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Internal communication for startups

The internal processes in your newly founded company are to be treated confidentially and with appropriate security measures. Otherwise there is a risk that your data will be hacked and published.

Types of internal communication:

  • Emails and chats
  • Employee app
  • Intranet
  • Video conferencing
  • Combi (video, chats, email, video conferencing)


  • Quick access and availability of all employees
  • Immediate reactions to problems and emergencies possible
  • Improves the ability to set and achieve goals
  • Strengthens the working relationship between employees
  • Allows easy organization and optimization

Communication tools at a glance


  • Can be used both in the web browser and via the respective app for Android or iOS.
  • Unlike email, Slack lets you choose which conversations matter most - and which can wait.
  • The basic version is free and offers up to 10,000 messages that can be searched.

G Suite

  • Video and telephone conferences for up to 100 participants each
  • enables video conferences for larger groups in HD quality
  • 24/7 support by phone, email and online
  • This package is a basic model and costs around 5 CHF / month


  • Up to 100 participants possible
  • The time limit for meetings is 24 hours
  • Enables a quick introduction with meeting features that make it easy to start, link and collaborate on any device.
  • This package is the basic model and costs around 15 CHF / month


  • Basic functions combined with modular app extensions.
  • Multifunctional (diagram, text editor, diagrams, microblogging, extended user profiles, personalized navigation, multilingualism)
  • From 25 users approx. 2,500 CHF (one-time purchase)

Cisco WebEx

  • Offers video conferencing, IP telephony, instant messaging, file transfer and screen sharing
  • Integrated AI assistant
  • The package costs around CHF 12 / month for up to 50 users and around CHF 25 / month for up to 200 users.

Skype for Business

  • obsolete version of Microsoft and is being replaced by Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams

  • Offers chat, meetings, calls and teamwork
  • Support from experts is possible
  • The basic version is available free of charge but with limited functions.
  • Basic version: without support, up to a maximum of 300 users, limited to 2 GB of files in chat per user.
  • Business package (upgrade version) costs around 12 CHF / month.

Soho Cliq

  • Offers audio and video conferencing, private messaging, group and board messaging, and a good system for managing internal and external contacts.
  • Integrated with mainstream apps: Meetup, Stack Overflow, Twitter, Dropbox and Google Drive.
  • Costs around 3 CHF / month

You can therefore choose between a large number of different applications. Read through the security conditions of the respective communication tools carefully and decide which software best suits your security regulations in the company.

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