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If you’re looking to upgrade your business’s collaboration tools, chances are the same two names keep coming up – Teams and Slack.

The two platforms are both inundated with helpful features to boost teamwork and productivity, and deciding which platform is best for your business can be a tough choice.

In this blog, we explain whether businesses are likely to benefit more from Teams or Slack depending on their needs and priorities. Let’s take a closer look at the standout advantages of Teams and Slack to help you make an informed decision.

Microsoft Teams: productivity and familiarity

Easy integration with Office 365

If your organisation is already knee-deep in the Microsoft ecosystem, Teams is likely to be the most convenient choice for you. It seamlessly ties into any existing Office 365 apps, meaning you can have all favourite productivity tools like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint built in. No more bouncing between apps – it’s all in one place!

Best-in-class video conferencing

If video calls and remote conferences are a regular feature of day-to-day life at your business, Teams is our pick. Features like screen sharing, recorded meetings and the ability to collaborate on documents in real-time make Teams the best choice for video calls.  Plus, with the ability to host mega-meetings with participant numbers of up to 10,000 (yes, that really is the right number of zeroes) you can bring the whole team together, no matter how big or small your business is.

Built-in security and compliance

Security is a priority for any business, and Teams is packed with cutting-edge features like data encryption and multi-factor authentication. It also handles the boring compliance stuff with certifications galore (think GDPR). With Teams you can rest easy knowing your sensitive info is locked down.

Slack: simplicity and flexibility

User-friendly interface

Slack is the king of simplicity. With its intuitive interface and handy features like channels and threads, staying organised is a breeze in Slack. If you’re looking for a slightly more casual collaboration tool with more of an emphasis on text chats, Slack may be for you.

In-app support

If you need more of a helping hand, Slack might be the choice for you. Slack’s in-app chatbot is simple to use and provides helpful information if you’re confused about any of its features. It also offers team knowledge gathering capabilities through some of its app integrations.

Making the choice: which is right for you?

 Here at Axon, we recommend Microsoft Teams as your go-to hub for collaboration and communication, with over 90% of UK businesses currently using Teams in their day-to-day operations. Click here to find out more about why we recommend Teams.

Ultimately though, whether you choose Teams or Slack, the most important thing is finding a tool that fits the unique needs of your business. So, take your time, weigh up your options, and choose whichever one feels right for you.

Want to get your organisation started with Teams? Axon IT can help you implement and optimise Microsoft Teams, ensuring your team is equipped with the essential tools they need. Click here to contact us for an initial chat.