During the pandemic, the issue of using a single, reliable and modern platform for employee communication has become especially acute for businesses. After all, most companies have begun to work remotely. And even after all quarantine measures were lifted, for many employees Teams has developed very rapidly in recent years, introducing new and new features. The number of active Teams users has also grown exponentially. As a result, organizations are increasingly migrating from Slack to Teams.

What are the main reasons for switching from Slack to Teams?

1. Mass distribution
The siloing of users across different applications makes it difficult for an organization to operate effectively. There needs to be one central hub, and Microsoft Teams has become that hub.

2. Integrations
In Slack, integration can occur through connectors or standard extensions. What we're missing is the integration at the absolute highest level of the entire Office stack into Teams. Most organizations' work life cycle takes place in Office. Microsoft Teams integrates into these aspects and in turn facilitates cross-departmental collaboration. Slack has many integrations, but they tend to be relatively niche and haven't expanded as quickly as the deep Teams integration in Office 365. This highlights the ease of collaboration in Teams compared to Slack. Teams is the central work hub for most companies and is the driving force behind this centralization.

3. Video
Video communication has long been used around the world. However, like most organizations, its use has become routine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The quality and simplicity of Slack's video options simply don't compare to the current Teams offerings. Teams has made significant improvements to its video calling options, widening the gap between the products, with Teams gaining a significant lead. These improvements have made Teams the benchmark.

4. Events
Just as we saw with the expansion of video features, the event features in Teams are very important. The ability to host internal and external webinars in the same application made things easier. The range of features in these events continues to expand dramatically. As the pandemic continued, we needed to be able to host interactive meetings.

5. Costs
Slack's value has risen in recent years. Organizations with Office 365 will find it increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that the company is paying for two solutions that are duplicative.


In an organization with Slack and Teams, you'll find that almost all Slack users also have Teams. You can run a few simple reports to discover this pattern. The ubiquity of Teams and its inclusion in the Microsoft suite make this communication and workflow platform extremely attractive to businesses.

Still have questions?

We at Fanetech specialize in all kinds of migrations to Microsoft solutions. We will be happy to advise you on any questions, just contact us.


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