How is Structural different from Microsoft Teams? Both applications aim to solve different obstacles related to connectivity and collaboration. Keep reading to learn how Structural and Teams can connect your employees in different ways.

1. People Search

Structural helps resource managers find the right people at the right time. Searchable, robust profiles complete with skills, experience, and interests allow you to quickly identify and connect with others based on your specific needs. Teams has limited profile information.

2. Rich Profiles

Structural helps to ensure that companies have useful and informative employee profiles that are ready at launch. Each Structural profile is filled with searchable data. This allows each user able to find commonality and connections between colleagues. Whereas, Microsoft Teams and other softwares have limited profiles.  

2. Group Connectivity

Whether you need to broadcast a company-wide update or quickly create a group based on skills and interests, Structural has you covered. Using keyword searches and filters, Structural takes the guesswork out connecting with the right people. Need a project team with website designers, developers, and business managers? Easily search for these employees and add them to a Structural Group for future collaboration. 

In contrast, Microsoft Teams is great for group chat when you already know who to connect with. Using predefined channels, it's easy to rally your team for an impromptu video chat. Teams is also great for file collaboration. Integration with SharePoint and OneDrive allows team members to edit the same file at once with changes reflected in almost real time.

3. Messaging and Calling

Structural excels in group collaboration, but also makes it possible for individual users to connect. Search for employees using keywords and filters, then connect by email, text, phone, or using app integrations like Slack. You can also send a quick post, poll, or picture to the company or to your Groups using Connect.

Teams is great for fast-paced communication, allowing users to instant message, call, and video chat directly within the application. Whether you need web conferencing, meeting scheduling, live event recording, screen sharing, instant messaging, or note taking, Teams has what you need.

4. Employee Resources

Both Structural and Microsoft Teams allow remote access to resources like company policies and handbooks. With Structural, you can "Feature" key resources so they grab your employees' attention. Anyone can share a variety of links with colleagues such as a noteworthy podcast, video, article or event link directly through a Connect post.

5. App Integration

Structural and Teams both play well with other apps. By integrating your systems with Structural, you can gain further insights into your employees' projects, certifications, workflow, and more!   

Both are great tools, designed to solve different problems in order to increase collaboration and empower your employees!


If you like to demo or get an overview of the Structural platform to see the differences, please contact our team below.

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