Slack launches ‘Enterprise Grid’ to power work across large organisations


Slack has stepped up its offering to the corporate world by introducing Slack Enterprise Grid.

The enterprise social networking platform launched in 2013 and aims to make working lives ‘simpler, more pleasant, and more productive’. Organisations of all sizes use Slack, from coffee retailers to multinationals like IBM.

The new features aim to make Slack more attractive to larger enterprise and comes amid the pending release of Microsoft Teams, which will create a formidable challenge to Slack’s workplace chat service. Slack’s Enterprise Grid aims to counter some of the objections by IT and compliance managers to the company’s current offering. The new feature answers those limitations by allowing admin control permissions on a per-workspace basis.

“Whether physical or digital, our teams expect workspaces that empower them to communicate efficiently, connect and ideate easily, and build new products quickly — wherever they are — and Slack is a great example of how they want to work,” says Jennifer Manry, Vice President of Workforce Technology at Capital One. “With Enterprise Grid, Slack has preserved the sense of community, interactivity, and humanity of the workspace that our teams love, with the administrative capabilities we need as a larger enterprise.”

Enterprise Grid offers centralised controls to increase a company’s data security, giving administrators a single point of visibility to manage Slack. Enterprise Grid integrates with other applications teams use at work, delivering information and better workflows within Slack.

Slack Enterprise Grid contains several new features:

  • Unlimited workspaces for teams
  • Shared channels for collaboration
  • A unified infrastructure for your whole organization
  • Administrative controls and security integrations
  • New connections to the applications used at work

Read more about the announcement of Enterprise Grid on the Slack blog.