Communicating information between team members is key to successful collaboration. This is why several communication and messaging tools are at the core of the Acollab collaborative platform.
The communication needs within a team can be of different kinds:
These are delayed communications, such as email exchanges.
This method of communication makes it possible to free oneself from the availability of one’s interlocutor (s) and has the advantage of time for reflection.
Acollab offers two asynchronous communication applications: Messaging and Forum.
These are communications that take place in real time, such as telephone conversations.
This method of communication has the advantage of speed and generally allows for more direct communication.
Acollab allows synchronous communication via its real-time chat application.
The Messages application allows you to centralize all the updates of a project or a team.
The messages posted by each team member are visible to everyone and easy to find. This makes it easier for new employees to find their way in, since they have immediate access to information.
The Chat application allows you to chat live with a member or subgroup of your team.
The forum is an asynchronous discussion space, allowing its members to exchange on several topics organized in discussion threads. Exchanges on a given subject are organized in a hierarchical manner.
The Forum application allows you to create your own internal forum within the company, team or project.
The principle of a forum is quite simple. First, you create forums and sub-forums on the topics of your choice. Then, in each forum, users create discussion topics (or questions), and other users can reply to them via messages (or replies).
Everyone has the possibility to receive notifications according to the activities on the forum: when a contribution to one of its discussions is published, as soon as a new discussion is initiated, etc…
The forum is very useful for asking a question to the whole team and allows each member to benefit from the answers provided by the other members.