Mattermost vs. Microsoft Teams

Mattermost offers an open source, developer-focused alternative to
Microsoft Team’s group chat software

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For developers,
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For devlopers by developers

For engineers, modern collaboration means more than just group chat. Agile teams need a platform that’s extensible and customizable while maintaining a high level of control. Development teams need high-performance workflows for DevOps, ChatOps, conversational development, and continuous deployment allowing them to drive innovation while reducing delivery time.

Integrations

Modern technologies for modern workflows

Integrations

While Microsoft Teams can meet the needs of some business users who simply need to share documents and spreadsheets, developers need the power to connect disparate services, proprietary systems, and complex workflows, while allowing them to use all the tools they need to be most effective. Mattermost extends the basic business chat capabilities of Microsoft Office with features designed for development workflows.

Mattermost is the open source platform built for the software innovation needs of development teams

Usability

Usability

As more than a simple chat service, Mattermost provides an intuitive, modern collaboration experience. Public and private channels, powerful search and reference capabilities, and granular user permissions make finding information easy and fast while making existing software investments more useful.

Open Source

Open Source

An open core platform means your team retains control over the service’s technical roadmap and your team is free to develop additional features without restriction. Supported by a vibrant open source community, Mattermost supports 600 integrations and counting.

Productivity

Productivity

Code snippets, markdown formatting, keyboard shortcuts, and UI customization allow your team to be efficient and communicate effectively. Mattermost is full of features built to save developers time and energy by reducing context switching and maximizing focus.

Cross-Platform Support

Cross-Platform Support

Mattermost supports first-class experiences for web browsers, Android and iOS, Mac, PC, Linux, and terminal-based clients. Enable your team to collaborate regardless of what platforms team members use.

Extensibility

Extensibility

With access to code, UI text files, APIs, drivers, and a wide array of integrations and samples, Mattermost is highly customizable. Whether it’s branding the login page or connecting to internally firewalled systems, your enterprise is in total control of your environment.

Security

Security

Mattermost offers modern communication behind your firewall. Deploy to public, private, or hybrid clouds with full access to source code and total control of your data and single-tenant platform.

Features developers love

Mattermost vs.
MS Teams

For privacy-conscious enterprises, Mattermost is the team collaboration solution that increases efficiency and accelerates workflow while meeting custom security and extensibility needs.

Usability Microsoft Teams
Business Premium
Mattermost
Enterprise Edition

Persistent messaging, file sharing, and search:

Basic functionality for chat-based collaboration

Hashtags:

Support for hashtags in channels and DMs for easy search and reference

Private channels:

Users can create private channels with teammates

Granular user permissions:

Fully configurable user permissions for teams, channels, integrations, and more

Cross-platform support:

User-friendly native apps for web, mobile, Mac, PC, Linux, and terminal

Integrations:

Webhooks, custom commands, action buttons, plug-ins, and apps that integrate with existing systems

160

600+

Unlimited UI and UX customization:

Ability to create plugins to extend and customize functionality or re-write code in mobile, PC, and web applications to meet specific needs

Security & Sovereignty

Data Loss Prevention and eDiscovery Compliance Support:

eDiscovery and data loss prevention (DLP) through daily compliance exports with Actiance XML, Global Relay EML and CSV formats

add-on

Private cloud deployment to AWS:​

Deployed on private cloud on AWS including U.S. Federal infrastructure with FedRAMP, C2S Cloud and AWS Secret Region

General on-premise and private/public cloud deployment:

Deployed on infrastructure in physical data centers or on Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, CenturyLink, and other cloud services

No third-party monitoring:

Ability to run collaboration system without any third party having knowledge of operations, user locations, IP addresses, or unique identifiers

Transparent system updates:

Full transparency to code changes, releases notes, feature request tracking and issue tracking

Verifiable disaster recovery and data retention policies:

Complete, verifiable access to disaster recovery and data retention solutions, including the ability to confirm backup solutions do not circumvent data retention policies

The above table summarizes a comparison of Mattermost Enterprise Edition features to known Microsoft Teams features as of April 1, 2019.
Usability

Persistent messaging, file sharing, and search:

Basic functionality for chat-based collaboration

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20
Microsoft Teams Business Premium

Hashtags:

Support for hashtags in channels and DMs for easy search and reference

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20
Microsoft Teams Business Premium

Private channels:

Users can create private channels with teammates

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20
Microsoft Teams Business Premium

Granular user permissions:

Fully configurable user permissions for teams, channels, integrations, and more

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20
Microsoft Teams Business Premium

Cross-platform support:

User-friendly native apps for web, mobile, Mac, PC, Linux, and terminal

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20
Microsoft Teams Business Premium

Integrations:

Webhooks, custom commands, action buttons, plug-ins, and apps that integrate with existing systems

600+

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20

160

Microsoft Teams Business Premium

Unlimited UI and UX customization:

Ability to create plugins to extend and customize functionality or re-write code in mobile, PC, and web applications to meet specific needs

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20
Microsoft Teams Business Premium
Security & Sovereignty

Data Loss Prevention and eDiscovery Compliance Support:

eDiscovery and data loss prevention (DLP) through daily compliance exports with Actiance XML, Global Relay EML and CSV formats

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20

add-on

Microsoft Teams Business Premium

Private cloud deployment to AWS:​

Deployed on private cloud on AWS including U.S. Federal infrastructure with FedRAMP, C2S Cloud and AWS Secret Region

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20
Microsoft Teams Business Premium

General on-premise and private/public cloud deployment:

Deployed on infrastructure in physical data centers or on Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, CenturyLink, and other cloud services

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20
Microsoft Teams Business Premium

No third-party monitoring:

Ability to run collaboration system without any third party having knowledge of operations, user locations, IP addresses, or unique identifiers

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20
Microsoft Teams Business Premium

Transparent system updates:

Full transparency to code changes, releases notes, feature request tracking and issue tracking

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20
Microsoft Teams Business Premium

Verifiable disaster recovery and data retention policies:

Complete, verifiable access to disaster recovery and data retention solutions, including the ability to confirm backup solutions do not circumvent data retention policies

Mattermost Enterprise Edition E20
Microsoft Teams Business Premium
The above summarizes a comparison of Mattermost Enterprise Edition features to known Microsoft Teams features as of April 1, 2019.
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