Kato vs Slack


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Kato
Communicate with your team and your partners, vendors and customers in one place — without the noise. Large organizations with many teams stay connected thanks to one unified roster. Robust integrations and notifications for important events deliver all the information you want in one place. Dont’t let your tools dictate how you work. Seamlessly switch a conversation from text to video or share your screen to get more done faster.
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Slack
Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams. Create open channels for the projects, groups and topics that the whole team shares. Slack searches whole conversations, not just individual messages, so you can find what you’re looking for no matter who said what or when they said it. Slack free open-source (self-hosted) alternatives are: Mattermost, Rocket.Chat, Zulip
Comparing Kato vs Slack is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Kato has more user-friendly interface than Slack because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Slack is more popular than Kato

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Slack gets cool screen-sharing tool (in 2017)
- Slack raised $250 million at $5 billion valuation (in 2017)
- Slack adds screen sharing (in 2017)
- Slack launched Enterprise version of its group chat (in 2017)
- Slack now allows to add comments to particular message (in 2017)
- Slack adds video calls (in 2016)
- Google and Slack team up against Microsoft and Facebook (in 2016)
- Slack to be powered by IBM Watson AI (in 2016)
- Slack deeply integrates with Salesforce (in 2016)
- Slack launched "Sign in with Slack" feature (in 2016)

Looks like Slack was recently more active than Kato (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Kato and Slack meet head to head:

2015 - Slack launched App Directory and will be funding developers to take on Kato


Enterprise collaboration service Slack wants developers to build Slack apps beyond the 150 like Dropbox and Twilio that it’s now showing off in its new App Directory. Moreover Slack announced it’s teamed up with its investors, who happen to be the Bay Area A-list of VCs —  Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, KPCB, Spark, and Social+Capital. Together they’ve thrown in $80 million for a Slack-first fund. It will back enterprise software developers making Slack integrations part of their core product. Slack and its VCs want these developers to make Slack more useful and convenient with apps for doing all sorts of things in the workplace. The $80 million basically guarantees there will continue to be a healthy Slack platform. Competitors who copy its core messaging features can’t copy the developer ecosystem. That could give Slack an edge on HipChat and other competitors.