Amazon Chime vs. Microsoft Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Chime
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Chime is a communications service from Amazon Web Services with a built-in VoIP solution. Amazon Chime can be used for online meetings, video conferencing, and business calling, and features pay-as-you-go pricing.
$0
per minute
Microsoft Teams
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Teams combines video conferencing software with team collaboration tools. The communications platform allows MS Office users to conduct conference calls and share files via SharePoint, and join or initiate a group chat.
$5
per month
Pricing
Amazon ChimeMicrosoft Teams
Editions & Modules
Business Calling - Inbound
$0.002216
per minute
Business Calling - Phone Numbers
$1
per number per month, US Only
Meetings - Pro
$3
*per user per day
Meetings - Basic
Free
Business Calling - Outbound
Country Dependent
per minute
Business Calling - Receive Text
Free
US Only
Business Calling - Send Text
Country Dependent
Free
$0.00
per user/per month
Microsoft 365 Business Basic
$5.00
per user/per month
Microsoft 365 Business Standard
$12.50
per user/per month
Office 365 E3
$20.00
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon ChimeMicrosoft Teams
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*up to $15.00 per user per monthDiscounts are available for non profit organizations.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Amazon ChimeMicrosoft Teams
Considered Both Products
Amazon Chime
Chose Amazon Chime
Amazon Chime stacks up cleaner and much more intuitive to Google Hangouts Chat. In comparison to Slack, Amazon Chime is much better because Slack is not conducive to having a face-to-face conversation, much less, screen sharing. Microsoft Teams was hard to use when some of our …
Chose Amazon Chime
Amazon has a very good audio and video quality. Chime's video conferencing feature works as expected there is no lag in the audio. If the internet speed is about 50 mpbs + then it works as a charm! At times the desktop can get slow but the mobile application is pretty fast as …
Chose Amazon Chime
We like the Amazon Chime versus Teams - more features and easy to use. We are able to use instant messages - create rooms and do instant training with screen sharing immediately when needed. All of our users have picked it up quickly and really like it. We quit using teams …
Chose Amazon Chime
Users have a level of familarity with other market leading collaboration products.

However we selected this for the single dashboard for chat, calling, meeting and messaging specifically on phone app. There is a very simple interface with a minimum of clicks to launch the …
Chose Amazon Chime
I have not tested Amazon Chime, against other market alternatives, as it is being used to meet a specific demand, which is communication with certain companies, as it is the preferred means of communication. But, it is a good tool and does not lose anything to the other tools …
Chose Amazon Chime
It's slower and the user experience is much clunkier. It seems like it was developed by and for other developers, not the normal public.
Chose Amazon Chime
Amazon's Chime is lightweight and has easy integrations with Slack. Cloud Trail has good call reports, doesn't take time to load compared to other products that I have tried. Its APIs exposed by Amazon are really helpful to customize. The shift from one user to another for …
Chose Amazon Chime
I would say Chime is step below Teams, but manages to get the job done. Chime is more straight forward and simplistic and meets all our basic needs for internal chat.
Microsoft Teams
Chose Microsoft Teams
This is a big step up in the sense that it moves faster, it's clear and has more features that make it more fun to use.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amazon ChimeMicrosoft Teams
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
26 Ratings
22% above category average
Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
High quality audio10.026 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video10.026 Ratings00 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements10.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile support10.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
9.2
25 Ratings
15% above category average
Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Desktop sharing10.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Whiteboards8.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
9.6
25 Ratings
15% above category average
Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Calendar integration10.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation10.024 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with social media8.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events10.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows10.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
22 Ratings
17% above category average
Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Live chat10.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience polling10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Q&A10.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
22 Ratings
18% above category average
Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
User authentication10.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions10.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Confidential attendee list10.016 Ratings00 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
10.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Video conferencing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Video screen sharing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant messaging10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Microsoft Teams
7.0
183 Ratings
12% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.4138 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings6.170 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.8154 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings6.495 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.8175 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.3161 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings6.4111 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Microsoft Teams
7.6
192 Ratings
6% below category average
Chat00 Ratings8.9191 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.0190 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings8.4178 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.3105 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings6.8117 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings6.847 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings5.943 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.8156 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Chime
-
Ratings
Microsoft Teams
7.3
178 Ratings
10% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.0123 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.4151 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.6153 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.1165 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.4149 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings6.8111 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings5.953 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.0125 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amazon ChimeMicrosoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(27 ratings)
7.9
(270 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
4.9
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(53 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(9 ratings)
8.3
(113 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon ChimeMicrosoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Amazon Chime is well suited for online video and audio meetings, IMs, and conducting training sessions using a whiteboard. It can be integrated well with Google Calendar and Microsoft outlook. With Amazon Chime mobile app you can attend meetings on the go as well. Meetings can be locked so that only legitimate participants can join the meeting. Amazon Chime is less suited in case you want meeting transcripts as well for your meetings. Given that Amazon Chime is not used by a larger audience so your client or customer may face some difficulties in join the meeting or accessing some of the features of the Chime.
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Microsoft
Positive: The virtual workspace created for a work team within the same company, for the resemblance of information and communications in one place.Negative: The access for members of a non-profit organization who have external emails from the host but need the same access as an internal person since their volunteer work is part of the very core of the federation.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Chat tools, video calls, on spot meeting invite[s] easy to create and use.
  • Ability to record any meeting and automatically downloads the meeting recording after ending the meeting.
  • UI is clean and easy to navigate around Amazon Chime.
  • Ability to invite outside guests easily using Amazon Chime without any issues.
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Microsoft
  • Virtual meetings - ease of set up and execution
  • File sharing! We build channels for projects, and being able to invite only project members is huge!
  • Peer-to-peer communications - being able to "ping" one of my colleagues, either text, video or call-only, on-demand, is what runs our business.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • More simplified dial-in numbers. The PIN for our conference line is long and easy to mistype.
  • You do not have to download the Chime app in order to join a conference, but if you want to do anything beyond join (schedule a conference, participate in a group chat, control participants), you have to have the app downloaded and installed. The app that you have to download in order to launch a conference is a memory hog, and slows down a computer's boot up time.
  • The add-in for Microsoft Outlook is particularly clunky. It helps you add scheduled conference calls/video conferences to your Outlook calendar, but it can cause Outlook to crash, and creates a really slow open time for Outlook. If you can avoid downloading the Outlook Add-In, I would.
  • No built-in screen sharing capabilities.
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Microsoft
  • The feature of notifications in the mobile application could be improved. Sometimes notifications of different teams are not visible and are only visible when the application is opened.
  • It uses lots of computational resources while running and thus, slows down the system sometimes.
  • It allows a few channels per team. The number of channels could be increased for better productivity.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Microsoft Teams is included with our Office 365 subscription and we have no intention of migrating off of Office 365 and Microsoft products. Since Microsoft Teams is included for free with our Office 365 subscription, and since we enjoy all the features, benefits, and functionality, there is no question that our team will continue to use the product
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Usability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
User experience has been much better than the previous Skype for Business app. It has an easy-to-use interface with persistent chats. The search feature is very fast and useful. MS Teams has mostly focused on Collaboration and team building features which are very useful for organizational communications. Since Teams is accessible from multiple platforms like Laptop, Desktop, Mobile phones, etc it has been very convenient from a Mobility perspective.
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Reliability and Availability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Rare, but outages do happen
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Performance
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Sometimes about once a week I get a message that says "Sorry, there seems to be something wrong". But it goes away in a few minutes.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
They were very supportive in answering all of our questions when we had problems. Their in-person calls but their support site also had a full set of information that can answer a good portion of your questions before you have to pick up the phone. But when you, you will get good service.
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Microsoft
Using Microsoft Teams has resulted in much faster business communications with both co-workers and consultants. There has been little need for support with this software as the interface is very intuitive and the product is overall very well designed. We did encounter an issue with the built-in phone service, however, this was quickly resolved by the support team.
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Implementation Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Better than Skype for Business in terms of loading the application onto your device. Skype had crashing issues always and those are comparatively low when using Amazon Chime. Amazon chime is fast and easy to work with while collaborating and setting up meetings. The audio and video quality are better than Skype for Business.
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Microsoft
Our company and IT department previously used Skype for our communication needs. Skype was not dependable in my opinion, because it seems each time I used it during a call and/or a meeting, I and several other team members would get disconnected more than once. This caused a great interruption of our meeting, caused team members to have to ask others to repeat themselves and caused a general lack of interest in employee attendance during meetings.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Honestly, this tool is worth every penny. Yes, it's not free and you pay for the quality of services and the license. But the ROI and the benefits are all there. Also, the renewal, negotiation, and contract terms are all very well explained by our Microsoft account manager, and she's a charm.
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Scalability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
It does not appear to have a limit to how many teams and employees we can have using it
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Professional Services
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I used Skype for Business to take calls, hold conferences, and provide remote assistance to users. Microsoft Teams, on the other hand, is superior to Skype for Business in my opinion. My job entails a lot of screen sharing.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • The positive ROI is Amazon Chime helps make our sales reps more professional in their calls leading to an increase in closed/won deals.
  • Amazon Chime has increased overall morale across our sales team because it has greatly improved our call processes when compared to other tools we've used in the past.
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Microsoft
  • I'm not sure I can point to a specific ROI, but it has improved our ability to communicate and work more effectively together.
  • It's also nice to have records of every interaction, photo, and document that has been shared. Less chance of something completely disappearing.
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