Teams may be right for your teams.
Updated July 03, 2019

Teams may be right for your teams.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Teams

Many of our functional teams use Microsoft Teams. The most common use case is for messaging, scheduling, and planning. To a smaller extent, we use Teams to share and collaborate on documents. Outside of our Organizational Unit, Teams is also used, but I'm unfamiliar with their use cases and we have not yet used it to inter-operate with outside Teams or organizations.
  • Integration with Office 365 tools like Outlook mail and calendar.
  • I like the Planner application that's available within Teams channels. It makes it easy to plan and assign project tasks.
  • While not superior to other messaging platforms, combining messaging with other Teams functions makes Teams an overall good tool.
  • As I'm sure many others will say, private channels.
  • Simpler integration with outside applications.
  • Teams has enabled us to move away from SharePoint. The simplicity of Teams enables users to do what they need to do faster and is less problematic.
Teams has more out of the box functionality than Slack, and Teams apps are easier for casual users to get started with. Slack integrations, Webhooks, and bots make Slack a superior messaging platform. But when comparing on the basis of an enterprise collaboration tool, Teams wins when a company is already heavily using Office 365. If a company is not using Office 365, it's quite possible that Slack could be set up to be a better collaboration tool. I think Skype can do more in the way of VoIP to external parties, but for internal uses, I don't think Skype offers anything that Teams does not. SharePoint can do more than Teams, but requires more training of users and administration from staff. I'd imagine in most cases, Teams is the way to go.
If a company is already using Office 365, and they are searching for a collaboration and/or messaging platform they should definitely consider using Microsoft Teams. If a company only has a need for a messaging system, Teams may not be the best fit. Also, if they want an extensible solution other offerings may be suitable. Even if a firm is not already using Office 365, if they have a need for a collaboration platform, I'd suggest considering Teams. I'd compare the organization's needs to the capabilities of Teams. There is not a lot Teams can't do for teams within organizations.