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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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Socialcast has been a great tool for FactSet. I would recommend it to any firm looking for an easy-to-use tool to centralize communication and collaborate on a global scale.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.2
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
Task Management
MS SharePoint
7.4
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.4
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.1
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.6
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.5
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.8
Search
MS SharePoint
7.5
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.3
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.4

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.2
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.5
Chat
MS SharePoint
6.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.3
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.2
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.3
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.1
Surveys
MS SharePoint
7.1
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
7.6
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
6.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
6.4
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.5
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.9

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
7.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.7
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.3
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
2.1
Video files
MS SharePoint
7.6
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Audio files
MS SharePoint
7.7
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.5
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.7
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.3
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
7.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.8
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
7.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0
Device sync
MS SharePoint
8.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
4.0

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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • Socialcast has an exceptional user experience. With very few idiosyncrasies, it works well on every platform I've tried.
  • The platform has such a high level of ease of use, it becomes somewhat addicting.
  • Social analytics are superb.
  • The platform is highly intuitive and requires zero training or coaching in order for network members to become productive with it.
  • It's extremely reliable. Only once in 4 years, was the product not available, and that was only for about a half-hour. In that half-hour, we realized how dependent we were on it. (Very.)
  • The multi-device and deployment options are excellent. On-premise, Private Cloud, and Multi-tenant SaaS all available.
  • The mobile apps for iPhone, tablets, and Android render well with a beautiful UI/UX. The desktop AIR app is equally highly usable.
Susan Scrupski | 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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • The software is a little bit pricey because it is charged by user/month and depending on the deployment method.
  • For companies with a lot of workers the price can increase significantly.
  • The mobile app usability and notifications are poor. Need to be improved.
  • If there were more administrative features available the product would be improved
Vinicius Lima | 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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Beyond the value FactSet derives from using the platform, Socialcast (the firm) has been a good partner to FactSet. We've experienced very little downtime with the service and they have been responsive and fair with enhancement requests and questions
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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The UX is its best feature
Susan Scrupski | 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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
Susan Scrupski | 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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
Susan Scrupski | 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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Socialcast is great for collaboration & light project management, but anything complex doesn't work well.

Using it as an email notification curator works nice for us.
Richard Bird | 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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • Definitely more organized project management and team collaboration.
  • Efficiency in carrying out tasks.
  • Creates a spirit of collaboration and friendliness among colleagues.
Elizabeth Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint
7.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.1

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.1
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

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