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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

Project Insight

My rating would vary depending on the types of projects that need to be managed. Since I am in software, I don't think it was an excellent fit to manage software projects unless they are small projects with only a few tasks. On the other hand, if you are needing to manage a wide range of departments that are working on a single project with many moving pieces, then I would think that PI might be a better fit. Think of it as a jack of all trades, but master of none.
Clay Horste | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.2
Project Insight
4.3
Task Management
MS SharePoint
7.4
Project Insight
6.0
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.4
Project Insight
7.0
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.1
Project Insight
2.0
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.6
Project Insight
8.0
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.5
Project Insight
Search
MS SharePoint
7.5
Project Insight
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.3
Project Insight
Resource Management
MS SharePoint
Project Insight
3.0
Team Collaboration
MS SharePoint
Project Insight
4.0
Support for Agile Methodology
MS SharePoint
Project Insight
3.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
MS SharePoint
Project Insight
4.0
Document Management
MS SharePoint
Project Insight
1.0
Email integration
MS SharePoint
Project Insight
7.0
Timesheet Tracking
MS SharePoint
Project Insight
2.0
Change request and Case Management
MS SharePoint
Project Insight
5.0

Communication

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

File Sharing & Management

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

Professional Services Automation

MS SharePoint
Project Insight
5.0
Project & financial reporting
MS SharePoint
Project Insight
5.0
Integration with accounting software
MS SharePoint
Project Insight
5.0

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

Project Insight

  • History tracking for any changes made to data.
  • Tracks all milestones and retains records for lifetime of account.
  • Easy extracting for reporting purposes.
Christy Reichenberger | 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

Project Insight

  • Not a good fit for all types of projects
  • Very Complex
Clay Horste | 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

Project Insight

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

Project Insight

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

Project Insight

Project Insight 4.0
Based on 1 answer
I found Project Insight somewhat opaque overall. I thought the training was sparse and answers to questions few and far in between. There was a lot of power there for the dedicated user/administrator. For me, who was a casual user and administrator, I found support lacking. I didn't administer Project Insight much, just some work on integrations with other tools.
Clay Horste | 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

Project Insight

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

Project Insight

  • When I got to the company where I used Project Insight, we had our own custom tool that fit the tasks that it was designed for but wouldn't grow with the company unless resources were put onto expanding capabilities. We needed something more.
  • We replaced that tool with Redmine. It worked well and was easy to use, but it looked pretty dated when we got it, and since we didn't have many resources for managing, it looked dated after a few years without receiving upgrades. It was a decent tool for small teams that were focused on similar tasks. Redmine was much more straightforward than Project Insight and felt more reliable since we never had an issue with our internal servers. On the other hand, Redmine felt dated and didn't fit as many of the tasks that were needed. Redmine's price was right if you installed it locally and was probably still cheaper if you used their SAAS version.
  • Jira, on the other hand, felt like an excellent tool for software teams. Jira had a great project and task management and felt right for a software team. Jira also had useful integrations, even with Project Insight. Jira seemed pretty unreliable, worse than Project Insight. Our team would have preferred Jira, but I think it didn't work for other teams.
Clay Horste | 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

Project Insight

  • Reduction in costs on materials (i.e. - paper documentation)
  • Improved efficiency given that our field members need to report back on an hourly basis
  • Web based platform allows anyone access to the same information
Christy Reichenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

Project Insight

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint
7.8
Project Insight
4.0

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
Project Insight

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.1
Project Insight

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
Project Insight
4.0

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
Project Insight

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
Project Insight

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
Project Insight

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