Microsoft Teams vs. Sococo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Sococo
Score 1.0 out of 10
N/A
Sococo is a remote collaboration tool with integrations with third-party applications such as Google Docs, Atlassian JIRA, and Box.
$14.99
per month per seat
Pricing
Microsoft TeamsSococo
Editions & Modules
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
Sococo
$14.99 or $13.99 if paid annually
per month per seat
Sococo Unlimited
$24.99
per month per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft TeamsSococo
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are available for non profit organizations.Sococo pricing plan includes a 10 seat minimum and 500 minutes per seat per month. Additional minutes price at $5 per 1,000 minutes. Sococo unlimited include a 100 seat minimum with unlimited minutes per seat per user.
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Microsoft TeamsSococo
Considered Both Products
Microsoft Teams

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Sococo
Chose Sococo
Sococo has a better visual appeal. It makes it feel more like an office space when you work from home. There is increased awareness and accountability of whose in the office vs. whose not. There is also a better social connection that directly impacts productivity and company …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Microsoft TeamsSococo
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Teams
8.0
163 Ratings
Sococo
4.7
3 Ratings
Task Management8.1123 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.063 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.8135 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.783 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Mobile Access9.0157 Ratings3.03 Ratings
Search7.8143 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.4100 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Teams
8.3
172 Ratings
Sococo
5.3
5 Ratings
Chat9.3172 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Notifications8.6170 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Discussions9.0159 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Surveys7.592 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.8102 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting8.248 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts7.344 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.0152 Ratings4.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Teams
8.1
159 Ratings
Sococo
4.6
2 Ratings
Versioning8.0108 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Video files8.0138 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Audio files8.1139 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Document collaboration8.6147 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Access control8.3131 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Advanced security features8.0101 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.751 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Device sync8.4109 Ratings6.02 Ratings
User Ratings
Microsoft TeamsSococo
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(251 ratings)
1.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(52 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(191 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
5.7
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
6.4
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft TeamsSococo
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Social Communications Company
We tried Sococo as means of gamifying a natively remote office. It does the job but the tool suffers from a lack of integrations. You will run out of free minutes very quickly and the additional charges are too high to make business sense.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • 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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Social Communications Company
  • Visual layout - the virtual office visible was very helpful because it made the organization feel closer and as a whole, much more connected. Further, you can group departments in your layout, so it gave a good visual understanding of who was part of each 'department/team.'
  • Sound - the sound quality was good overall in meetings, and I liked the realistic sounds for opening and closing an office, etc. It allowed for a real office feel, and this is especially important since a lot of companies offer the option to work from home now - this removes the 'disconnect' that usually exists when working from home.
  • Communication options - it allowed for multiple ways to communicate and places to communicate - i.e., in the auditorium, lunchroom, conference room, or a smaller room. Very realistic and a variety in that sense.
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Cons
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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Social Communications Company
  • It would be great if it supported other major browsers. Not everyone has Chrome installed.
  • The ongoing subscription cost is difficult to justify. This is the only reason we stopped using it.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Social Communications Company
No answers on this topic
Usability
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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Social Communications Company
It was easy to use but still needs lots of improvement to collaborate with other tools
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
Rare, but outages do happen
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Social Communications Company
No answers on this topic
Performance
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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Social Communications Company
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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Social Communications Company
Sococo didn't seem to have a strong support line. In comparison to other products, such as Microsoft Teams, it did not regularly check in with us. There should be opportunities to give feedback on the quality of the program periodically and if we had any issues. Sometimes, Sococo would crash, and we would 'restart it' but not know why it happened.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
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Social Communications Company
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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Social Communications Company
I prefer Sococo over Lync/Skype for a few reasons. I feel the user interface is slicker, better voice clarity, easier to hop between calls. And, all call members can go to a common chat room on their own accord instead of one person trying to invite everybody. I also feel that it's easier to share one's screen and swap between different shared screens with Sococo.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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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Social Communications Company
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Microsoft
It does not appear to have a limit to how many teams and employees we can have using it
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Social Communications Company
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
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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Social Communications Company
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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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Social Communications Company
  • Morning meetings are much simpler with sococo than without. Small powwows with coworkers to work out little bugs are also a lot more enticing since setup is essentially nonexistent.
  • It might be argued that the cost of sococo isn't worth the benefits of simplicity and ease of use.
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