Connect your tools to Slack

Using the Slack platform, you can bring the tools you use every day into collaborations with your teammates. With the right people and tools in one place, Slack can be where your team does its best work. 

Having everything in one place means less juggling and jumping between tools, but there are many more benefits to be explored, so read on!

 

Why connect your tools to Slack?

  • Break down barriers to information.
  • Resolve time-sensitive tasks quickly.
  • Keep projects moving forward.
  • Improve decision making.
  • Create a more pleasant work day.

 

How to use the Slack platform

Install apps that connect your team to third-party tools.

🖥  Bring the third-party tools your team already uses —  like Google Drive, Zendesk, Asana, GitHub, and more — into Slack. Your team can view information and receive updates right where you’re working, without constantly switching between different apps and windows. Take a look through our App Directory — you may even find something new your team will love!

Build your own internal integrations.

🛠  You can build your own integrations with our API and connect your Slack team 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.

 

Break down barriers to information

Break down barriers and grow your Slack team’s collective knowledge. Use apps like Statsbot to show people outside the Analytics team how you’re tracking to your quarterly goals. Or connect your company’s Twitter account so the entire company knows what customers are saying about your brand — not just the Customer Support and Marketing teams.

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Resolve time-sensitive tasks quickly

Add monitoring tools to Slack to make sure 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.

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Keep projects moving forward

It’s easy to get scattered across different email threads and tools, all of which can hinder your project’s success. With Slack, wrangle all relevant info into a dedicated project channel and connect your project or file management tools. Use project channels to communicate with your cross-functional team so everyone has the information they need to do their work and knows where to direct questions.

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Improve decision making

Increase the visibility of important data and make more efficient, informed decisions. Populate data from third-party tools right into your Slack channels, and get the right sets of eyes on it. 

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Create a more pleasant workday

Imagine all the little things that could make your workday simpler. Automating everyday tasks like giving feedback to teammates, coordinating a lunch run, and approving expense reports are all made simple and easy with third-party integrations in Slack. 

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What's next?

Ready to get started? Here's how:

  1. Explore the hundreds of apps available on our App Directory.
  2. 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.

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