What is Slack?
Slack is a workplace communication software that allows your office to easily send messages, whole files, and other information. Its instant messaging capabilities have made it popular because it provides faster and often more casual communication compared to email. Slack boosts productivity and is a great way to convey the feeling of your company's culture in a virtual environment.
There are two methods of communication on Slack: via Slack channel, which is like a group chat, or via direct message, which is more like a text message. Once you send a message, the other people will receive a notification and can then respond in real-time.
Simply download the app to your computer or any mobile device to use Slack. Slack also has integration capabilities. Slack integrations include many apps like MailChimp, SalesForce, Google Analytics, GitHub, and over 1500 more.
You can use Slack for free, but you won't get to keep all your messages or use integrations. If you decide you want to upgrade, there are three options: Pro, Buinsess+, and Enterprise Grid.
What does the pricing look like? Well, the Pro package begins at €6.25 per user per month when you purchase annually, but €7.50 if you pay monthly. Business+ includes more features but costs €11.75 per user per month annually or €14.10 monthly. For information about the Enterprise Grid, you'll need to contact a direct representative of the Slack team.
Let's do the math: If you have around 1000 team members using Slack and purchase the Pro plan, you could be looking at €75,000 a year. So you might be wondering, is it worth it?