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MS SharePoint

1110 Ratings

MS SharePoint

1110 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint is well suited for organizations that have staff who work remotely as well as those with physical offices. It allows them the capability to access all the necessary programs in one place. The only setback is that not all programs mirror the original program which may cause some frustration.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.5
Task Management
MS SharePoint
8.0
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
7.3
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.5
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
8.1
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.0
Search
MS SharePoint
7.6
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.0

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.6
Chat
MS SharePoint
6.4
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.3
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.6
Surveys
MS SharePoint
7.7
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
8.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
7.6
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
6.9
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.9

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
8.3
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.6
Video files
MS SharePoint
7.8
Audio files
MS SharePoint
7.8
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.7
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.6
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
8.5
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
8.4
Device sync
MS SharePoint
8.0

Pros

  • MS SharePoint allows users to limit different access and roles for different people.
  • We can store documents and others can view the most updated versions.
  • We can save previous versions and assign tasks.

Cons

  • Creating a brand new site needs work. More widgets or drop in's perhaps.
  • Making the administration a little easier for less technically inclined staff to be able to manage. Sometimes too many features on one screen or too much granular options can be a bad thing. Add an "advanced" menu, but stick with the basics, this saves IT's time.
  • Make it easier to design sites that are more appealing to the younger crowd, sites end up just having basic colors and text. The new UI is improved and looks a bit more modern but still is just a bunch of boxes with text in them.

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint9.3
Based on 18 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.

Usability

MS SharePoint7.9
Based on 7 answers
A lot of users can give you many great ideas how to cleverly use SharePoint's core functionality to implement almost any process you need. It is very sturdy, never crashes. Many applications and third party solutions are built for SharePoint so even customization without Microsoft programming skills is rather easy and low cost.

Support

MS SharePoint5.8
Based on 5 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!

Implementation

MS SharePoint7.0
Based on 3 answers
Beware of switch in authentication methods!

Alternatives Considered

Ms Sharepoint serves the purposes of long term final storage well, it is a centeral location and easy to administrate

Collaboration and Sharing

MS SharePoint10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is extremely simple to share, within our department and even with other departments, things we have been working on. Formatting is not an issue when we are sharing and that is a big life saver.

Data Integration

MS SharePoint8.0
Based on 1 answer
It’s extremely simple to merge forms from different platforms to different types of sources! There is no lag so that is a huge help when you are in a hurry and have no time to spare.

Return on Investment

  • Positive: It has helped staff work with field staff more efficiently as a cohesive team.
  • Negative: It still creates a large time sink for Techincal Administrators due to complicated layout and complicated template designing and implementation.
  • Positive: SharePoint Online does not need on premise work, it saves a lot of time and money. This comes with any Office365 enterprise suit.

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

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