Slack vs Wrike
Last updated: January 19, 2021
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.
Juggling multiple projects? Wrike makes it easy and efficient for you. It lets you easily adjust plans on the Gantt chart, optimize schedules in the workload view, create custom reports, track time and much more — all with a few mouse clicks.
Slack vs Wrike in our news:
2021 - Citrix is acquiring Wrike for $2.25B
Citrix, which sells network security and desktop virtualization software tools, is trying to expand into the collaboration space by acquiring the work management platform provider Wrike in a deal valued at more than $2 billion. The Wrike platform is a digital work management tool that teams can use to track dates and dependencies associated with projects, manage assignments and resources, and track time. It also provides collaboration tools designed to aid in conversations, asset creation and decision-making. Recently Citrix's main focus has been on Citrix Workspace, which combines various collaboration tools. And, of course, the technology and experience of Wrike will be very useful for the development of this product.
2020 - Salesforce buys Slack for $27.7B
Salesforce, the CRM giant, is acquiring Slack in a $27.7 billion megadeal. The new deal also puts Salesforce more on par — and in competition — with its arch rival and sometime friend Microsoft, whose Teams product has been directly challenging Slack in the market. Microsoft, which passed on buying Slack in the past for a fraction of what Salesforce is paying today, has made Teams a key priority in recent quarters, loathe to cede any portion of the enterprise software market to another company. What really has set Slack apart from the pack, at least initially, was its ability to integrate with other enterprise software. When you combined that with bots, those intelligent digital helpers, the company could potentially provide Salesforce customers with a central place to work without changing focus because everything they need to do can be done in Slack.
2020 - Wrike launches new AI tools to keep your projects on track
Project management service Wrike today announced a major update to its platform at its user conference that includes a lot of new AI smarts for keeping individual projects on track and on time, as well as new solutions for marketers and project management offices in large corporations. Wrike can now predict potential delays and alert project and team leaders when it sees events that signal potential issues. AI based Task prioritization helps you figure out what you should focus on right now to help a project move forward. Another new feature that falls into this category is support for optical character recognition to allow you to scan printed and handwritten notes from your phones and attach them to tasks (iOS only). Also there are voice commands (through Siri on iOS) and Gmail-like smart replies (in English for iOS and Android).
2020 - Slack introduces simplified interface as usage moves deeper into companies
Slack introduced the biggest yet update aimed at easing the user experience, making it more of an accessible enterprise communications hub. The company has been trying to address the needs of the changing audience over the years by adding many new features, but admits that has resulted in some interface clutter. Today’s redesign is meant to address that. Among the new features, besides the overall cleaner look, many people will welcome the new ability to nest channels to organize them better in the Channel sidebar. As your channels proliferate, it becomes harder to navigate them all. Starting today, users can organize their channels into logical groupings with labels.
2019 - Slack adds workflow automation feature
Slack released Workflow Builder - visual tool that allows any Slack user to automate routine functions by creating custom workflows. In just a few minutes, you can have a seamless way to standardize how you collect requests from your team, report any outage in real time, get new team members up to speed with welcome messages… and loads of additional applications. Before you jump in to build workflows from scratch for your team, the easiest way to get started is to download and import one of our pre-built workflow templates: welcome teammates to channels with automatic onboarding messages, request information with custom forms, collect incident reports in real time.
2019 - Slack speeded up its group chat for Windows and Web
Slack is launching a major update to its web and desktop today that doesn’t introduce any new features or a new user interface. Instead, it’s almost a complete rebuild of the underlying technology.Slack promises that this new version will use up to 50 percent less memory than before and that Slack will load 33 percent faster. Joining an incoming call will also be ten times faster now. A lot of these changes will be especially apparent to users who are part of multiple workspaces. That’s because the developers designed the new architecture with the assumption that many users are now part of multiple workspaces. Those used to take up a lot of memory and CPU cycles when you switched between them, as each workspace used to get its own Electron process in the old app.
2019 - Slack integrates with email
Slack's latest feature allows users to message coworkers via email. The feature, which will be rolling out over the next couple months, is meant to give people who don't use Slack a way to keep up with conversations their coworkers are having inside the messaging app. When they’re mentioned by username in channels or sent a direct message, Slack will route those messages into their email inbox so they don’t miss out on important information while they’re getting themselves set up. Initially, the Slack to email messages will only be one-way, meaning the recipient can view the conversation from their inbox but won't be able to respond directly. But Slack says it will eventually allow people to messages via email as well.
2018 - Slack acquires email assistant Astrobot
Slack has acquired Astro, the startup behind email assistant, Astrobot. The deal, which marks Slack’s largest to date, will go a ways toward helping the popular enterprise chat platform achieve its vision of fully integrating workplace mainstays like email and calendars into its channels. Astrobot is a Slack app that integrates email and calendars directly into the chat platform. Among other things, it lets users search both at once, without leaving Slack. The standalone Mac, iOS, Android, Amazon Alexa, and Slack apps will be shut down on October, with signups for new users being disabled immediately.
2018 - Wrike integrates with Microsoft Teams to take on Microsoft Project
Own Microsoft's project management tool for Office 365 (Microsoft Planner) - is not so popular yet. That is why integration between team messenger Microsoft Teams and popular project management service Wrike makes sense. First of all the integration allows companies to use single sign-on for Office 365 and Wrike user-accounts. Second, in any Teams chat you can add Wrike's tab with needed project, where you can work with task list and timeline view. Any task can be published to Teams chat for discussion and collaboration. Besides, in Teams chat you can automatically receive project notifications from Wrike. It's very easy to connect Wrike to Teams - it takes just several clicks in the Teams Store.
2018 - Slack is buying, and shutting down HipChat and Stride
Slack is buying, and shutting down Atlassian's workplace group chats HipChat and Stride (that are Slack's competitors). Both tools will be discontinued and users - migrated to Slack. Hipchat was launched in beta form back in 2009, long before Slack’s debut in 2013. It mostly ruled its space in the time in between, leading Atlassian to acquire it in March of 2012. Slack quickly outgrew it in popularity though for myriad reasons — be it a bigger suite of third-party integrations, a better reputation for uptime, or better marketing. By September of 2017, Atlassian overhauled its chat platform and rebranded it as as “Stride”, but it was never able to quite catch up with Slack’s momentum.