Slack: November’s Business App of the Month

by Jacob Semanco

Life around the office can get hectic with the end of the year approaching and goals to be achieved. During this time of year, you and your team are relying on each other more than ever. The office needs to be running as efficiently as possible with mistakes minimized. That’s where Slack can help.

Slack Helps You Connect With Your Team

Slack is a cloud-based collaboration tool that allows you to organize team channels, chat with your team members, and share files with one another. This service makes it easier for you to handle all of your office operations in one place, whether it be on your PC or mobile device.

Share photos with your marketing team when it is time for a new status update on your social media pages. Send the revised blueprint to the engineering department. Schedule meetings with your staff. Slack can help optimize these tasks – and much more – while preventing unnecessary communication. You can even create private channels so information won’t be displaced or publicized.


Other Key Features of Slack

Inboxes can be difficult to manage these days. With Slack, you can share more than messages. All of your files, images, PDFs, documents, and spreadsheets can be added and shared with whoever you’d like. Plus, Slack can be searched to easily locate what you’re looking for.

Additionally, Slack offers you the option to connect other office tools that you currently use, including your calendar, Google Drive account, social media accounts, and so much more. By consolidating all of these tools together you can optimize your office operations with ease.

The goal of Slack is more productivity, less email. Their customers see an average of 48 percent reduction in internal email.

High Profile and Inexpensive

You and your team can try out Slack for free for an unlimited period of time. This trial offers many features, including searchable message archives, 10 apps or integration services, and 5GB storage. Following the free trial is the $8 Standard version and the $15 Plus version, packed with even more features and 10GB and 20GB, respectively

Slack was featured in Forbes’America’s Most Promising Companies” list in 2015. It also has an excellent 4.5 Star Rating with over 30,000+ votes on Google Play and a 4.5 Star Rating on the App Store. It’s safe to say that Slack will provide you with your office efficiency needs.

Check out their website for more information.

Note: This blog is not an endorsement by Hitachi Business Finance of any specific product.

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