Is Salesforce going to buy Slack?

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Rumor of a merger resulted in Slack’s stock spiking and Salesforce’s being suspended for volatility. Salesforce is among the most acquisitive companies in the tech business, so it’s never a shocker when there’s rumor of it buying something. But a Wall Street Journal report that it has held talks to acquire Slack was a bombshell that sent Slack’s stock soaring and led to trading in Salesforce’s stock being suspended for volatility . Read Full Story

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Salesforce reportedly in talks to buy Slack

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Salesforce is reportedly in talks to acquire workplace messaging app Slack in a bid to expand its offerings to businesses. The cloud-based marketing and sales software company could make a play to buy Slack sources have said after Slack shares ended trading in the US on Tuesday at US$29.57, well below the US$42 high they reached on their first day of trading last year.

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The dark reality behind Slack’s billion-dollar sale to Salesforce

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Slack wanted to stay independent. But in a landscape dominated by tech giants, that proved impossible. Last week, and with much fanfare , Slack announced that it would sell itself to tech behemoth Salesforce for a whopping $27.7 billion. By many measurements, this should be an incredible achievement and success story. In reality, it represents a decisive about-face for Slack , which had previously made clear that, despite new competition from Microsoft’s largely copycat product Teams, it wanted to remain independent. Read Full Story

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Slack’s Head of People: Why we’re embracing remote work for the long haul

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We won’t open our physical offices until June 2021. This extended period of work-from-home is the perfect opportunity to reimagine our previously office-centric culture. Today, Slack announced that our offices will remain closed until at least June 2021. We’re doing this to give our employees the clarity they need to make long-term plans for themselves and their families. We’re also using this as an opportunity to reimagine how Slack should work in a remote-first world—now and after the pandemic. Read Full Story

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25 of the Best Add-On Slack Apps to Make Your Marketing Team More Effective

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Just like your favorite iOS apps , software-specific apps can greatly improve our day-to-day work experiences. Slack is one of the most popular channel-based messaging systems on the market, with over 12 million people using the system every day . What’s more, their diverse and ever-growing selection of Slack apps is only improving their service. For marketers, Slack apps may improve productivity, efficiency, collaboration, and project management. Below, we’ll cover the 25 best Slack apps on the market and explore how they can improve your marketing processes. Add-On Slack Apps for Metrics Marketing is all about metrics . If you want to prove your worth to your customers and find ways to become more efficient, you need clear analytics to guide you. If you want to access your marketing data directly in Slack, you can use metric tracking apps. For example, if you want to track your read and click-through …

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10 SaaS Tools For Sales

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There’s no disputing the growth in the software as a service (SaaS) sector. The SaaS market is growing at 18% a year , and by 2021 the mobile SaaS industry is forecast to be worth $7.4 billion. That’s great news for software as a service companies and marketers who depend on SaaS sales tools. Using SaaS sales tools can help you maintain customer communication, effectively manage your customer base, oversee your team, and reach prospects in a more effortless way than ever before. However, there are so many SaaS sales tools available it’s hard to narrow down the choices. Let’s review some of the options. What Are SaaS Sales Tools? SaaS sales tools help companies function , manage their schedules, optimize their conversions, and keep their teams updated. Users of SaaS software download their cloud-based apps for business use. However, when you use SaaS tools, you don’t own the software …

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