US Workplace Platform Slack Enters India to Help Firms Establish ‘Digital Hqs’
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) – Workplace communication platform Slack on June 1 announced its official entry into the Indian market, to help companies navigate the transition to a hybrid workplace by establishing digital headquarters.
“We have a significant footprint in big global tech companies with a major presence in India, like IBM, Amazon, Oracle, and Intuit. India is also a major focus for Slack due to the presence of large systems integrators, like Wipro and TCS,” Slack said.
Indian companies, unicorns, and startups such as Zomato, Dreamsports, Freecharge, Razorpay, Meesho and many more are relying on Slack to drive their businesses forward.
India has the second-largest small and medium business market in the world, and that has always been a sweet spot for Slack due to its low barriers to entry and the usability of the product.
Operating in the country for four years, Slack established a product engineering team in Pune in 2018, following the company’s acquisition of Astro.
Slack now has over 120 employees across four offices in Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Gurgaon.
In July 2021, tech company Salesforce completed the acquisition of Slack.
Salesforce has had a presence in India since 2005 and has over 6,500 employees across Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.