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Overview

What is SharePoint?

Microsoft's SharePoint is an Intranet solution that enables users to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and collaborate across the organization.

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Recent Reviews

SharePoint Review

8 out of 10
May 01, 2024
Microsoft SharePoint is mainly used as a document management system where I store and organize all my documents. SharePoint addresses …
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Microsoft can do better

8 out of 10
November 30, 2021
Incentivized
We are using SharePoint as a replacement for our corporate network file server. Primarily we are using SharePoint for document sharing and …
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Pricing

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Plan 1

$5.00

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Plan 2

$10.00

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Office 365 E3

$20.00

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Details

What is SharePoint?

MS SharePoint / SQL refers to Microsoft Sharepoint, a web-based collaborative platform, being used in tandem with Microsoft SQL Server to provide business intelligence analytics and reporting. They can provide BI content such as data connections, reports, scorecards, dashboards, and more.

With Sharepoint, users can share files, data, news, and resources. Sites can be customized to streamline teams’ work. Team members can collaborate inside and outside the organization, across PCs, Macs, and mobile devices.

Sharepoint also supports the ability to discover data, expertise, and insights to inform decisions and guide action. SharePoint’s content management features, along with connections and conversations surfaced in Yammer, enable organizations to maximize their velocity of knowledge.

Users can also accelerate productivity by transforming processes—from tasks like notifications and approvals to operational workflows. With SharePoint lists and libraries, Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps, they can create digital experiences with forms, workflows, and custom apps for every device.

SharePoint Videos

What is Microsoft SharePoint and How Can I Use It?
SharePoint is a great tool for sharing files and delivering information to employees. Some businesses even use SharePoint to build their company website. Whether you use SharePoint for your internet, intranet, or both, though, it can be tricky to get started with.

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SharePoint Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft's SharePoint is an Intranet solution that enables users to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and collaborate across the organization.

OpenText Documentum, Jive, and OpenText WEM are common alternatives for SharePoint.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of SharePoint are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Siddharth Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The ROI on the product has been positive. It being cheaper is a major aspect for large businesses.
  • Negative side - The system just lags out a lot that can hinder your processes a lot. Users have to still save files on their system for backup just in case.
  • Neutral - There is still opportunities for integration with other cloud based platforms that if explored could make the ROI much higher
Jimmy Harrell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • We've recently implemented Microsoft SharePoint access via iPads for our Template teams out on job sites. They can easily upload CAD / Laser files into Microsoft SharePoint for our production team to review in real time. Serious ROI when we don't have to wait for our Template team to get back to the shop!
  • We have multiple physical locations. Microsoft SharePoint allows users at each location to collaborate by working on documents simultaneously. Allowing us to solve multi-site problems & strategize on multi-site initiatives much faster!
  • We can also share key information with external partners. As long as they have a registered MS account (not necessarily an O365 account) we can share our information with them in a variety of ways. This allows consistent & concise communication with our partners.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It offers real-time collaboration, so it helps to increase the efficiency of employees
  • Files are saved in one location so there is no need to share files everyone time when someone asked about it
  • The creation of a private folder helps to hide important documents from other employees
Thushitha A. Chandrasiri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Since Microsoft SharePoint provides the unlimited cloud storage, the cost of having tangible memory devices is reduced
  • While hardware memory devices are subject to data loss and MS SharePoint does not have that impact, the cost of recovering any data and any time consumed for assessing those problems is greatly reduced
  • Time spent on sharing documents through different devices among the employees and external parties is greatly reduced
  • Safety of the external sharing of the important documents is assured with MS SharePoint
November 30, 2021

Microsoft can do better

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Positive impact: Coming from our classic network file system, SharePoint (or any cloud-based tool) is a significant improvement. No more local files that are saved with extended filenames, manually versioned, manually dated. No more files which are emailed and manual management of multiple contributors or editors.
  • Negative impact: Overall, opening/editing/saving files seem slower than working from the network. Hence, many people are still saving locally & moving things to SharePoint later.
  • Negative impact: Since SharePoint is not the best tool for everything, we are still using multiple tools for any given project endeavor. We have a tool for project planning, another tool for activity tracking (kanban board system), another tool for project time tracking, SharePoint for document collaboration and storage, etc.
RIDWAN AHAMMAD | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It comes with Office 365. It won't cost you any additional charges.
  • It will help you to streamline your communication and work as a central hub for all tasks, files[,] and events[.]
  • Setting it up will need a bit [of] planning. If you jump blindly it will become a confusing place for your team members and make them frustrated[.]
Mst Rahima Khatun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • A timesheet application isn't necessary, and the company saves money on internal Web development because it doesn't need to purchase one.
  • As part of a larger Microsoft bundle, the company saves money by reducing document and storage costs and increasing productivity.
  • The company saves money by eliminating the need for face-to-face meetings and increasing project productivity and maintainability.
  • The practical application and integration and a safe and convenient way to store files contribute to a high return on investment.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • SharePoint has contributed to the lack of accountability at our organization because it contains no real way to police user habits at a large, global organization. Some departments use it, some don't. Some teams use it, some don't. And those who do use it are notoriously inconsistent in their implementation of its capabilities. In the past we have tried to streamline the system and make it more efficient for people to use, but we have now actually abandoned this in favor of moving to an ERP system instead.
  • SharePoint has caused a lot of headache and duplication of efforts across our organization, and the time and money we have sunk into attempting to shoehorn better processes into it has not been worth it in the long run.
  • One plus is that it has provided a place for large amounts of data to be stored, so at least we can transfer all that content out of the system when we move to an ERP model. After we fix all the taxonomy issues, of course.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Increased collaboration - MS Sharepoint has increased knowledge share and collaboration between departments. This saves time and energy because of its efficient and effective communication
  • Increased document security - MS Sharepoint has increased our document security so we're safer knowing that our documents are security and access controlled appropriately. We are less prone to get in trouble by our customers due to the security provided by MS Sharepoint
  • Negative Impact Compared to other software - Not sure if the MS Sharepoint's main functionalities could've been met with other tools we currently have
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Going from an older version of Sharepoint to Sharepoint Online has improved collaboration greatly.
  • Sharepoint Online also improves on empowering users to manage the sites and content.
  • Overall efficiency has improved greatly compared to the older Sharepoint as well. The platform is much easier to use.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • As SharePoint is one of the top content collaboration tool which is seamlessly integrated with all other products / solutions from Microsoft or externals, the productivity of employees in the organization can go like a sky rocket and we are witnessing it from the business.
  • As SharePoint provides scaling up/down at any point based on the business needs, any sized organization can choose the best plan according to their need and can leverage the scaling functionality at later stage
  • Business can use SharePoint solutions to automate repeated tasks/ process that they encounter daily and can avoid manual / repeat works
  • As SharePoint is more based out of web based product, network issues or fluctuations can be a challenge at times. However, Microsoft is really working on bringing standalone products that works without a network availability.
Stephanie W | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Positive - can work on projects more quickly with fewer document versions floating around
  • Positive - less documents/large files being sent via email - changing the culture of our organization to work more efficiently
  • Positive - ease of access of content, especially during COVID-19 times, I haven't had any trouble accessing content on my computer or my phone.
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