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Score 7.7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Solr

Solr spins up nicely and works effectively for small enterprise environments providing helpful mechanisms for fuzzy searches and facetted searching. For larger enterprises with complex business solutions you'll find the need to hire an expert Solr engineer to optimize the powerful platform to your needs.Internationalization is tricky with Solr and many hosting solutions may limit you to a latin character set.
Peter Feddo | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

We primarily use [MS] SharePoint for enterprise content, document and record management, including storage, retrieval, searching, archiving, tracking, management, and reporting of data. Much of the impetus for this is to conform to various legal, information management, and process compliance requirements. Our SharePoint implementation replaces legacy shared corporate fileservers which have now been migrated to Azure cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.1
Task Management
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.6
Gantt Charts
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
5.9
Scheduling
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.0
Workflow Automation
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.4
Mobile Access
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.1
Search
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.6
Visual planning tools
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.3

Communication

Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.2
Chat
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
6.7
Notifications
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.3
Discussions
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.4
Surveys
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
6.8
Internal knowledgebase
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.8
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
6.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
6.3
Integrates with Outlook
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
8.7

File Sharing & Management

Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
8.0
Versioning
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
8.1
Video files
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.8
Audio files
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.9
Document collaboration
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
8.6
Access control
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
8.6
Advanced security features
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.9
Integrates with Google Drive
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
7.0
Device sync
Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
8.2

Pros

Apache Solr

  • Easy to get started with Apache Solr. Whether it is tackling a setup issue or trying to learn some of the more advanced features, there are plenty of resources to help you out and get you going.
  • Performance. Apache Solr allows for a lot of custom tuning (if needed) and provides great out of the box performance for searching on large data sets.
  • Maintenance. After setting up Solr in a production environment there are plenty of tools provided to help you maintain and update your application. Apache Solr comes with great fault tolerance built in and has proven to be very reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • Permission management: This is super relevant and wonderful for controlling what your audience can see and do, for example, when you need someone to constantly see changes to a "living document" but not have the ability to intervene in the process.
  • Contact groups: I find it super good since not necessarily the site administrators are the only ones who can manage the group, you can make any member of the group can manage the rest of the members without this being involved in other site settings. Also when granting permissions, distributing documents, announcements, tasks, it is very easy to do it by group of contacts than one by one.
  • Version history: We know that we are exposed to errors and accidents, so having the previous versions of a document, being able to see who has modified and having the possibility of restoring any of those versions can save the day. I always feel that I am protected and that is why I always promote working in the cloud.
  • Integration with other MS tools: The workflows that connect outlook, sharepoint, onedrive, among others, where you can manage multiple actions for all these tools seems wonderful to me, it allows a super necessary and simple expansion to be able to automate tasks that used to be performed manually on a daily basis, it certainly contributes to efficiency.
Andrea Lemo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Solr

  • These examples are due to the way we use Apache Solr. I think we have had the same problems with other NoSQL databases (but perhaps not the same solution). High data volumes of data and a lot of users were the causes.
  • We have lot of classifications and lot of data for each classification. This gave us several problems:
  • First: We couldn't keep all our data in Solr. Then we have all data in our MySQL DB and searching data in Solr. So we need to be sure to update and match the 2 databases in the same time.
  • Second: We needed several load balanced Solr databases.
  • Third: We needed to update all the databases and keep old data status.
  • If I don't speak about problems due to our lack of experience, the main Solr problem came from frequency of updates vs validation of several database. We encountered several locks due to this (our ops team didn't want to use real clustering, so all DB weren't updated). Problem messages were not always clear and we several days to understand the problems.
Philippe Kozak | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • Managing access permissions is still clunky - not a whole lot better in newer versions than it was way back when it was first launched.
  • Re-organization of the site hierarchy isn't very easy. You need a third-party tool to do anything meaningful when you want to rearrange your site pages and move site libraries.
  • It doesn't provide for any kind of backup, so you have to either have it on=prem where you can backup the entire server or you have to buy a third-party tool if you are using the online hosted version (SPO).
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Solr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.7
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

Apache Solr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.2
Based on 19 answers
Usability is a rather complex question. In general usability is good. Usability depends upon:
  1. Objectives
  2. User skills
  3. Experience with the software
  4. General concept understanding
SharePoint usability is heavily dependent upon the initial setup and layout of the system and the application. If the initial setup is done with forethought and planning, the environment will meet user needs.
Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apache Solr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.7
Based on 13 answers
Support varies by tech and by vendor. I've used Microsoft's support channel and for the most part have been successful to get my questions answered. I've also used third party vendors and have gotten some answers resolved as well, though sometimes getting them on the phone is difficult. It all depends!
Chris John | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Apache Solr

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

Apache Solr

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

Apache Solr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.0
Based on 4 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

Apache Solr

We have considering AWS search and Elastic search but decide to go with Solr as we need high speed and flexible query, and so far it meets all our requirement so we still continue with Solr.
trang nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

I have been burned by just one year of using MS, from performance/reliability issues to non-intuitive UI's that I can't name an aspect or functionality that I'd rate SharePoint as doing better than the Google Suite (and Google Sites, specifically). SharePoint needs a total rebuild to be a viable product, or maybe they'll launch their own, less awful product to replace it like they did with Microsoft Edge to replace Internet Explorer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Solr

  • It's enabled us to deliver fast, relevant search results on our new website. The site is still in beta and being actively developed so our complete ROI is still unknown.
  • It integrates very well with Drupal so it has saved us from having to develop a custom solution.
Richard Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • It has democratized collaboration - giving power at the point of use.
  • It has allowed us as a regulated industry to be compliant.
  • It has allowed us to share information from a central point rather than just bouncing emails and storing files on desktops.
  • It has allowed us to automate business processes.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Solr

General

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

Apache Solr 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

Apache Solr
7.6
MS SharePoint
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
9.7

Usability

Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
8.2

Support Rating

Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
8.7

In-Person Training

Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation Rating

Apache Solr
MS SharePoint
6.0

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