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Score 2.3 out of 101

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Score 8.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Alma Suite

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

When there's a team that spans time zones and continents, Slack is the perfect tool for communication & collaboration. It houses a workplace directory, so any employee can be searched for by name. Sending a direct message to any individual in the company is as simple as finding their name, then typing a message & hitting send! Essentially, it's a hub for all communication -- individual, team, and company-wide announcements can be quickly & easily disseminated using Slack.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Alma Suite
6.7
Slack
8.0
Task Management
Alma Suite
8.2
Slack
7.8
Mobile Access
Alma Suite
6.4
Slack
8.9
Search
Alma Suite
5.5
Slack
8.2
Gantt Charts
Alma Suite
Slack
7.4
Scheduling
Alma Suite
Slack
7.8
Workflow Automation
Alma Suite
Slack
7.7
Visual planning tools
Alma Suite
Slack
8.1

Communication

Alma Suite
7.0
Slack
8.6
Chat
Alma Suite
5.5
Slack
9.6
Notifications
Alma Suite
8.2
Slack
8.9
Discussions
Alma Suite
7.3
Slack
9.1
Internal knowledgebase
Alma Suite
7.3
Slack
8.2
Surveys
Alma Suite
Slack
8.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Alma Suite
Slack
8.4
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Alma Suite
Slack
8.5
Integrates with Outlook
Alma Suite
Slack
8.2

File Sharing & Management

Alma Suite
Slack
8.1
Versioning
Alma Suite
Slack
7.5
Video files
Alma Suite
Slack
8.1
Audio files
Alma Suite
Slack
8.1
Document collaboration
Alma Suite
Slack
7.8
Access control
Alma Suite
Slack
8.5
Advanced security features
Alma Suite
Slack
7.7
Integrates with Google Drive
Alma Suite
Slack
8.8
Device sync
Alma Suite
Slack
8.5

Pros

Alma Suite

  • Great for task administration.
  • Customer service is friendly, pragmatic and always available.
  • Organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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Slack

  • Slack is a solid chat tool that works across a variety of platforms, with a very low barrier for entry: new users can be invited via email, and can use web-based, desktop, or mobile versions of the application.
  • Slack has really captured the zeitgeist of digital culture, including strong support for customizing look and feel (including custom emojis), and a plethora of integrations with popular web-based tools, including Pivotal Tracker and GitHub on the productive side, and Giphy.com on the fun side.
  • Slack continues to refine and improve their product, with new features being rolled out just about every month.
  • Slack offers a great value in their free version of the app, with most of the tool's functionality available for no cost.
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Cons

Alma Suite

  • Need to improve in the way it shows project development in time: Gantt chart, schedules, etc.
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Slack

  • The sorting of channels - it's a bit confusing, could be better sorted, it would make it easier to search and make it more agile.
  • Search - It could also improve, it is not bad, but in some cases (rare) it is difficult to find the term that you want.
  • Heavy performance in other operating systems - At least in Linux, Slack seems to do a little more machine performance than when it is used on a computer running Windows.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alma Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Slack

Slack 9.9
Based on 7 answers
Slack sitll lacks in functionality. It's better than Skype for Business in many ways, but it is still another chat/message board app. It has limits in free version and paid versions. Also Windows app has errors that bother me, for example, I see number on one of my team's icons. It suggests that one of channels has unread messages; I check all channels - no unread messages, but that "1" still appears
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Usability

Alma Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Slack

Slack 9.3
Based on 20 answers
Everything just works. I think the navigation and usability is quite intuitive. I have never had to look up any information or google how to use a feature of Slack (both in the desktop form and on the mobile app). I've never heard any complaints from our other employees either. I have been asked to remind people how to set up reminders, ironically. Although that itself is really simple too (you type "/remind" and then the reminder details).
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Support

Alma Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 8.4
Based on 53 answers
Slack has a nice knowledge base and documentation. Slack is a well known and widely used tool, so we could easily find support articles over the internet. And most of the time, support wasn't needed, as its UI explains most of the things in advance. There are so many blogs about it too.
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Alternatives Considered

Alma Suite

Better features for project development follow up than Asana and Wrike (previous choices)
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Slack

Atlassian actually ended up shutting down HipChat and partnering with Slack, but these are areas in which I think Slack outperformed HipChat:
  • Better UX
  • Ability to edit messages once they've been sent
  • More functionalities and integrations with different tools
  • Ability to share channels with other organizations
  • Better mobile app
  • Dark mode
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Return on Investment

Alma Suite

  • Positive: Internal Communication and Collaboration
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Slack

  • I believe this has increased productivity amongst the team in that we can get immediate responses to issues and questions, allowing us to have a better continuous flow of work
  • Having an easy to use tool like this speeds up on boarding, as new team members can easily learn. They also will have access to all existing resources within the tool
  • We have been able to customize communication groups to include those appropriate, eliminating unnecessary noise regarding areas not relevant to particular team members.
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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*

* users

Alma Suite Editions & Modules

Edition
Alma Suite Enterprise$51
Alma SuiteEnterprise$51
Alma Suite UnlimitedQuote1
  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

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alma Suite
6.4
Slack
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Alma Suite
Slack
9.9

Usability

Alma Suite
Slack
9.3

Support

Alma Suite
Slack
8.4

Implementation

Alma Suite
Slack
10.0

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