Slack is a messaging app for business that connects people to the information they need. By bringing people together to work as one unified team, Slack transforms the way organizations communicate. It is for teams and workplaces which can be used across multiple devices and platforms, providing robust features that allow chatting one-on-one with associates and in groups. In Slack, your organization is called a “workspace” and is divided into “channels“. These are separate group chats with their own members and topics. In these channels, you can send messages, images, internet links, videos, and more, making communication between employees seamless, and replace many of the functions that email once dominated. There are also direct messages, which let you chat with one or several people privately without anyone else being able to join.
- It syncs with the apps that your company uses every day, like Google Calendar and Google Drive.
- A new way for your entire company to communicate. It replaces email with something faster, better organized and more secure. Instead of one-off email chains, all your communication is organized into channels. These are easy to create, join and search. When there’s a channel for everything going on at your company, everyone knows exactly where to go to get work done.
- Offers multiple ways to ensure that your information, conversations, and files stay safe. Slack delivers enterprise-grade security at every layer, adhering to multiple compliance certifications. These include SOC 2, SOC 3, ISO/IEC 27001.
- Slack is GDPR-compliant and can be configured for HIPAA and FINRA compliance. It is FedRAMP Moderate authorized.
- Offers security features, like Enterprise Key Management. This allow admins fine-grained control over data encryption. You can also integrate your own security tools with Slack to get instant notification if a threat is detected.
- Slack is not susceptible to spam or phishing.