Proposal “infra-applications-201703“ (Completed)Back

Title:Infrastructure - Applications (Mar)
One-time payment: 305 DASH (7887 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 305 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2017-02-18 / 2017-03-20 (added on 2017-02-23)
Votes: 442 Yes / 1 No / 2 Abstain

Proposal description

This is a cross-post from the Dash Forum

This budget proposal is to fund the acquisition of an annual subscription to the full version of Slack for our "working Slack". The core team uses Slack as its virtual office to coordinate all our teams located across the world. Acquiring the full paid version of Slack offers numerous benefits. The additional features of the paid version include unlimited message history, built in video calling, group calling (voice), unlimited integrations, guest accounts (restricted channel access for specific projects), 10GB per user file storage, and security features.

The team has been testing these features over the past month on a free trial. The feedback on our productivity and having a "real office feel" with frequent video interactions has been extremely positive. Our experience using the platform seems to indicate we are experiencing productivity gains and avoiding the loss of valuable message history (often with associated rework) has been eliminated. We also spend less time administering files to stay under the storage cap. We are also beginning to experiment with workflow integrations for key processes.

For these reasons, we feel strongly that we should shift to the paid version of Slack. The costs are relatively modest for each user, and we would more than make up for the benefit in productivity. We would propose upgrading from the free plan to the Standard Plan.

The full list of features can be found here:

This project is being led by Fernando Gutierrez, so if you have additional questions not covered in the original budget request, please direct them to him by tagging them with @fernando to ensure he sees your question.

Requested funding is as follows for the March 5th budget cycle:
  • 299.55 Dash for ~70 1-year user accounts plus some spare to accommodate team growth of about 3 users per month ($6,500 USD @ $21.699 per Dash based on February 22nd average rate at
  • 5.00 Dash proposal reimbursement
Total: 304.55 Dash

Note: Should any funding remain, we will apply it toward future applications expenses.

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0 points,7 years ago
how much is the enterprise version of slack ?