Slack boasts eight million daily active users – and more than three million paid users

Collaboration software provider Slack has cleared its throat, taken the mic and given an update on its customer base.

The company now has more than eight million daily active users (DAUs), more than three million paid users, equating to more than half a million companies around the world being on board. Almost two thirds of the Fortune 100 are paid Slack customers, the company added, with more than 70,000 paid teams signed up.

Alongside this, various customer testimonials were put up. Oracle said employees threatened to leave if their Slack functionality was taken away, while 21st Century Fox said the platform was its choice for ‘cross-divisional and creative collaboration.’

“Teams of all kinds are experiencing profound changes in the way work gets done,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Organisations need to evolve and change more often (and more quickly) than ever before. Slack is emerging as the answer to this need.

“Ours is a purpose-built product that supports the way people actually work today – from messaging environments, to a multitude of cloud services, to a more open, dynamic work culture,” the company added. “From retailers, to research universities, to the largest financial services organisations, businesses are thriving in Slack.”

Slack’s evident focus on the enterprise has become increasingly apparent over the past 12 months. In August, the company released additional updates to its Enterprise Grid product whereby admins can collaborate the app with an enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider for greater identity and security.

“Our mission at Slack is simple: to make people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive,” the company added. “The experience our users have working in Slack is core to our culture and to our business success.

“As we continue to grow, we will relentlessly work to make Slack the product and place our customers want and need it to be.”

 

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