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MS SharePoint / SQL

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Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL

I think MS SharePoint is well suited for larger organizations, but not as much so for smaller organizations. The amount of customization and setup time may be a time suck for smaller organizations. I suggest that any companies that consider using SharePoint have a robust IT department to set up and administer the software.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4

Pros

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
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Cons

  • Workflow support seems complicated to configure
  • Sometimes the system does not allow to edit files in the local MS Office application for no obvious reason
  • Minor issues: Calender displays limited information, by longer entries, it is necessary to click event by event to find the details. A switch for short / full view would be helpful.
  • Handling the files requires sometimes to go one by one, group functions are not available (moving, deleting, compressing and downloading the whole directory or selected files)
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Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL8.8
Based on 7 answers
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
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Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
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Support

MS SharePoint / SQL7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
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Implementation

MS SharePoint / SQL7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
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Alternatives Considered

We mainly chose MS SharePoint/SQL because we are Microsoft partners. Microsoft gave us licenses for it and we were already familiar with the SQL product so a move to SharePoint was natural for us. MySQL and other Database engines would have not given us the flexibility that we needed with our Windows domain and largely Windows environment
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Return on Investment

  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
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Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

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