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ECM -XD is great when you are linking documents of different types and from different sources into a single centralized location. There is no limit to the amount of information that can be retained for a specific complaint, investigation, etc. so situations where documents obtained at different times and from different personnel need to be linked to a single file are ideal. ECM -XD is less ideal for situations in which individual file information is simple with low density, or requiring a high level of customization. The user interface is likely more intuitive for novice users through other software options
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MS Sharepoint is specifically useful when you have to collaborate with multiple teams. All teams know what exactly is happening and if they need help they can get it without asking you to share the link every time. This really [transfers] the burden from my shoulders to the participants. As participants can access all resources on demand. For a small team[,] it might feel [like] firing a cannon to kill a mosquito. They can avoid Sharepoint and use [a] planner. If you are the one like me who was excited to see different templates, you will be sad to see there are not many and most of them [look the same].
Read full review Pros Great cloud integration of information. Saves a lot of space on network drives and eliminates need for local storage of critical documents. Very good comprehensive repository of information. Documents of different format and file extensions are allowed for upload and easy to access. Regulatory and auditory compliance. This platform facilitates documentation of customer feedback, and thus ensures GMP, ISO, and FDA compliance. Read full review Microsoft SharePoint integrates well with Office 365. So long as the content is organized and users know what they are looking for, it can store a wealth of information. It's simple for administrators to add and remove users. It is possible to restrict access to specific pages of a website to particular individuals or groups. As long as the document structure is simple and keeps track of authors and last edited dates, it is simple to store documents in Microsoft's simple document structure. Read full review Cons Customization could be made easier. Often times we instead have blank unused information fields for individual complaint files. Record display layout could be optimized. While very comprehensive, it could be difficult to find specific information. Mobile compatibility. I haven't seen any support for mobile compatibility. ECM -XD is typically only accessed on laptop and desktop machines in our organization. Read full review It does take some work to get your setup to be as graphical as modern design tends to be. Overlapping calendars are great but they do take some time investment to create. Depending on how many project or teams you work with it can get a little overwhelming to have so many different groupings. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
It's integral to our business. It's already included with most of the Office 365 licensing we buy, so the cost is effectively zero. It stores our files, it is the foundation for custom applications, and Microsoft only continues to enhance its functionality and its connections to other Microsoft tools. SharePoint just keeps getting better and better.
Read full review Usability
No usability issues reported. Individual teams also have allocated areas which replace legacy shared drives on local LANs. Access to Sharepoint resources is fully integrated with corporate Active Directory with additional two-factor authentication required for administrative users. Users have access to Microsoft Services Hub which allows you to create, manage, and track support requests while staying current on Microsoft technologies with access to select self-paced learning paths
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Customer support for ECM -XD has been very responsive and quick to resolve issues and answer inquiries. Help contact links aren't very visible within the platform, and mobile or tablet support doesn't look to be documented. Overall, support is great from a functional perspective but could be easier to find and use with improvements in layout and interface design.
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Support for SharePoint is quite good. Microsoft provides good support. Microsoft offers
Quick turnaround time for issues A range of support services Access to a network of resources Escalation of issues Ongoing development and commitment to produce enhancement
The majority of support is required for initial installation. Once complete and the system is operating we have had very few support issues.
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The face to face training I received was on SharePoint Administration. It was rushed as there was a lot of information to cover and the application of the labs weren't that great either. I like to be able to relate what I am learning to what I am currently doing.
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I like to learn at my own pace and online training allows for that. Additionally, you can skip through pieces of content that you already know or are already comfortable with. Microsoft actually offers great videos on their website for basic fundamental SharePoint Training. I have used these training videos in some of my own training sessions with end users.
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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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The reasons for selecting MS SharePoint are: SharePoint provides ease of use and web design assistance and support SharePoint helps you schedule your content for publishing. enables users to share documents with external parties and offers a better internal structure of the content and better indexing and searching capabilities.
Read full review Return on Investment Large annual cost savings ($500K+) in hardware and storage space of complaint-related documentation by moving to cloud platform. Significant time savings in information retrieval and audit preparation by centralizing information for multiple users to single repository. Easier GMP, ISO, and FDA regulation compliance through comprehensive linkage of documentation and customer feedback timeline. Read full review Increased collaboration - MS Sharepoint has increased knowledge share and collaboration between departments. This saves time and energy because of its efficient and effective communication Increased document security - MS Sharepoint has increased our document security so we're safer knowing that our documents are security and access controlled appropriately. We are less prone to get in trouble by our customers due to the security provided by MS Sharepoint Negative Impact Compared to other software - Not sure if the MS Sharepoint's main functionalities could've been met with other tools we currently have Read full review ScreenShots