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Slack

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Score 4.1 out of 101

Slack

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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Alma Suite

My business is HR consulting. Best benefits: organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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Slack

Slack is great for use on teams, where quick and casual communication is appropriate. It's easy and enjoyable to communicate with this venue. I could see it working amazingly for startups and smaller teams throughout all levels of the organization but I think for larger organizations with a more formal hierarchy, this tool might not get used across levels as much.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Alma Suite
6.7
Slack
7.2
Task Management
Alma Suite
8.2
Slack
7.3
Mobile Access
Alma Suite
6.4
Slack
8.8
Search
Alma Suite
5.5
Slack
7.7
Gantt Charts
Alma Suite
Slack
6.3
Scheduling
Alma Suite
Slack
7.2
Workflow Automation
Alma Suite
Slack
6.2
Visual planning tools
Alma Suite
Slack
7.0

Communication

Alma Suite
7.0
Slack
8.2
Chat
Alma Suite
5.5
Slack
9.4
Notifications
Alma Suite
8.2
Slack
8.7
Discussions
Alma Suite
7.3
Slack
9.1
Internal knowledgebase
Alma Suite
7.3
Slack
8.5
Surveys
Alma Suite
Slack
7.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Alma Suite
Slack
7.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Alma Suite
Slack
7.8
Integrates with Outlook
Alma Suite
Slack
7.2

File Sharing & Management

Alma Suite
Slack
7.9
Versioning
Alma Suite
Slack
7.2
Video files
Alma Suite
Slack
7.8
Audio files
Alma Suite
Slack
7.8
Document collaboration
Alma Suite
Slack
7.3
Access control
Alma Suite
Slack
8.4
Advanced security features
Alma Suite
Slack
8.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Alma Suite
Slack
8.2
Device sync
Alma Suite
Slack
8.6

Pros

  • Great for task administration.
  • Customer service is friendly, pragmatic and always available.
  • Organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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  • Slack enables us to use fun functions such as "/giphy" to make our communications more fun and casual. GIF wars end up bringing our department closer and injecting team spirit and humor into what could normally be stressful days.
  • Slack is also great for creating quick, temporary groups. It's nice to be able to get a group message going and then have the option to just stop using it or to convert it to a private channel later.
  • One of the best things is how Slack saves message history. You can close any DM, including group DMs and then pull it back up later. This enables you to save the information and history without having a cluttered list of interactions.
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Cons

  • Need to improve in the way it shows project development in time: Gantt chart, schedules, etc.
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  • It's a minor point and one that's likely outside of Slack's core competencies, but if you're looking for a communication tool that also includes voice chat, this isn't it.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Slack9.5
Based on 6 answers
Great tool for collaborating on a project or communicating about a specific issue through a designated channel
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Usability

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Slack9.4
Based on 7 answers
The system does seem to hang quite a bit, completely unrelated to my internet connection, which can get a little annoying when you are in the middle of a conversation and cannot respond and the conversation moves on without you or creates a lull in the discussion that gets everyone off topic.
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Alternatives Considered

Better features for project development follow up than Asana and Wrike (previous choices)
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Slack is a more all-around complete platform than either Skype or Google Hangouts. Skype is better at video conferencing, but Slack is better for project management and archiving. Google Hangouts is simple and easy, but Slack offers way more features and is all very user-friendly. Slack can become the go-to service for all office communication and replace all other similar products.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Internal Communication and Collaboration
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  • Reduction in amount of emails received by around 75%
  • Combined all communication services (3-4 unique) into just 1 (Slack)
  • Huge increase in inter-organizational transparency across departments
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Pricing Details

Alma Suite

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$100*
1.  users
Alma Suite Editions & Modules
Alma Suite
Edition
Alma Suite Enterprise
$51
Alma SuiteEnterprise
$51
Alma Suite Unlimited
Quote1
1. users
Additional Pricing Details
70% Discount for NGOs 50% for Benefit corporations, Educational Institutions & Health Care. 30% for Companies already working with a Consultant on Cultural Development or related issues.

Slack

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Slack Editions & Modules
Slack
Additional Pricing Details