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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

XaitPorter

XaitPorter is ideal when a large document, containing many (preferably independent) sections is being created by more than five writers across different office locations and is subject to review by multiple reviewers and requires formal approval. It is particularly suited for external documents which are to be delivered as a non-editable PDF file.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

MS SharePoint
7.2
XaitPorter
Task Management
MS SharePoint
7.4
XaitPorter
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.6
XaitPorter
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.1
XaitPorter
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.7
XaitPorter
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.4
XaitPorter
Search
MS SharePoint
7.4
XaitPorter
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.2
XaitPorter

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.3
XaitPorter
Chat
MS SharePoint
7.0
XaitPorter
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.4
XaitPorter
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.4
XaitPorter
Surveys
MS SharePoint
7.1
XaitPorter
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
7.6
XaitPorter
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
6.8
XaitPorter
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
6.4
XaitPorter
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.5
XaitPorter

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
7.9
XaitPorter
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.3
XaitPorter
Video files
MS SharePoint
7.6
XaitPorter
Audio files
MS SharePoint
7.7
XaitPorter
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.5
XaitPorter
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.2
XaitPorter
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
7.9
XaitPorter
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
7.1
XaitPorter
Device sync
MS SharePoint
8.0
XaitPorter

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

XaitPorter

  • This tool gives us the opportunity to work together. We always work in the last revision.
  • We can write comments as we go along and all involved will see it straight away.
  • We can structure it the way we want/our the way customer wants it and print the whole book in one go. We are sure that pictures/text/tables are where they are supposed to be (they have not moved around the document as it does when using Microsoft Word).
Solveig Solheim | 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

XaitPorter

  • It would be helpful to improve functions used to organize and reorganize sections. They work fine, but could be retooled for ease of use. Simple drag-drop over the tree-view from the primary navigator (not only in the dedicated dialog for reordering sections) would be very good. It would be good to support simple flagging or tagging of sections to indicate whatever is meaningful to the user (e.g., to flag a section as imported text that needs formatting, or a section that is high priority for review). The icons do change to indicate predefined workflow states (e.g. approved), but there isn't support for a user-defined tag, perhaps with the ability to filter by tag as many newer applications can do. That would be handy. These aren't criticisms so much as product enhancement suggestions.
  • The editor is ok but could be tuned up a bit. For example, styles in the toolbar dropdown apply only to the whole paragraph. It's hard to indent text. The button tool doesn't consistently remove the button attribute on an existing button; works sometimes, sometimes not. Little stuff. Overall it's adequate for text creation.
  • The process of defining templates and styles appears to be a black art. While it's something you don't do often, it should be simplified and better exposed to ordinary admins.
  • The ability to have more than one section open at a time in the editor would be fantastic. Great productivity tool.
  • Word import/export could be cleaner.
  • The ability to export to html with user-defined style sheets would open new markets for Xait. If the product had that, we'd use Xait to maintain our online help site too.
  • The ability to link to externally stored images rather than lock them inside the Xait library would be huge, as we've expressed to the support team. We manage hundreds of images (diagrams, screen shots etc.) that are used throughout the company, not just for Xait documents. We would like to store them on a file system (e.g. Dropbox) and have them update into Xait automatically when the master copy is modified. This is a very important capability, though in fairness we didn't find it in other products either. Explicit support for Dropbox/Google Drive/Box would be one way, but dynamic linking a la Microsoft Word would be fine, maybe even better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.3
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

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 3 answers
There are too many positive aspects versus negative.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.8
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

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 9.5
Based on 2 answers
We find it to be intuitive to use with a simple menu and right-click based functionality in place.
Carol Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 1 answer
XaitPorter is always there even though we have issues with outages (suddenly the network does not work, but that is internal issue)
Solveig Solheim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our reports/Tenders complete in a reasonable time frame, actually faster than Word. We have not integrated with other systems or softwares.
Solveig Solheim | 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

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 3 answers
They have a clear method for reporting any issues and work hard to get a resolution, keeping me informed of progress.
Carol Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 4.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 1 answer
He was really good. He came from Xait and trained us for several days. He got all involved and answered the questions asked. He was a professional trainee
Solveig Solheim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MS SharePoint

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

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 9.9
Based on 2 answers
The online training was really good. They know the way of getting people involved and they answered all questions asked. They were there for us.
Solveig Solheim | 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

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I was really satisfied with the implementation
Solveig Solheim | 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

XaitPorter

The standard product for many years has been Microsoft Word. Some have tried to use SharePoint as a collaborative tool, but it is not suited for the purpose and is generally very user un-friendly. It is not intuitive and we have very few persons with any competency in it. Porter is easy to pick up and the new interface is very intuitive, and the way that Porter works removes many of the typical layout and formatting choices that made Microsoft Word so difficult for the average employee. It also greatly simplifies and reduces the amount of corrective work that tender support staff used to have to do.We are not aware of any product in the market that comes close to Porter. It is an ideal product that was purpose built for collaborative writing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I just love the system
Solveig Solheim | 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

XaitPorter

  • Too soon to tell. Right now we're still at the near end of the value chain - it still seems expensive given the outputs to date. But we have a lower proposal volume than some companies, so you need to factor that in.
  • Also, the named user licensing is restrictive and problematic in a small company where people perform multiple roles and may dip in and out of the proposal development process over a period of weeks or months. A concurrent user model would be much, much better for us, though I understand you'd need to figure out a way to handle email notifications.
Anonymous | 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

XaitPorter

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint
7.8
XaitPorter
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.3
XaitPorter
10.0

Usability

MS SharePoint
6.8
XaitPorter
9.5

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint
XaitPorter
10.0

Performance

MS SharePoint
XaitPorter
10.0

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
5.0
XaitPorter
10.0

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
XaitPorter
10.0

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
XaitPorter
9.9

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
XaitPorter
10.0

Scalability

MS SharePoint
XaitPorter
10.0

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