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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

DocuSign

Where several of our companies facilities are located, we are very remote on military bases. So, using regular postal service to get our paperwork out wasn't a good option and was very time-consuming. It also wasn't very secure or a 'sure thing' that the paperwork would get to where it needed to go. So, DocuSign is a HUGE timesaver and money saver. Our parents can't come to our site, so we needed an efficient way to get our paperwork signed within our legal timeframe without being near the recipients. DocuSign fit the bill, and we love it!
Michele Roy | 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

Project Management

DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.2
Task Management
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.4
Gantt Charts
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
6.4
Scheduling
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.1
Workflow Automation
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.6
Mobile Access
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.5
Search
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.5
Visual planning tools
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.3

Communication

DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.2
Chat
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
6.9
Notifications
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.3
Discussions
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.3
Surveys
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.1
Internal knowledgebase
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
6.8
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
6.4
Integrates with Outlook
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
8.5

File Sharing & Management

DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.9
Versioning
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
8.3
Video files
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.6
Audio files
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.7
Document collaboration
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
8.5
Access control
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
8.3
Advanced security features
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.8
Integrates with Google Drive
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
7.0
Device sync
DocuSign
MS SharePoint
8.0

Pros

DocuSign

  • DocuSign makes it easy to set up a document for signing. You upload the document, enter recipient email addresses, identify the signing fields, and send.
  • DocuSign works on any computing device: Tablet, phone, PC, laptop, Mac--anything with a web browser and an email account.
  • DocuSign allows you to use a pre-drawn signature or to create one--even if you're a first time user.
Kenneth Hess | 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

DocuSign

  • DocuSign's overall UI is a bit clunky and not amazingly well designed. I'd love it if they gave it a thoughtful design (although just reskinning it wouldn't really be much better).
  • We've been underwhelmed at times by their Microsoft word direct import. I always convert to PDF before uploading documents at this point.
  • The email subjects the generate are just downright wretched. It would be better to *make* the user fill out a subject line than the ones that they autofill and then happily send out to recipients.
Ben Lachman | 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

DocuSign

DocuSign 10.0
Based on 12 answers
I can't imagine doing business without DocuSign now. I would never want to go back to the way we used to do things. The "new way" is "the way" is "the right way." We can honestly be proud of a "one right way" process and not have to suffer through "5 ways for 5 days."
Tony Woods, PHR, CIPD | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.5
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

DocuSign

DocuSign 8.8
Based on 10 answers
I think it is pretty easy to use from an end-user perspective. When I receive a document I need to sign, I know straight from the beginning which area I need to sign. There is the possibility of designing a signature automatically for you which is pretty convenient and accelerates the process.
Renaud Renvoye | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 7.1
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

Support Rating

DocuSign

DocuSign 8.9
Based on 98 answers
I'd give them a 10, but there has been 1 or 2 small cases that seemed to fall to the wayside, but I was able to call them up and get them resolved. We were having a bad implementation night (after midnight) and we needed assistance from Docusign. They were able to get an engineer to help us in the early morning hours
Erik Sheafer | 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

DocuSign

DocuSign 9.5
Based on 10 answers
Maybe conduct a survey or review a year's worth of contracts and documents to better target everyone who will need access
Ann M. Frank | 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

DocuSign

I think DocuSign is still the leader in this industry as pronounced by their superior customer service and quick development response time to changes in the industry. For simple users, DocuSign is user friendly and easy to navigate while adding significant benefit to small to large scale corporate, legal and professional departments.
Olivia Crellin | 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

DocuSign

  • In real estate we all ways say time kills deals so if we can get a document out the door, have it reviewed and signed by multiple parties simultaneously, it helps us ensure deals are completed quickly.
  • More than half our deals are executed electronically which saves time in the car, paper and hassle.
Amanda Kraft | 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

Screenshots

MS SharePoint

Pricing Details

DocuSign

General

Free Trial
Yes
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

DocuSign
9.2
MS SharePoint
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

DocuSign
10.0
MS SharePoint
9.5

Usability

DocuSign
8.8
MS SharePoint
7.1

Reliability and Availability

DocuSign
10.0
MS SharePoint

Performance

DocuSign
9.0
MS SharePoint

Support Rating

DocuSign
8.9
MS SharePoint
5.0

In-Person Training

DocuSign
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

DocuSign
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation Rating

DocuSign
9.5
MS SharePoint
6.0

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