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A StackOverflow for Teams alternative

Talkyard and StackOverflow have partly overlapping features. You might want to use SO instead of Ty, or Ty instead of SO.

I'd summarize the differences by saying Talkyard is more focused on discussions, which can be larger and open-ended, whilst StackOverflow has content and users analytics, more enterprise integrations and better support and uptime guarantees.

Below, €3 means that the feature on that row, is included in Talkyard's €3 price plan (that is, €3 per active employee and month). And 0 (zero), in StackOverflow's column, means that the feature is free at StackOverflow, for up to 50 users. - means a feature is missing.

Probably there's some error in the table below, or will be, as time goes by — this was last updated in April 2022.

TalkyardStackOverflow for Teams

Price and Hosting

Price per employee / month€30 (free) up to 50.
$6 up to 250.
Then $12.
External users
If you want to invite your customers or users.
50 external users per employee
Install on-premise€3contact sales (over at StackOverflow)


OpenID Connect (OIDC)€3No? SAML2 only?
Microsoft ActiveDirectory€3$6 ?
Microsoft AD FSvia OIDC?$6
Oktavia OIDC$6

Users, Groups, Permissions

Private communities€30
Public communities€3-
User groups€3$12
Configure group
Configure everyone in a group at the same time, e.g. subscribe them to a category.
Ask a team
Post a question to a user group, without knowing who is the best person to ask.
Ask an expert
Post a question to those who know a lot about a specific topic.
Permission system
Grant read and write permissions on categories to user groups.
€3$12 (edit permissions, no read permissions)

Discussions and Content

Tags€3 (partly done)0
Categories€3$12 ("collections")
Related content suggestions-0

Large Discussions

Nested replies€3-
Jump to parent comment€3-
Find latest comments€3-

Q&A and Knowledge Base

Questions and Answers€30
Anonymous Questions
If someone thinks his/her question is embarassing.
€3 (summer 2022)-
Wikify posts€30


Post ideas€30
Sort by upvotes€30 (click "Unanswered")
Anonymous Ideas
So you won't judge an idea based on who posted it.
€3 (summer 2022)-
Reveal authors after a while
If they're ok with that.
€3 (year 2022)-

Blog comments

Blog comments€3-


Not good chat€3-


Reputation points-0
Gamification badges-0
Custom gamification badges-$12

Integration capabilities

Read API€3$6
Write API€3$12
Microsoft Teams-0

Custom themes

Custom colors and logos€3 (edit CSS)0
Custom themes€3 (edit CSS)contact sales


Support within approx a business day€3 (min €100 / mo)$6
Business hours supportLater in 2022 or 2023$6
On-call support, weekends & holidays-$12
Uptime SLA-99.5%, contact sales
Customer Success Manager-contact sales


Content Health-$12
Usage and adoption metrics-$12

Security and Compliance

SOC 2 Certification-contact sales