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Score 8.8 out of 100

MS SharePoint

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Likelihood to Recommend

Concrete5

If you have some knowledge of coding or website editing, Concrete5 is a great choice. You can go into their marketplace and find additional add-ons or modules that you would like to add to your site. If you are looking for a simple web site hosting service, this may not be the option for you.
Dave Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

It's very well suited to act as an intranet, where it's only going to be used internally by employees of a company. It works well to share documents, provide lists of reference materials to users, provide a place for departments to have their own discussions and calendars and other collaboration purposes. It includes "workflows" unlike its predecessors, and those can define the flow of a process or task and walk the user through that flow very effectively. In fact, an employee's entire job could hypothetically be scripted using SharePoint workflows. It can scale OK in small scale terms, as I have experience of using it in networks with under a few thousand users. I don't know how it would behave if there were tens of thousands of hundreds of thousands of users, but provided the infrastructure is scaled proportionately, I don't see why it wouldn't work well at that scale as well.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Concrete5
9.9
MS SharePoint
Role-based user permissions
Concrete5
9.9
MS SharePoint

Platform & Infrastructure

Concrete5
10.0
MS SharePoint
API
Concrete5
10.0
MS SharePoint
Internationalization / multi-language
Concrete5
10.0
MS SharePoint

Web Content Creation

Concrete5
8.8
MS SharePoint
WYSIWYG editor
Concrete5
8.7
MS SharePoint
Code quality / cleanliness
Concrete5
8.9
MS SharePoint
Admin section
Concrete5
8.3
MS SharePoint
Page templates
Concrete5
8.8
MS SharePoint
Library of website themes
Concrete5
6.7
MS SharePoint
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Concrete5
9.9
MS SharePoint
Publishing workflow
Concrete5
9.8
MS SharePoint
Form generator
Concrete5
9.2
MS SharePoint

Web Content Management

Concrete5
8.0
MS SharePoint
Content taxonomy
Concrete5
9.0
MS SharePoint
SEO support
Concrete5
10.0
MS SharePoint
Bulk management
Concrete5
4.6
MS SharePoint
Availability / breadth of extensions
Concrete5
7.8
MS SharePoint
Community / comment management
Concrete5
8.7
MS SharePoint

Project Management

Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.2
Task Management
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.4
Gantt Charts
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
6.6
Scheduling
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.1
Workflow Automation
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.7
Mobile Access
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.4
Search
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.3
Visual planning tools
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.2

Communication

Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.3
Chat
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.0
Notifications
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.4
Surveys
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.2
Internal knowledgebase
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
6.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
6.4
Integrates with Outlook
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
8.5

File Sharing & Management

Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.9
Versioning
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
8.3
Video files
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.6
Audio files
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.7
Document collaboration
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
8.5
Access control
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
8.3
Advanced security features
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.9
Integrates with Google Drive
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.1
Device sync
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
8.0

Pros

Concrete5

  • Concrete5 provides a very easy interface for website owners/administrators. Adding pages and content is simple and straightforward.
  • Concrete5.7+ works well on mobile devices such as phones and tablets - including admin editing tools.
  • Concrete5 has a good user community and support forums, as well as paid add-ons which provide advanced functionality which other open-source CMSs can lack.
Tom Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • With MS Sharepoint you can share (in my case) projects, initiative trackers, with ID and the information I need to start my developing.
  • It offers cloud acaccessibility, so you do not need to maintain your documents on your hard drive.
  • It allows Office 365 integration, which for me is really great. Using MS Excel and MS Sharepoint.
Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Concrete5

  • Concrete5 uses Bootstrap in their UI so when developing themes that may also use Bootstrap there can be conflicts using the same classes. This has been solved somewhat in 5.7, however, by use of namespacing.
  • Concrete5's MVC structure is great in how easy you can override blocks. However, if you go nuts you can quickly rack up an obscene amount of stylesheet and "is" calls in the head of the document which can hurt performance.
  • It's been criticized for having a rather large amount of files, which can be a problem on cheaper shared hosting, but I can't speak to that personally. We've never had a problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • SharePoint sometimes has a challenge with the Share feature in Office 365. Traditional best practices are to govern collaboration with permissions groups and manage access at the group level. Share can sometimes undermine that by creating ad-hoc situations unintentionally.
  • SharePoint's success in many organizations is really a function of user adoption and training. It is such a large platform that it is often deployed without much governance or direction.
  • SharePoint's lists and libraries can leverage Excel services and like-kind tools, but the ability for a list to do math in the same way that Excel does is very limited. It still has a room for improvement in the business intelligence features of metadata management.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.9
Based on 22 answers
Its a very solid, very consistent package that never lets you down or leaves you frustrated. It gets a 10/10 because its so much better than anything else currently available. It also gets a 10/10 because, even if not compared to others, it does not leave you wanting for features or functionality. It is an excellent piece of software that will answer almost every CMS need.
John Smart | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.2
Based on 21 answers
The only drawback is the price, it's quite costly to buy and requires Microsoft professionals to run at its peak capabilities. It works very well with large quantities of employees, has powerful search capabilities and a huge community. However it might not be a good fit for smaller companies who don't handle a large number of documents and employees and who don't exert high security requirements.
hrvoje katusic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.0
Based on 12 answers
I have used it on over 30 projects in the past 3 years and it's still a pleasure to work in. Doesn't always have all the answers, no CMS does, but I still find it very easy to use from prototyping to working to final project. Also there is no problem working on a localhost then moving to a live site, like there is with WordPress. It's my go to app in my CMS quiver.
David Zizza | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.8
Based on 12 answers
SharePoint is easy to use for basic tasks. If you're trying to do something a bit more complicated, though, it can be difficult to figure it out on your own without going through a lot of trial and error. Most people will likely only be performing basic tasks, though, so I would rate the usability pretty high.
Kia Packard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Concrete5

Concrete5 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Since it's not tied to a central server (other than for authorizing updates and assigning licenses to specific sites), it's available pretty much 100% of the time.
David Zizza | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The site works extremely well, the front end flies, searches and form submissions are very fast indeed.The reason its a 9 not a ten? the back end can be a little slow at times, and this is unfair, because for the backend to be so amazing, it has to do a huge amount of work!
John Smart | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Concrete5

Concrete5 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Concrete5 is open-source and has an incredibly strong, polite, and supportive community. You can get an answer to nearly anything you want to do with Concrete5 by googling for it, searching the Concrete5 discussion forums or stack overflow, or posting your question to the forum. Members are very courteous and do not look down on those with less knowledge. And answers are always quick, informative, and supportive.
Kevin Call | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 5.0
Based on 6 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

Implementation Rating

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Build off of an existing theme to speed up the creation of custom designed themed. Bootstrap is a good one but there are many others that are probably much simpler to build from than the Bootstrap one was. Make sure you host on a Unix/Linux server so you don't have to install PHP or MySQL separately. It's just smoother on those platforms.
Nathanael Girard | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Concrete5

Concrete5's UI is a bit more dated compared to WordPress, and the ecosystem for plugins is smaller. But out of the box, Concrete5 does more with its clean code than WordPress does. WordPress's UI and large plugin/community around it is its biggest strength as a product, not the underlying code.
Collin Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

While SharePoint isn't as easy to use as Igloo or Squarespace, it comes bundled with Office 365 and drives the backend of those tools. I don't see SharePoint as a place people want to go and see stuff, but rather as a glue that supports all the other Office Products. If we get more in house expertise, then it could be a place that people manage work, but it's not used that way right now
Matthew Deakyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Concrete5

  • Clients rarely require support with simple tasks such as updating pages allowing our developers to focus on higher value projects.
  • Cost reduction due to increased employee efficiency
  • Increased customer satisfaction as clients are able to have more control over their websites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • We moved from DocuShare to MS SharePoint and it's been proven very effective.
  • Using MS SharePoint has provided immediate access to documents to staff where in the past, they would have to wait for an admin staff to forward to them.
  • It has been a positive impact for our organization - our newer staff has really benefited from MS SharePoint.
Jessalyn Ka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Concrete5

General

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

MS SharePoint

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Concrete5
9.2
MS SharePoint
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Concrete5
9.9
MS SharePoint
9.2

Usability

Concrete5
9.0
MS SharePoint
6.8

Reliability and Availability

Concrete5
10.0
MS SharePoint

Performance

Concrete5
9.0
MS SharePoint

Support Rating

Concrete5
10.0
MS SharePoint
5.0

In-Person Training

Concrete5
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

Concrete5
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation Rating

Concrete5
9.8
MS SharePoint
6.0

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