Compare Microsoft 365 Business vs. Slack

Microsoft 365 Business is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Social Software with 11 reviews while Slack is ranked 4th in Enterprise Social Software with 8 reviews. Microsoft 365 Business is rated 8.4, while Slack is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft 365 Business writes "Good collaboration in office applications that are consolidated in a single interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Slack writes "Real-time collaboration and simultaneous document editing increases team productivity". Microsoft 365 Business is most compared with Office 365, SharePoint and ManageEngine Desktop Central, whereas Slack is most compared with Symphony, SharePoint and Workplace by Facebook. See our Microsoft 365 Business vs. Slack report.
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Pros
It has file storage, file sharing, a provisioning box, and a SharePoint profile for each user.The most valuable feature for us is Microsoft Teams.You can have conference calls with different parties using video and voice.The flexibility of having a subscription for the Office software, rather than having any upfront costs is the best part of this solution.The Power BI environment and the integration between Power BI and SQL are the solution's most valuable features. The integration between products is great.The most valuable feature is Microsoft Teams.What was most valuable for me was how simple this solution is to start using.This is a unified business package that helps people be productive in working environments.

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Slack is a powerpack bundle of features that help small or large organizations to handle teams and their tasks.Its intuitive design makes it easy to use and understand, hence we do not have a need to spend much on educating our teams.Overall, it is a good idea as it works better than most solutions out there.It has definitively made an improvement on our productivity. Information does not got lost in hundreds of less important messages.Its integration with different apps is a great feature.

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Cons
Updates to the SQL server with better features are needed to compete with Oracle Database.The pricing for this solution could be improved.The security sites need to be simplified and the technical support needs improvement.There are various things that you need to use PowerShell to do. That would be good. You could do them through the management portal, rather than through PowerShell. That's the biggest improvement I would like to see.The solution's licensing framework needs improvement.There are loads of holes in security and I'd like to see better integration with security products.The admin panels have too few samples.Flow and Form components can be improved individually, but it would be nice to see the product take the next step and operate as a unit rather than separate modules.

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I would like to see the social sharing of blogs, announcements, or other news directly from the message corner.The only area of concern that I have is with the inability to preview received documents without having to download them first.The mobile app needs improvement. It consistently misses notifications.Notifications are not as good as they could be (especially for mobile).Slack could add additional and better integrations.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Compared to buying a license, it is much cheaper and a good buy.Now you can select different licenses, for example, if somebody doesn't need all of the features, it would cost $8 USD per month and if they didn't need the email application then it would cost $6 USD per month.Depending on which plan you purchase, there are a plethora of applications available to you.

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Also Known As
Microsoft 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 F1
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Overview

Microsoft 365 Business is an integrated solution, bringing together the best-in-class productivity of Office 365 with advanced security and device management capabilities to help safeguard your business.

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
Urban Agriculture Co., The Detroit Wallpaper Co., TransBlue Facility Management, Garner Food CompanyStrava, The New York Times, Spotify, Blue Bottle Coffee Company, Eventbrite, Box, Circa, Stripe
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Marketing Services Firm36%
Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Non Tech Company7%
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Comms Service Provider16%
Software R&D Company14%
Financial Services Firm10%
Healthcare Company10%
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