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MS SharePoint

1090 Ratings

MS SharePoint

1090 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint

It is suited for organizational file storage and long-term projects. It is also great to use it to replace the departmental shared drive for easier cloud or remote access. It is not appropriate for ad-hoc teams or ad-hoc projects that require really short turn around times. Microsoft Groups or Teams are better suited for this.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.4
Task Management
MS SharePoint
8.2
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
7.0
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.4
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.9
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.1
Search
MS SharePoint
7.5
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
6.8

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.6
Chat
MS SharePoint
6.4
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.2
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.7
Surveys
MS SharePoint
7.6
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
8.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
7.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
7.3
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.8

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
8.2
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.4
Video files
MS SharePoint
8.0
Audio files
MS SharePoint
8.0
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.4
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.5
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
8.4
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
8.4
Device sync
MS SharePoint
7.8

Pros

  • To create forms or surveys so it collects information in an effective way including end-user information
  • To restrict access to specific content, folders, or files
  • As a repository that can quickly allow you to organize, filter, and search content
  • A way to have an entire organization in the same system. Using Single Sign-On makes this experience seamless

Cons

  • Sharing with others outside SharePoint. It is almost impossible to collaborate with others outside the organization
  • The tools to create "website" like experience are very outdated or hard to use. It should be easier to create for non-technical users
  • There is no seamless integration with other tools like chats or skype for business.
  • It feels like a disconnected tool from others. I have seen some improvements over the years but it still feels like it is on its own
  • There are not enough tools to create an actual community type of environment

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint9.5
Based on 17 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 SharePoint7.8
Based on 7 answers
It works ok but there is a LOT of tweaking to get it to what a regular enduser wants.

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

The institution tried a couple other solutions such as Alfresco, Box.com, and even Facebook for business. I believe only Alfresco was the closets to replicate most of the MS Sharepoint functionality. What it comes down to, is the requirements. For example, if you are looking for a community type of site, then something like Facebook for business is the best solution. For our institution, it came down to easy integration with other Microsoft solutions and this was the major reason to use SharePoint.

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

  • Due to being integrated heavily with other Microsoft products, it can easily translate into savings and efficiency as a whole

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

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