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MS SharePoint

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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

SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion works well for organizations with a large website with a lot of content to continuously create and manage. The use of page templates and component presentations makes creating new pages fairly straightforward. It can be a little cumbersome when it comes to trying to "break from the norm" and build web pages that are outside of the template-driven format; however, there are ways around this to create pages that break away from the normal page-template format of the website. In this regard, SDL Tridion can be pretty flexible, allowing us to create a lot of custom functionality to keep up with constantly changing web trends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Communication

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

File Sharing & Management

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

Security

MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0
Role-based user permissions
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
9.5
API
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Internationalization / multi-language
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0

Web Content Creation

MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Admin section
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Page templates
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0
Library of website themes
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
6.0
Publishing workflow
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0
Form generator
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0

Web Content Management

MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
6.6
Content taxonomy
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0
SEO support
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Bulk management
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0
Community / comment management
MS SharePoint
SDL Tridion Sites
3.0

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

SDL Tridion Sites

  • Makes it easy to spin up a new site quickly
  • Allows for numerous users to work on the same site without conflicting with each other's changes
  • Allows you to unpublish changes or revert to old versions if you make a mistake
  • Allows you to time publishing actions (for example, you can set it to happen overnight)
Kirsten McGlone | 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

SDL Tridion Sites

  • Doesn't work well in all browsers. Tridion is a Microsoft product so they really push IE; however, now-a-days it SHOULD work in all browsers. Even though they say to use IE, Chrome actually functions the best with Tridion.
  • It uses Dreamweaver Syntax. Dreamweaver syntax is completely out-dated and SDL really needs to come up with a better way of looping through content by using it's own structure or using .NET syntax to loop through items - Dreamweaver syntax is not the way to go
  • Component Templates and Page Templates. Tridion uses Component Templates and Dreamweaver templates to display content and store the content that is to be displayed. These 2 items could easily be converted into 1 group of items, but SDL chose to keep them separate therefore increasing the complexity of Tridion
  • Steep learning curve. Tridion has a very steep learning curve and it will take some time to train people on it. We had to hire 4 Tridion experts (at probably around $1000 / day) to get everyone trained on Tridion and then build the structure for Tridion
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

SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion Sites 6.3
Based on 15 answers
I believe SDL Tridion is the best CMS product out there currently. Every CMS has its problems and strengths but SDL Tridion overall seems like the best solution for large enterprise corporations. The fact that it can be implemented in java or .net makes it attractive to many clients
Piti Itharat | 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

SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion Sites 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.
Anonymous | 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

SDL Tridion Sites

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

SDL Tridion Sites

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

SDL Tridion Sites

It is a nuclear missile compared to the other handguns and knives on the market today. But it also requires nuclear technicians and expertise that a handgun doesn't require. Do you need to decimate your competition and you have the investment capabilities necessary to put a nuclear missile into the sky? Then definitely do it. Especially if you need a very good multi-lingual blueprint provider like Tridion.
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

SDL Tridion Sites

  • SDL is a very complex system. Creating custom components by external vendors turned out to be expensive.
  • The learning curve is very slow, so training takes a lot of time and cost.
  • The revamped corporate site looks clean, modern, and is mobile-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

SDL Tridion Sites

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
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
SDL Tridion Sites
6.3

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.1
SDL Tridion Sites
8.5

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
SDL Tridion Sites

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
SDL Tridion Sites

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
SDL Tridion Sites

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
SDL Tridion Sites

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