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Score 9.1 out of 100

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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Bolste ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Project Management, Communication, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

8.8

Bolste

88%
7.9

Slack

79%
Bolste ranks higher in 5/7 features

Task Management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
165 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.2
82%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
62 Ratings

Scheduling

8.2
82%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
128 Ratings

Workflow Automation

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
135 Ratings

Mobile Access

9.1
91%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
264 Ratings

Search

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
265 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
91 Ratings

Communication

8.7

Bolste

87%
8.4

Slack

84%
Bolste ranks higher in 4/8 features

Chat

9.1
91%
1 Rating
9.7
97%
286 Ratings

Notifications

8.2
82%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
283 Ratings

Discussions

8.2
82%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
277 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

8.2
82%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
163 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
88 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
152 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
104 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
159 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

8.9

Bolste

89%
8.5

Slack

85%
Bolste ranks higher in 6/8 features

Versioning

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
113 Ratings

Video files

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
229 Ratings

Audio files

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
224 Ratings

Document collaboration

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
184 Ratings

Access control

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
164 Ratings

Advanced security features

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
137 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
177 Ratings

Device sync

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
176 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Bolste and Slack are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Bolste

91%
1 Rating
9.1

Slack

91%
286 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Slack

91%
15 Ratings

Usability

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

Slack

93%
28 Ratings

Support Rating

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

Slack

75%
120 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Slack

100%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Bolste

Bolste is best suited for companies that rely on team work and e-mail communication within/between departments
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Salesforce

I think a messaging tool like Slack is perfect for teams of almost any size. Just the amount of email back and forth it will save you will make it worth the cost by itself. Having chat history adds accountability. So if you need a team messaging system, this is pretty much perfect regardless of your organization or team size.
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Pros

Bolste

  • Keeps everybody on the same page.
  • Easy to access/use.
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Salesforce

  • Slack has a mobile version with push notifications.
  • The web-app version is particularly useful when you need your screen and are not at your home desktop.
  • The integrations speed up a lot of processes because you do not need to be constantly redirected.
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Cons

Bolste

  • There is only 7GB of storage in the Plus Pack.
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Salesforce

  • Missed threads are a common complaint from my team. When viewing messages in the unread or threads, it's easy to get distracted and lose that message. Some of us are subscribed to 100 channels and if you don't remember where a message was, it can be hard to find it again.
  • The search function is not the greatest. It takes some getting used to the filters and options to be able to really narrow down your search.
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Pricing Details

Bolste

Starting Price

$0 per user

Editions & Modules

Bolste editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Basic01
Pro9.992

Footnotes

  1. per user
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Bolste offers three (3) packages that meet the exact needs of any user. BASIC is a free version perfect for an army of one or for small group to try out the solution. PRO is a more robust version perfect for larger teams and SMB organizations. CORPORATE is a full-scale version perfect for enterprise solutions.

Slack

Starting Price

$8 Per User Per Month

Editions & Modules

Slack editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Standard$8.001
Plus$15.002

Footnotes

  1. Per User Per Month
  2. Per User Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing Info

Likelihood to Renew

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Salesforce

As useful as Slack has become within our company, I feel fairly confident we will continue to use Slack as a communication tool. They continue to improve their software and add value to its use within our office. Customer service delivers, which is an absolute must. Looking forward to how they improve.
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Usability

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Salesforce

As long as you use the basic chat features and nothing more, it really is super easy to understand and use. Once you want to take advantage of some of the more advanced features and capabilities, that's when things get complicated. Anyone who has use SMS or a chat program before will be able to figure out the basics though, so rolling this out should be relatively straightforward and not required exhaustive training. Teaching chat etiquette is something else though.
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Support Rating

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Salesforce

I've never had to contact support for Slack which is a great testament to its ease and use. Adding people outside of the organization takes a little getting used to, but ultimately allows for greater collaboration between FTE and contractors. There is no clear alternative to this software, so it's the best we can do for now.
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Implementation Rating

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Salesforce

It always helps if you communicate to everyone in the organization how important it is to drop whatever other chat tools they are using and jump quickly to Slack. They will all fall in love with it.
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Alternatives Considered

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Slack is great for small businesses and offers extensive third-party integration. However, as good as the audio and video is, the competition is a lot better and needs improvements. Slack is reliable and easy to use, and you can easily search files. However, the storage limitations might be a big problem.
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Return on Investment

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Salesforce

  • + Internal communication has increased.
  • + Partners can get in contact with our Partner Account Managers quickly.
  • - Some individuals rely too heavily on Slack, while others don't use it at all (less of a platform issue and more of a user management issue).
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