At Zoomtopia 2023 in the present day, Zoom announced 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 various 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 will probably be broadly out there 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 help interdocument linking and embedding, hierarchical group with folders, and docs might be managed from conferences, Zoom’s Staff Chat, or instantly by a browser or Zoom’s desktop and cellular purposes.
The setup appears to be like extra targeted on crew collaboration than spreadsheets and shows like Microsoft’s and Google’s mature productiveness suites, and Zoom AI Companion is cheaper.
Zoom AI Companion is included within the worth of the company’s paid subscription plans, which begin at $149.90 per yr per consumer. Microsoft fees an additional $30 per consumer monthly for 365 Copilot, and Google has mentioned it’ll do the identical. Zoom didn’t point out particular pricing for its Zoom Docs app however contains one yr of entry to its “Important Apps” with paid subscriptions. If a crew doesn’t have a tendency to make use of their workplace instruments outdoors of note-taking and conferences, that would assist Zoom hold enterprise prospects who’re making an attempt to spend much less on their distant workplace software program.