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Score 7.7 out of 100
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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

OpenText Hightail

Hightail is my go-to source when I need to send large files that would never fit as regular attachments. That being said, sometimes there are files that would perfectly fit as attachments but I want the security that Hightail provides when sending sensitive or private material. It's very comforting knowing that the content I'm sending is only being received and viewed by the intended parties. It's also comforting for my clients when it's THEIR content that I'm sending for review.
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.2
OpenText Hightail
8.3
Task Management
MS SharePoint
7.4
OpenText Hightail
8.3
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.4
OpenText Hightail
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.1
OpenText Hightail
7.6
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.6
OpenText Hightail
8.0
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.5
OpenText Hightail
7.9
Search
MS SharePoint
7.5
OpenText Hightail
9.2
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.3
OpenText Hightail
8.9

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.2
OpenText Hightail
7.8
Chat
MS SharePoint
6.9
OpenText Hightail
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.3
OpenText Hightail
8.0
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.3
OpenText Hightail
8.4
Surveys
MS SharePoint
7.1
OpenText Hightail
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
7.6
OpenText Hightail
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
6.8
OpenText Hightail
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
6.4
OpenText Hightail
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.5
OpenText Hightail
7.6

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
7.9
OpenText Hightail
8.5
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.3
OpenText Hightail
7.9
Video files
MS SharePoint
7.6
OpenText Hightail
9.3
Audio files
MS SharePoint
7.7
OpenText Hightail
9.3
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.5
OpenText Hightail
9.7
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.3
OpenText Hightail
8.3
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
7.8
OpenText Hightail
9.1
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
7.0
OpenText Hightail
6.8
Device sync
MS SharePoint
8.0
OpenText Hightail
8.0

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

OpenText Hightail

  • It’s great for sending large-sized art files for print
  • It’s secure and files can be easily tracked
  • I like that it tells you how long it will take for the desired file to upload
Saryia Green | 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

OpenText Hightail

  • I wish the screen would auto refresh faster, but that could be an issue with our bandwidth or IT pipeline and not the product.
  • I'd like a quicker way to get people up to speed than giving them a link to watch a multitude of videos and tutorials.
Richard Peterson | 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

OpenText Hightail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 7.7
Based on 13 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

OpenText Hightail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.3
Based on 7 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

OpenText Hightail

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

OpenText Hightail

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

OpenText Hightail

We looked at Dropbox because it's very well known in the industry and widely used. We didn't use it for a couple of reasons. First, our server security presented too many challenges and our IT director nixed the idea. Secondly, a lot of people used DropBox for personal use and we thought it could be confusing to have to navigate between the two choices. Hightail offers a single sign-in that can be shared amongst users so there is never a conflict between personal and professional use.
Lisa Moughan | 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

OpenText Hightail

  • Team members can view and give feedback on videos, which is very useful.
  • The storage really can't be overstated. It's great.
  • It's generally pretty affordable for how much you can host on their server.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

MS SharePoint Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

OpenText Hightail

General

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

OpenText Hightail Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$01
Pro$152
BusinessCustom2
Teams$303
  1. 100MB per file upload
  2. per user, per month
  3. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Lite: Send large files with anyone. Files are limited to 100MB for each file size uploaded, 2GB storage max. Files expire after 7 days. Pro: Send large files with anyone and set advanced security permissions such as expiration dates and access codes. Files are limited to 25GB for each file size uploaded, with unlimited storage. Teams: Send large files, collaborate in real-time and manage creative projects with your team. The Hightail Teams plan allows you to purchase multiple users online (from 1-30 users per organization) and allows users to send file sizes up to 50GB with unlimited storage. The Teams plan also includes features such as file previews, organization, annotations, version control, discussions, follow-ups, approval routing and more. Business: Create unlimited visual project folders (called a Space) with collaboration and project management features such as approval routing and assigning to-dos, upload unlimited files up to 100GB each, protect them with access codes and manage user permissions., plus intuitive admin controls , detailed activity analysis for your entire company, advanced organization options and priority support.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint
7.8
OpenText Hightail
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
OpenText Hightail

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.7
OpenText Hightail

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
8.3
OpenText Hightail

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
OpenText Hightail

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
OpenText Hightail

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
OpenText Hightail

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