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MS SharePoint

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Score 7.7 out of 100
6 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint

It's very well suited to act as an intranet, where it's only going to be used internally by employees of a company. It works well to share documents, provide lists of reference materials to users, provide a place for departments to have their own discussions and calendars and other collaboration purposes. It includes "workflows" unlike its predecessors, and those can define the flow of a process or task and walk the user through that flow very effectively. In fact, an employee's entire job could hypothetically be scripted using SharePoint workflows. It can scale OK in small scale terms, as I have experience of using it in networks with under a few thousand users. I don't know how it would behave if there were tens of thousands of hundreds of thousands of users, but provided the infrastructure is scaled proportionately, I don't see why it wouldn't work well at that scale as well.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

It's great when you need to drive real decision making and action; the voting tool is particularly useful in this regard. It's a great tool to use when you want to hear all voices, and not just from the loudest individuals. I've used Mural extensively over the last two years, and I've developed an online course in how to use the tool. I've run hundreds of participative workshops with it too, it's my 'go to' for running engaging remote workshops.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.2
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Task Management
MS SharePoint
7.4
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.4
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.1
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.6
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.5
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Search
MS SharePoint
7.5
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.3
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.2
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.6
Chat
MS SharePoint
6.9
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.3
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.3
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Surveys
MS SharePoint
7.1
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
7.6
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
6.8
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
6.4
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.5
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
7.9
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.9
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.3
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Video files
MS SharePoint
7.6
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Audio files
MS SharePoint
7.7
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.5
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.3
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
7.8
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
7.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0
Device sync
MS SharePoint
8.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0

Pros

MS SharePoint

  • With MS Sharepoint you can share (in my case) projects, initiative trackers, with ID and the information I need to start my developing.
  • It offers cloud acaccessibility, so you do not need to maintain your documents on your hard drive.
  • It allows Office 365 integration, which for me is really great. Using MS Excel and MS Sharepoint.
Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

  • It allows you to build from independent work to group exercises and discussions and using brainstorming and the voting tool to drive decision making and action.
  • It has functionality that allows you to bring your audience to different areas of the whiteboard using the 'summon everyone' function, and move between delivering material with 'presentation mode' and interactive exercises where students contribute ideas or suggestions.
  • It offers an interactive and engaging platform for collaboration and costs can be kept low because people can join sessions as visitors.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MS SharePoint

  • SharePoint sometimes has a challenge with the Share feature in Office 365. Traditional best practices are to govern collaboration with permissions groups and manage access at the group level. Share can sometimes undermine that by creating ad-hoc situations unintentionally.
  • SharePoint's success in many organizations is really a function of user adoption and training. It is such a large platform that it is often deployed without much governance or direction.
  • SharePoint's lists and libraries can leverage Excel services and like-kind tools, but the ability for a list to do math in the same way that Excel does is very limited. It still has a room for improvement in the business intelligence features of metadata management.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

  • The only thing that used to bug me about Mural was the fact that you couldn’t identify participants who joined as visitors (one time collaborators appear as anonymous animals). I noticed recently that visitors can now add their name which is really useful. I expect this change came from Mural user feedback, they do seem to develop the features over time.
  • Sometimes participants can't see images that you add to the whiteboard. There's a way around it but it's a little frustrating and I'm not sure why it happens.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.5
Based on 21 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.
hrvoje katusic | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 7.1
Based on 12 answers
SharePoint is easy to use for basic tasks. If you're trying to do something a bit more complicated, though, it can be difficult to figure it out on your own without going through a lot of trial and error. Most people will likely only be performing basic tasks, though, so I would rate the usability pretty high.
Kia Packard | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 5.0
Based on 6 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!
Chris John | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Chat support tends to get back to you within a few hours and are always helpful.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Planning to the last detail would be advised. SharePoint is a very large application that takes a lot of finesse to get operational
Christopher Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

MS SharePoint

While SharePoint isn't as easy to use as Igloo or Squarespace, it comes bundled with Office 365 and drives the backend of those tools. I don't see SharePoint as a place people want to go and see stuff, but rather as a glue that supports all the other Office Products. If we get more in house expertise, then it could be a place that people manage work, but it's not used that way right now
Matthew Deakyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

MS SharePoint

  • We moved from DocuShare to MS SharePoint and it's been proven very effective.
  • Using MS SharePoint has provided immediate access to documents to staff where in the past, they would have to wait for an admin staff to forward to them.
  • It has been a positive impact for our organization - our newer staff has really benefited from MS SharePoint.
Jessalyn Ka | TrustRadius Reviewer

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

  • Mural supports my company to support our clients who are geographically dispersed. It has been key to delivering some client projects.
Faye Sadler-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint
7.8
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.1
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)
9.0

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly)

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