Crowdbase (discontinued) vs. Microsoft Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Crowdbase (discontinued)
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
Crowdbase was collaboration software from the company of the same name in Quebec. The company has ceased operations and the product is no longer available.
$100
per month
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
Crowdbase (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
Editions & Modules
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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
Crowdbase (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are available for non profit organizations.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Crowdbase (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Crowdbase (discontinued)
7.0
1 Ratings
Microsoft Teams
8.3
171 Ratings
Chat7.01 Ratings9.3171 Ratings
Notifications7.01 Ratings8.7169 Ratings
Discussions7.01 Ratings9.0158 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.591 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.8102 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings8.248 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings7.344 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings9.0151 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Crowdbase (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Microsoft Teams
8.0
162 Ratings
Task Management00 Ratings8.1122 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.063 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.8135 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.783 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.0156 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.8142 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings7.4100 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Crowdbase (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Microsoft Teams
8.1
158 Ratings
Versioning00 Ratings8.0108 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.1137 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.1139 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.6146 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.3131 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.0101 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings7.751 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.4109 Ratings
User Ratings
Crowdbase (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(250 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(52 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(191 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
5.7
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Crowdbase (discontinued)Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
I wouldn't suggest Crowdbasefor smaller companies, even for bigger companies a more integrated solution would be desirable. It may suit companies that want their collaboration separate from project management and CRM, but at least for our organisation it seems to make more sense to have most of our work tools in one place
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Microsoft
Microsoft Teams is ideal for organizations where employees regularly collaborate by sharing files, working on the same documents, updating the progress, etc. This is because different file formats are supported for online editing and collaboration with the help of Microsoft Teams. Additionally, for every file which is shared among the team members, emails are not sent again and again which helps in easily managing and organizing files. It is less appropriate where the team members have to instantly reply to an urgent task as sometimes the notifications are not sent properly which may lead to a delay in the work.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Collaboration
  • Interaction with staff
  • Great way to engage staff and support each other
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  • Video calls are great with Microsoft Teams. They've made big improvements over the last year and I rarely have issue with getting on. It's nice when things just work.
  • The most used functionality is, of course, the chat feature. It does what it's supposed to do and you can create chat groups from whoever you'd like. We use it a lot when there is a special project and a team from various groups get together for a short period of time to get things done.
  • An overlooked function is the ability to search anything within Microsoft Teams. Any photo, document, or chat can be searched and found pretty easily. I can't tell you how many times this has saved me from having to rewrite something or start over.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • It is very limited
  • Although it has an API it doesn't link to the services we use.
  • It isn't customisable like podio.
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Microsoft
  • I sometimes have a hard time viewing both the meeting screen and chat window at the same time.
  • There have been times when someone in a meeting will totally lose their connection.
  • At times the sound quality is not what it should be which makes it hard to hear each other.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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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
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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
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Microsoft
Rare, but outages do happen
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Performance
Discontinued Products
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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
No answers on this topic
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
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Microsoft
I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Crowdbase's strength may lie in its ability to do just one main thing well, but for us this was a massive limitation. I know that it is not trying to be Podio and it is therefore unfair to compare the two but there are features that overlap. for us Podio was better suited.
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Microsoft
I enjoy Teams better than Lync/Skype for Business, but I enjoy Slack the most for inter-company communication and UI/UX convenience. The learning curve for Slack is very small and it has a casual atmosphere that would engage the employees in a more fun and welcoming manner than a stark and professional background of Teams.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Discontinued Products
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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
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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
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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
  • Encourages communication
  • Easy to use
  • Before crowdbase we never though of collaborating this way
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Microsoft
  • I think it has allowed us to leverage our Office365 more effectivly since all of the apps are synced together.
  • It has really allowed us transition away from more formal webex meetings and have a more free flow conversation.
  • It also gives us a more direct line to our manager if we need there input they can easily join our team chat.
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