Connect your tools to Slack
Slack is a digital workplace that connects you with your team and the tools you work with everyday. Integrate other services with Slack to receive important alerts or updates, track and manage tasks for upcoming projects, and get the information you need to make decisions. With the right people and apps in one place, Slack can become the place for your team to do their best work.
Slack platform overview
There are two simple ways to bring your team’s work into Slack:
Install apps that connect Slack with third-party tools so you can:
- Integrate Slack with the tools your team already uses - like Google Drive, Zendesk, Asana, GitHub, and more. This allows your team to view information and receive updates right where you’re working, without having to constantly switch between different apps and windows.
- Do even more by discovering new tools available in our App Directory. Replace your daily conference call with an automated stand up meeting, quickly submit expense reports, monitor team engagement, and more.
Build custom integrations using our API to connect Slack to your proprietary internal systems. Custom integrations are specific to your organization, so you can use Slack to help onboard new employees, share stats from your internal database, or anything else, really.
Why should I connect my tools to Slack?
By connecting the people and tools you work with every day, your team can:
Bring information out of silos
Easily grow your team’s collective knowledge. Use apps like Statsbot so people outside of the Analytics team know how you’re tracking to your quarterly goals. Or connect your company’s Twitter account so people outside of the Customer Support and Marketing teams know what customers are saying about your brand.
Resolve time-sensitive tasks quickly
Add your team’s monitoring tools to Slack to ensure the right people are aware of time-sensitive alerts and notifications. For example, connect PagerDuty to your #ops channel so the team knows the instant a server goes down and can work together to discuss possible solutions while looking at real-time data in one place.
Keep projects moving forward
Connect project management or file management tools to a designated #project- channel so all of your team’s information is accessible in one place, rather than scattered across different email threads and third-party tools. Use this channel to communicate with cross-functional teams so everyone has the information they need to do their work.
Improve decision making
Make more efficient and informed decisions by viewing data alongside team conversations. View data from third-party tools directly in channel so you can immediately loop in the right people to decide how to move forward.
Create a more pleasant work day
Imagine all the little things that could make your working day more delightful. Everyday tasks like giving feedback to teammates, coordinating a lunch run, and approving expense reports are all made simple and easy with apps in Slack.
How do I get started?
- Explore the hundreds of apps available on our App Directory.
- Install the apps your team already uses, and try a few new ones, too.
Still have questions? Learn more about adding apps to your team.