Chanty vs. Skype

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Chanty
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Chanty is a simple and fast team chat app that helps teams of all business segments work more productively. Chanty helps the user easily get in touch with colleagues in private, public, group and one-on-one conversations. Chanty's Teambook menu allows keeps all messages, files, links and tasks in order. Third-party apps help teh user achieve a new level of productivity with Chanty. Integrations turn a team…N/A
Skype
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Skype (the personal edition) is a free web meeting, video conferencing, and VoIP software. The free version includes audio and video Skype-to-Skype calls, ability to call mobile phones and landlines, paid international calling, and conference calling capabilities for up to 25 people.N/A
Pricing
ChantySkype
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ChantySkype
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$3 per user, per monthNo setup fee
Additional DetailsChanty Free plan is for teams with up to 10 members. Chanty Business plan, starts at $3 per user, per month and delivers additional features and unlimited members.
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Features
ChantySkype
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Chanty
8.5
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Skype
-
Ratings
Task Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Search8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Chanty
9.3
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Skype
-
Ratings
Chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Chanty
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Skype
-
Ratings
Video files9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Chanty
-
Ratings
Skype
7.7
137 Ratings
5% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.4134 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.0132 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings6.9129 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings7.5117 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Chanty
-
Ratings
Skype
6.8
118 Ratings
15% below category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings7.5117 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings6.059 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Chanty
-
Ratings
Skype
6.9
117 Ratings
18% below category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings6.784 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings7.5105 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings6.364 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings6.976 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings7.067 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Chanty
-
Ratings
Skype
7.7
110 Ratings
9% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.3109 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings7.663 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings7.261 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Chanty
-
Ratings
Skype
7.6
100 Ratings
9% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings7.787 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings7.382 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings7.959 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Chanty
-
Ratings
Skype
7.9
3 Ratings
12% below category average
Video conferencing00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Audio conferencing00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Video screen sharing00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Instant messaging00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
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ChantySkype
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Score 9.8 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
HCL Connections
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
ChantySkype
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
6.3
(139 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(42 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ChantySkype
Likelihood to Recommend
Chanty
There are endless tools similar to Chanty, I don't know if they are better or worse, so far we have tested this platform and it is really comfortable to use, it fits exactly what we need for our work and I can recommend it if you are looking for something simple to use without so many complications.
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Microsoft
Skype is an excellent choice for phone calls, both local and international, and is also one of the most affordable solutions for business office line. It is simple to use and get started with and provides a call experience on mobile that is similar to a regular phone call. It is not the ideal tool for team chat. For text-based team communication, a separate dedicated tool is still ideal
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Pros
Chanty
  • Notifications
  • App loading speed
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Microsoft
  • The instant chat function is great. Very straightforward, easy to use, easy to learn, no technical issues.
  • Video calls are pretty easy also, user friendly and a mostly stable connection with no issues.
  • Voice calls are easy also, eliminates the need for an external landline or the need to use your cell phone. Clear connections, not really any dropped calls.
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Cons
Chanty
  • It offers few integrations, there are complementary systems in the hands of a panel of activities with which we would feel more comfortable to work, a communication and planning system also needs a calendar and a file manager to be able to have them at hand.
  • Customer support is not the most efficient team, very rarely have I been able to receive answers that offer a solution to my problems.
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Microsoft
  • Skype is a RESOURCE hog. People who have limited bandwidth will have poor call quality.
  • It is hard to figure out how to use emojis and upload images in the chat.
  • The background images do not fool anybody....it is clearly not your real background.
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Likelihood to Renew
Chanty
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I have given this rating as this need to give more than that as it's very helpful for us and makes our work more efficient and fast.
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Usability
Chanty
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Skype is not as good as Facetime in terms of ease to glance at it and figure out how it works. I think that's a result of Skype trying to be too many things at once. A lot of the menu and UI could be streamlined, and I would jettison some of the additional functions that have been tacked on over the years to simplify. That being said, while some options are slightly hard to find, they all work flawlessly once found.
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Support Rating
Chanty
I have been sent quite a few emails about functionality and support on a pretty regular basis, which is great. I have not had any need to contact support as the platform is pretty simple to use, it was easy to download and install and I have not encountered any bugs or other issues so far.
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Microsoft
I am not aware of the current support level for Skype for business, as I have never used even though I have the product. However, the support for Skype's personal paid users is not where it could be. Users who pay for Skype features do not have a clear path to reach out to support. So, rating 6, can be better as soon as I need to use Skype for business support and get a good experience. I will say that I will renew Skype for Business subscription, which is a significant inconsistency on my end. The explanation is that Skype for Business comes bundled with Office for Business, with no additional cost, so why not.
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Implementation Rating
Chanty
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
It can be used on the phone via mobile application as well as on the desktop by logging in to the website. Easily installed and ready to use.
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Alternatives Considered
Chanty
We really do our work very little with google tools, so it was not a completely comfortable space, it has little customization, and its interface was not very comfortable. We tried Chanty and without a doubt it fit exactly what we were looking for.
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Microsoft
Microsoft Teams provides basically the same services. Local number calling is not available (that I know of) but that only matters if you have any need to use it. Teams is a little more stable, especially with a lot of people on a call. Skype is easier to set up and to operate. Skype also has a larger install base.
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Professional Services
Chanty
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
The service provided is up to date, as discussed before buying.
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Return on Investment
Chanty
  • Increased visibility
  • Increased opportunities
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Microsoft
  • Skype made keeping in touch with an advisor in Mexico very easy. The initiative there resulted in 5 new partnerships.
  • Skype has helped me with account management for at least 3 customers in LATAM--usually it's a fast way to answer a question about a support renewal.
  • For about 9 months Skype helped me stay in touch with a colleague in Prague. We would meet once a week to go over sales activities.
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ScreenShots

Chanty Screenshots

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