Dropbox announced Wednesday that it's introducing several new productivity tools for the enterprise.
The tools are designed to “simplify, unify and secure” work, according to the company’s blog.
Some of the new features include document scanning; the ability to create Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files instantly from a mobile device; and the ability to add comments to a document.
Improving enterprise productivity is a growing focus for several tech companies, particularly where it involves technologies that can create a more fluid cross-application search that could help save users’ time.
“We are really focused on simplifying how people work together," Dropbox product manager Matt Pan told ZD Net. "When you look at Dropbox from the beginning, it's been about how people share and access content. The next phase is productivity and collaboration on top of file sync and share."
Slack and Microsoft also introduced enterprise productivity enhancements this week.
Last week, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, speaking at the Bloomberg Technology Conference this week, said he plans to focus on business fundamentals and profitability, according to a Fortune report.
In March, Dropbox announced it has 500 million users globally. Of those, about 8 million are businesses, though only about 150,000 of those are paying customers. The company did not say how many paying users it has in total.