Slack

Collaboration Software: Slack at a glance

Slack is a workspace for small to medium-sized companies or teams.

The goal of Slack is to provide a centralized solution for collaboration. This allows people in a company to communicate and share information more easily. And thus support the classic among the time-eaters: internal communication.

Benefits

In the tool, the employees of a company can communicate internally via chats and share pictures, videos or files. The chats can be organized individually by forming groups, teams or projects. The contents can be searched for using the search function. This is also available for no longer active, archived channels and files.

In addition, Slack offers the possibility to integrate people from an external company. For example, customers or partners can be spoken to via audio or video call or presented via screen sharing.

More than 1,500 apps can be integrated into Slack. They can be searched and sorted in Slack’s app directory by categories such as bots, analytics, marketing or office management. Two major players of them: Salesforce and HubSpot.

Costs

Slack is available for free at the start, but with limited features (e.g. interactive screen sharing is not possible and audio and video calls only work as one-to-one conversations. There is also a limitation on the number of messages that can be searched and on the amount of data storage). An extended scope of use is available in the Standard version for € 6.25 per user per month and the complete package in the Plus version for € 11.75.

To comply with EU data protection laws, Slack has certified itself and supported the users. Further internationally valid security certificates complement the confidence-building measures. If you want to know more about Slack in relation to the DSGVO, click here.

Conclusion

It is not without reason that slack is currently a buzzword. Many companies or virtual teams virtually swear by Slack. With the integration of currently 1,500 apps, it is extremely well networked. And after an initial training of the users, some time-consuming tasks will be reduced or quality assurance will be introduced.

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