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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

Squarespace

Squarespace is perfect for a small to midsize business that wants a website that's easy to manage all on their own. An enterprise level company should definitely look toward other platforms to meet their needs, but Squarespace can be a great fit for many other businesses. The decision should be based on the features and functionality you need. Many businesses just need a website that's reliable, simple, and professional
Bryan Hume | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Communication

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

File Sharing & Management

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

Security

MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.9
Role-based user permissions
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.3
API
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.6

Web Content Creation

MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.7
WYSIWYG editor
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.7
Code quality / cleanliness
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.6
Admin section
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.9
Page templates
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
9.1
Library of website themes
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
9.2
Publishing workflow
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
7.9
Form generator
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.2

Web Content Management

MS SharePoint
Squarespace
7.4
Content taxonomy
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.2
SEO support
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
7.9
Bulk management
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
6.3
Community / comment management
MS SharePoint
Squarespace
8.2

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

Squarespace

  • Very robust how-to and troubleshooting guides – if you're trying to do something specific, a quick google search will lead you to a writeup by Squarespace of exactly the issue you're trying to solve. Comparing this to competitors where you're more or less on your own, Squarespace makes you feel confident that you can make any change you'd want.
  • Well-designed template sites – you'd have to try very hard to create an ugly site when you've got such robust templates to work with. Plus design fundamentals like ample white space and color palettes are built in to the design process.
  • Lots of options – Squarespace has beautifully-designed add-ons that clients ask for (such as adding a dynamic map to their site which shows their shop's location). These options require no jury-rigging and dovetail with the design of the site.
  • Unbreakable web design – there is no way to break your site, unlike with competitors where you're trying to cobble together plug-ins to make your site function how you'd want it.
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

Squarespace

  • The editing experience is VERY slow. Every time you switch in or out of an editor (page content, styles, etc), Squarespace takes 3-5 seconds to load, which is not a deal-breaker, but definitely annoying.
  • There's still no "real" way to set a background color on a given section. You can fake it by using a background image, which works, but what if you want a light background? Squarespace automatically makes the text white for any section, regardless of how bright the background is.
  • It's frustrating that Squarespace hasn't implemented some sort of variable system for fonts and colors. If you decide to change fonts or colors, you have to go around and update it in 50 million different places, which is a huge pain.
Andrew Folts | 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

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
Emily Muhoberac | 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

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 3 answers
It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.
Mandy Cramer | 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

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Help is available directly from the back end and uses full sentence searching to find answers to questions others may have asked before. With a ton of articles and support questions documents, it is very likely that your question has been answered. If not each page has the ability to open a direct email to support. Each case has a number and can be followed. Responses are often quick and have links and directions clearly stated
Angela Skees | 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

Squarespace

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

Squarespace

The ease of use was a massive plus in Squarespace's side. I have limited knowledge of HTML and web development. Squarespace won simply because of its user-friendliness and the low barrier to entry when it comes to creating a good looking website. Every alternative that I looked at was either more expensive or required more knowledge than I possessed.
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

Squarespace

  • My clients are very happy with the results they're getting from their websites.
  • They don't really manage the sites themselves, so can't really speak to the ease of use for them. However, I find it relatively easy to build good looking sites for them. This in turn makes it economical for them.
  • Making changes and updating their sites can be done relatively quickly. We can embed whatever elements they need, like video.
  • We can easily manage updates to their on-site SEO.
Robbin Block | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

Squarespace

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
Squarespace
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
Squarespace
10.0

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.1
Squarespace
10.0

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
Squarespace
10.0

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
Squarespace

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
Squarespace

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
Squarespace

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