Slack vs Zoho Cliq

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
Zoho Cliq
Zoho Cliq combines content and communications into a single view to give you a comprehensive picture of your team's work. Zoho cliq is designed to let information flow freely to bring about that much required transparency to work.
Comparing Slack vs Zoho Cliq 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 Slack has more user-friendly interface than Zoho Cliq 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 Zoho Cliq

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

- Slack gets cool screen-sharing tool (in 2017)
- Zoho Cliq - more secure alternative to free Slack (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)

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

2017 - Zoho Cliq - more secure alternative to free Slack

Zoho quietly refactored its old service Zoho Chat and rolled out new shiny groupchat Zoho Cliq - an alternative to popular Slack. It allows to create multiple teamwork channels, share pictures, files, locations, code snippets. Mobile apps are also available. And of course Zoho wanted to get an advantage over Slack by means of free version. But the problem is that Slack also provides free version for unlimited users. So Zoho focused on security. Free Zoho Cliq version provides security & data retention policies, Google sign-on, two factor authentication, SAML-based single sign-on (SSO), user provisioning and de-provisioning. Though other Slack's free version limitations are retained: 5Gb of space and 10K searchable message history.

2015 - Slack launches a new plan for larger companies to catch up with Zoho Cliq

Collaboration chat app Slack launched some new features that target teams needing help with single sign-on, compliance exports, a 99.99 percent uptime guarantee and 24/7 premium support. It's called a Plus plan, a new option priced at $12.50 per user per month. The companies that will benefit from the Plus plan have specific team management, security and/or compliance requirements, according to Slack officials. These are often larger organizations, they said. Before today there were two options with Slack: Lite, which was free and had some restrictions, and Standard.