Chatter (discontinued) vs. Microsoft Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Chatter (discontinued)
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Chatter was a collaboration platform with integration into the business process and the ability to conduct actions like approving expense reports and creating support cases from the activity feed itself. It was acquired by Salesforce and is currently discontinued.N/A
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
Chatter (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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
Chatter (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are available for non profit organizations.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Chatter (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
Considered Both Products
Chatter (discontinued)
Chose Chatter (discontinued)
Because Chatter is tied into our CRM I feel it is easier to use. Teams is better for instant answers and chats. Chatter is better for a data storage of ideas and answers. While they both have there advantages It is hard to say which is more valuable on their own.
Chose Chatter (discontinued)
Very similar but I'll give Chatter the advantage because of the different areas and notifications that come with it.
Chose Chatter (discontinued)
We also use Teams. Chatter is very helpful in that I can directly tag any object in our CRM. Instead of taking email requests for admin needs, I have added a Chatter process builder that helps me manage requests. If the case calls for a report to be made, I am able to tag the …
Chose Chatter (discontinued)
Chatter is integrated into the CRM software we are currently using, which is Salesforce. It is, for us, normal to use Chatter, as it is integrated on Salesforce. We don't have to use several different software to do our tasks.
Chose Chatter (discontinued)
We utilize Chatter because it integrates best into our company's Salesforce strategy. My organization has invested a lot of time and resources into making Salesforce the platform for administrative reporting. Furthermore, Chatter integrates well and eliminates the need for …
Microsoft Teams

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Chatter (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Chatter (discontinued)
8.3
52 Ratings
6% above category average
Microsoft Teams
7.2
182 Ratings
9% below category average
Task Management8.836 Ratings7.5137 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.019 Ratings6.270 Ratings
Scheduling7.930 Ratings7.9153 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.932 Ratings6.695 Ratings
Mobile Access8.049 Ratings7.9174 Ratings
Search7.944 Ratings7.3160 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.833 Ratings6.6111 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Chatter (discontinued)
8.4
54 Ratings
5% above category average
Microsoft Teams
7.7
191 Ratings
4% below category average
Chat9.050 Ratings8.8190 Ratings
Notifications7.153 Ratings8.0189 Ratings
Discussions8.151 Ratings8.5177 Ratings
Surveys8.034 Ratings7.2104 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase8.036 Ratings7.0117 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting9.013 Ratings7.047 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts8.920 Ratings6.143 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.023 Ratings8.8156 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Chatter (discontinued)
8.5
48 Ratings
5% above category average
Microsoft Teams
7.4
177 Ratings
9% below category average
Versioning8.828 Ratings7.1122 Ratings
Video files8.833 Ratings7.4150 Ratings
Audio files7.930 Ratings7.6152 Ratings
Document collaboration8.941 Ratings8.1164 Ratings
Access control8.034 Ratings7.5148 Ratings
Advanced security features8.929 Ratings7.0110 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive9.018 Ratings6.253 Ratings
Device sync8.027 Ratings8.0124 Ratings
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Chatter (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Chatter (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(56 ratings)
8.0
(269 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.1
(2 ratings)
5.8
(9 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(7 ratings)
7.1
(52 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.6
(27 ratings)
8.3
(113 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Chatter (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
[Chatter] is the tool that makes our relations
stronger. It provides advanced ways of communication. I have trained my many
team members because of the easy features and functions of this tool, It is very user-friendly. Give it a try if you want to improve your relations with your
customers. It will surely enhance the productivity of your organization.
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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
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  • Chatter provides us with a live internal conversation for all to see without the noise that other mediums have i.e. e-mail.
  • One of the main features that really works well is the 'Groups' that you can join. We have multiple groups set up to not only distribute procedural changes and communicate news etc, but also have conversations around upcoming tasks in the months ahead.
  • Chatter works really well in instances where we need to look over historical conversations that have been had and the sentiment of those conversations with our shareholders, often using hashtags.
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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
Discontinued Products
  • Groups does not have the private messaging functionality. Since most collaboration takes place in Groups, private messaging would allow for relevant conversations to be contained and not reside separately.
  • On a Group index page, there are two boxes for Information and Description. These content types seem redundant. You could replace both with a content type called About the Group. There could also be another box listing the Owners for quick reference.
  • On the main index page, the newsfeed has the same look and feel of most social platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Jive, IBM Connections, SharePoint. There could be an alternate display of tiles that shows People you interact with most frequently, Files you access most often, most recent Topics, etc. The display could be something like Delve in Microsoft Office 365.
  • On the main index page in the right rail, it would be useful to have the ability to incorporate RSS feeds to gather outside content. Many departments heavily leverage RSS feeds to compile competitive intelligence and cultivate general awareness.
  • For user profiles, can we combine Feed and Overview into one consolidated view? It would save users a click to find relevant information about the person. Also, the Contact module should also have the person's phone number for convenience.
  • The Files feature does not allow for real-time, concurrent document editing. You have to download the document, make your edits, save, and then upload a new version, which only allows for one editor at a time.
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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
Discontinued Products
Chatter can fulfill at least 85-90% of our business requirements in an easy-to-use platform. Usability is a key requirement and we have had our share of bad usability experiences. In our experience, even the most novice users were able to pick up Chatter in a relatively short amount of time with little/no assistance.
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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
Discontinued Products
It is easy to use but the impact of it feels like it is a bit antiquated. It does not feel collaborative and real time. Chatter is more akin to email versus Slack or Hangouts where it feels like problems are being solved as you are communicating.
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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
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Rare, but outages do happen
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Performance
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
If I ever came to a situation where i needed help they do a very good job of getting back to us quickly to explain our error or why we are not seeing something. The support is quick to help provide groups or teams if you seek. Fortunately it is user friendly so I rarely need support
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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
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Skype is used more for audio calls. Chatter is used to track updates on items of interest in Salesforce. Chatter is deeply integrated with other Salesforce products. No other competing products come close. Slack is a traditional project management tool. So it does not compete with Chatter. Because of its close integration with Salesforce, it is a unique tool for Salesforce users.
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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
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
  • Chatter has closed deals faster, and brought us in revenue at a quicker rate in turn.
  • Chatter has left some things undone simply because people didn't see it and it has cost us a few deals.
  • Overall, Chatter has brought us a cleaner, more efficient Salesforce process and brought in revenue because of organization.
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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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