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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL

We have used it successfully as mentioned on two large programs, but again it is an enterprise tool so I am only speaking from the standpoint of my team. Hundreds of teams across our enterprise use this every day. We keep our decision tracker out there as well as important program documents required by our SDLC process like requirements, etc. We also publish test results for the team to see. We use SharePoint to share test data across the organization as we can not just email files back and forth. We can rely on the security settings of SharePoint to allow access to only those team members that need to see the test data. And even though our test data is masked, we still control access to it. I would recommend that any team can benefit from using SharePoint and it gives a good place to store program/project files. It becomes the source of the truth and you just keep putting the most current versions and save them to SharePoint.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point is the clear tool of choice if the end-user is interested in reports that are relatively simple to build using SQL code and export to Excel. It is less useful if the analyst also needs to run statistical models on the data and visualize the data for those functions I usually use RStudio or Jupyter Notebook which incorporates those features much more seamlessly.
Yoni Dvorkis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Toad Data Point
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Toad Data Point
10.0
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Toad Data Point
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Toad Data Point
7.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Toad Data Point
9.9
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Toad Data Point
10.0
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Toad Data Point
9.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Toad Data Point
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Toad Data Point
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Toad Data Point
8.8
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Toad Data Point
6.1
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Toad Data Point
9.9
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Toad Data Point
9.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Toad Data Point
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Toad Data Point
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Toad Data Point
9.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Toad Data Point
9.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Toad Data Point
9.9
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
Toad Data Point
9.0

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Toad Data Point
9.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Toad Data Point
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Toad Data Point
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Toad Data Point
9.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Toad Data Point
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Toad Data Point
9.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Toad Data Point
9.8
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Toad Data Point
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Toad Data Point
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Toad Data Point

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Toad Data Point
9.9
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Toad Data Point
9.9
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Toad Data Point
9.8
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Toad Data Point
10.0
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Toad Data Point
9.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Toad Data Point
9.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
Toad Data Point
10.0

Pros

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toad Data Point

  • Ease of building SQL/accessing data, using the Query Builder.
  • The new workflow feature mimics products like Hyperion and is centered on how business analysts are used to working with their data.
  • The dimensional views are definitely a hidden gem. This feature allows you to display similar data in multiple windows, then filter on specifics. ALL windows will then reflect the same data. An example here would be salaries organized by dept then salaries organized by job type. As you filter, both analyses will reflect the filtered data.
  • You can easily create spreadsheets and pivot table spreadsheets.
  • You can email the results to the team/you can save the results in the intelligence central repository so others can access it.
  • You can automate all of these things.
Dan Hotka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toad Data Point

  • The program can error out when reconnecting to a database from a timeout but that is easily fixed by restarting the program.
  • If you aren't familiar with database tools the UI can be overwhelming to some.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
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.
Tim Ritter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toad Data Point

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
John Dopson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I find Toad Data Point easy to use for both the novice and the experienced business analyst. If all you desire is to access data and create spreadsheets...this is a snap. Toad Data Point actually has cool data analysis features built into it. The newer workflow interface makes automating steps a snap
Dan Hotka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toad Data Point

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toad Data Point

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

MS SharePoint / SQL

I have used both Google Drive and Zoho Docs which seem similar to MS SharePoint. The main differences I noticed as a user is that the user interfaces in both Google Drive and Zoho Docs were much more intuitive and they were much easier to navigate than MS SharePoint. There are a lot more things that you can do with MS SharePoint, but for a smaller company, it may not be worth the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toad Data Point

Toad give me more flexibility. Being able to utilize FTP to send data and receive files from external systems is wonderful. Using the automation tool to run different database, file, and system activities has made my day-to-day functions easy. Being able to schedule tasks right from the software has also made thing easy.
Steve Bynum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toad Data Point

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

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

Toad Data Point

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Toad Data Point
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
Toad Data Point

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Toad Data Point
10.0

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Toad Data Point

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Toad Data Point

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