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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the mail server."

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"Slack is a powerpack bundle of features that help small or large organizations to handle teams and their tasks.""The most valuable feature is the screen sharing, which works well.""The most valuable features are video conferencing and sharing content during meetings.""Slack makes it easy for employees to contact each other and exchange documents or information.""The most valuable feature for me was the different channels.""With respect to being a clean and efficient communications platform, I think that it does the job quite well.""The feature that I have found most valuable is communication between team members."

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Cons
"Security is very important to us, so improvements to this functionality are welcome."

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"I would like to see the social sharing of blogs, announcements, or other news directly from the message corner.""I would like the text in chat to be more customizable.""I would like the in-meeting content sharing facility to be improved.""I would like to see a special feature for multiple people to collaborate on a document, working on it at the same time.""Slack does not have videoconferencing capabilities, which would have been nice.""I have found it cumbersome to create and set up groups, or channels.""Customization is something that Slack is lacking."

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"This is an affordable solution but the price could be improved."

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"We use the free version that does not have a license."

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Top Answer: The feature that I have found most valuable is communication between team members.
Top Answer: Customization is something that Slack is lacking. Otherwise, however, the user interface is very good.
Top Answer: Our internal team primarily used Slack for communication with each other. If two or three people were working on the same modules then they were able to share code and work together.
Ranking
7th
out of 18 in Email Applications
Views
2,289
Comparisons
1,756
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
273
Rating
9.0
Views
2,528
Comparisons
1,854
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
358
Rating
8.3
Comparisons
Compared 24% of the time.
Compared 19% of the time.
Compared 14% of the time.
Compared 11% of the time.
Compared 3% of the time.
Also Known As
Verse, IBM Verse
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Overview

IBM Verse is a powerful email hosting solution that enables users to access their business communications from a laptop or desktop browser or from a mobile device. This email and business messaging experience is based on an innovative user-centric design, including social analytics and advanced search capabilities. IBM Verse helps users quickly find and focus on what content is most important, empowering them to build stronger working relationships while optimizing business results.

Slack is where work happens. It’s a digital workspace that powers your organization — all the pieces and the people — so you can get things done.

Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.

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Sample Customers
Canon Marketing Japan Inc., Australian Trade Commission, BTC, Havas, Canal Barge Co.Inc., RAVInvest, Elemental Path, WDR mediagroup
Strava, The New York Times, Spotify, Blue Bottle Coffee Company, Eventbrite, Box, Circa, Stripe
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government9%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
REVIEWERS
Marketing Services Firm26%
Financial Services Firm11%
Computer Software Company11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business68%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google, Microsoft, Zimbra and others in Email Applications. Updated: September 2021.
534,226 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HCL Verse is ranked 7th in Email Applications with 1 review while Slack is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Social Software with 8 reviews. HCL Verse is rated 9.0, while Slack is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HCL Verse writes "A stable solution for mail and messaging". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Slack writes "A clean and efficient communications platform that is good for large teams". HCL Verse is most compared with HCL Notes, Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, HCL Domino and Microsoft Teams, whereas Slack is most compared with Symphony, ChatWork, SharePoint, Atlassian Confluence and Office 365.

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