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Score 8.8 out of 100

MS SharePoint

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Likelihood to Recommend

Dropbox Business

It is well-suited when security is a priority, as it is highly secure. It is also well-suited when you have a higher budget and need a more robust featureset than some of its more affordable competitors. Given its market share, it is also appropriate to use Dropbox where you have a wide array of clients, because chances are, many of them will already be using it
Jonah Dempcy | 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

File Sharing & Management

Dropbox Business
8.9
MS SharePoint
7.9
Versioning
Dropbox Business
8.8
MS SharePoint
8.3
Video files
Dropbox Business
8.8
MS SharePoint
7.6
Audio files
Dropbox Business
8.9
MS SharePoint
7.7
Document collaboration
Dropbox Business
8.3
MS SharePoint
8.5
Access control
Dropbox Business
9.1
MS SharePoint
8.3
File search
Dropbox Business
8.9
MS SharePoint
Device sync
Dropbox Business
9.5
MS SharePoint
8.0
Advanced security features
Dropbox Business
MS SharePoint
7.8
Integrates with Google Drive
Dropbox Business
MS SharePoint
7.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Dropbox Business
9.0
MS SharePoint
User and role management
Dropbox Business
8.9
MS SharePoint
File organization
Dropbox Business
9.1
MS SharePoint
Device management
Dropbox Business
8.9
MS SharePoint

Cloud Storage Platform

Dropbox Business
9.2
MS SharePoint
Performance
Dropbox Business
9.2
MS SharePoint
Reliability
Dropbox Business
9.4
MS SharePoint
Storage Reports
Dropbox Business
8.8
MS SharePoint

Project Management

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

Communication

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

Pros

Dropbox Business

  • Cloud storage of large files. Makes for easy sharing and downloading.
  • Activity tracking allows us to see when files were downloaded and by which users.
  • Able to sync files across devices, so when updates are made they can be pushed to desktop, laptop, etc.
Justin Roodman | 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

Dropbox Business

  • File previews. Dropbox is not the best at allowing you to preview the file. A lot of times people will have to download the file to view it. We've done video work and the client will review it with the Dropbox preview and the quality is very low. This causes the client to thing the video file is low quality.
  • Pricing is a bit on the high side compared to other cloud storage solutions.
Andy Ryan | 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

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 5.0
Based on 4 answers
Dropbox is very expensive and its price is not as competitive as it was. We are looking for an alternative that will enable as to subscribe more users at a more affordable cost.Also, we did not like Dropbox customer service, and felt that they should have found a way to compensate us for some of the damage they were responsible for when restoring our data.
Oran Bar-Tal | 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

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 9.0
Based on 18 answers
From the IT department perspective, I give an 8 because there are certain areas where management can get a little tricky. Some areas are not the easiest to understand, and I've found myself chatting with their tech support on a few occasions to find answers to things that should have been evident. From the end user perspective, I give it a 10 - I'll keep pushing this - industry standard - if they don't do it right - no one can. For the end user - it works well. Receiving shared folders and files, sharing folders and files - super simple and easy to teach.
Vin Campbell | 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

Performance

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 8.9
Based on 14 answers
Dropbox generally performs quite well. Syncing b/w computer and cloud is generally quick, even for large files - and Dropbox does a good job at managing bandwidth to not use all available bandwidth. In addition, Dropbox includes a LAN based syncing mechanism, so two computers on the same network can sync files via LAN vs. over the internet. Dropbox's webpages always to seem to load quickly and display files, even in a folder with large amount of files, quickly. Dropbox's web-based search though is often times slow and inaccurate.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 8.6
Based on 31 answers
Generally we use the help topics and forums mostly. However, as Pro Business account holders we get priority email support and when they say priority, they mean it. The few times we have actually used it, mostly in the beginning, they replied to our questions immediately. The speed at which they responded was awesome. To be honest though, everything in the Dropbox system is so simple, and the help functionality and forums are so helpful, we very rarely ever even think of asking for priority level support.
Brian Muench | 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

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was actually very simple. Again, as stated previously, the most intriguing part of the entire exercise was the implementation of the directory structure for each account. Once you design and implement it for one, it becomes quite simple to replicate for each account you implement thereafter. You just really need to take time to ensure you implement the first perfectly and those that follow on will be likewise work efficiently and easily.
Brian Muench | 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

Dropbox Business

I think the desktop element of Dropbox was really appealing. I haven't explored enough about Google Drive to know if they have some similar functionalities, but have used it only for some personal storage. For our team, Dropbox was a leader in the industry, so we felt most comfortable migrating to them.
Kelsie Hamilton | 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

Dropbox Business

  • Dropbox has had a very positive impact on our ability to keep the team mobile and able to work from practically anywhere they have access to an Internet connection.
  • We no longer have to worry about accidental breach of privacy or security when using dropbox, where we have full control over which users can see which files – and when they can see and/or interact with them.
  • As a backup solution, it gives us peace of mind when accidents happen or a technical issue arrises. With Dropbox, our files are safe and easily accessible to those who should have access to them.
Jorden Beatty | 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

Dropbox Business

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

Dropbox Business
9.0
MS SharePoint
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Dropbox Business
5.0
MS SharePoint
9.5

Usability

Dropbox Business
9.0
MS SharePoint
7.1

Reliability and Availability

Dropbox Business
7.0
MS SharePoint

Performance

Dropbox Business
8.9
MS SharePoint

Support Rating

Dropbox Business
8.6
MS SharePoint
5.0

In-Person Training

Dropbox Business
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

Dropbox Business
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation Rating

Dropbox Business
10.0
MS SharePoint
6.0

Scalability

Dropbox Business
7.0
MS SharePoint

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