Notion vs. Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Notion
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Notion aims to present users with an all-in-one workspace — for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases, from Notion Labs in San Francisco.
$5
per month per user
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.N/A
Pricing
NotionSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Editions & Modules
Personal Pro
$48
per year per user
Team
$96
per year per user
Enterprise
Custom
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NotionSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
NotionSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NotionSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Notion
8.3
22 Ratings
6% above category average
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Task Management9.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts9.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access9.318 Ratings00 Ratings
Search7.621 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Notion
8.5
20 Ratings
6% above category average
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Chat7.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys8.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase9.617 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts8.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Notion
8.4
21 Ratings
3% above category average
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Versioning9.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files7.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files7.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.421 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control8.418 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features7.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive9.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Notion
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.6
192 Ratings
5% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.0188 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings7.7183 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings6.6180 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings7.9144 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Notion
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.5
189 Ratings
6% above category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.8189 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings8.3119 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Notion
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.8
186 Ratings
5% below category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings8.0172 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.1180 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.782 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings7.6141 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings7.7113 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Notion
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.6
171 Ratings
2% above category average
Live chat00 Ratings9.2169 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings8.592 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings8.192 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Notion
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.1
154 Ratings
3% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.2140 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings7.9146 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings8.1108 Ratings
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User Ratings
NotionSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(27 ratings)
8.6
(195 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(40 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NotionSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
Notion Labs, Inc
Notion is good for a plethora of use cases. The templates that it offers give just a few established pages for common uses but these are some of my favorites:
  • Kanban board: we use it a lot in my company to manage tasks and meetings
  • Note taking: whether in a professional or academic environment, Notion is well suited to take notes of everything regardless.
  • Software documentation: the "code" component to insert code snippets is perfect for creating tutorials and documentation for software development.
  • Finance control: I use the "my finances" template to have a proper following of my monthly transactions, which allowed me to be more responsible with my money.
  • Inventory management: Since I own multiple peripherals and general equipment, being able to have a portable inventory of all of it that includes their original value, warranty length and current state has been perfect to know when clean, maintain or straight up replace everything.
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Microsoft
Skype is useful for collaborations across distances, including work from home, as well as a more convenient way to communicate with a large group of people. Skype is also useful to communicate with specific parties quickly, rather than relying on cellular service in areas where not as available. Skype is less useful if the team does not use computers , tablets, smartphones, etc in daily workflow as it would rarely be used.
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Pros
Notion Labs, Inc
  • Team Collaboration. In Notion's software is the ability to see precisely who is working on a project and where. This eliminates any confusion when on calls or when working on the same project simultaneously. It is easy to tag co-workers to precise moments and build conversation streams.
  • Text Coding. When transitioning text from our Notion ideation and drafting boards to our website backends, the coding holds on all of the text.
  • Organization. Whether it's utilizing a "pin board" set up or nestling pages within pages, it is possible to keep everything organized and easy to find for every member of your team.
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Microsoft
  • Instant messaging to anyone who we know only by name/email. Even if they're offline, they get the message in missed convos and a notification automatically goes to them via Outlook mail. All conversations are saved and accessible via Outlook.
  • Video and voice calls are a norm in the WFH scenario, and an average employee has around 4-5 calls a day. Skype gives notifications for upcoming meetings, allows easy scheduling via outlook calendar, and its audio/video quality [is] reasonably good compared to the amount of data it consumes.
  • Status availabilities - in the WFH scenario, you could be off for lunch, out of office, busy, sharing screens - and might not want to be disturbed. Skype allows you to do that, and in case you're off, ensures that you know that you have missed messages.
  • Screen sharing - we have to share screens at least once or twice a day with a coworker when working on some issues/features, and Skype easily lets us do that. One of the best things about Skype is that the screen can be shared without being on a video/voice call - which is of immense advantage because oftentimes, you could prefer sharing the screen, while it [is] too noisy to talk.
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Cons
Notion Labs, Inc
  • The increase in integrations with third parties will always promote the adoption of the platform in companies.
  • Personalization with logos and corporate colors sometimes makes the difference when selecting a tool in a corporation.
  • Having multiple functionalities for working in manufacturing companies and with devices developed by third parties encourages other companies to select Notion as their flagship tool to offer implementation packages under alliances that favor its use.
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Microsoft
  • Probably the biggest area is the video element as it has historically struggled in this area.
  • The need to be forced to federate with another organisation by providing yours and enabling the other organisation settings is a bit tedious but once done, allows for simple collaboration between third-parties.
  • Functionality wise, as it's an older product and being superseded by MS Teams, it feels as if it's run its course but was very good for what it does/did at the time.
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Likelihood to Renew
Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
The software is simple to install and configure. It is rather simple to explain for correct use. It is possible to profile users for the different functions offered. It is integrated quite completely with Outlook and with Active Directory security. It performs all communication functions well with one or more interlocutors and the possibility of granting control of your computer is convenient.
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Usability
Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Very easy to use. Even though Microsoft Teams has a lot of features and integrations, as a user I feel completely comfortable on finding what I need, getting information about the app extensions and using them. It's a very comprehensive tool, intuitive design and does not make me feel tired to be using it. I am glad with the current experience.
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Support Rating
Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I have only had to reach out to the Support team at Skype for Business once with an issue, and I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the quickness and thoroughness of their response. The wait time was short and my question was dealt with politely and clearly, so I would say the support team has it together.
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Implementation Rating
Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
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Alternatives Considered
Notion Labs, Inc
Trello only has the Kanban board feature and is great for task management, while Notion has a vast array of features, is easier to use, and has a more visually-appealing interface. I choose to use Notion over Trello due to its increased versatility and greater customization capabilities.
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Microsoft
For the below reason I will always choose this app over its competitors: Better audio and video quality, Little to no disconnections or freezing when on a call/video conference Integrates well with mailbox/ calendar/ one drive, and SharePoint is easy to use
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Return on Investment
Notion Labs, Inc
  • In just a short amount of time, the majority of my course draft has been transferred into an interactive online course, always live
  • Sufficient control over page structure gives a clean look, with sufficient means to add some personal touches
  • After a learning period, I could concentrate on the content rather than the tech
  • A huge motivational drive to learn more about no-code platforms (enthusiastic learner!)
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Microsoft
  • We almost lost our biggest client because of the poor performance early on in our implementation...the online meetings were poor quality for audio and bandwidth refreshing
  • Many of the employees in our company disliked the quality so much, they started to sign up for free Cisco WebEx accounts to use instead
  • The majority of employees in our company lost trust in our CTO because of his decision to switch from Cisco WebEx to Skype for Business
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