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Likelihood to Recommend

Joomla

Joomla! is intuitive and lends itself to robust, more complex websites. There are powerful extensions though it does not offer as many free plugins compared to other CMS platforms. The functionality is great with a well executed framework. It's easy to get started with little to none technical knowledge which is a big plus
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

We primarily use [MS] SharePoint for enterprise content, document and record management, including storage, retrieval, searching, archiving, tracking, management, and reporting of data. Much of the impetus for this is to conform to various legal, information management, and process compliance requirements. Our SharePoint implementation replaces legacy shared corporate fileservers which have now been migrated to Azure cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Joomla
8.6
MS SharePoint
Role-based user permissions
Joomla
8.6
MS SharePoint

Platform & Infrastructure

Joomla
8.3
MS SharePoint
API
Joomla
8.2
MS SharePoint
Internationalization / multi-language
Joomla
8.4
MS SharePoint

Web Content Creation

Joomla
7.5
MS SharePoint
WYSIWYG editor
Joomla
7.0
MS SharePoint
Code quality / cleanliness
Joomla
7.6
MS SharePoint
Admin section
Joomla
8.5
MS SharePoint
Page templates
Joomla
7.7
MS SharePoint
Library of website themes
Joomla
7.4
MS SharePoint
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Joomla
7.5
MS SharePoint
Publishing workflow
Joomla
7.0
MS SharePoint
Form generator
Joomla
7.2
MS SharePoint

Web Content Management

Joomla
8.1
MS SharePoint
Content taxonomy
Joomla
8.3
MS SharePoint
SEO support
Joomla
8.1
MS SharePoint
Bulk management
Joomla
7.9
MS SharePoint
Availability / breadth of extensions
Joomla
8.4
MS SharePoint
Community / comment management
Joomla
8.0
MS SharePoint

Project Management

Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.1
Task Management
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.6
Gantt Charts
Joomla
MS SharePoint
5.9
Scheduling
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.0
Workflow Automation
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.4
Mobile Access
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.1
Search
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.6
Visual planning tools
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.3

Communication

Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.2
Chat
Joomla
MS SharePoint
6.7
Notifications
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.3
Discussions
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.4
Surveys
Joomla
MS SharePoint
6.8
Internal knowledgebase
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.8
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Joomla
MS SharePoint
6.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Joomla
MS SharePoint
6.3
Integrates with Outlook
Joomla
MS SharePoint
8.7

File Sharing & Management

Joomla
MS SharePoint
8.0
Versioning
Joomla
MS SharePoint
8.1
Video files
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.8
Audio files
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.9
Document collaboration
Joomla
MS SharePoint
8.6
Access control
Joomla
MS SharePoint
8.6
Advanced security features
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.9
Integrates with Google Drive
Joomla
MS SharePoint
7.0
Device sync
Joomla
MS SharePoint
8.2

Pros

Joomla

  • Multiple templates assigned on a page-level basis allow fine-grained control of your site design
  • Excellent ACL out-of-the-box means you can have a mutli-user website up and running without needing to install anything additional
  • Straightforward control panel and useful help features and documentation make it easy for people to manage their own websites
Lisa Keyser | 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

Joomla

  • Updating was never as seamless/easy as it seems to be with Wordpress. Obviously we accounted for this with our own workflow/methods, but I remember whenever we did WordPress updates it always seemed a breeze compared to the time/energy involved with a Joomla update/upgrade.
  • For a while (I think this has changed some) Joomla left itself open to attacks when administrators were not as well versed as they should be. There were developer additions that did security checks/audits for you, but the CMS was the subject of a lot of attacks when left in the hands of our clients for a long time (who had changed permissions to make editing easier/convenient). Ideally the CMS would have been more restrictive on some of these things to prevent easy abuse. Obviously this is more the fault of the misinformed/human then the CMS, but it could have been more dummy-proof.
  • No native versioning. There are some community extensions that add this functionality, but they pale in comparison to the versioning plugins of other CMS's (WordPress specifically). Again this was some time ago and in our experience, it could have changed by now.
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

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 28 answers
I gave it a rating of 10 because I just love how Joomla! works, how it is set up and how it handles many users. Also it is very fast, and there is no overload on the MySQL database or servers ever.
Leontine Vandermeer | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.7
Based on 21 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Joomla

Joomla 9.9
Based on 7 answers
Joomla! 3.x is easily installed either manually or via a script provided by your host. It contains most of the tools needed to begin creating websites right from the start. Those features that it doesn't have are easily installed via links and buttons from the thousands of extensions available in the community
Rita Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.2
Based on 19 answers
Usability is a rather complex question. In general usability is good. Usability depends upon:
  1. Objectives
  2. User skills
  3. Experience with the software
  4. General concept understanding
SharePoint usability is heavily dependent upon the initial setup and layout of the system and the application. If the initial setup is done with forethought and planning, the environment will meet user needs.
Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Joomla

Joomla 7.8
Based on 2 answers
Today's Modern Joomla performs very well and is robust and durable. The pages load faster than they ever did in the past and Modern Joomla's integration into other software or systems has become seamless. Modern Joomla sites will last long and will stay running forever.
James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Between the core Joomla developers who are excellent at answering questions and providing support, you have a whole community of developers who work with Joomla and are happy to help fellow developers out answering questions and supporting the Joomla project. Out of the many communities I am involved in for open-source software, Joomla's community is by far the best.
Jen Garfinkel-Canseco | 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

In-Person Training

Joomla

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 4.5
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Joomla

Joomla 6.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.4
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Joomla

Joomla 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Joomla has gone through tremendous growing pains. It is now better than ever. But before, when it was going from 1.5-2.5, the templates and plugins would break over and over again. If you don't understand what Joomla was trying to do back then, you might have a bad attitude toward it. Today, those pains are over and things don't break like they used to during that time period.
James Fauria | 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

Joomla

I think Joomla is on-par with Drupal and Umbraco and similar platforms, but WordPress does seem to be above it. WordPress has become so common that there are more and more features becoming available to it that exceed the Joomla platform and make it hard to compete with. WordPress is also a lot easier for new users to get into and understand, but Joomla is still relatively simple.
Miles Szkoda | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

I have been burned by just one year of using MS, from performance/reliability issues to non-intuitive UI's that I can't name an aspect or functionality that I'd rate SharePoint as doing better than the Google Suite (and Google Sites, specifically). SharePoint needs a total rebuild to be a viable product, or maybe they'll launch their own, less awful product to replace it like they did with Microsoft Edge to replace Internet Explorer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Joomla

  • Reduces Maintenance Expense - Simple interface saves clients money on site management by allowing inhouse management where desired
  • Ease of Updating - Reduces website upgrade expense by allowing template upgrades without the need for redevelopment of content
  • Scalability is huge - Client gains entry to an enterprise level web presence with a smaller budget and can grow/add functionality as the budget allows without a redevelopment of the entire site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • It has democratized collaboration - giving power at the point of use.
  • It has allowed us as a regulated industry to be compliant.
  • It has allowed us to share information from a central point rather than just bouncing emails and storing files on desktops.
  • It has allowed us to automate business processes.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Joomla

General

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

Joomla 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

Joomla
8.6
MS SharePoint
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Joomla
10.0
MS SharePoint
9.7

Usability

Joomla
9.9
MS SharePoint
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Joomla
9.9
MS SharePoint

Performance

Joomla
7.8
MS SharePoint

Support Rating

Joomla
10.0
MS SharePoint
8.7

In-Person Training

Joomla
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

Joomla
6.0
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation Rating

Joomla
8.7
MS SharePoint
6.0

Scalability

Joomla
9.9
MS SharePoint

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