How AmberScript can make Working from Home more Efficient

Esmay Drieduite, 30 March 2020

Transcribing voice notes, online meetings, and phone call recordings can save you time and increase efficiency while working from home.

Home office, flex-working or working remotely: it is a trend that is taking many industries by storm and becoming applicable to more and more job situations. It is easy to find an internet connection in almost any corner of the world, meaning the need for expensive business trips becomes nearly obsolete. Colleagues can work across borders with little to no effort; it allows for flexible working hours; and therefore also allows people to easily combine their work with, for example, family life.

While a home office sounds pretty ideal, coordinating the communication within teams as well as company-wide could be tricky. Meetings and conferences may be held online, but who is taking notes? How does one keep a record of important phone calls? How does one spread information or training content to those that cannot be present in a video call at a particular time?

At AmberScript we build AI engines that enable users to automatically transcribe audio and video files to text files. Our software helps businesses and individuals to save time, and have an accurate written record of their verbal communication, whether that takes place in person or online. Here are four examples of how our technology can improve communication within your remote teams.

1. Taking Notes of Virtual Meetings

Whether you have a quick meeting with colleagues to discuss tasks division or a management meeting that could potentially take hours: if recorded, all information on the audio or video file can be transcribed by our software in no time! In this way, no one will have to be appointed to take notes. You will simply need to appoint someone to upload the recording and send out the textual transcription.

How to Record a Video Call on Zoom, Skype, Hangouts or with your Computer

2. Keeping Track of Information Exchanged in Phone Calls

While working remotely, you will probably need to make a lot more phone calls, to talk to your boss, a supervisor or a colleague. You might need to explain new working processes or onboard a new colleague. Everything that is said in these calls may be very important and difficult to remember as the conversation continues. If you record the phone call, you can upload the recording to AmberScript and get a textual transcript. In this way, you will not miss out on any important information.

How to Record a Phone Call

3. Transcribe Voice Notes

Do you like to brainstorm out loud but sometimes forget to take notes? Start recording your voice and simply upload the recording to AmberScript. Our tool lets you transcribe voice memos and is very easy. We will make sure that your thoughts are converted into notes and no good ideas are lost!

4. Create Instructional Videos and Training

In case you need to adopt new processes or onboard new employees, working from home may mean you will provide instructional videos or online training material. It might be hard for those watching the content to process all information. So why not provide the option for co-workers to upload the video or audio content to AmberScript, so they can have a textual version of the content? Saves time writing up long and detailed guides and manuals.

As you can see, there are many ways that our software can help make working remotely a little easier. So, head on over to our online tool and get your first 30 minutes of audio/video content transcribed for free!