Arkchat Vs. MS Teams

  • Features
  • Arkchat
  • MS Teams
  • Why does it Matter?
Manage business efficiently and work remotely
  • "A simple to use single app that lets you work remotely and manage your entire business by:... view more
  • Yes
  • No
  • MS Teams doesn't offer the functionalities required to manage your entire business. As a result, you need seperate apps for task management, lead generation etc. When you use a single app to manage your entire business you don't have to toggle between or manage multiple apps, pay multiple subscriptions, or make similar entires on multiple apps. With a single app, all information remains concise and your team remains in sync with respect to various aspects of your business.
  • You can bring your team, vendors, partners, and customers to Arkchat, create a common chat group for... view more
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • You can chat privately with select group members in Arkchat as well as MS Teams. This is an important functionality as it helps keep communications and documents private.
  • Send a message to group members in your language. They receive it in their language.
  • Yes
  • No
  • "Automatic multilingual messaging is necessary for cross-border communication. It helps in communicating with customers from any corner of the world. In many countries, people having different mother tongues working together have difficulty communicating with each other. Eliminating language barriers also eliminates the day to day operational problems. MS Teams doesn't have auto translation capabilities.
  • View replies to messages in respective message threads
  • Yes
  • No
  • "You can quickly refer to,discussions related to a message because they remain in one place through message threads.
  • Discuss chat attachments such as documents. Find dicussions tagged to respective documents.
  • Yes
  • No
  • You can quickly refer to discussions related to a document because disussions remain tagged to respective documents. This keeps teams in sync and improves productivity. In MS Teams, attachments to messages remain seperated and communications about them remain in a group message box. This seperates the communication from the document making it difficult to correlate them.
  • Find chats and documents sorted by topic in chat groups for quick reference and trackability
  • Yes
  • No
  • In MS Teams, all conversations and attachments remain in Groups. As a result, you have to scroll endlessly to find old conversations/attachments. In Arkchat, you can create multiple topics within a group. This keeps your conversations and attachments sorted by topic which helps keep everything in the right place. As a result, you make quicker decisions and easily track the progress of each topic.
  • Convert any message to a trackable task with one click.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Tracking tasks is most important to managing your business. Tasks assigned verbally or through messages can't be tracked. MS Teams, doesn't let you track tasks. If you use Arkchat, you don't need a task management system to assign tasks. A click converts any message on Arkchat into a trackable task for effortless task management. Though MS Teams lets you integrate other task management platforms, you have to pay a seperate subscription to these platforms and still have to assign tasks seperately through such platforms.
  • Convert any message to a trackable approval request with one click
  • Yes
  • No
  • "Please approve attached docoument", "Is the price quoted by me acceptable?", are both examples of approval requests. In day to day business, you and your team seek uncountable approvals and receive many approvals and rejections. To manage business efficiently, it's necessary to track approvals. Verbal approvals can be disputed or forgotten while approvals given through MS Teams messages are difficult to retrieve. Also, MS Teams, doesn't let you track approvals. On the other hand on Arkchat, you can convert any message to an approval request and track it.
  • Access Google by clicking on message attachments. Find and attach anything and converse about it with group... view more
  • Yes
  • No
  • You save time because Google is inside Arkchat. You don't need to search on it seperately as you would when using MS Teams where you must download or copy information before adding it to messages in MS Teams.
  • Access Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive by clicking on message attachments. Find and attach documents and converse... view more
  • Yes
  • No
  • You save time because Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive are integrated with Arkchat. You can attach any document directly from them and save considerable time. In MS Teams, you can only sync your data with OneDrive.
  • Access Arkchat Marketplace by clicking on message attachments. Find freelancers, service providers, and products. Attach products and... view more
  • Yes
  • No
  • Since, Marketplace is integrated with messaging in Arkchat, you can find new vendors from across the world and discuss their offerings with your team. You can also collaborate with vendors during the purchase consideration process. Without Arkchat, you'd search for vendors on Google and correspond with them on email, which would waste a lot of time. MS Teams doesn't have a marketplace for product and service vendors, hence you cannot collaborate with new and unknown vendors because you can't invite them to your MS Teams account.
  • View chat history of each topic in chat groups.
  • Yes
  • No
  • By having ready access to the chat history of topics, you remain updated on the progress related to every topic. If you find work is getting delayed, you can take corrective action on time. Since you can't create topics in MS Teams Groups, you can't have a holistic view of how different functions of your business are progressing.
Get new business, a job or freelancing opportunities
  • An app that not only lets you manage your business but also gets you new business.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Having a single app to manage your business and to get new business is better than having multiple apps for messaging, task management, approval management, document management, sourcing new business, and networking with peers. Having a single app for all these functionalities saves time, effort, and lowers costs.
  • If you own or work for a professional service firm, post your service on Arkchat. Your listing... view more
  • Yes
  • No
  • On Arkchat, getting new professional services leads and collaborating with clients during pre-sales happen in one place. This saves you time. Currently, you communicate with new prospects over email which is slow and irregular. On MS Teams, you can't connect and collaborate with new prospects since MS Teams doesn't have a marketplace for professional services.
  • If you own or work for a product manufacturer or seller, post your products on Arkchat. Your... view more
  • Yes
  • No
  • On Arkchat, getting new product leads and collaborating with buyers during pre-sales happen in one place. This saves you time. Currently, you communicate with buyers over email which is slow and irregular. On MS Teams, you can't connect and collaborate with new buyers, becasue MS Teams doesn't have a marketplace for products.
  • If you're an independent professional, post your freelance service on Arkchat. Your listing becomes visible to businesses... view more
  • Yes
  • No
  • On Arkchat, getting new freelance assignment leads and collaborating with clients during pre-sales happen in one place. This saves you time. Currently, you communicate with prospects over email which is slow and irregular. On MS Teams, you can't connect and collaborate with new prospects.
Marketing branding and social media
  • Post videos and photos. Your content becomes visible to Arkchat users worldwide. Like on any other social... view more
  • Yes
  • No
  • The quality and relevance of your content matters. High-quality content builds your business and personal brand. MS Teams doesn't have social media capabilities.
  • You can bookmark a listing.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Bookmarking a listing helps you easily find it later and share it with your team as an attachment to chats.
  • You can chat and build relationships with those who publish videos, photos, services, and products.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Build new relationships. You never know which one might transform into a new business or stragetic partnership. MS Teams doesn't have the capability to connect people who don't know each other which is essential to forging business relationships.
Security
  • Your messages and documents can be forwarded to others
  • No
  • No
  • If others forward your messages or documents, it may result in a serious security threat. Communications and documents are secure on both Arkchat and MS Teams.
  • Team members join your company acccount, when they leave your company, their chats and documents remain in... view more
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Both Arkchat and MS Teams are secure. When employees leave your organisation, they exit your account, and your data remains with you.
  • Your data is backed up in sophisticated servers, hence it remains secured
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Securing your data is crucial to the continunity of your business.
  • You can backup data to your Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive account
  • Yes
  • No
  • Additional backup provides an extra layer of security. On MS Teams you can only save data on OneDrive.
Pricing
  • Subscription-based pricing
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Both Arkchat and MS Teams charge a subscription fee to use their platforms. Arkchat monthly subscription is more cost-effective than MS Teams. Also, after paying a single subscription fee to Arkchat, you can use the platform at no additional cost for a lifetime. MS Teams doesn't offer a lifetime subscription option.
Gettting started and simplicity of use
  • You can start using the app in minutes without any handholding
  • Yes
  • Yes
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  • Real time alerts
  • Yes
  • Yes
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  • Search/Filter
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • User Profiles
  • Yes
  • Yes
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Platforms Supported
  • Desktop App
  • No
  • Yes
  • -
  • iOS app
  • Yes
  • Yes
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  • Android app
  • Yes
  • Yes
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Customer support
  • Online
  • Yes
  • Yes
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  • Email
  • Yes
  • Yes
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