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Score 8.7 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

Well suited if:
  • Range of different materials
  • Requirement for hierarchical access
  • Requirement for multi-level security
  • Teams are spread across multiple geographies and/or time zones
  • Contributions from internal and external resources
SharePoint is a very good organizational tool for multiple teams that have some overlapping and some unique requirements. SharePoint allows insight and collaboration across many levels, and for many varied purposes or objectives.
Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Concrete5
10.0
MS SharePoint
Role-based user permissions
Concrete5
10.0
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
9.0
MS SharePoint
WYSIWYG editor
Concrete5
8.9
MS SharePoint
Code quality / cleanliness
Concrete5
9.2
MS SharePoint
Admin section
Concrete5
8.5
MS SharePoint
Page templates
Concrete5
9.1
MS SharePoint
Library of website themes
Concrete5
6.5
MS SharePoint
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Concrete5
10.0
MS SharePoint
Publishing workflow
Concrete5
9.9
MS SharePoint
Form generator
Concrete5
9.8
MS SharePoint

Web Content Management

Concrete5
8.0
MS SharePoint
Content taxonomy
Concrete5
9.2
MS SharePoint
SEO support
Concrete5
10.0
MS SharePoint
Bulk management
Concrete5
3.8
MS SharePoint
Availability / breadth of extensions
Concrete5
8.2
MS SharePoint
Community / comment management
Concrete5
8.7
MS SharePoint

Project Management

Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.2
Task Management
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.5
Gantt Charts
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
6.1
Scheduling
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.0
Workflow Automation
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.5
Mobile Access
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.3
Search
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.6
Visual planning tools
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.3

Communication

Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.2
Chat
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
6.9
Notifications
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.4
Surveys
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
6.9
Internal knowledgebase
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.7
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
6.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
6.3
Integrates with Outlook
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
8.7

File Sharing & Management

Concrete5
MS SharePoint
8.0
Versioning
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
8.2
Video files
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.7
Audio files
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.9
Document collaboration
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
8.6
Access control
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
8.5
Advanced security features
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.9
Integrates with Google Drive
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
7.0
Device sync
Concrete5
MS SharePoint
8.1

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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 9.7
Based on 21 answers
We have too much invested at this point to do anything different and there are too many reasons as a company our size to keep it. We are heavily licensed out for Microsoft and have 12 years of SharePoint development baked into who we are. Extracting that as a tool at this point would be dumb and devastating. There are no like-kind competitors to it at an enterprise level that scale and integrate as well.
Chris Carpenter | 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 8.1
Based on 19 answers
A lot of users can give you many great ideas how to cleverly use SharePoint's core functionality to implement almost any process you need. It is very sturdy, never crashes. Many applications and third party solutions are built for SharePoint so even customization without Microsoft programming skills is rather easy and low cost.
hrvoje katusic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Concrete5

Concrete5 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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 2 answers
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 6 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 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

Implementation Rating

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.8
Based on 12 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

We use OneDrive here too. But it is different than MS Sharepoint. OneDrive is essentially an online folder system for file storage and uploading. On the otherside MS Sharepoint includes many more features than OneDrive, such as collaboration, CMS, dashboards etc. MS Sharepoint granular version control and user access settings helps to control the security of their internal and customer data. While OneDrive encrypt to keep documents safe from prying eyes, only SharePoint can offer the added security of a standalone server.
Adriano Rosa | 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

  • SharePoint is one of the most underused tools on campus, because no one is exactly sure how to use it. It has a lot of potential, but is too difficult and intimidating for non-technical users to do more than the basics.
  • Microsoft hasn't distinguished SharePoint from Teams or other products very well. It's not clear if it'll be easier to just direct users there, and do the behind the scenes stuff in SharePoint. This makes communication with end users muddled.
  • SharePoint is a bad place to communicate in real time, and Skype / Teams is much better positioned in this space. Teams is underwhelming and Skype for Business has it's issues - but they are designed with this goal in mind.
Matthew Deakyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Concrete5

General

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

Concrete5 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

Concrete5
9.5
MS SharePoint
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Concrete5
9.9
MS SharePoint
9.7

Usability

Concrete5
9.0
MS SharePoint
8.1

Reliability and Availability

Concrete5
10.0
MS SharePoint

Performance

Concrete5
9.0
MS SharePoint

Support Rating

Concrete5
10.0
MS SharePoint
8.7

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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