Microsoft SharePoint vs. Umbraco CMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SharePoint
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's SharePoint is an Intranet solution that enables users to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and collaborate across the organization.
$5
Per User Per Month
Umbraco CMS
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
Umbraco CMS is an Open Source ASP.NET CMS boasting over 500,000 active installs worldwide. The source code is free and available under the MIT License, so it can be downloaded for free. Umbraco is based on C#, JavaScript, and Razor with MVC and Visual Studio supported. The CMS is designed…
$0
Pricing
Microsoft SharePointUmbraco CMS
Editions & Modules
Plan 1
$5.00
Per User Per Month
Plan 2
$10.00
Per User Per Month
Office 365 E3
$20.00
Per User Per Month
Umbraco Free
$0
Umbraco Cloud Starter
$39
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Mini
$49
per month
Umbraco Cloud Standard
$209
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Starter
$239
per month
Umbraco Cloud Professional
$569
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Professional
$999
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise
1000+
per month
Umbraco Professional
$5,000
per year
Umbraco Enterprise
5000+
per year
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise
5000+
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SharePointUmbraco CMS
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans includes support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms, Umbraco Courier, Umbraco TV) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com. Umbraco Heartcore is the managed Headless SaaS version of Umbraco.
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Community Pulse
Microsoft SharePointUmbraco CMS
Considered Both Products
SharePoint
Chose Microsoft SharePoint
SharePoint is the best with MS Office, and I think thanks to this it will continue to sell well. A lot of people are used to working with Word and Excel as a primary daily tool, and thanks to this SharePoint will continue to have success, but if people start to think that they …
Umbraco CMS

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Microsoft SharePointUmbraco CMS
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft SharePoint
-
Ratings
Umbraco CMS
1.0
11 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft SharePoint
-
Ratings
Umbraco CMS
5.3
10 Ratings
API00 Ratings5.59 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings5.19 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft SharePoint
-
Ratings
Umbraco CMS
1.6
11 Ratings
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings5.99 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft SharePoint
-
Ratings
Umbraco CMS
3.6
11 Ratings
Content taxonomy00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings5.08 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings5.210 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings5.910 Ratings
User Ratings
Microsoft SharePointUmbraco CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(191 ratings)
1.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(21 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(17 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(17 ratings)
2.0
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(1 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.0
(8 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft SharePointUmbraco CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
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].
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Umbraco
Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Umbraco
  • Quick to learn. For most if cases, developer needs to know Razor coding.
  • Doesn't require back-end programming.
  • Has build in users management (developers, content managers) and members management consoles (users of the site).
  • Clear admin tool (especially in version 7)
  • Fast.
  • Creating code from scratch, so it is easier to create clean code.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Umbraco
  • Speed for older sites - Umbraco content can load slowly if you have thousands of pages of content. Of course, this would not be a problem for simpler websites
  • Complexity - since the product is free out-of-the-box, it will take technical expertise to get Umbraco setup properly
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
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.
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Umbraco
No answers on this topic
Usability
Microsoft
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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Umbraco
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Umbraco
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
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Performance
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Umbraco
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow. The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
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Support Rating
Microsoft
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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Umbraco
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
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In-Person Training
Microsoft
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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Umbraco
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Microsoft
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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Umbraco
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
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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Umbraco
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
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.
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Umbraco
Umbraco's templating is far superior than WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, but it's update process is WAY behind those platforms. The release schedule of Umbraco is way to often and most releases are to fix something missed in the previous release and not an improvement or new feature of the CMS
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Scalability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Umbraco
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • 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
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Umbraco
  • Has helped us to create more engaging pages that push people to complete the online forms
  • We have seen more people buy from us since we launched our new look website
  • We can easily update the content without waiting for the development team to make changes
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