Slack went public last week, representing the beginning of the end for traditional email systems

Slack, the messaging system used by everyone from startups and dentists to multinational companies went public this past week, signifying the beginning of the end for traditional email. Slack is built around public and private “channels” to collaborate with others. The 10 million daily active users and 95,000 paying customers is proof that people want a better way to communicate. As Stuart Butterfield, CEO & Founder of Slack said on CNBC, people would be better off with Slack or something like it. He believes this is a problem for hundreds of millions of people that over the next 20 to 25 years we will see a change in how people work. We couldn’t agree more. At SEDNA we see a world where enterprise organizations around the world, use our software to manage the communication and collaboration of their business to business transactions.

Whereas Slack is based around “channels” of various content that could be a team, topic, client, or office location and more, SEDNA is focused solely on the jobs people have to accomplish and the projects to complete. In the shipping industry that is the name of the vessel and the teams working to manage its safe voyage from a to b. For an architecture firm this could be a new building they are designing, to a pharmaceutical firm this could be a new product they are bringing to market. If your organization is managing business transactions with traditional email systems, SEDNA would be a better way for you to help your team be more productive. 

Slack services a wide range of companies from small to large whereas SEDNA is built specifically for enterprise teams. We think this focus helps us continue to address the needs of enterprise organizations around secure documentation, communication and collaboration with multiple parties.

Either way, Slack’s public offering represents a change in the systems people use and whether it is their software or SEDNA or some combination of both, this past week is the beginning of the end in how organizations use email. As a fellow Vancouver software company we could not be happier for their success and the future that we both envision where people have a better way to communicate and collaborate.