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MS SharePoint

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Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint

We primarily use [MS] SharePoint for enterprise content, document and record management, including storage, retrieval, searching, archiving, tracking, management, and reporting of data. Much of the impetus for this is to conform to various legal, information management, and process compliance requirements. Our SharePoint implementation replaces legacy shared corporate fileservers which have now been migrated to Azure cloud.
Anonymous | 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
7.6
XaitPorter
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.0
XaitPorter
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.0
XaitPorter
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
7.4
XaitPorter
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.2
XaitPorter
Search
MS SharePoint
7.6
XaitPorter
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.3
XaitPorter

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.2
XaitPorter
Chat
MS SharePoint
6.9
XaitPorter
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.3
XaitPorter
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.4
XaitPorter
Surveys
MS SharePoint
6.8
XaitPorter
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
7.8
XaitPorter
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
6.7
XaitPorter
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
6.3
XaitPorter
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.7
XaitPorter

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
8.0
XaitPorter
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.2
XaitPorter
Video files
MS SharePoint
7.8
XaitPorter
Audio files
MS SharePoint
7.9
XaitPorter
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.6
XaitPorter
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.5
XaitPorter
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
7.9
XaitPorter
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
7.0
XaitPorter
Device sync
MS SharePoint
8.1
XaitPorter

Pros

MS SharePoint

  • Permission management: This is super relevant and wonderful for controlling what your audience can see and do, for example, when you need someone to constantly see changes to a "living document" but not have the ability to intervene in the process.
  • Contact groups: I find it super good since not necessarily the site administrators are the only ones who can manage the group, you can make any member of the group can manage the rest of the members without this being involved in other site settings. Also when granting permissions, distributing documents, announcements, tasks, it is very easy to do it by group of contacts than one by one.
  • Version history: We know that we are exposed to errors and accidents, so having the previous versions of a document, being able to see who has modified and having the possibility of restoring any of those versions can save the day. I always feel that I am protected and that is why I always promote working in the cloud.
  • Integration with other MS tools: The workflows that connect outlook, sharepoint, onedrive, among others, where you can manage multiple actions for all these tools seems wonderful to me, it allows a super necessary and simple expansion to be able to automate tasks that used to be performed manually on a daily basis, it certainly contributes to efficiency.
Andrea Lemo | 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

  • Managing access permissions is still clunky - not a whole lot better in newer versions than it was way back when it was first launched.
  • Re-organization of the site hierarchy isn't very easy. You need a third-party tool to do anything meaningful when you want to rearrange your site pages and move site libraries.
  • It doesn't provide for any kind of backup, so you have to either have it on=prem where you can backup the entire server or you have to buy a third-party tool if you are using the online hosted version (SPO).
Jane Updegraff | 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 9.7
Based on 21 answers
It's integral to our business. It's already included with most of the Office 365 licensing we buy, so the cost is effectively zero. It stores our files, it is the foundation for custom applications, and Microsoft only continues to enhance its functionality and its connections to other Microsoft tools. SharePoint just keeps getting better and better.
Anonymous | 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 8.2
Based on 19 answers
Usability is a rather complex question. In general usability is good. Usability depends upon:
  1. Objectives
  2. User skills
  3. Experience with the software
  4. General concept understanding
SharePoint usability is heavily dependent upon the initial setup and layout of the system and the application. If the initial setup is done with forethought and planning, the environment will meet user needs.
Tim Daciuk | 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 2 answers
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 2 answers
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 8.7
Based on 13 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 6 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
The face to face training I received was on SharePoint Administration. It was rushed as there was a lot of information to cover and the application of the labs weren't that great either. I like to be able to relate what I am learning to what I am currently doing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
I like to learn at my own pace and online training allows for that. Additionally, you can skip through pieces of content that you already know or are already comfortable with. Microsoft actually offers great videos on their website for basic fundamental SharePoint Training. I have used these training videos in some of my own training sessions with end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 2 answers
I was really satisfied with the implementation
Solveig Solheim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MS SharePoint

I have been burned by just one year of using MS, from performance/reliability issues to non-intuitive UI's that I can't name an aspect or functionality that I'd rate SharePoint as doing better than the Google Suite (and Google Sites, specifically). SharePoint needs a total rebuild to be a viable product, or maybe they'll launch their own, less awful product to replace it like they did with Microsoft Edge to replace Internet Explorer.
Anonymous | 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

  • It has democratized collaboration - giving power at the point of use.
  • It has allowed us as a regulated industry to be compliant.
  • It has allowed us to share information from a central point rather than just bouncing emails and storing files on desktops.
  • It has allowed us to automate business processes.
Chris Carpenter | 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
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

MS SharePoint Editions & Modules

Edition
Plan 1$5.001
Plan 2$10.001
Office 365 E3$20.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

XaitPorter

General

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

XaitPorter Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint
7.9
XaitPorter
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.7
XaitPorter
10.0

Usability

MS SharePoint
8.2
XaitPorter
9.5

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint
XaitPorter
10.0

Performance

MS SharePoint
XaitPorter
10.0

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
8.7
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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