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MS SharePoint

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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.6 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

Percussion CMS

Best suited for large organizations where everyone knows how to deal with Java in an increasingly Java unfriendly world. Said organization should be willing to pay a huge price for a piece of dinosaur technology
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.2
Percussion CMS
Task Management
MS SharePoint
7.4
Percussion CMS
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.4
Percussion CMS
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.0
Percussion CMS
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.6
Percussion CMS
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.5
Percussion CMS
Search
MS SharePoint
7.5
Percussion CMS
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.3
Percussion CMS

Communication

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

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
7.9
Percussion CMS
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.3
Percussion CMS
Video files
MS SharePoint
7.6
Percussion CMS
Audio files
MS SharePoint
7.7
Percussion CMS
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.5
Percussion CMS
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.2
Percussion CMS
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
7.8
Percussion CMS
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
7.0
Percussion CMS
Device sync
MS SharePoint
7.9
Percussion CMS

Security

MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
3.0
Role-based user permissions
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
3.0

Web Content Creation

MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
3.0
WYSIWYG editor
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
6.0
Code quality / cleanliness
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
3.0
Admin section
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
2.0
Page templates
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
1.0
Publishing workflow
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
5.0
Form generator
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
1.0

Web Content Management

MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
1.6
Content taxonomy
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
1.0
SEO support
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
1.0
Bulk management
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
3.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
1.0
Community / comment management
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
2.0

Platform & Infrastructure

MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
1.0
Internationalization / multi-language
MS SharePoint
Percussion CMS
1.0

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

Percussion CMS

  • Separate CMS environment publishes to remote server environment - great for security
  • Highly scalable
  • Full scale workflow allows for custom routing, approving, etc..
Anonymous | 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

Percussion CMS

  • One word: JAVA! We don't live in the 1990's anymore! An AJAX/DHTML environment seems a long time coming.
  • Horrible end-user experience, learning curve. Our end users' inability to easily use the archaic, Java-based interface, means they send the web developer their content requests. This creates a huge bottleneck and completely defeats the purpose of a CMS.
  • Image mangement and integration with content is aweful and time consuming. An image processing tool called ImedImage was developed for Percussion at one point, and left completely stagnant with very little support.
  • Implementation is extremely complicated, given the complexity of the system. Sure, scalability is a good thing, but there is very little out-of-the box function. Don't expect to implement a site as quickly as with other CMS platforms.
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

Percussion CMS

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

Percussion CMS

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

Percussion CMS

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

Percussion CMS

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

Percussion CMS

No contest. I can't wait to get off of Percussion CMS.
Anonymous | 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

Percussion CMS

  • We are locked into Percussion CMS simply due to the expense and complexity of migrating to another solution (and the lack of time and budget to do so). I long for the day when I am no longer required to support Percussion CMS, to say the least.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

Percussion CMS

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
Percussion CMS
2.0

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
Percussion CMS

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.1
Percussion CMS

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
Percussion CMS

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
Percussion CMS

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
Percussion CMS

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
Percussion CMS

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