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Likelihood to Recommend

Drupal

It is great if you're a medium to large-scale operation that is heavily reliant on always having fresh content deployed to your web properties. It is particularly great if you need to localize your website in different countries (landing pages, languages, etc). It can save you a lot of time that would otherwise be spent maintaining separate websites, and deploying often redundant content to the different websites. Every human touchpoint has the potential for error.It is not great if you just need a static website, and you aren't deploying more than just a simple blog. It's not great if you don't have senior-level developers to maintain the site. If you're the type of company that needs your website to be "done" then you've come to the wrong place. A Drupal 8 website is itself a living organism that requires an ongoing commitment.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Drupal
9.0
MS SharePoint
Role-based user permissions
Drupal
9.0
MS SharePoint

Platform & Infrastructure

Drupal
8.6
MS SharePoint
API
Drupal
8.6
MS SharePoint
Internationalization / multi-language
Drupal
8.7
MS SharePoint

Web Content Creation

Drupal
7.9
MS SharePoint
WYSIWYG editor
Drupal
7.8
MS SharePoint
Code quality / cleanliness
Drupal
8.0
MS SharePoint
Admin section
Drupal
8.4
MS SharePoint
Page templates
Drupal
7.8
MS SharePoint
Library of website themes
Drupal
6.6
MS SharePoint
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Drupal
8.6
MS SharePoint
Publishing workflow
Drupal
8.5
MS SharePoint
Form generator
Drupal
7.8
MS SharePoint

Web Content Management

Drupal
8.3
MS SharePoint
Content taxonomy
Drupal
8.3
MS SharePoint
SEO support
Drupal
8.2
MS SharePoint
Bulk management
Drupal
8.2
MS SharePoint
Availability / breadth of extensions
Drupal
8.3
MS SharePoint
Community / comment management
Drupal
8.3
MS SharePoint

Project Management

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

Communication

Drupal
MS SharePoint
7.3
Chat
Drupal
MS SharePoint
6.9
Notifications
Drupal
MS SharePoint
7.5
Discussions
Drupal
MS SharePoint
7.5
Surveys
Drupal
MS SharePoint
7.3
Internal knowledgebase
Drupal
MS SharePoint
7.7
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Drupal
MS SharePoint
7.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Drupal
MS SharePoint
6.4
Integrates with Outlook
Drupal
MS SharePoint
8.6

File Sharing & Management

Drupal
MS SharePoint
8.0
Versioning
Drupal
MS SharePoint
8.3
Video files
Drupal
MS SharePoint
7.7
Audio files
Drupal
MS SharePoint
7.7
Document collaboration
Drupal
MS SharePoint
8.5
Access control
Drupal
MS SharePoint
8.3
Advanced security features
Drupal
MS SharePoint
8.0
Integrates with Google Drive
Drupal
MS SharePoint
7.2
Device sync
Drupal
MS SharePoint
8.0

Pros

Drupal

  • Drupal is great at managing any amount of content, and any type of content. Its flexibility and customizability are two of its greatest strengths.
  • Drupal isn't just a CMS, Drupal lets you build the CMS that website editors will be using. Its backend customization and admin features are awesome and are being expanded by the community all the time.
  • There are thousands of contributed modules and themes freely available. Not only is Drupal open source, but all the best modules and themes people have built are available for free as well!
  • Drupal's community is big, prolific, and welcoming. Not only can you use other's community contributions, but the community is always happy to help others building their own Drupal sites or custom modules and themes for the rest of the community. If you ever get stuck, the forums or Drupal Slack are incredible resources for assistance.
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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.
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Cons

Drupal

  • Drupal is complex, it will take time and expertise to shape it into the tool you need it to be for your use case. WordPress can be installed and is ready to go for blogging out-of-the-box, but Drupal will need more setup up front to build out the functionality needed.
  • Finding strong Drupal expertise can be challenging for companies. Although the developer community is over a million strong, there are still few companies that truly have an expert Drupal developer on staff.
  • Drupal can be overkill for small websites with just a few pages or limited functionality. Many new flat file responsive tools can do well to build a basic brochure site without the overhead of a CMS like Drupal.
  • Security is an ongoing struggle for all users of opensource CMS solutions. If you choose Drupal for your website, you will need a plan for security updates to ensure you are one step ahead of the hackers.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew

Drupal

Drupal 8.2
Based on 18 answers
The time and money invested into this platform were too great to discontinue it at this point. I'm sure it will be in use for a while. We have also spent time training many employees how to use it. All of these things add up to quite an investment in the product. Lastly, it basically fulfills what we need our intranet site to do.
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MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.1
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.
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Usability

Drupal

Drupal 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Once you've learned how to use it Drupal is a very logically consistent framework for building and maintaining a robust website. The trick is getting to the point where your understanding of the system is full and correct so that you can use it properly and take advantage of all it offers.
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MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.7
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.
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Reliability and Availability

Drupal

Drupal 9.7
Based on 3 answers
Drupal itself does not tend to have bugs that cause sporadic outages. When deployed on a well-configured LAMP stack, deployment and maintenance problems are minimal, and in general no exotic tuning or configuration is required.For highest uptime, putting a caching proxy like Varnish in front of Drupal (or a CDN that supports dynamic applications).
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MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Drupal

Drupal 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Drupal page loads can be slow, as a great many database calls may be required to generate a page. It is highly recommended to use caching systems, both built-in and external to lessen such database loads and improve performance. I haven't had any problems with behind-the-scenes integrations with external systems.
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MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Drupal

Drupal 5.0
Based on 4 answers
As noted earlier, the support of the community can be rather variable, with some modules attracting more attraction and action in their issue queues, but overall, the development community for Drupal is second to none. It probably the single greatest aspect of being involved in this open-source project.
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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!
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In-Person Training

Drupal

Drupal 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I was part of the team that conducted the training. Our training was fine, but we could have been better informed on Drupal before we started providing it. If we did not have answers to tough questions, we had more technical staff we could consult with. We did provide hands-on practice time for the learners, which I would always recommend. That is where the best learning occurred.
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MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 4.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Online Training

Drupal

Drupal 6.0
Based on 2 answers
The on-line training was not as ideal as the face-to-face training. It was done remotely and only allowed for the trainers to present information to the learners and demonstrate the platform online. There was not a good way to allow for the learners to practice, ask questions and have them answered all in the same session.
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MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.4
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation

Drupal

Drupal 5.1
Based on 4 answers
Plan ahead as much you can. You really need to know how to build what you want with the modules available to you, or that you might need to code yourself, in order to make the best use of Drupal. I recommend you analyze the most technically difficult workflows and other aspects of your implementation, and try building some test versions of those first. Get feedback from stakeholders early and often, because you can easily find yourself in a situation where your implementation does 90% of what you want, but, due to something you didn't plan for, foresee, or know about, there's no feasible way to get past the last 10%
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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
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Alternatives Considered

Drupal

All of these products are in the same category, but Drupal has a different level of security, making it a much better choice for either blog platform, Websites or Intranets. The product itself is a much more professional offering, stacking up against the competition on templates, extensions and browser support
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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
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Scalability

Drupal

Drupal 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Drupal is well known to be scalable, although it requires solid knowledge of MySQL best practices, caching mechanisms, and other server-level best practices. I have never personally dealt with an especially large site, so I can speak well to the issues associated with Drupal scaling.
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MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Drupal

  • The Development with Drupal sped up our web development time dramatically. Most of the features that we would have to custom code otherwise are already available in Drupal out of the box or in form of modules.
  • The security of websites we build improved significantly.
  • Thanks to Drupal's great community there is always someone who can answer our questions or help to solve a technical problem we may face during the implementation of our projects.
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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.
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Pricing Details

Drupal

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

Drupal
8.3
MS SharePoint
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Drupal
8.2
MS SharePoint
9.1

Usability

Drupal
10.0
MS SharePoint
6.7

Reliability and Availability

Drupal
9.7
MS SharePoint

Performance

Drupal
8.9
MS SharePoint

Support

Drupal
5.0
MS SharePoint
5.0

In-Person Training

Drupal
8.0
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

Drupal
6.0
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation

Drupal
5.1
MS SharePoint
6.0

Scalability

Drupal
8.0
MS SharePoint

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