need to shift from one browser window to another.

Percent reduction on time spent searching for files: 50%

  • An example is how the marketing department of one company now files all their blog articles and emails in one chat room, instead of keeping individual files in different folders in the company’s Drive.

Percent increase in task management efficiency: 33%

  • In our own customer success usecase, resolution time of customer tickets was reduced more than 30% because tasks are assigned and attended to more easily.

Percent reduction in looking for enterprise information: 80%

  • Conversational chatbots will give the info needed almost instantly, instead of employees having to look into different files and software to get what they need.

Increase your own team efficiency. Try WizyRoom now.

 

Laurent-Casual-croppedFrom 2006 to 2012, Wizy.io CEO Laurent Gasser headed Revevol, a consultancy in Paris that he co-founded and built to become one of the most important Google Apps resellers in the world. He moved on to head the startup Collabspot, a Gmail extensions. In 2015, he founded Wizy.io from teams from the two companies. 

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How WizyRoom increases efficiency with Drive file sharing

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How much time do you lose every day trying to find the files that you need?

When you’re looking for something, you probably use the search bar in Google Drive. This usually works great at getting you what you need almost instantly. But sometimes — especially if it’s a shared file created by a colleague and you can’t remember the file name — you spend at least a few minutes searching. On certain occasions, you give up and just email the person who shared the file with you.

You ask, “Can you share file X with me again?” The few minutes of searching can extend to a couple of hours waiting for the colleague to respond. By that time, you would have moved on to another task. Some more time passes before you can actually get to that file you were looking for. Talk about an efficiency drain!

WizyRoom offers you the solution to this unproductive situation. The task management and chat application makes the organization of your documents, spreadsheets, images, and forms easier.

All your team members will create or add the files relevant to a topic inside the chat room devoted to this topic. This way, when you’re looking for a file, you only have to go to inside the chat room, and click on the Drive tab. Find the file you need in the list, or use the search bar. Not sure what chat room to go into? Search all rooms.

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If every day you only had one difficult file to look for (and often there are 2 or more), you save from a few minutes to a couple of hours by using WizyRoom.

Want to take control of your Google Drive right now?  Try WizyRoom here.

 

Laurent-Casual-croppedFrom 2006 to 2012, Wizy.io CEO Laurent Gasser headed Revevol, a consultancy in Paris that he co-founded and built to become one of the most important Google Apps resellers in the world. He moved on to head the startup Collabspot, a Gmail extensions. In 2015, he founded Wizy.io from teams from the two companies. 

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