Chat-based collaboration software is a must-have in today’s business environment, with Slack and Microsoft Teams the two leading options for the enterprise. The stakes couldn’t be higher — the pandemic made clear that remote work and collaboration are the future of business.
Slack, which went public back in 2019, was bought by enterprise software giant Salesforce in July 2021 for $27.7 billion. Until the acquisition, it wasn’t clear that Slack could survive against behemoth Microsoft, which has a gazillion revenue streams to rely upon and is giving Teams away for free in most Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plans. But now that Slack has sugar daddy Salesforce behind it, with a valuation north of $200 billion and annual income of more than $20 billion, it can better compete.