Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nextcloud
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Nextcloud offers their open source, self-hosted Content Collaboration Platform, combining what they describe as an easy user interface for consumer-grade cloud solutions with the security and compliance measures enterprises need. Nextcloud brings together universal access to data through mobile, desktop and web interfaces with next-generation, on-premise secure communication and collaboration features like real-time document editing, chat and video calls, putting them under…N/A
Slack
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Slack is a group messaging or team collaboration app that aims to simplify communication for businesses. Features include open discussions, private groups, and direct messaging, as well as deep contextual search and message archiving, and file sharing. Slack integrates with a number of other tools, such as MailChimp, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Slack was acquired by Salesforce in December 2020. The product is free to use, and also has paid plans with more features and greater controls. The…
$0
per month per user
Pricing
NextcloudSlack
Editions & Modules
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Free
$0
Pro
$7.25*
per month per user
Business+
$12.50*
per month per user
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NextcloudSlack
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details*Per active user, per month, when paying once a year. Pro is $8.75 USD per active user when paying month to month. Business+ is $15.00 USD per active user when paying month to month.
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Community Pulse
NextcloudSlack
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Features
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File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Nextcloud
8.3
11 Ratings
2% below category average
Slack
8.4
385 Ratings
4% above category average
Versioning5.69 Ratings8.0185 Ratings
Video files8.710 Ratings8.5341 Ratings
Audio files10.09 Ratings8.6336 Ratings
Document collaboration9.99 Ratings8.1269 Ratings
Access control8.111 Ratings8.2250 Ratings
File search7.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.011 Ratings9.2273 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.2213 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings8.8213 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
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Nextcloud
8.9
11 Ratings
2% above category average
Slack
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Ratings
User and role management8.111 Ratings00 Ratings
File organization9.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Device management9.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Nextcloud
8.1
10 Ratings
5% below category average
Slack
-
Ratings
Performance4.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Reliability9.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Storage Reports10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
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Nextcloud
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Ratings
Slack
7.9
401 Ratings
0% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.8252 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.061 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.8208 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.9227 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.2388 Ratings
Search00 Ratings8.2386 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings7.3150 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Nextcloud
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Ratings
Slack
8.6
411 Ratings
7% above category average
Chat00 Ratings9.7411 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.9407 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings9.2398 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings8.1249 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.7249 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings8.5111 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.5184 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.4122 Ratings
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NextcloudSlack
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Troop Messenger
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
HCL Connections
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
NextcloudSlack
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(11 ratings)
9.3
(411 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(20 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(29 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
1.0
(65 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NextcloudSlack
Likelihood to Recommend
Nextcloud
For a SOHO business, this solution is ideal. You don't need to administrative overhead of other products like GSuite, and it saves licensing costs. The maintenance effort is minimal as long as you use their default applications. Migrations to newer versions can be done with a few commands and run automatically. If you're planning on using Nextcloud in large deployments with many users, you'll start to see higher costs on your resources and maintenance. There will be a point at which Gsuite becomes easier to manage.
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Salesforce
I would definitely recommend Slack to everyone who needs a messaging platform for work. The thing that I most appreciate on Slack is the possibility of talking to my coworkers without using my personal number or personal apps. This way, I can separate what is work and what is not. Slack even has the option to mute notifications after work hours. I'm able to keep track of every project and discuss them in an easy and fast way. Another great thing is that you can keep and check the history of channels and groups, this way the discussions are never lost when someone joins the project in the middle of it or someone leaves, the history is always there. The only thing that bothers me in the platform is the system of threads, where you can easily lose the messages cause they look kind of hidden. If you have multiple subjects with someone and the person only responds in threads, it's very common to lose their messages.
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Pros
Nextcloud
  • Remote collaboration platform with just the right tools.
  • Ease of access from any device, anywhere.
  • Solid templates for development teams to collaborate without distraction.
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Salesforce
  • Organize threads of project content - WAY easier than having multiple emails
  • Provide the ability for others to observe communication on projects or topics that they aren't directly involved in
  • Create a space to share universal business announcements
  • Create spaces for topics that are fun
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Cons
Nextcloud
  • Slow in comparison to other solutions
  • May be complex for the start since there are lots of apps and features
  • May be not focusing on core topics
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Salesforce
  • While threads exist to keep conversations organized, managing and finding threads within channels can be cumbersome. Enhancements in thread management and search capabilities could be beneficial.
  • Slack has a limit on the size of files that can be directly uploaded. Increasing this limit or providing smoother integration with external file-sharing services could be beneficial.
  • Managing guest access can be cumbersome, and simplifying the process for inviting and controlling guest users would be beneficial.
  • Slack primarily operates within individual workspaces, making it challenging to collaborate across different workspaces. Enhancing features for inter-workspace communication could improve collaboration for organizations with multiple Slack instances.
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Likelihood to Renew
Nextcloud
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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
Nextcloud
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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
Nextcloud
I never needed support as everything always worked fine. The documentation on Nextcloud website is extensive and clear. The community is very active on the forum and should support you if you don't already find what you are looking for.
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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
Nextcloud
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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
Nextcloud
Nextcloud stacks up pretty well against Mattermost and ownCloud. I really appreciate the fact that Nextcloud seems to integrate with other products pretty seamlessly and allows for extensibility that our product team can extend and improve functionality without a tremendous ramp-up time. We once used ownCloud in previous years, but they went the wrong way, and have found Nextcloud to be the right direction over time.
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Salesforce
Microsoft Teams got very confusing for me with all of the tabs and different things to learn how to use it. I felt that Slack has a much cleaner look and makes it easy for anyone to learn how to use. I also like how it integrates seamlessly into our Google/mac workspace!
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Return on Investment
Nextcloud
  • It allowed us access to our files from any device over the internet.
  • It helped manage and organize our file sharing with third parties.
  • It provided a secure wrapper for accessing files.
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Salesforce
  • Allowing our team to communicate, especially in a remote-first environment is invaluable
  • Sharing sensitive information securely is a great feature so we don't have to rely on other software
  • Direct communication with our clients through Slack Connect helps us reach a larger audience and therefore increases our opportunity for revenue
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