7 December 2020
3 Ways Salesforce’s Purchase of Slack Will Shake Up Corporate Travel
Alex Shchedrin, VP of the Travel and Hospitality Practice at DataArt, is quoted in a Skift article discussing the impact of Salesforce’s purchase of Slack on corporate travel.
DataArt’s Shczhedrin envisions a lot more being done with a newly widened pool of travelers. He said:
«Imagine if we wanted to get 20 people from different locations to the same place, and we wanted to coordinate logistics in a transparent way, we wouldn’t need a separate tool.»
«If we were using Slack, and we had an external travel management company, we’d create a channel called ‘20 people get it together in this city on this date’ and the travel planner can see all the conversations in one place.»
In-Slack decisions about travel options could be made straight away, and if there are delays or issues, everyone sees them in the same channel.
«This already happens in the development world. In Chat Ops, when a support team has an incident, all actions are taken in one place. It’s auditable, transparent, clear and also real-time. You can do the same with travel requests, especially if there’s an urgent request with multiple parties involved.»
«You can further automate it, too. For example, if a manager requests a team building trip, that automatically triggers the channel creation and invites all the relevant people.»
Original article can be found here.