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Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS

The only thing I believe Accrisoft Freedom is not as well suited is for large e-commerce sites. Accrisoft Freedom actually has an E-commerce module and can do products and online sales, however if this is the majority of what your business does (or your clients' businesses), I would recommend an E-commerce focused CMS.
For almost all other circumstances I can think of though, I would recommend Accrisoft Freedom - ma and pa shops on up to a corporation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

If you work with teams of people and need a good way to work collaboratively that I would easily recommend MS SharePoint. It makes working remotely a breeze. You can share, save, store, and edit files live with any users on your team. You can keep on track with project calendars. It is a great tool for project management and planning.It might not be a great tool for an organization that already has a solution for data sharing and a robust planning program. If you are using something like Jira or Trello you may have some of these pieces already. I think SharePoint is well suited to do a lot of things very well but it may be redundant if you have solutions for some of these problems already. If you have a staff that is more functional and less techy then you will probably want to have at least one or two staff members that are proficient enough to run the SharePoint and keep it cleaned up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
MS SharePoint
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
MS SharePoint

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
MS SharePoint
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
MS SharePoint
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
MS SharePoint
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
MS SharePoint
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
MS SharePoint
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
MS SharePoint
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
MS SharePoint
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
MS SharePoint
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
MS SharePoint

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
MS SharePoint
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
MS SharePoint
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
MS SharePoint
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
MS SharePoint
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
MS SharePoint
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
MS SharePoint

Project Management

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.1
Task Management
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.3
Gantt Charts
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.3
Scheduling
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.2
Workflow Automation
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.9
Mobile Access
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Search
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Visual planning tools
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.0

Communication

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.3
Chat
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.6
Notifications
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.9
Discussions
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Surveys
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.9
Internal knowledgebase
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.3
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
5.8
Integrates with Outlook
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.7

File Sharing & Management

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.3
Versioning
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.5
Video files
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.0
Audio files
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.1
Document collaboration
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.8
Access control
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.8
Advanced security features
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.4
Integrates with Google Drive
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.2
Device sync
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.8

Pros

Freedom CMS

  • Hosting and maintenance is taken care of. Due to it being proprietary software, everything is built to work together.
  • Simple to use. Basic functionality for websites is built in without having to dig through thousands of potential options.
  • Development is straightforward...no backend languages required. So if someone wants a unique layout for a portfolio, it's very simple to add a new content type and build the new layout using basic html and css.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • Content Storage - Gives great features that allow you to house content, images, documentation, spreadsheets, and other assets in a well organized manner
  • Privacy Settings - Does a great job of ensuring that you can customize very specifically how you want your content accessed, read, by whom, and takes into consideration how sensitive your data is
  • Ease of Access - Because MS Sharepoint is part of the Office 365 suite, it's very easy for users accross the entire organization to access Sharepoint direction from their web browser
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freedom CMS

  • Their preview setup for reviewing page changes prior to pushing them live is not good. You basically have to push things live to see how they will look, then go back and tweak it, while the changes in progress are live on the site. They need a sandbox, or a better preview feature within the backend so you dont have to keep pushing changes live to test out functionality.
  • Integration with outside tools is non existent. Instead of trying to force people to use their modules or features it would make much more sense to more easily integrate with leading tools in niche spaces.
  • The UI is pretty old. It could use a big refresh. Things like drag and drop builders and functionality should be standard these days. This is also a plus for non tech savvy users as it keeps their page structures to what works without letting people tinker. But if you want to tinker and be a higher end user Freedom isn't the best bet.
Chris Theisen | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • Collaboration sites, communication sites and hub sites have different features; would be nice if they had equal functionality
  • It would be nice if you can publish your work, but only have certain users view the published work
  • It would be nice if you can create menu bars on the top header in collaboration sites, the same way you can for communication sites and hub sites
  • It would be nice to have different folders for the different pages that are created
Melissa Rances, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS

Freedom CMS 1.0
Based on 1 answer
We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
Mark A. Buckawicki | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.8
Based on 21 answers
It's integral to our business. It's already included with most of the Office 365 licensing we buy, so the cost is effectively zero. It stores our files, it is the foundation for custom applications, and Microsoft only continues to enhance its functionality and its connections to other Microsoft tools. SharePoint just keeps getting better and better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.3
Based on 18 answers
No usability issues reported. Individual teams also have allocated areas which replace legacy shared drives on local LANs. Access to Sharepoint resources is fully integrated with corporate Active Directory with additional two-factor authentication required for administrative users. Users have access to Microsoft Services Hub which allows you to create, manage, and track support requests while staying current on Microsoft technologies with access to select self-paced learning paths
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Freedom CMS

Freedom CMS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
This rating is based on personal experience only. I believe majority of people would say their support is top notch & 10/10. The only reason I am personally am giving it lower is because I consider my self a much more advanced user of Freedom than their typical Solution Provider developers. Because I am advanced, I troubleshoot my own issues pretty in-depth before I even contact Accrisoft support. Therefore sometimes I feel it takes longer to get the researched & specific answer I need vs. a simple support question would.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.7
Based on 18 answers
Support for SharePoint is quite good. Microsoft provides good support. Microsoft offers
  • Quick turnaround time for issues
  • A range of support services
  • Access to a network of resources
  • Escalation of issues
  • Ongoing development and commitment to produce enhancement
The majority of support is required for initial installation. Once complete and the system is operating we have had very few support issues.
Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 4.5
Based on 1 answer
The face to face training I received was on SharePoint Administration. It was rushed as there was a lot of information to cover and the application of the labs weren't that great either. I like to be able to relate what I am learning to what I am currently doing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.4
Based on 1 answer
I like to learn at my own pace and online training allows for that. Additionally, you can skip through pieces of content that you already know or are already comfortable with. Microsoft actually offers great videos on their website for basic fundamental SharePoint Training. I have used these training videos in some of my own training sessions with end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.0
Based on 8 answers
Planning to the last detail would be advised. SharePoint is a very large application that takes a lot of finesse to get operational
Christopher Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Freedom CMS

In all honesty, we have been moving away from Accrisoft Freedom due to its lack of customizability. We as an agency generally prefer open source solutions since our client base primarily consists of those looking for a more custom solution that can be built off of in the future. While yes, these tend to need more care and attention, they have benefited us more.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

I have not personally used any direct competitors to SharePoint as a whole. However, I have used Dropbox Business and Google Drive. While these do work well for file collaboration, they do not offer the website structure that SharePoint does. SharePoint also integrates directly with other Microsoft products in Office 365/Microsoft 365. This alone makes it worth considering over competitors.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freedom CMS

  • This was the first CMS we had at our company so hard to say positive or negative impact.
  • Prior to this CMS there was a static site that html files had to be ftp to a company to have the site updated. So from that standpoint it made updating the site much less expensive.
  • Compared to a tool like Wordpress this is much more secure and easier to manage, but since we outsource that portion of it to the company that built the site we dont realize those gains.
Chris Theisen | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • As SharePoint is one of the top content collaboration tool which is seamlessly integrated with all other products / solutions from Microsoft or externals, the productivity of employees in the organization can go like a sky rocket and we are witnessing it from the business.
  • As SharePoint provides scaling up/down at any point based on the business needs, any sized organization can choose the best plan according to their need and can leverage the scaling functionality at later stage
  • Business can use SharePoint solutions to automate repeated tasks/ process that they encounter daily and can avoid manual / repeat works
  • As SharePoint is more based out of web based product, network issues or fluctuations can be a challenge at times. However, Microsoft is really working on bringing standalone products that works without a network availability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Freedom CMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

MS SharePoint Editions & Modules

Edition
Plan 1$5.001
Plan 2$10.001
Office 365 E3$20.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS
8.2
MS SharePoint
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS
1.0
MS SharePoint
9.8

Usability

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.3

Support Rating

Freedom CMS
8.2
MS SharePoint
8.7

In-Person Training

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation Rating

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.0

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