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ASP.NET

ASP.NET is definitely well-suited for Enterprise applications as it was designed for just such a purpose. It has capabilities to produce cross-platform solutions. The learning curve when switching can be intimidating, but as long as your team has a decent knowledge of general web development, then it should not be too difficult to make the transition. You will be satisfied in the end.
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SharePoint Designer

Well Suited - WORKFLOWS!To a SharePoint Developer, workflows are like a hammer to a carpenter. If there is a business process that needs automation, the first thing I look to is what are we automating? What/where is the data? How can we minimize the number of keystrokes by end-users to get from the start to finish? The answer to all of these is "build a workflow". With the introduction of "Call HTTP Web Service" action, you can now access data anywhere in a site collection and consume it in any site, on any list, for any form. SharePoint Designer Workflows makes the SharePoint world go round. Less Appropriate - Building SharePoint PagesI have attempted to use SharePoint Designer to build custom pages, but it just is the worst tool to use. There are many other tools to use to develop customized pages. The techniques of designing custom page layouts, CSS files to populate in pages, JavaScript Snippets for pages have changed so much over the years, and SharePoint Designer did not change with them. In fact, it is my opinion the 2013 version made it 100 times more difficult than the 2010 Version.
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Pros

  • NET is a rich framework which provides vast amounts of functionality, which helps speed up development
  • NET is supported by an array of high-quality tooling from Microsoft, such as TFS and Visual Studio
  • There a large community of experienced ASP.NET developers which means patterns and practices are well documented and there is also plenty of discussion opportunities within the community, such as conferences, meetups, and forums.
  • The large user base means that recruitment can be easier
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  • Easily Manage Site Contents.
  • Manage lists and libraries.
  • Build useful and powerful workflows.
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Cons

  • Cost is the main one - Microsoft tooling and infrastructure can be very expensive
  • Some developers are anti-Microsoft which means not everyone is enthusiastic about joining a "Microsoft house"
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  • Has limited workflow features when compares to other tools such as K2 and Nintex.
  • Crashes frequently.
  • Needs more integrations.
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ASP.NET10.0
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It is the backbone of all our products
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SharePoint Designer10.0
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It is a helpful tool that we use every day.
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Alternatives Considered

Compared to plain HTML/CSS/JS, ASP.Net adds many productivity tools and frameworks that allow for more rapid and robust development.
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I have not used any other products. SharePoint Designer is what I use on a daily basis.
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Return on Investment

  • It is hard to quantify this point but it is no exaggeration to say that in-house ASP.NET development has vastly improved the profitability of our company, the speed of development being a key factor to staying ahead in the industry.
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  • Easily create workflows
  • Easily create custom pages
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Pricing Details

ASP.NET

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

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