Alma Suite vs. Microsoft SharePoint

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Alma Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Alma Suite is a private social network for companies, that includes a task management tool, a private wikipedia for knowledge management, an idea manager, a game for training, professional profiles, discussion groups, news, instant messages, and postings. The vendor’s value proposition is that they bring together different tools that enable companies to work as a team in one place and be more aligned. Additionally, the vendor says their solution’s simple, easy to use and friendly…
$5
users
SharePoint
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's SharePoint is an Intranet solution that enables users to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and collaborate across the organization.
$5
Per User Per Month
Pricing
Alma SuiteMicrosoft SharePoint
Editions & Modules
Alma Suite Enterprise
$5
users
Alma SuiteEnterprise
$5
users
Alma Suite Unlimited
Quote
users
Plan 1
$5.00
Per User Per Month
Plan 2
$10.00
Per User Per Month
Office 365 E3
$20.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Alma SuiteSharePoint
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$100 usersNo setup fee
Additional Details70% Discount for NGOs 50% for Benefit corporations, Educational Institutions & Health Care. 30% for Companies already working with a Consultant on Cultural Development or related issues.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Alma SuiteMicrosoft SharePoint
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Alma SuiteMicrosoft SharePoint
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Alma Suite
6.7
1 Ratings
16% below category average
Microsoft SharePoint
-
Ratings
Task Management8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Search5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Alma Suite
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Microsoft SharePoint
-
Ratings
Chat5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Alma SuiteMicrosoft SharePoint
Likelihood to Recommend
6.4
(1 ratings)
6.4
(193 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(21 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(17 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(11 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Alma SuiteMicrosoft SharePoint
Likelihood to Recommend
Alma Suite
My business is HR consulting. Best benefits: organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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Microsoft
Very user friendly. If you're already using M365 products it offers great integration! If you're using Azure AD it offers SSO for IAM and integrates nicely with Azure AD Groups which can then be used for Access management. As our IT / Azure Administrator, I particularly like the "sharing link" options where you can send a link with an expiration date and not have to remember to remove the link / access after a project / business case scenario is over.
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Pros
Alma Suite
  • Great for task administration.
  • Customer service is friendly, pragmatic and always available.
  • Organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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Microsoft
  • Making collaboration easier via a better connection between accounts. You can share anything from a file to events with just a couple of clicks.
  • All services are connected and switching between services is a breeze[.]
  • Solutions to the majority of everyday business problems.
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Cons
Alma Suite
  • Need to improve in the way it shows project development in time: Gantt chart, schedules, etc.
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Microsoft
  • There are far too many good features to choose from, and advanced features are noticeably absent.
  • There is room for improvement in terms of integration with non-Microsoft products, as well as developer Story.
  • It is challenging to provide easier access via file explorer while also granting outside users and guests access.
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Likelihood to Renew
Alma Suite
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Usability
Alma Suite
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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
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Support Rating
Alma Suite
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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In-Person Training
Alma Suite
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Online Training
Alma Suite
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Implementation Rating
Alma Suite
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Planning to the last detail would be advised. SharePoint is a very large application that takes a lot of finesse to get operational
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Alternatives Considered
Alma Suite
Better features for project development follow up than Asana and Wrike (previous choices)
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Microsoft
The reasons for selecting MS SharePoint are: SharePoint provides ease of use and web design assistance and support SharePoint helps you schedule your content for publishing. enables users to share documents with external parties and offers a better internal structure of the content and better indexing and searching capabilities.
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Return on Investment
Alma Suite
  • Positive: Internal Communication and Collaboration
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Microsoft
  • Increased collaboration - MS Sharepoint has increased knowledge share and collaboration between departments. This saves time and energy because of its efficient and effective communication
  • Increased document security - MS Sharepoint has increased our document security so we're safer knowing that our documents are security and access controlled appropriately. We are less prone to get in trouble by our customers due to the security provided by MS Sharepoint
  • Negative Impact Compared to other software - Not sure if the MS Sharepoint's main functionalities could've been met with other tools we currently have
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ScreenShots

Alma Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of Alma Suite HOME: everything that happens in your company will appear here. Simple and easy layout.Screenshot of Task Manager. List of task that can be filtered.Screenshot of Tasks detail and updates.Screenshot of Private Wikipedia: Knowledge BaseScreenshot of Wiki ArticleScreenshot of Game for training and testing: simple and fun. Easy to setup.