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7 Ratings

MS SharePoint

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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 9.4 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

Opal

I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.2
Opal
7.9
Task Management
MS SharePoint
7.4
Opal
9.1
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.4
Opal
9.1
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.1
Opal
9.1
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.6
Opal
9.1
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.5
Opal
1.0
Search
MS SharePoint
7.5
Opal
9.1
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.3
Opal
9.1

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.2
Opal
6.1
Chat
MS SharePoint
6.9
Opal
4.5
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.3
Opal
9.1
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.3
Opal
4.5
Surveys
MS SharePoint
7.1
Opal
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
7.6
Opal
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
6.8
Opal
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
6.4
Opal
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.5
Opal

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
7.9
Opal
9.1
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.3
Opal
9.1
Video files
MS SharePoint
7.6
Opal
9.1
Audio files
MS SharePoint
7.7
Opal
9.1
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.5
Opal
9.1
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.3
Opal
9.1
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
7.8
Opal
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
7.0
Opal
Device sync
MS SharePoint
8.0
Opal

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

Opal

  • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
  • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
  • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
Kelly Rigotti | 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

Opal

  • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
  • No analytics tie-ins.
  • Rather pricey.
  • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
Anonymous | 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

Opal

Opal 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Opal

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

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Opal

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

Opal

You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
Teena Thach | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Opal

  • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
  • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
  • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

MS SharePoint

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

Opal

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
Opal
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
Opal
10.0

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.1
Opal

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
Opal

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
Opal

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
Opal

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
Opal

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