Dropbox Paper vs. Microsoft Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dropbox Paper
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Dropbox Paper is a web-based, co-editing tool that includes word processing, document creation and coordination features. The tool is free to use and allows multiple people to collaborate on a document.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
Dropbox PaperMicrosoft 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
Dropbox PaperMicrosoft 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
Dropbox PaperMicrosoft Teams
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Dropbox PaperMicrosoft Teams
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Dropbox Paper
-
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
Dropbox Paper
-
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
Dropbox Paper
-
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 Ratings6.9111 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings5.953 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.0125 Ratings
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User Ratings
Dropbox PaperMicrosoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(9 ratings)
8.0
(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
-
(0 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
Dropbox PaperMicrosoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
Dropbox
When collaborating with a team on content creation with the purpose of bringing multiple inputs in a nonstructured or nonfixed media type, this is a great choice because of its diversity of content and collaboration tools, however, if you are looking to have high flexibility in a particular content creation stream, for example, sophisticated text editing or presentation, there are a lot of strong competitors out there.
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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
Dropbox
  • With Dropbox Paper, I can insert images and videos into your document, to make the document more visual, which is helpful for creating newsletters and simple flyers.
  • Once you create a document, you can save it as a template to be reused as a starting point for creating new documents.
  • Dropbox Paper has some basic formatting features like bolding text, adding links, and creating H1 and H2 headings.
  • You can insert tables into your Dropbox Paper document
  • Dropbox Paper also has an unusual but helpful feature, and that is the time line feature.
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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
Dropbox
  • No spell check feature.
  • No going back to "old versions" once changes are made they are permanent, with no restriction setting or ability to see previous versions.
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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
Dropbox
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
Dropbox
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
Dropbox
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Rare, but outages do happen
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Performance
Dropbox
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
Dropbox
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
Dropbox
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
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Alternatives Considered
Dropbox
I was not part of the decision making to acquire the Dropbox tool against any of the other options and competitors. However, I can assume that the fact that we have been using Dropbox File Management for many years and many important files are stored and shared in the tool everyday, the adding of Dropbox Paper should have been felt very natural.
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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
Dropbox
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
Dropbox
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
Dropbox
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
Dropbox
  • Dropbox Paper has allowed all of our employees to be much more productive and on track even when we can't be in the office, which from a management standpoint is a huge positive impact. They know that productivity isn't slowing or lacking when everyone isn't actually sitting in the office under their watchful eye.
  • It has had a huge impact on our turn around time and speed of getting more work and projects completed. The more work you can effectively get done in a time period means more money for the bottom line.
  • It has made the majority of our team members more accountable and reliable when they know everyone is working together on something and each person has their own checklist of items to complete. It is especially helpful that everyone can see the same checklist, so everyone knows what each other is accomplishing.
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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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