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MS SharePoint

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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

Socialtext

We use Social Text as a platform to air our issues with different departments. We voice our concerns and suggestions so we can help find a solution to the problems we incur on a daily basis. We need to have social text as an app so we can communicate in real time not only during work hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.2
Socialtext
7.6
Task Management
MS SharePoint
7.4
Socialtext
8.0
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.4
Socialtext
7.0
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.0
Socialtext
9.0
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.6
Socialtext
8.0
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.5
Socialtext
4.0
Search
MS SharePoint
7.5
Socialtext
9.0
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.3
Socialtext
8.0

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.2
Socialtext
7.2
Chat
MS SharePoint
6.9
Socialtext
7.0
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.3
Socialtext
6.0
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.3
Socialtext
9.0
Surveys
MS SharePoint
7.1
Socialtext
4.0
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
7.6
Socialtext
10.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
6.8
Socialtext
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
6.4
Socialtext
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.5
Socialtext

File Sharing & Management

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

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

Socialtext

  • Version history - Always keeps the edited versions and one can revert back any time
  • Creating and Editing an article is very easy and intutive
  • Sharing the articles with peers
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

Socialtext

  • Search needs a ton of improvements. It was very slow a year ago
  • Search result quality was also not that good
  • I know they have improved their UI recently but when i used it last year it did not really have any design elements which could be used to make the articles look more presentable. It was important for us as we used it for external communication as well.
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

Socialtext

Socialtext 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We have a lot of info in Socialtext already. It would be hard to get all that info out and port it to a different system
Anonymous | 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

Socialtext

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

Socialtext

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

Socialtext

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

Socialtext

I frankly like Confluence better than socialtext because of the speed and the quality of search. They also have better design elements which can help make the articles pleasant to the eyes.
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

Socialtext

  • We get solutions to concerns much faster
  • We promote interactions with the other depts
  • We listen and have discussions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

Socialtext

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
Socialtext
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
Socialtext
6.0

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.1
Socialtext

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
Socialtext

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
Socialtext

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
Socialtext

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
Socialtext

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