Top Collaboration Software Vendors To Watch in 2018

Collaboration software provides versatile, myriad communication between operations and development. Employees can practice team interaction using applications that possess email, instant messaging, notifications, conference calls, and other forms of communication. Team collaboration software helps employees keep track of projects, regardless of their bandwidth and content. This type of software’s features includes communication support, channel integration, and workspace creation where multiple users can view and edit projects.

DevOps practices involve collaborative efforts between development and operations, making this brand of software extremely important when practicing project management and work collaboration. To celebrate the new year, here the top collaboration software vendors to watch for in 2018.



Wrike is an all-in-one project management tool that enables its users to collaborate on, manage, and track projects. Last year, it was named a Leader in Enterprise Collaborative Work Management by Forrester Wave, and GetApp named it the Best Project Management Software the same year. Wrike hopes to continue its trend as a high-performance provider of collaboration software as it integrates itself with major communication vendors like DropBox and Gmail.



Slack is an enterprise collaboration solution that can unify a company’s tools and systems on a single platform. As Slack continues to gain an impressive client-base, it’s user-base continues to grow with it as they manage data, security, and projects. G2 Crowd Grid names this provider a leader in team collaboration software, so only time will tell whether any other vendors match its performance and reliability.


CA Technologies

CA Technologies’ collaboration software solution Flowdock enables users to manage user threads, active screen sharing through, and interconnect devices to stay up to date. As one of the largest independent software corporations in the world, this provider strives to keep its status as a leader in providing applications for B2C usage.



Atlassian is a provider of multiple collaboration solutions, including Confluence for documents, Trello for projects, and Stride for team communication. This vendor is competing with Slack by launching Stride as a web chat alternative solution. This vendor’s revenue also rose 42% to $194 million, topping consensus estimates from last year. Keep on the lookout for any future developments as Atlassian continues to provide quality solutions for team collaboration.


Similar to Atlassian, Perforce provides multiple collaboration solutions, including Helix Core and Helix Swam. This vendor also just released Helix TeamHub, enabling businesses to use Git code hosting with CI/CD performance. Perforce continues to gain industry leaders as clientele, including Verizon, Expedia, and Honda. Their user base is expected to grow and with it, their presence in the DevOps community.



Hightail is a cloud service provider that lets users send, receive, and share assets across networks. This provider’s easy-to-use system has attracted the attention of Patagonia, Lionsgate, and Whole Foods. Graded as a High Performer by G2 Crowd Grid, Hightail looks to continue boasting their status as a high performing, user-friendly collaborative solutions.


Stephan Duncan

Stephan Duncan

Stephan Duncan is a Content Writer/Editor covering Network Monitoring and DevOps at Solutions Review. He attended the College of the Holy Cross, where he attained a B.A. in English, and a B.A. in History with a concentration on War and Memory. You can reach him at
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