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Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint

It is the appropriate tool for document repositories that have many people as public, also for documents where a work team of any size can work simultaneously and the document's membership remains joint (unlike OneDrive). Also to keep the versions of the documents secured at each change. Regarding the distribution and organization of documents, it is perfect to segment by libraries, teams, among others, the documents according to the required audience.
Andrea Lemo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

You may be wondering why to choose Skype for Business and pay for Skype when there is also a free option. The free Skype doesn't come with features that would be helpful to a big group as it only has the capability to connect less than 25 participants in any one meeting. If you have a large group of employees that need to meet, Skype for Business is definitely worth the upgrade.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.2
Skype for Business
Task Management
MS SharePoint
7.4
Skype for Business
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.3
Skype for Business
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.0
Skype for Business
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.6
Skype for Business
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.5
Skype for Business
Search
MS SharePoint
7.5
Skype for Business
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.3
Skype for Business

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.3
Skype for Business
Chat
MS SharePoint
6.9
Skype for Business
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.4
Skype for Business
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.3
Skype for Business
Surveys
MS SharePoint
7.1
Skype for Business
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
7.6
Skype for Business
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
6.8
Skype for Business
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
6.4
Skype for Business
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.6
Skype for Business

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
7.9
Skype for Business
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.3
Skype for Business
Video files
MS SharePoint
7.6
Skype for Business
Audio files
MS SharePoint
7.7
Skype for Business
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.6
Skype for Business
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.3
Skype for Business
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
7.8
Skype for Business
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
7.0
Skype for Business
Device sync
MS SharePoint
8.0
Skype for Business

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
7.5
High quality audio
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
8.2
High quality video
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
7.9
Low bandwidth requirements
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
6.8
Mobile support
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
7.1

Screen Sharing

MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
8.0
Desktop sharing
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
8.3
Whiteboards
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
7.6

Online Meetings / Events

MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
8.0
Calendar integration
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
8.7
Meeting initiation
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
8.4
Integrates with social media
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
6.9
Record meetings / events
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
7.6
Slideshows
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
7.9
Live chat
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
8.4
Audience polling
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
7.8
Q&A
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
7.5

Online Events Security

MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
7.9
User authentication
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
8.0
Participant roles & permissions
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
7.7
Confidential attendee list
MS SharePoint
Skype for Business
8.0

Pros

MS SharePoint

  • Document sharing - it works really well for this. documents can be included in libraries and organized in folders. Documents can be uploaded as files or links to files stored anywhere that is accessible by URL.
  • Team discussion boards - It does discussion format very well and presents discussion sin a familiar format that all users will recognize. it can also do Wikis.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

  • It offers work tools that manage to maintain a stable connection and quality in each individual and group call.
  • Allows sharing the computer screen for excellent communication.
  • It is a tool that adapts to the current business dynamics that requires it to be efficient in communication through rapid and assertive communication with clients or interested parties.
  • Video calls for the organization of work meetings have become a common experience in smart organizations because they understand that in order to adapt to a constantly changing world they must use more effective work tools.
  • You can make individual and group video calls, send images, emoticons, text messages, voice messages, share files, share the screen in two or group with other communication tools.
Exson Meza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MS SharePoint

  • If you are going to implement its intranet system, you may have some problems, Microsoft actually discourages that from happening.
  • Sometime if you need to search, it requires a lot of internal customization.
  • Social networking is separated from the rest of the intranet.
  • Sometimes when you need to upload a great number of files, it becomes slow, and even some files do not upload, so you need to upload them manually.
Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

  • Having multiple Chats/Conversations open, make Skype unresponsive from time to time. Sometimes it has tendencies of crashing even on high-end machines.
  • Grouping chats - Works well, however, there is no option to group appointed meeting conversation with other regular conversations/chats that were not initiated by calendar event.
  • Should be able to have some themes to choose from. Microsoft is going for a dark theme in Windows insider program. Personal Skype already has it why wouldn't Skype for business have it? It is pleasant to the eye, at least in my opinion and for my eyes.
Stefan Trbojevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.5
Based on 21 answers
We have too much invested at this point to do anything different and there are too many reasons as a company our size to keep it. We are heavily licensed out for Microsoft and have 12 years of SharePoint development baked into who we are. Extracting that as a tool at this point would be dumb and devastating. There are no like-kind competitors to it at an enterprise level that scale and integrate as well.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 9.0
Based on 7 answers
The software is simple to install and configure. It is rather simple to explain for correct use. It is possible to profile users for the different functions offered. It is integrated quite completely with Outlook and with Active Directory security. It performs all communication functions well with one or more interlocutors and the possibility of granting control of your computer is convenient.
Emiliano Monterubbianesi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 7.7
Based on 13 answers
A lot of users can give you many great ideas how to cleverly use SharePoint's core functionality to implement almost any process you need. It is very sturdy, never crashes. Many applications and third party solutions are built for SharePoint so even customization without Microsoft programming skills is rather easy and low cost.
hrvoje katusic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.6
Based on 13 answers
Skype for Business is great for instant messaging, with some minor issues. It has an acceptable quality for audio and video conferencing. Its integration with Microsoft Office is a big plus.The one that is a real setback is the screen sharing during conferences, which can be really annoying to watch if it doesn't disconnect too often.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.8
Based on 42 answers
As every team has strengths and weaknesses, I believe that every team can improve on points such as speed, practicality, communication. I haven't had many occurrences for which I needed Skype support, but the ones I did have were well attended to and got resolved.
Layon Domiciano | 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

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
Greg Golding | 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

Skype for Business

I have used Google Hangouts previously, and I believe that Skype is a better service. It is intertwined with the calendar. Also, when installing it as part of the Office 365 package, it is only a second install. I also like how it saves the messages within Outlook. Skype for Business also uses end to end encryption. This makes all business communication more secure than Google Hangouts
Marie Rodriguez | 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

Skype for Business

  • Using Skype for Business has allowed our sellers to collaborate with clients all over the world quickly and effectively, ultimately encouraging positive client relationships.
  • The ability to train our sellers and excellence teams across the globe has been undeniably helpful in communicating the latest business developments and seller strategies.
Sondra Kinder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

Skype for Business

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
Skype for Business
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
Skype for Business
9.0

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.7
Skype for Business
7.6

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
8.3
Skype for Business
7.8

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
Skype for Business

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
Skype for Business

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
Skype for Business
7.0

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