Slack launches in India to assist firms undertake a digital-first office

Slack, an enterprise messaging platform, formally launched in India on Wednesday. The platform goals to assist Indian firms navigate the transition to a hybrid office by establishing what it calls a ‘Digital HQ’.

In July 2021, Salesforce.com accomplished the acquisition of Slack Applied sciences, Inc. for $27.7 billion.

Slack gained prominence within the office collaboration house as enterprises quickly shifted to distant working in early 2020 through the onset of the pandemic. Immediately, because the impression of the pandemic eases and Indian firms more and more shift to a hybrid work mannequin, Slack is looking for leaders to be as considerate in designing their digital workplaces as they did in designing their bodily workplaces earlier than the pandemic hit.

“Adopting Slack as a Digital HQ permits Indian firms to attach their groups, instruments, prospects, and companions in a digital place that is quick, versatile and inclusive for a work-from-anywhere world,” the corporate stated in an announcement.

A latest research titled ‘The Reinvention of Work’ performed by Slack with over 2,000 Indian information staff, revealed that 4 in 5 had a want for flexibility, and a major 80% would search a task elsewhere if their employer did not accommodate this . Indian firms are keenly conscious that the Nice Resignation and the Nice Relocation are very actual, as worker expectations change and the struggle for expertise heats up.

In the identical Slack research, Indian information staff stated they have been losing a median of 47 minutes a day switching between the assorted apps they use to do their jobs. One in 5 stated they have been dropping 10 hours every week – that’s almost 10 working weeks a 12 months. With over 2,600 app integrations, Slack stated its platform is “purpose-built” to deal with loss in productiveness and enhance worker expertise.

Indian e-commerce platform Meesho has embraced Slack as its Digital HQ to avoid wasting time and streamline processes. “With the pivot in the direction of distant working, a number of apps and techniques have been an enormous hindrance to productiveness and collaboration. We’re glad to have Slack as a associate the place all the pieces occurs in a single channel, and what used to take a few days is now resolved in a matter of hours,” stated Shikhar Saxena, group product supervisor, Meesho.

Slack, which has customers in over 150 international locations globally, already has a major following in India – representing one of many largest free consumer bases for Slack and positioned in its prime 10 markets for paid groups globally. Slack has been working in India for 4 years, establishing a product engineering workforce in Pune in 2018 following the corporate’s acquisition of Astro.

The Slack India workforce has since grown to incorporate a go-to-market operate within the final 12 months, and now has over 120 staff throughout 4 workplaces in Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Gurugram. In India, Slack counts firms corresponding to Zomato, Dreamsports, Freecharge, Razorpay, amongst its listing of shoppers.

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