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February 20, 2024

AI is a force to be reckoned with. It’s the reason so many marketing departments with shoestring budgets have a skeleton staff of content writers. Cue the Open to Work badges on LinkedIn. Because let’s face it - instant content, on tap, is simply too tempting to pass up. It’s also why random videos keep popping up of famous people like Morgan Freeman, Jim Carey, and Taylor Swift saying things they never said. Don’t worry - Morgan Freeman isn’t dead

The good news is that it’s not all mass-produced content and worryingly realistic deep fakes. AI is actually changing how we work … for the better. Think about all the ways we use AI without really realizing we’re using it. Many of us lean hard on this technology in our day-to-day work life. It checks our spelling, improves how we write, and, in the case of email, even suggests a fitting response. Talk about a second brain. Then, there are those of us who use AI to transcribe meeting notes or prioritize tasks. But it goes much deeper than that. 

Behind the scenes, AI can optimize business operations in ways we can't even see, from analyzing customer data to predicting purchasing habits. It may sound like a terrible cliche but it’s true: AI truly is a game-changer. It’s a technology that has taken the workplace by storm and is slowly becoming the irreplaceable assistant we didn’t know we needed but now can’t live without.

There’s tons of buzz around AI. And then there are facts

Love it or hate it, AI is a super disruptive technology. Think AirPods or Stanley Cups. And maybe that’s why so many are so fearful of it. Change is scary. But here’s the thing: AI might change the nature of work, but in the long run, it’s going to make all of us more efficient. 

Here’s what we know about AI and its impact:

Whether you’re new to the world of AI or are simply looking to up your team’s AI game, we have you covered. Our ultimate list of AI tools for companies covers everything from project management to sales engagement & operations, marketing & content and everything in between. Let's dive in!

Enterprise Level Chat Based AI

Sidekick (by Jigso)

Let’s face it. Work today is overwhelming, noisy & inefficient. We work with several apps, are in too many Slack channels and emails, have data and information scattered everywhere and we spend too much time babysitting everything or trying to get answers. 

Enter Sidekick AI. Not just another app but your command center that allows you to interact with all your work apps and data, in chat form. Ask Sidekick to track and alert you to important activity, generate instant reports or ask for any information from what’s connected. Never miss an important task or mention from all your communications either. Sidekick AI automatically detects and pulls action items from Slack channels and emails from Gmail. 

Used in Slack or in the Sidekick web app, it streamlines your work life and makes sure you never drop the ball. Sidekick AI is 

What's to love:

  • All your apps & data in one place
  • Being able to interact with everything in chat form
  • Free limited version to test drive
  • Web app & in Slack with access to ChatGPT4.5

Features & capabilities: 

  • Set up custom alerts for anything important to you
  • Action item detection & curation from Slack & Gmail
  • Ask Sidekick AI for any information or data from what’s connected
  • Integrations to Salesforce, Hubspot, Jira, Zendesk, Gmail and more

Pricing

  • Basic: Sidekick AI’s limited version for individual use is Free to try
  • For Companies: enhanced Sidekick AI for companies $15 per user per month

OpenAI (chatgpt4.5 + dall-e)

If you need inspiration for an upcoming presentation, a document translated, ideas on how to word an email, or a fun image to share on social media,  look no further than OpenAI's suite of tools. Perfect for solo content creators and bigger teams alike, this AI chatbot uses natural language processing to respond to prompts. ChatGPT 4.0 is for text-based prompts, while DALL-E, a text-to-image model, is for generating images using its AI. Although powerful, ChatGPT & DALL-E is largely geared towards content creation as well as code review and generation.

What's to love:

  • Versatile and fast-generating
  • No coding or machine learning expertise required

Features & capabilities: 

  • Customizability 
  • Multimodal AI
  • Workflow integration

Pricing:

  • Free
  • Plus: $20 per user per month
  • Team: $25 per user per month

Claude (by Anthropic)

Known as one of the ChatGPT alternatives, Claude, developed by Anthropic AI, is both an AI chatbot and the name for the underlying Large Language Models (LLMs) that power it. Claude is trained to have natural, text-based conversations, and it excels at summarization, editing, Q&A, code-writing, and more. Claude is regularly trained on up-to-date information, and can read up to 75,000 words at a time. This means it can read a short book and answer questions about it!

Similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Claude is great for those looking for content generation, summarization and ideation as well as for code review for developers. Claude’s differentiator is its focus on AI safety and responsibility. As opposed to OpenAI, which has been trained on human preferences, Claude uses a purposeful approach for their models called “constitutional AI”. Meaning, Anthropic trained its AI to align with a constitutional AI document outlining certain principles. 

Anthropic offers Claude in 3 models; Claude 1, Claude 2 and Claude-Instant. Their API is currently being offered to a limited set of customers and researchers in the US and UK.

What's to love:

  • Fast-generating & response time
  • No coding or machine learning expertise required
  • Claude basic is free on a limited basis

Features & capabilities

  • Read 75,000 words a minute & generate summaries
  • Detailed content creation
  • Thoughtful dialogue

Pricing:

  • Free version available on limited basis
  • Claude 2: $20 per user per month

AI for Project & Task Management

ClickUp

A lot goes into managing projects. And that's where ClickUp comes in. Ideal for individuals and teams, this project management and collaboration tool makes it easy to plan, organize, and track work in one place. It's an all-in-one customizable platform for task and project management. Say hello to efficient and more collaborative projects. 

What’s to love:

  • Free forever plan
  • Flexible & customizable
  • Feature-rich

Features and capabilities:

  • Writing assistant
  • ClickUp task automation 
  • Data analysis and insights
  • Smart search
  • Smart Goals Generator

Pricing:

  • Free forever
  • Unlimited: $7 per member per month
  • Business: $12 per member per month
  • Enterprise


Monday

For teams looking for a robust task management solution, Monday might be the place to start. Monday is work management software that helps teams manage projects, processes, and everyday work in one visual, collaborative place. It’s a highly customizable platform that offers an array of templates for common workflows that teams can then modify to suit their specific needs. And the best part is that no coding is needed and there's a free version available.

What’s to love:

  • Integrations
  • Free plan
  • Visual appeal

Features and capabilities:

  • Automated task generation
  • Monday docs (use AI to generate a template)
  • Formula builder
  • Content generator
  • Email composer
  • Summarize

Pricing:

  • Free
  • Basic: $9 per seat per month
  • Standard: $12 per seat per month
  • Pro: $19 per seat per month
  • Enterprise


Airtable

Whether you're a freelancer juggling projects, a teacher wrangling lesson plans, or a team taming the chaos of a new startup, Airtable has a toolkit waiting for you. As a cloud-based collaboration and database platform, Airtable makes creating customizable workflows and databases easy without traditional programming. It can be used to store, organize, and collaborate on everything from product inventories to employee directories.

What’s to love:

  • Flexibility
  • Task automation 
  • Data consolidation

Features and capabilities:

  • Categorize, summarize, and analyze customer feedback
  • Plan and execute marketing campaigns
  • Streamline recruiting workflows
  • Text generation 
  • Automatic localization

Pricing:

  • Free
  • Team: $20 per person per month
  • Business: $45 per person per month


AI for Customer Relationship Management 

Salesforce Einstein AI Solutions

As a collection of smart tools built right into Salesforce, Salesforce Einstein is a powerful CRM platform. It's designed to bring the benefits of artificial intelligence to various aspects of customer relationship management, providing users with intelligent insights and automation capabilities.

What’s to love:

  • Smarter decision-making
  • Enhanced customer experience
  • Efficient workflows

Features and capabilities:

  • Sales AI
  • Customer service AI
  • Marketing AI
  • Commerce AI

Pricing:

  • Starter: $25 PUPM
  • Professional: $80 PUPM
  • Enterprise: $165 PUPM
  • Unlimited: $330 PUPM

HubSpot CRM

Looking to manage customer interactions and leads in a centralized and organized way? HubSpot CRM is a great place to start. It provides tools for sales, marketing, and customer service teams to streamline processes, improve communication, and ultimately enhance the overall customer experience.

What’s to love:

  • Integration with Hubspot’s ecosystem
  • User-friendly interface
  • Scalability 

Features and capabilities:

  • Email & message authoring
  • Conversation summary generation
  • Outlining, drafting, rewriting, and repurposing content
  • Image generation based on prompts
  • Predictive sales forecasts

Pricing:

  • Professional: $1,600 per month
  • Enterprise: $5,000 per month

Zoho CRM

A powerful tool for businesses of all sizes looking to manage sales, Zoho CRM is a great addition to any sales team's suite of tools. From marketing and customer support to other sales-related tracking, Zoho does it all in a centralized and organized way. It provides all the tools (and more) that you need to streamline customer interactions, automate processes, and enable data-driven decision-making.

What’s to love:

  • Centralized customer data
  • Lead and deal management 
  • Workflow automation

AI-powered features and capabilities:

  • Personalized recommendations for sales teams
  • Streamline support tickets
  • Automatically assign prospects based on their unique needs
  • Use sentiment analysis to prioritize emails
  • Enhanced customer self-service with AI-powered chatbots

Pricing:

  • Standard: $14 per user per month
  • Professional: $23 per user per month
  • Enterprise: $40 per user per month
  • Ultimate: $52 per user per month

AI for Marketing & Content Creation

Jasper AI

Looking to take your content generation to the next without spending hours creating the content? Say hello to Jasper AI. This AI content generation platform instantly produces copy for blog posts, social media ads, emails, landing pages, and more. The focus of this platform is producing human-sounding content that's also SEO-friendly.

What’s to love:

  • It’s a content generation powerhouse
  • Super user-friendly
  • Affordable

Features and capabilities:

  • Content generation on steroids
  • SEO optimization
  • Task automation

Pricing:

  • Creator: $39 per user per month
  • Pro: $59 per user per month
  • Business

Copy.AI

Imagine having a personal wordsmith by your side, ready to craft anything from compelling social media posts to SEO-optimized website copy. Copy.AI isn't just an AI writing tool; it's also a secret weapon for content creation. 

What’s to love:

  • Creative fuel
  • Ease of use
  • Efficient content creation

Features and capabilities:

  • Workflow automation 
  • Option to include brand voice 
  • Long-form content generation

Pricing:

  • Free
  • Pro - $36 per month
  • Team - $186 per month

Canva

Looking to whip up stunning visuals without needing a design degree and mastery of Photoshop? Look no further than Canva, a graphic design tool that makes designing as easy as clicking and dragging. This robust tool takes the overwhelm out of creating everything from social media posts and presentations to websites.  It allows everyone to be able to create great designs at scale with its tons of options, templates and ease-of-use. Definitely recommended for marketing team members. Their free version is great and comes with plenty of usage to make the most of the product. Their Pro version comes with extra graphic and test options across the board, more editing features and more customization.

What’s to love:

  • Thousands of customizable templates
  • No design degree needed
  • Option to design collaboratively 

Features and capabilities:

  • Offline editing
  • Brand kit integration
  • Advanced image editing & generation

Pricing:

  • Free
  • Pro - $14.99 per person per month

AI for Business Intelligence & Analysis

Tableau

Tableau is the place data goes to become un-sucky. Well - not really, but you get the idea. This is a powerhouse tool that transforms data into captivating insights. As a data visualization and business intelligence platform, Tableau makes creating interactive and shareable dashboards easy. It's also widely used for analyzing, visualizing, and understanding complex datasets. 

What’s to love:

  • Data connectivity 
  • Interactive dashboards
  • Real-time analytics

Features and capabilities:

  • Data stories
  • Explain data
  • Automate repetitive tasks
  • Smart, personalized, and contextual insights 

Pricing:

  • $75 per use per month

Power BI

Ready to ditch the data drudgery and unlock the power of data-driven decision-making? That's where Power BI comes in. This is a business analytics service from Microsoft that provides interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities. It makes it easy to connect to and visualize any data seamlessly. 

What’s to love:

  • Full integration with Microsoft ecosystem
  • Drag and drop
  • Makes data accessible

Features and capabilities:

  • Sentiment analysis
  • Key phrase extraction
  • Language detection
  •  Image tagging
  • AI-powered visuals
  • Data enrichment

Pricing:

  • Free
  • Power BI Pro: $10 per user per month
  • Power BI Premium: $20 per user per month

Sisense

Ready to say goodbye to all those data silos standing in your way? That's where Sisense comes in. This AI-driven business intelligence and data analytics platform analyzes data from any source, turning it into revenue-boosting insights. The platform empowers everyone, from data ninjas to business wizards, to explore, collaborate, and make data-driven decisions with confidence.

What’s to love:

  • Drag and drop insights
  • Democratization of data
  • Scalable for any size

Features and capabilities:

  • Connects to any data source
  • Interactive visualizations
  • AI-powered insights

Pricing:

  • Offer customized pricing to suit your needs and budget

AI for Sales Operations & Engagement

Just as a note, although Salesforce was listed above in the CRM section, it is extensively used by sales teams for engagement and pipeline management. 

Gong

Sales conversations are unmined goldmines of insight that can change a company's sales game. The sad thing is so many companies miss out on these game-changing insights. That's where Gong comes in. As a revenue intelligence platform for B2B sales teams, it makes it easier to close more deals by analyzing and providing insights into sales conversations.

What’s to love:

  • Accurate insights
  • AI-driven sentiment analysis
  • Anomaly detection 

Features and capabilities:

  • Actionable insights from calls
  • Smart tracker
  • Transcription & language models

Pricing:

  • Customized pricing
  • Priced per recoded user

Dialpad

Calling Dialpad a customer intelligence platform doesn't quite capture all it brings to the table. This powerful tool changes how you communicate with your team and customers. For the better. It includes built-in speech recognition for insights into your customer interactions and how to improve their experience. 

What’s to love:

  • Scalable for any sized team
  • Real-time analytics
  • Integrations galore

Features and capabilities:

  • AI-powered customer insights
  • Advanced AI sales coaching
  • Native CRM integrations

Pricing:

  • Essentials: $70 per user per month
  • Advanced: $110 per user per month
  • Premium: $170 per user per month

Clari

Any sales team looking to uplevel while streamlining their approach to sales should consider Clari. This is an AI-driven revenue operations platform that fuels your business with data-powered insights and propels you toward sales success.

What’s to love:

  • Increased revenue predictability
  • Improved deal closure rates
  • Streamlines sales processes

Features and capabilities:

  • AI-powered forecasting
  • Pipeline management & forecasting
  • Personalized sales coaching insights

Pricing:

  • Price upon requesting quote

Final Thoughts

There are many great tools out there that help with specific areas of business and operations. Finding the right tool for your company is an important decision and should not add to the noise but ensure the right level of value, productivity, work efficiency and minimal burden on your employees. From project management to content creation, no matter what tool you decide to use, Sidekick AI is used by over 2,600 companies to unify and interact with all their work apps and files into one chat-based command center - enabling team members to focus on adding value that really moves the needle. 

Learn more about Sidekick at Jigso.io & book a demo to see Sidekick in action!

Oren Langberg
Head of Marketing & Community
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