Kifi Integrates With Slack To Deepen Search And Knowledge Management Capabilities For Workplace Teams

Feb 02, 2016, 08:19 ET from Kifi

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kifi, the top knowledge management application, today announced an integration of Kifi's industry-leading search and knowledge management technology with communications platform Slack.

Teams from Silicon Valley companies including Betaworks, Workday, Uber, and Comscore have already integrated their Slack channels with Kifi. Mountain View-based Kifi has 750+ teams and 100,000 individuals using its knowledge management and bookmarking service.

The integration means users send all links in Slack channels to Kifi Libraries. Links are searchable within Kifi or Slack. Users type in the slash command "/kifi [search term]" on Slack, on Google (yeah, Google) or using or the iOS and Android apps.

Users register either through Slack or Kifi.

Miles Smith, COO of gaming company Schine, GmbH, makers of StarMade, said, "Kifi's new Slack integration has brought organization to an entirely new level within our team."

Slack launched its platform for developers Dec. 15, giving the apps written for Slack a chance to get in front of users and scale up. Kifi was featured as one of Slack's top integrations.

About Kifi
Kifi empowers employees to be engaged, inquisitive and take full advantage of the open Web. Many knowledge management tools, such as Jive and Sharepoint, focus on helping teams share knowledge around files. Kifi harnesses the power of the open Web, allowing employees to collect information as they browse and interact with their co-workers.

With full-text indexing, Kifi makes it easy to find any Web resource kept by the team. Team members annotate Web pages to add context, adding research notes and discussions with peers.

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"Many team members research the same things again and again, losing productivity. They are repeating work that's already been done instead of building on the work of the team. The problem is a lack of modern knowledge management tools," says Eishay Smith, CEO of Kifi. "The Kifi and Slack integration creates a quiet, focused space where you can easily find what you need, when you need it."