In a seemingly threat-posing move against Teams by Microsoft, the leading business software provider Salesforce has completed its acquisition of Slack. Through this, it seems that the workplace app will become more popular for collaborations. The deal was cleared this week and the companies hope that they will put be able to connect their customers and put in joint efforts to smooth out common business deals.
The views on this merger were expressed by Salesforce president Bret Taylor and chief executive of Slack Stewart Butterfield in an interview. They hope to reduce the complex structure of many cloud-based apps that is prevalent in workplaces. This includes creating a Slack “channel” as an alternative for emails, phone calls, and video conferences when dealing with a procurement team in another company. Many apps work with Slack so documents in other platforms like Google Drive can be signed in the channel with the help of services like DocuSign, as told by Taylor. He also saw the merger as a “transformative experience”.
Even though it looks like Microsoft’s Teams looks like their largest rival, Butterfield said that they will continue to co-operate with the Microsoft app for employees to get their things done easily. It will ensure interoperability and will be working with many service providers, he added.