Can you feel it? The holiday season is upon us, and things are getting a bit more festive all around us. It’s a season for giving and new beginnings, so we wanted to share with you seven reasons why HipChat is perfect for the holidays and how it can help your team (whether in the office or not) stay cheerful.
1. Turn your work team into family with warm, human, and fun communication.
Teams are built on relationships. The stronger the culture of a team, the more effective it can be. HipChat sits at the very heart of a team – connecting people together. It can form relationships and bridge the gaps of time and distance.
2. Teamwork makes the dream work.
Teams need to be in constant contact, but they are rarely in the same place or on the same schedule, especially around the holidays. So take advantage of HipChat mobile apps on both iOS and Android this season. And this gift costs nothing – all our apps are completely free.
Or, if it’s time to spend quality time with family and friends, just turn off your notifications and enjoy the peace and quiet. Worry not, all your messages will be neatly waiting for you upon your return.
3. Sharing is caring.
It’s the season of sharing! While we can’t always send everyone a holiday card (or maybe just…eh hem…forgot), you can always share through HipChat. Create an e-card, and send it to coworkers through HipChat.
And while you’re out of the office, maybe send an image of your holiday meal or a video of your kids opening presents. The list of possibilities are endless.
Easily share files and links from another app on your phone, cloud file services, or web applications. Or, if you’re looking for something specific, just use the filterable search to find exactly what you need – perfect for catching up on conversations when you get back from the holidays
4. Empower your team with integrations.
Don’t spend your precious holiday season switching between apps and services. Simply let it all come to you with HipChat integrations.
HipChat integrates with the services your team uses to do their work effectively. By bringing important notifications in front of your team, HipChat empowers your team to be more informed and take action confidently.
HipChat integrations have the added bonus of taking those annoying email notifications out of your inbox. Ho, ho, ho!
5. HipChat Connect makes integrations even more powerful.
HipChat takes integrations a step further by letting you completely embed other apps, like software performance monitoring service New Relic, right into a chat channel.
6. Get your whole team on board!
HipChat Server is built for teams of all sizes, and with Active Directory and LDAP integration, you can easily give the gift of HipChat to everyone on your team.
HipChat Server is especially important for companies that are more comfortable hosting their communications data behind their own firewalls. Your security teams will feel safe and secure. Read more about why we offer HipChat Server.
7. Join the HipChat family.
Last but certainly not least, we’d just like to extend a warm thank you to our awesome HipChat community. Thousands of teams, including those at Expedia, Salesforce, New Relic, and Squarespace, love using HipChat every day to connect with one another, and we’d love you to join us.
Check out this awesome video to see how teams at Gilt are using HipChat to work better together.
So there you have it! We build HipChat to unleash the potential of every team with faster, more transparent, and more human communication. If you want to give your team the gift of open communication, try HipChat today. Happy holidays!