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Score 8.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix ShareFile

Industry-tailored workflows: ShareFile has 10 key industries and the workflow will match that industry. For example: for accounting, the app will display options for clients to sign documents, which cuts out on them having to post or fax documents. I think it is not as good for small businesses especially if you have part-time employees as paying for their access as well can add up quickly for overall costs
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Citrix ShareFile
8.8
Versioning
Citrix ShareFile
8.5
Video files
Citrix ShareFile
9.0
Audio files
Citrix ShareFile
9.0
Document collaboration
Citrix ShareFile
8.8
Access control
Citrix ShareFile
9.1
File search
Citrix ShareFile
8.2
Device sync
Citrix ShareFile
8.9

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Citrix ShareFile
8.7
User and role management
Citrix ShareFile
8.7
File organization
Citrix ShareFile
8.7
Device management
Citrix ShareFile
8.8

Cloud Storage Platform

Citrix ShareFile
8.6
Performance
Citrix ShareFile
8.9
Reliability
Citrix ShareFile
9.0
Storage Reports
Citrix ShareFile
7.8

Pros

Citrix ShareFile

  • I love that I can annotate directly on a file. For example, I can mark the area where I find some weird imagery or mark some content that I'd like to change. I can make annotations on the side for the designer to review.
  • It's so easy to upload content, add recipients, create a workflow, review annotations, reply to annotations, upload new versions, and so on.
  • The file system is like any other you'd expect so there is no learning curve. You can create folders and sub-folders (both personal and public), star items, share/request files, and more. It's so quick and easy to get started.
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Cons

Citrix ShareFile

  • Annotations, annotations, annotations. I love them, BUT there is this very annoying problem where, if I begin typing an annotation, someone else starting to type in an annotation will stop me (even though I started before them) from writing. It actually removes anything I wrote. You'd think this would have been caught early on, but it has been an issue for over a year and is very frustrating for me. Our workflows typically involve 4-5 people, but sometimes up to 10. When a workflow gets initiated and we get the notification email, many of us pop in there at the same time and fight over who is annotating what. When we have a doc that is 8+ pages long, it becomes highly time-consuming for this reason alone.
  • Back to the annotations again, if there are many markups on a page, it is nearly impossible to figure out where the annotation belongs. For example, if there are 3 on one page, it's very easy to follow the line to the area the annotation belongs. But when you get conversations in the annotations (e.g., 'Change this to XXXX' and someone replies 'Would you prefer if YYYY were moved to replace XXXX?') which naturally happens, and when those annotations stack up (such as in our product mailers that display 6 product images, titles, prices, SKUs, sub SKUs, content blurb), that takes up space FAST. You can't click an annotation and follow its track. You're left to figure it out on your own.
  • There is no animation support for .gifs. I don't know if this is intentional, impossible, or what. But we are moving more into .gif graphics and it's impossible to see the animation within ShareFile. We also cannot annotate .gifs, so there's that.
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Likelihood to Renew

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 8.6
Based on 3 answers
The cost is fair and the program does what it has promised to do. Customer service is attentive. I'm not aware of any better-sounding file sharing systems out there that would tempt us to discontinue ShareFile.
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Usability

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 9.4
Based on 14 answers
I've never been asked a usage question from users.
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Performance

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 8.9
Based on 13 answers
I've never had an issue with performance.
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Alternatives Considered

Citrix ShareFile

Alternative #1: 7-Zip or WinZipWe were using this technology prior to ShareFile. If you are busy and need to exchange secure files with many individuals "zipping" is a cumbersome (IMHO) way to perform this task. Can be pricey and will have overhead in managing the applications from an IT perspective. This method created issues with securely distributing the decryption passwords to the recipient in a timely fashion. The ShareFile method is a far better solution to the problem as you can deploy as a web-based cloud product without ever installing any software on the end users workstation. Additionally, you can control access to the shared folders and if needed remove access if necessary. With the other products, you cannot tell what files were transferred and who transmitted and received them.
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Return on Investment

Citrix ShareFile

  • POSITIVE IMPACT: Considering the process we were using prior to ShareFile (FTP and WinZip), our ROI was almost immediate. ShareFile took the complexity out of the process and gave us control and audits over our file collaboration functions.
  • POSITIVE IMPACT: We all know that a happy user is soo much better than an unhappy one. I have approximately 20 users at this time and they have provided nothing but POSITIVE remarks about how simple and fast it is to use.
  • POSITIVE IMPACT: Centralized management as an IT Manager is paramount. ShareFile is easy to manage and deploy to end users. I would say it's as close to effortless as it can possibly be.
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Pricing Details

Citrix ShareFile

General

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

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