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Compare Slack vs Skype for Business (formerly Lync)

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comparison of Slack vs. Skype for Business (formerly Lync)
based on data from user reviews. Slack rates 4.5/5 stars with 13,634 reviews. Skype for Business (formerly Lync) rates 4.2/5 stars with 6,496 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
Free
$0
Office 365 Business Essentials
$5.00 user/month
 
Standard
$6.67 per active user, per month (billed annually)
Office 365 Business Premium
$12.50 user/month
 
Plus
$12.50 per active user, per month (billed annually)
Online Plan 2
$5.50 user/month
 
Enterprise Grid
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9.1
(Based on 12,632 reviews)
8.8
(Based on 5,928 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
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9.1
(Based on 12,674 reviews)
8.9
(Based on 5,954 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
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9.0
(Based on 2,341 reviews)
8.7
(Based on 750 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
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8.9
(Based on 2,230 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 683 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
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8.8
(Based on 7,804 reviews)
8.4
(Based on 4,148 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
9.1
(Based on 1,931 reviews)
8.8
(Based on 680 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
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8.7
(Based on 12,538 reviews)
7.8
(Based on 5,855 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
46.7%
15.2%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
36.1%
29.4%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
17.2%
55.4%
 
Computer Software
12.8%
Information Technology and Services
11.1%
 
Information Technology and Services
9.5%
Financial Services
6.2%
 
Internet
8.9%
Hospital & Health Care
5.6%
 
Marketing and Advertising
8.4%
Higher Education
5.1%
 
Higher Education
6.1%
Computer Software
4.8%
 
Other
54.4%
Other
67.2%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 Crowd User in Internet

I like the ability to stay up to date on internal conversations by subscribing to different channels. It keeps me in the know in real time, instead of waiting for a meeting to get updates. On a related note, it also declutters my email inbox, and makes...

Filip G.
Administrator in Pharmaceuticals

The latest rebranding of the Microsoft Messenger is Skype for Business. Since last year there is an update available that upgrades Lync 2013 to SfB. The new user interface is a welcome improvement, though most of the functionalities have remained the same....

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Esther A.
User in Higher Education

I haven't been able to integrate all the features I've been told slack is capable of managing.

Tyler Y.
User in E-Learning

Unfortunately, a lot of the things Lync can do are obscured by the user interface. It’s attractive enough and doesn’t look cluttered at first glance, but most of my attempts to do non-basic things involve hunting through icons and menus that are...

 
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