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Ted Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Internal intranet for our company to enable users a central location for file storage, company wide notification and collaboration tools
  • Enables a central file depository for teams and departments
  • Great search functions
  • Customizable user permissions
  • Integration with 3rd party providers since Sharepoint has been around for years
  • On-boarding can take some time with new hires on how to use SharePoint
  • One issue we noticed is SharePoint One Drive sync issues creep occasionally
  • Cache issues with certain browsers that cause issues and required the browser Cache to be cleared out
  • It can become complex quickly with customization and difficult to fix when problems do arise.
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Dinesh Selvachandra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Good integration with the Microsoft ecosystem. Active directory security is an advantage.
  • Remotely accessible and the files are up to date. We can link to local storage.
  • Version control.
  • The search function is confusing.
  • Navigation can be annoying.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

SharePoint just works

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • We're using it here at LendingTree as a centralized document storage location broken up by teams and content so it's easy to find what you're looking for in a centralized location.
  • At Starbucks, we used it to pass along information to the tens of thousands of baristas located all over the world.
  • Some of the SQL it generates is, or at least was, pretty horrible. It could do a better job of taking advantage of the performance possibilities within SQL Server.
  • It is pretty easy for one user to change settings for an entire team, in an unintended manner. But perhaps that's just because we aren't provisioning users as well as we could be.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 15, 2019

Organize your documents

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Solid service for company intranet.
  • It organizes the company documents in one place.
  • Easy to access documents.
  • The user interface could be more simplified.
  • Accessing outside of the company network should be easier.
  • The implementation can be more smooth as it is a little challenging process.
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Laura Stein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • SharePoint: Data Management of documents, and turning spreadsheets into lists.
  • SharePoint Online: Continuous improvements, and the ability to preview the improvements before general release.
  • SQL: Excellent Database platform. Easy to connect to, and less expensive than Oracle for both implementation and management. I don't believe in using open source (i.e. MySQL) in a corporate environment.
  • SharePoint: 5,000 item view limit.
  • SharePoint: User groups should default to Contribute, not Edit. Edit is too much permission for end-users; it allows the users to change the table structure or even delete the whole list or library.
  • If using either SharePoint or SQL on-premise, backups and patches approach nightmare level.
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Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Allow users to access documents no matter where they are.
  • It's secure.
  • It is end-user friendly. Our team members can use it quickly and efficiently.
  • It is efficient in managing large amounts of data.
  • Allows us to monitor and track data from our OCR tool.
  • It can be a little difficult to get it set up. There are very few walkthroughs in it on how to set up.
  • The search functionality needs improvement. It's currently nonexistent.
  • It's difficult to lock down files to ensure that users who can access them don't delete them.
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Jeet Sohpal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • OneDrive is the front end for our users. The back end of OneDrive is SharePoint which allows storing of files and folders and it also allows our users to share those files and folders with other users globally, internally and externally.
  • As SharePoint is also the back of end of MS Teams it allows for much better many to many collaboration. It also allows for conversations in teams to be had globally between different teams within the same organization.
  • Yammer is also another app which has a SharePoint backend that is now being utilized more within our company. You can join and create groups within Yammer where you can discuss work-related projects or non-work related subjects such as sharing photos and information about your pet(s).
  • Within SharePoint itself, you can create document Libraries which can double up as repositories which can be used in applications such as Repstor which is a 3rd party tool that plugs into Outlook and in doing so brings SharePoint into Outlook. By doing this, you can create folders within Repstor which then sync back to the SharePoint document library. You can then file emails into these folders and make this information shareable with other users by allowing them access to the repository.
  • SharePoint also allows you to set up email content types which extract the metadata from emails filed into SharePoint so that they are filed with the correct field names and those fields are populated. Doing this allows for much more efficient storage and searching.
  • The technical/configuration side of it is not as intuitive as I would like it to be.
  • Can be clunky and temperamental at times in that you could be working on setting up a SharePoint site and it could all just seize up. This could, however, be down to the infrastructure in our company.
  • Easier and better differentiation for users so that they can easily understand the differences between SharePoint and OneDrive (my.sharepoint).
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Microsoft SharePoint provides controlled access to information.
  • Microsoft SharePoint allows users to access information remotely.
  • Microsoft SharePoint allows collaborative work.
  • The user interface for SharePoint is not exactly intuitive.
  • To get the software set up correctly and to your liking, you have to have a lot of knowledge and time to customize the software.
  • Basic functions and navigation seem difficult.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
  • Staff time - flexibility is great but in order to benefit you do need to have staff able to configure and manage SharePoint.
  • Reporting - reporting leaves something to be desired both directly within sharepoint and with SQL reporting services.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to share information with colleagues or partners within or outside of the organization.
  • Easy to learn quickly, people are used to the interface.
  • Everyone likes talking about themselves, SharePoint gives users a place to do that if they so wish.
  • Setting up an external facing SharePoint site securely can be a challenge.
  • Permissions can be difficult for users to set up and maintain.
  • Setup can be intimidating as it can require many servers if you split all the roles out.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Access and sharing through users is role-based and very familiar to the regular Microsoft Office suite.
  • Document versioning and backups is a breeze.
  • Microsoft SharePoint is one of the best tools for sharing and collaborating on internal documentation.
  • Exposing websites outside the intranet can be really challenging.
  • Customizations to provide the same look and feel to make it compliant with other company resources can be daunting as well.
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Michael Haberkern | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Workflows
  • As a team collaboration tool
  • As a documentation datastore
  • A repository of knowledge, like a wiki page
  • It can get extremely complex, outside the knowledge of a system admin
  • Will eventually take a dedicated backend engineer
  • Can sometimes need too much work
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Sirish Vadala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Extremely convenient to collaborate effectively by setting up websites for sharing information related to projects.
  • Enables users to manage documents with interactive dashboards and graphs to analyze organizational needs.
  • Easy to customize, providing options to edit components and create your own custom applications to suit your organization.
  • Excessive features can sometimes be overwhelming and difficult to locate. Also, configuring security is slightly complicated unless you are a SharePoint developer.
  • Sometimes the application freezes and locks up. However, this could be due to the network configuration from my organization's end.
  • Loading the calendars is sometimes slow and freezes.
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Tim Slater | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 28, 2018

Great Collaboration Tool

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The collaboration of Technical Reports.
  • Has a good search feature.
  • Ease of posting content.
  • Updates can be tricky to apply.
  • Implementation is difficult.
  • It is hard to find good SharePoint consultants at reasonable rates.
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Stephen Swan | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 11, 2018

SharePoint Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Collaboration. Our entire university is involved in making SharePoint a success.
  • Integration. As we are primarily a Microsoft shop, integration with Office and other Microsoft products is key for us.
  • Performance/Design. Microsoft has designed their systems to scale for any environment.
  • Learning Curve. SharePoint has a steep curve to figure out what it is and is not and what is required to get everything working together for complete functionality.
  • Sprawl. The number of servers required can be daunting.
  • SharePoint is only a basis for eventual use. Even functional items like consistent backups, workflows, and forms really require other products to perform.
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Florence Birgen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • File version. This helps users stay informed of file version they are using and what changes have been done.
  • SharePoint is a great document management solution. Allows you publish and share information within an organization.
  • Collaborative capabilities. This maximizes the organization’s productivity.
  • The price is high. It could be a good thing if they ever consider bringing its cost slightly down.
  • Integration. Sometime integrating other applications and customization can be difficult especially after every update
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Perfect for intranet to inform everyone in the company what is happening
  • Easy for storing documents, procedures, documentation, etc.
  • Most of the time for end users it is "Self-Service" which means very minimal IT involvement.
  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 29, 2018

MS Sharepoint/SQL review

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ease of use - It is very easy to use and can be used by almost anyone with any hierarchy. This helps us save money and not hire programmers.
  • It can be integrated with other applications to create more robust and difficult reports.
  • It can be role based and secure. This helps restrict all users from making changes.
  • It has mobile support. It has a responsive design that can be automatically incorporated with mobile devices.
  • Integration with other tools is not very easy. We were trying to extract reports from QC and post them on SP and found it difficult to accomplish.
  • The design is not very sleek - the design can be potentially improved so that it is intuitive.
  • Sometimes sharing and editing files by multiple users can create issues and not save all changes.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Versioning, the way it tracks changes and when they were made and what was changed is amazing
  • Customization of data. The easy way it relates to users to help customize the storing of data
  • Integration of user data and meta data
  • It isn't granular enough for IT experts
  • The data often times does "play well" with SQL
  • It seems outside vendors do this better then what Microsoft has in place i.e. Layer2
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Mauro Carrillo | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 11, 2018

SharePoint Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • SharePoint is a great document management solution.
  • Allows collaboration, which it maximizes productivity since all information needed is centralized.
  • Portal has some robust capabilities that allows you to share, publish and interact with others inside your organization.
  • Overall I'm very pleased with the solution. We're still learning the ins and outs. Perhaps additional training material on "How To" use some of the features would be helpful from Microsoft.
  • I would like to see a dashboard that shows metrics perhaps on some of the data that gets shared or uploaded.
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Viktor Mulac | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Very good content management tool
  • Support for team collaboration
  • It is easy to search for information on the whole sharepoint space
  • Good responsiveness
  • Workflow support seems complicated to configure
  • Sometimes the system does not allow to edit files in the local MS Office application for no obvious reason
  • Minor issues: Calender displays limited information, by longer entries, it is necessary to click event by event to find the details. A switch for short / full view would be helpful.
  • Handling the files requires sometimes to go one by one, group functions are not available (moving, deleting, compressing and downloading the whole directory or selected files)
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (31)
7.4
Customizable dashboards (43)
8.1
Report Formatting Templates (37)
7.7
Drill-down analysis (34)
7.7
Formatting capabilities (42)
7.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages (25)
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration (41)
8.2
Publish to Web (44)
8.4
Publish to PDF (40)
8.2
Report Versioning (37)
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling (34)
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers (26)
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (29)
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (28)
7.9
Predictive Analytics (25)
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login) (49)
8.8
Role-Based Security Model (52)
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (54)
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO) (44)
9.0
Responsive Design for Web Access (46)
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application (29)
8.1
Dedicated Android Application (27)
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (33)
7.4
REST API (21)
8.7
Javascript API (20)
8.4
iFrames (22)
8.2
Java API (20)
8.2
Themeable User Interface (UI) (25)
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (17)
7.7

About MS SharePoint / SQL

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.

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