Cloud-based customer relationship management software giant Salesforce announced on Tuesday the purchase of the Slack team communication platform for $27.7 billion in cash and stock.

This is the largest acquisition in Salesforce’s 21-year history, increasingly positioning itself as a competitor to Microsoft in enterprise cloud software and the largest in the industry since IBM’s 2018 purchase of Red Hat.

What is Slack?

Slack is a collaboration and messaging tool that facilitates communication in work teams. This application allows us to create various groups that can be accessed by all members of our organization, just like when you are in the office. On the other hand, it is also possible to create more private or exclusive groups to address issues unique to each department or team, as well as private conversations on an individual basis.

This is very similar to other tools, such as TEAMS. But, in addition, Slack has certain strengths or positive differences compared to other tools. These positive differences lie in the fact that it is a highly configurable tool, which allows us to adapt it to our taste.

Some of the customizable elements are: the notifications, how to show the view of the messages or to visualize or not the preview of the links. All these settings, among others, make it a very attractive and comfortable tool for the user.

Slack has different download options for companies, from a free version for small teams to a monthly payment version for larger companies with advanced and special administration needs.

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