Today in North America I am proud to share that Autodesk launched Autodesk Instant, a group messaging app for the workplace on iOS and Android. Autodesk Instant makes it easy for coworkers to instantly communicate no matter where they are and exchange messages, photos, video, and location. Colleagues can initiate conversations with anyone in their address book, or any other colleague who has verified their email with the app. I have had a fondness for solutions like this since my Buzzsaw (a.k.a., ProjectPoint.exe) days.
Autodesk has over 30 years of experience understanding professional workflows, and we are continually exploring ways to increase collaboration among distributed teams. In 1998, when we created our internal department that eventually spun out on its own as Buzzsaw.com, we were called the Design Team Solutions Group. Today we can see many of our professional industry customers who need improved mobile project-based collaboration benefiting from this tool. Autodesk Instant also provides a cheaper alternative to SMS, and the team tells me that corporate administration controls and integration access to web tools will be added in future versions of the app.
Communication is alive in the field.