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MS SharePoint

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Score 7.7 out of 100

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Score 8.9 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

PowerDMS

I would recommend the program to anyone involved in policy management (storage, application, distribution, communication). I highly suggest any law enforcement agency utilize Power DMS due to the companies relationship with accreditation bodies. You can not only access your standards manuals but upload proofs, organize them, and provide access to an accessor within the program.
Jason Ammon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Communication

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

File Sharing & Management

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

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

PowerDMS

  • PowerDMS provides management with a real-time tracking of policy reviews, approvals, and signatures. This is a great benefit for risk management.
  • PowerDMS allows users to incorporate remote, web-based training in a variety of formats including, but not limited to, video, PowerPoint, miscellaneous documents, interactive activities, and tests.
  • PowerDMS provides a very robust search engine that is very user-friendly.
Ed Goodman | 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

PowerDMS

  • The Workflow process in PowerDMS is not as easy to grasp as some of the other concepts and requires a little more explaination, especially for non-administrative background users.
  • Users are unable to view the steps in a Workflow template in order to determine which Workflow would work best for their needs when routing documents.
  • It would be great to have multiple message options for past due inbox notifications in addition to the options for past due tasks to encourage users to go to their inbox to review their messages.
Deanna Willmon | 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

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.8
Based on 9 answers
I have had nothing but positive experiences with PowerDMS from day one. If we ever run into a situation we are unsure of, PowerDMS support has ALWAYS been able to answer us basically immediately. I really love that they are constantly seeking to improve and expand.
Julie Rosenburg | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.4
Based on 18 answers
With all the extra training and guides available, it's easy to figure out how to use it. Any time I have questions about something, it gets answered really quickly, that is, if there isn't already a guide available for it. I have never struggled to figure something out.
Lydia Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Never had an issue with PowerDMS not being available. Speed is an issue from time to time
Joe McDonnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.5
Based on 9 answers
We use PowerDMS in the cloud so our performance might be different from other users who use on-premise. The program has always been up with very minimal downtime and always seems responsive and snappy when navigating the UI and searching documents. We don't currently have any integrations with other software.
Kayne Cushman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.8
Based on 28 answers
PowerDMS support is fantastic. Many times one can get the needed question answered by using the Success Community. If not, one can call or email PowerDMS and get prompt, courteous, English speaking assistance. They know everyone has different learning curves and never make one feel like a dumb question was asked. If it's more of a technical glitch, then there is a constant and quick follow-up on the issue.
Michael Hass | 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

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.9
Based on 8 answers
Implementation of PowerDMS was near seamless. The product was able to input existing policies and procedures within a few hours, which helped to lay the foundation for future use. Having PowerDMS on-boarding readily available was also a huge benefit.
Ed Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PowerDMS

The AS400 database was very old and did not offer the capability of uploading policies and having them signed off and recorded. This was the main reason the Orlando Police Department purchased PowerDMS. There were some things in the AS400 we could do for training, that we can not do in PowerDMS, and vice-versa.
Cheryl Holtz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Because of features and functions.
Joe McDonnell | 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

PowerDMS

  • Created efficient processes for approving document revision
  • Migrated what originally was a paper system to electronic
  • Accessible for any employee by logging in, employees do not have to seek out policy and procedure binders, and updated documents can be automatically sent to inboxes when updated.
Emily Gower | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

PowerDMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint
7.8
PowerDMS
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
PowerDMS
8.8

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.1
PowerDMS
8.4

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint
PowerDMS
8.2

Performance

MS SharePoint
PowerDMS
8.5

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
PowerDMS
8.8

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
PowerDMS

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
PowerDMS

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
PowerDMS
8.9

Scalability

MS SharePoint
PowerDMS
7.3

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