Arkchat Vs. WhatsApp

  • Features
  • Arkchat
  • WhatsApp
  • 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
  • WhatsApp 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
  • While WhatsApp lets you converse with your team, vendors, partners, and customers, it doesn't let you communicate privately with select group members from within groups. For example, in a WhatsApp group having 10 members from your team and 5 members from your customer team, you can't communicate privately with 2 members from your team and 1 member from your customer team. In WhatsApp, every group member reads your messages. Keeping communications and documents private is essential to every business.
  • 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."
  • 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 WhatsApp, attachments to messages remain seperated and communications about them remain in a 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 WhatsApp, 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. WhatsApp, 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.
  • 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 WhatsApp messages are difficult to retrieve. Also, WhatsApp, 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 and YouTube by clicking on message attachments. Find and attach anything and converse about it... view more
  • Yes
  • No
  • You save time because Google and YouTube are inside Arkchat. You don't need to search on them seperately as you would when using WhatsApp where you must download or copy information before adding it to messages.
  • 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.
  • 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. On WhatsApp, you cannot correspond with new and unknown vendors because you're not connected to them on WhatsApp.
  • 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.
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. WhatsApp doesn't let you connect and collaborate with new prospects.
  • 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. WhatsApp doesn't let you connect and collaborate with new buyers.
  • 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. WhatsApp doesn't let you connect and collaborate with new prospects.
  • If you're looking for a job, post your profile on Arkchat. Your profile listing becomes visible to... view more
  • Yes
  • No
  • On Arkchat, getting new job leads and collaborating with prospective employers during the interview process happen in one place. This saves you time. Currently, you communicate with prospective employers over email which is slow and irregular. WhatsApp doesn't let you connect and collaborate with prospective employers.
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. WhatsApp 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. WhatsApp 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
  • Yes
  • If others forward your messages or documents, it may result in a serious security threat. Messages and documents should only be shared or be visible to those they're meant for. In WhatsApp, messages and attachments can be easily forwarded to anyone. This means that your business communication can be seen by others, including your competitors.
  • Team members join your company acccount, when they leave your company, their chats and documents remain in... view more
  • Yes
  • No
  • When a team member with whom you collaborate on WhatsApp leaves your company, all your chats and documents remain with the team member on his WhatsApp account. This is a serious business threat. On Arkchat, team members join your account and when you remove them, they lose access to all the data in your account.
  • Your data is backed up in sophisticated AWS servers, hence it remains secured
  • Yes
  • No
  • On WhatsApp, its common for people to lose data because it is saved in their personal accounts. Securing your data is crucial to the continuity of your business.
  • You can backup data to your Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive account
  • Yes
  • No
  • Additional backup provides an extra layer of security. WhatsApp doesn't let you backup your data to other cloud storages.
Pricing
  • Subscription-based pricing
  • Yes
  • Free
  • Why use WhatsApp even though its free, when it doesn't add value like Arkchat does? WhatsApp is an amazing social messaging platform. It is not meant for business messaging and collaboration. After paying a one time nominal subscription fee, you can use Arkchat at no additional cost for a lifetime.
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
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  • User Profiles
  • Yes
  • No
  • -
Platforms Supported
  • Web
  • No
  • Yes
  • -
  • iPhone app
  • Yes
  • Yes
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  • Android app
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • -
Customer support
  • Online
  • Yes
  • No
  • -
  • Email
  • Yes
  • No
  • -