Slack’s CEO compares Microsoft’s Teams bundling to Google+
Microsoft revealed last week that it now has more than 13 million people using its Microsoft Teams chat software, a milestone that means the app has overtaken Slack.
It's hard not to agree. Actual engagement is the only thing that matters.
Actually, it's businesses being willing to pay for the service is all that matters.
It’s not something you pay extra for since it’s bundled with O365.
If you want Slack, it's not because you also want Google Sheets or Zimbra email with XYZ. It's because you want Slack because of what business needs it covers.
Slack is $6-$12 per user per month.
If you just want MS Teams (which is a legit need by the way), too bad, you also have to pay for other stuff you may or may not need or use.
MS Teams will cost you $5, which is cheaper than Slack, which does NOT include Office or Office Suite, but does include Exchange... whether or not you need it. To get Office, it's a minimum of $12.50 for Business Premium (< 300 users). Otherwise, you're buying enterprise O365 licenses which just goes up.
If you're an organization who is already utilizing Office 365 in any fashion, it makes sense to thoroughly vet Teams before its alternatives since it's bundled in. That's the part that will hurt Slack the most is organizations who "force" themselves into using Teams since it's already included in their O365 subscription rather than looking at paying additional for Slack.