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Steps for choosing enterprise collaboration tools

As the modern workplace evolves, so too does employee communication. Enterprise collaboration tools are no longer nice to have, they are a mandatory to support employee productivity.

But how do you define collaboration in your organization? And what collaboration tools do you need that fit your definition? Your employees' workflows and communication preferences will dictate the tools they require. Are your employees more mobile and prefer messaging to voice calls? Are they tied to their desks and prefer to make voice and video calls from the desktop? Or do you want to entirely transform how your employees work to bring their workflows into the digital age?

Once you've identified the tools you need, the next step is to find the right vendor to provide them. But the collaboration market is incredibly crowded. A quick Google search of enterprise collaboration tools shows dozens of vendor options to choose from.

Collaboration products aren't one-size-fits-all, and while a vendor's offering may work for one organization, it may not work for yours. It can be difficult to find the right providers to meet your employees' collaboration needs. The experts in this guide can help you cut through the hype, evaluate your business needs and choose the best enterprise collaboration tools for your company.