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Mattermost is eyeing a slice of Trello, Asana, and Notion’s pie as the open supply “Slack alternative” officially rolls out a new unified platform with integrated project and workflow management tools aimed at the application development fraternity.
Founded in 2015, Mattermost is far better recognized for its versatile and extensible self-managed and hosted enterprise messaging platform, utilized by organizations like Samsung, SAP, Deloitte, and BNP Paribas. However, with the launch of Mattermost 6., the Palo Alto, California-based firm is transitioning into more of an integrated developer collaboration platform.
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While “channels” will stay at the platform’s core, enabling organizations of all sizes to communicate in an organized style, Mattermost customers now have access to boards for activity and project management, and playbooks for workflow management. Both these features have in truth been accessible for a though currently, but with version 6. they are now activated by default.
Boards, which had been formally recognized as “focalboards,” bring Kanban-style project management functionality to Mattermost, enabling everybody on a group to coordinate work and deadlines about each and every other’s schedules, tasks, and checklists, though maintaining relevant documents and files inside simple attain.
Playbooks, which had been previously recognized as “incident collaboration,” are developed to automate pre-defined processes that stick to a predictable, checklist-based repeatable workflow, like triggers that execute an action when a certain occasion happens. This is supported by pre-constructed integrations with myriad third-party tools, like GitHub, Jira, PagerDuty, Splunk, GitLab, and more.
For instance, developer operations (DevOps) teams may possibly want to make a playbook to respond to a significant cloud outage, like automatically alerting all relevant parties. However, it can be utilized for just about something, such as managing application releases, notifying colleagues of a project’s progress, or onboarding new group members.
Mattermost is one of various group chat and collaboration tools constructed on an open supply foundation, supplying organizations more handle and flexibility more than their deployment and information. Indeed, hugely-regulated industries in unique may possibly be more inclined to adopt a group chat tool that they can host themselves, maintaining hugely sensitive details off third-party cloud infrastructure. With its newest expansion, Mattermost is seeking to broaden its horizons and make an all-in-one platform to woo developers the world more than.
It’s worth noting that though organizations can currently integrate Mattermost with third-party project and activity management tools such as Trello, Asana, or Notion, like such functionality out-of-the box offers organizations more handle as portion of a native knowledge, alongside channels and playbooks.
“Mattermost has moved beyond its foundation as a secure messaging solution to an integrated, open source developer collaboration platform,” a Mattermost spokesperson told VentureBeat. “By uniting channels, boards, and playbooks, we make it possible for developers to eliminate the context switching that comes along with stitching together various tools with light integrations and no common platform services.”