IN ANTICIPATION of better — but more cautious — times, Zoho Corp is introducing BackToWork.
This modular, customisable solution will handle the process of returning to normalcy in gradual steps.
“BackToWork will enable companies to maintain end-to-end workplace safety and meet compliance needs, without affecting productivity,” said Gibu Mathew, Vice President, and GM, Asia Pacific Zoho Corp.
In keeping with the spirit of sharing in tough times, Zoho is offering BackToWork free until the end of 2020. After that it will cost monthly USD2 per user.
This is in step with the company’s push to make working from home more efficient when it introduced Remotely, a suite of 11 business applications, in March. It is free for businesses to use until September 1.
Zoho also provided financial assistance to 20,000 businesses struggling through the pandemic, via its Small Business Emergency Subscription Assistance Programme ESAP.
More than 25,000 organizations have taken advantage of Remotely, which is in keeping with the general trend for solutions to enable efficient remote working. Zoho’s enterprise platform, Workplace, saw a spike in users, supporting 15 million globally.
While video conferencing has been the oft talked-about feature of those working from home during the pandemic, Gibu says the most used feature was Zoho Assist, which allows specialists to help customers set up their remote devices for efficient integration into the office network.
BackToWork will allow contactless access to offices, incorporating Safe Entry, Employee Wellness Assessment and communicating announcements and policies.
It’s an optimistic step into a changed world where new behaviour will have to work with old ways of operating while keeping things safe.