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MS SharePoint

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Score 7.7 out of 100

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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

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace is great as a team collaboration and communication tool that is easy to deploy and eliminates friction. I would also recommend it to small agencies who need a client communication portal as it does a great job filling the need. It is also a great tool for associations, community teams, and specialty groups like a club or employee group. As long as guidelines are set and you do not have a predisposition towards paranoia, I would think any group that has a need for communication that needs to be centralized, this can serve you well.
David Faustina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.2
Workplace by Facebook
7.3
Task Management
MS SharePoint
7.4
Workplace by Facebook
7.0
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.4
Workplace by Facebook
7.3
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.1
Workplace by Facebook
6.9
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.6
Workplace by Facebook
7.0
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.5
Workplace by Facebook
8.6
Search
MS SharePoint
7.5
Workplace by Facebook
7.8
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.3
Workplace by Facebook
6.5

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.2
Workplace by Facebook
7.6
Chat
MS SharePoint
6.9
Workplace by Facebook
8.8
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.3
Workplace by Facebook
8.5
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.3
Workplace by Facebook
8.3
Surveys
MS SharePoint
7.1
Workplace by Facebook
7.6
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
7.6
Workplace by Facebook
7.2
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
6.8
Workplace by Facebook
6.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
6.4
Workplace by Facebook
6.7
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.5
Workplace by Facebook
6.8

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
7.9
Workplace by Facebook
7.8
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.3
Workplace by Facebook
7.9
Video files
MS SharePoint
7.6
Workplace by Facebook
8.3
Audio files
MS SharePoint
7.7
Workplace by Facebook
8.3
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.5
Workplace by Facebook
7.2
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.3
Workplace by Facebook
7.8
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
7.8
Workplace by Facebook
7.6
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
7.0
Workplace by Facebook
7.1
Device sync
MS SharePoint
8.0
Workplace by Facebook
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

Workplace by Facebook

  • It is so easy to introduce to employees because it has the same look and feel as Facebook, which the majority of our employees are already familiar with.
  • It's a communications, collaboration, and file/document sharing tool all rolled up into one. It eliminates the need for other software.
  • Our HR team uses it constantly to keep employees up to date on company news and for polling to get feedback on new initiatives.
Adam Montgomery | 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

Workplace by Facebook

  • Limited project management options - no good way to track tasks or projects, so other tools are needed.
  • Easy to dismiss for people who don't see the value - the Facebook-like nature of the tool can be a liability when it comes to wanting management to take it seriously.
  • Chat interface has downsides - the standalone chat applications can be a bit buggy, and the chat interface within the web view is not ideal.
  • No intuitive way to message a group - chat options like Slack are better at easily messaging a group or department, where in Workplace you have to be a member of a group to start a conversation.
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

Workplace by Facebook

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

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook 5.1
Based on 2 answers
Having to download multiple apps just to use the tool is very cumbersome. Facebook would have make this better by wrapping it in as a main feature within their app, but having to use multiple apps to see discussions and walls is so frustrating.
Anonymous | 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

Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook 8.4
Based on 26 answers
Workplace by Facebook is an excellent fit in respect of support and documentation. It has excellent tutorials and documentation, as well. The UI and UX are already great as it is developed and maintained by Facebook, so most of the times, there is no need for any support or documentation.
Rahul Kumar | 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

Workplace by Facebook

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

Workplace by Facebook

We simply chose this tool to avoid the dispersion of our employees when using it, and since it is an extension of Facebook social network, there was no greater risk of resistance to change. If another option was chosen, perhaps our team would not be as efficient as possible in carrying out the work activities. This was the most important reason and I think we were not wrong.
Marlon Seijas | 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

Workplace by Facebook

  • Workplace by Facebook hasn't had any negative impact on my business as of yet and the only positive impact I can think of is that it easily helps me find agents for my clients in different states.
  • Workplace by Facebook hasn't helped me make any money, but it does educate me on the new tools my company releases so that I can better help my clients.
Katelyn Rylee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint

General

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

Workplace by Facebook

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
Workplace by Facebook
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.5
Workplace by Facebook

Usability

MS SharePoint
7.1
Workplace by Facebook
5.1

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
Workplace by Facebook
8.4

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
Workplace by Facebook

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
Workplace by Facebook

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
Workplace by Facebook

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