Thursday, February 2, 2017

Slack's Move to Target Large Companies

Slack Technologies just unveiled a new version of its work-place messaging app that makes the platform a whole lot more appealing to companies with more than ten thousand employees. The new platform’s features include security tools that meet more intense regulatory requirements, interconnected workspaces (messaging groups), and the ability for employees to search information in other group messages. While Slack faces intense competition, these new features will allow the interphase to play an important role in satisfying large companies’ communication requirements.

In the start-up community, Slack has been an important element for success. It allows employees to communicate efficiently and quickly make decisions as a group. There have been some barriers keeping large companies from fully benefiting from the service because more people equates to higher needs. Employees of larger companies have previously communicated through email or simply by walking across the office to speak face-to-face. However, new messaging platforms including Slack, Google Hangouts, and Facebook Messenger are allowing for better collaboration across the workplace. It will be to the advantage of larger companies to utilize these new technologies because employees will be able to communicate more efficiently and be able to make faster decisions without sacrificing quality.

Slack may become one of the most important players in this realm now that different departments within the company can interact across multiple group chats—and that it is secure enough to meet regulatory requirements, specifically for the financial sector. These elements are exactly what larger companies need to be able to take advantage of a more modern technology, instead of sticking with the traditional Microsoft platform. These developments should allow Slack to grow significantly and allow large companies to streamline their future operations.

Modern platforms like Slack and Salesforce.com are allowing businesses to organize operations and keep information where it is most easily accessible. An important aspect of this is the ability to integrate services, which is another area where Slack has excelled. The Slack platform is linked with Salesforce.com, which makes both services more valuable and easier to use. While many would argue Microsoft’s Office 365 offers this capability and is all included in one price, Slack’s software is more modern, similarly functional, and ignites new energy into companies. The energy that young software brings could significantly benefit many older, traditional Fortune 500 Companies because Slack is attempting to get employees more excited about communication.

Companies, large and small, should take note of Slack’s new unveil and discover how the platform can significantly benefit their day-to-day operations. More efficient communication has proven to equate to a more successful business.


Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/slack-bids-for-larger-customers-with-new-software-1485885605

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