NetDocuments has launched ChatLink, an integration that links Microsoft Teams to NetDocuments. With ChatLink, Teams users now connect channels with NetDocuments workspaces and secure threads. The release has been expedited thanks to COVID-19.

As many professionals around the world are working from home, real-time messaging applications like Teams have seen exponential growth. Yet without proper integration to key business solutions, information governance strategies can become fractured as critical business documents are spread across multiple systems.

Within ChatLink, administrators can manually or programmatically associate a channel with an existing NetDocuments matter or project, making documents available in a tab within the channel. Likewise, an embedded view of associated chats in ndThread, allowing for multiple conversations to happen within a matter while securing them to the matter file.

“The challenges caused by COVID-19 have accelerated the move toward new productivity approaches, and tools like Teams and ndThread are in demand,” said Dan Hauck, chief product officer at NetDocuments. “Based on our feedback from customers, we accelerated our development of ChatLink, and this solution can be delivered quickly to customers on our platform without the need for scheduled upgrades or downtime.”

Gene D’Versa, director of project management with Husch Blackwell says: “NetDocuments’ ChatLink supplies the crucial link to our collaboration and integrated workspace initiative, which can now be delivered inside Teams.”