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February 9, 2021

Integrate & communicate: How to connect Slack to Cutover

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Collaboration and communication workspaces are where many of us spend a lot of our working day. Tools like Slack have become an indispensable ecosystem of work, with channels, chats, files, and some really great GIFs, like this one:

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So as a go-to place for teams across the world, and often the first app millions of people open in the morning to see ‘what’s happening’ - we wanted to make sure that you can get updates, surface messages, and track what’s happening in Cutover, in Slack. 

By integrating Slack and Cutover, you can post messages to Slack from within Cutover, which is a great way to keep teams updated on progress. 


Getting connected is quick and easy 

You only need to set up the integration with Slack once (it takes about five minutes). In order to use the Slack integration for Cutover, you need to create a Slack App with permission to post to the channels you want to post to (chat:post.public). Once this is done, you need to provide your OAuth token to Cutover


How to send a message to a Slack channel 

There is a specific task type associated with sending a Slack message, this is identified in Cutover by the Slack Icon associated with the task, making it quick and easy to see these tasks in the runbook. 

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To send a message to Slack, all you need to do is go into the task details and specify the channel you want to send the message to, and the message itself. When the task is started, the status of the message being sent can also be seen here. 

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When the task starts, this message is sent to the specified channel.

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And here’s how it will look in Slack:

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Integrate and automate with Cutover

The best integrations are easy to set up, simple to use, and crucially, make your life easier - whether this is through better visibility, communication, or by saving time through automation. 

Cutover integrates with 20+ tools, making it easier to orchestrate and automate across your existing toolkit from one place, giving you the visibility and control you need to execute at pace. 

Want to find out more? Explore our existing integrations here. Find out everything you need to know about our Slack integration here. 

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