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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

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Communication

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

File Sharing & Management

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

Security

MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
7.1
Role-based user permissions
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
7.1

Platform & Infrastructure

MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
6.9
API
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
7.8
Internationalization / multi-language
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
5.9

Web Content Creation

MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
7.5
WYSIWYG editor
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
5.2
Code quality / cleanliness
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
7.0
Admin section
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
7.9
Page templates
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
7.0
Library of website themes
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
6.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
8.7
Publishing workflow
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
8.7
Form generator
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
8.7

Web Content Management

MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
7.6
Content taxonomy
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
8.6
SEO support
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
8.8
Bulk management
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
6.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
7.7
Community / comment management
MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
6.0

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

Umbraco CMS

  • Plugins - as an open source CMS, Umbraco is very customizable and flexible to the needs of the organization
  • Publishing - Umbraco has powerful tools for publishing
  • Media hosting
Jason Kelly | 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

Umbraco CMS

  • Umbraco can initially be challenging for new users with limited or no development experience. After initial installation, there is a lot more work required to 'see' a site.
  • Umbraco isn't stable. For example, even on a fresh new site sometimes you'll get errors when trying to save something in the admin panel. It's not common, but it happens often enough to be annoying.
  • No out of the box contact forms. Umbraco sells their forms plugin that we've used in the past, but the plugin is disappointing. It isn't well maintained and it's very buggy. Making a new contact form with the paid plugin can take a lot of time to get everything right (fields, validation, confirmation emails, etc). This is especially frustrating for new users.
  • Documentation / resource links frequently 404. Umbraco seems to change their site URLs often enough that, when you encounter an issue, you're likely to find a number of bad links in Google's search results. This makes it difficult to research solutions to a problem.
  • Posts often go unanswered or without resolution in their community support forums. Hopefully this will improve as the community grows.
  • The update process is clumsy at best. Many people are familiar with the simple WordPress upgrade button for the core and plugins. This doesn't exist at all for Umbraco. Instead, you'll need to select specific files to overwrite and potentially update any old code references.
  • Migration between development environments is clumsy. Umbraco offers a premium plugin to address this because, as they state on the premium plugin page, deployments are "complicated, headache-inducing"
Matthew Hardesty | 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

Umbraco CMS

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

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow.The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
Matthew Hardesty | 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

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.4
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
Matthew Hardesty | 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

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
Matthew Hardesty | 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

Umbraco CMS

There is not really an alternative when it comes to CMS based on ASP.Net (MVC4 with Razor). There are a few frameworks, like Booststrap; however framework is not content management system. I will compare it to Drupal, because the second one is well known. Against Drupal, Umbraco is very clean and fast framework/CMS. It does not have as much of big community, support or range of plugins as Drupal.
Filip Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
Matthew Hardesty | 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

Umbraco CMS

  • It's a .net solution and we program in .net so it was faster
  • thanks to their good SEO, we have more leads
Jakub Wilk | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

MS SharePoint Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Umbraco CMS

General

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

Umbraco CMS Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Umbraco Free$0
Umbraco Professional$5,0002
Umbraco Enterprise5000+2
  1. per year
SaaS Edition
Umbraco Cloud Starter$391
Umbraco Cloud Standard$2091
Umbraco Cloud Professional$5691
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise5000+1
Umbraco Heartcore Mini$491
Umbraco Heartcore Starter$2391
Umbraco Heartcore Professional$9991
Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise1000+1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans includes support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms, Umbraco Courier, Umbraco TV) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com. Umbraco Heartcore is the managed Headless SaaS version of Umbraco.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint
7.8
Umbraco CMS
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
Umbraco CMS

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.1
Umbraco CMS
4.0

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Performance

MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
Umbraco CMS
2.0

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
Umbraco CMS

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Scalability

MS SharePoint
Umbraco CMS
4.0

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