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Microsoft SharePoint is usually considered an internal content management product, but it also features web content management capabilities for managing external website content. SharePoint is a very broadly adopted solution and competes successfully with Oracle, EMC Documentum and OpenText in the ECM space. It is also a collaboration platform and, in this context, competes with IBM's Collaboration platform (Lotus) and products like Novell Teaming and Jive Team Collaboration.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/kA/2M/MTL0RZL1QRTR.PNGMS Sharepoint, a good sharing softwareMS Sharepoint is being used by our entire organization, every department. With MS Sharepoint we can integrate with MS Excel, and with Office 365, so as I do my projects in MS Excel I can share them in MS Sharepoint. The good thing about MS Sharepoint is that all the data is uploaded to the cloud through the internet portal, so anyone with authorization can access anytime. Furthermore, as I work with VBA and MS Excel, there are some projects that I need to upload a series of files to the cloud, and MS Sharepoint gives me that possibility.,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.,If you are going to implement its intranet system, you may have some problems, Microsoft actually discourages that from happening. Sometime if you need to search, it requires a lot of internal customization. Social networking is separated from the rest of the intranet. Sometimes when you need to upload a great number of files, it becomes slow, and even some files do not upload, so you need to upload them manually.,7,Reduced use of hard drive. Upload files to the cloud. Networking may be a negative point about MS Sharepoint. Now we have a worldwide intranet, all the organization can access.,OneDrive,Microsoft 365 Business, Microsoft Power BI, OneDriveMicrosoft SharePoint, at the scale of a large org, has no rivals outside of Microsoft TeamsSharePoint is used organization-wide from our parent company to each of the operating companies underneath it. It is a collaboration solution within the Office 365 toolkit and has been used in our company since 2007. SharePoint is has been paired with a few tools to run in parallel over the years, but the current deployment is almost purely off-the-shelf Microsoft.,SharePoint allows information to self-organize well. One version of the truth visible in multiple contexts (views). SharePoint allows for a really good relationship between Microsoft Office products and allows for collaboration in those tools to happen a bit more seamlessly. SharePoint allows for permissions to govern access to information very well from any level in the site. SharePoint in Office 365 allows for information to be accessed in a mobile environment without the need for VPN or server access that has traditionally been somewhat difficult to navigate on a phone.,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.,10,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.,Basecamp, monday and Microsoft Teams,Microsoft Teams, Basecamp, JIRA Software,,4,Collaboration - file sharing Collaboration - metadata-based lists managing lightweight business processes, WIP tracking Communication - serves as a lightweight supplement to our intranet connecting specific groups to specific contexts. Regulatory approval process enabler (we are FDA regulated),business process creation (small scale). we are able to build some pretty excellent small scale processes on an ad-hoc basis that keep us from having to buy larger tools that have overkill functionality for what we need. Permission controlled document system. We have a Documentum system that is a pain for general collaboration. We are able to use SharePoint as a buffer to get actual work done and keep company confidential and context confidential information under control. We use it also as a communication tool based on the outcomes of business processes that are built in Lists, Calendars, and Libraries.,It depends on the maturity of complementing apps in the Office 365 environment like Flow, PowerApps, PowerBI, etc.. We just migrated to Office 365, so we are rebuilding out toolkit and learning the new environment. Mobile is significant because it is underexplored. Moving to Office365 has opened the possibility of mobile development and integration. We are currently looking at the future of SharePoint weighed agains the future of Teams. SharePoint and Teams are not the same, but finding a harmonious way to weave the two together is important to the survival of each through consolidation.,10Great document management toolMS SharePoint is used in our organization as a document sharing and team collaboration tool. It is used in the whole organization. SharePoint online addresses the problem of document management. Customized workflow enables security.,Document management MS SharePoint combined with other Microsoft Office and 365 products provide great features. MS SharePoint can be integrated with an MS flow which helps in a customized approval workflow. Site creation is easy and even business users can do it. Security is great,MS SharePoint is a great tool. Only thing is that it is a little expensive.,8,MS SharePoint has a positive impact on our business as it serves as a centralized place for a document repository. Customized business site and workflow has helped the business in saving time and it has a quick implementation.,uploading and sharing document customized workflow,Yes,8MS SharePoint review: The best software for managing and securing your filesMicrosoft SharePoint is used throughout the enterprise for the management of reports and data that are generated in Microsoft Office 365 applications and stored on it for security and quality issues. With this, we can share with remote locations in real-time in a safe and fast way.,The security they provide for the data stored on it due to the protocols followed by Microsoft. The facility is based on the tools of Office 365, which makes this service simpler when they are together. The last editing of a certain file, since this allows you to control any type of failure that occurs.,Maybe improve the speed of actions on the files. Sometimes when we move some files it may take a little longer than expected and when it is moved you also no longer have this file in the source folder, so you end up thinking that you lost. Permissions can be difficult to control, sometimes some people are granted permission to access a folder by accident. Advanced technical skills are often required to manage such software.,9,Increase productivity because you do not need to be sending files by email, just sharing with a common area. Security of sensitive information, such as loss of machine or virus attack. Optimization over repetitive tasks.,OneDrive,Visual Studio IDE, Microsoft 365 Business, Sublime TextSharePoint: It does, so you don't have to!SharePoint is used by my entire organization. Its tools and scalability allow all our sites across the world to communicate and increase efficiency, which is hard given our sizable footprint. A team in Oregon needs to be using the same processes and information as the team in New York, and SharePoint allows us to do this. From easily making personalized websites for each team to use, to making wikis with information that all teams can access, SharePoint has been a time and lifesaver.,User interface. I went from knowing nothing about SharePoint, to being a site leader managing 12 different sites and multiple subsites. It's really intuitive, easy to work out, and there are tons of materials and how-to's out there if you want to go deeper Speed. A website is no good if it takes a year and a day to load. I'm able to speed through both the web part building process and general use as fast as my mouse can click, regardless of where the servers are located Stability. SharePoint is very stable, not crashing under my experience. Of course, it's important to ensure updates are installed but other than that, I was able to guess and check many aspects of how to operate SharePoint without crashing anything.,Sometimes it's a little hard to know where to go if you want to do a particular action, and SharePoint has its own "language." It's not computer language like C++ or anything, but you do have to learn what SharePoint calls a site, a subsite, a web part, etc. Without that vernacular, it's a much steeper learning curve. It can be a little hard to figure out the lists' functionality. We've run into situations where a list will max out on how much info it can hold, and the process for increasing that limit or moving the data to a different kind of list is not straightforward. There are currently several design choices, but they're somewhat limited. Yes, it's supposed to be a work program, so you don't want to get too "artsy," but having the option to be a little more creative would be nice and expand the user base.,10,We've been able to use SharePoint to standardize the processes of over 12 different offices and multiple continents, just by making a team website template and linking the same information between them. That's invaluable. The automation functions have been great, allowing us to check a box, and SharePoint generates multiple emails to multiple people, automatically pulled from outlook, without us doing more than a single click of the mouse. It saves us tons of time on repetitive tasks. One negative is very minor. Sometimes, as people who managed the databases leave or get promoted, the knowledge of what they had in place goes with them. We might have to create some "how-to's" on what we've built to ensure we don't have to keep reinventing the wheel.MS SharePoint ReviewSharePoint is being used for data transfers and maintaining control on permissions to all users. It is used department-wise based on the client's project. Previously we were using FTP but SharePoint is easier when compared to FTP and we can give control to the client also for their review and monitoring.,Data sharing is easy. Very good permissions control. History tracking.,There should be themes available. Sharing options are sometimes not visible.,8,Gave us full control over data. Improved data tracking.,Microsoft Project, SAP ERP, PTC CreoSharePoint - the intranet that you already have.MS SharePoint is currently used as our intranet as a way to collaborate within and across units. It's available to everyone, but only power users are really using it. It has been used successfully as a document repository, and in a small way as a workflow management system with form routing. It's currently seen something we have, but don't really know how to use to its full potential.,Coming bundled with other office products is really nice. Most people are going to need Outlook, Word, Excel - having access to SharePoint is nice to get with our site license. SharePoint is powerful. It can do a lot of things, and we haven't really even started to understand how it can be used. They've redesigned recently to make it easier to get started. You can make pages and add parts to the pages really easily. Going deeper takes a lot of trial and error.,It's hard to know what all SharePoint does, or what it really excels at. People still use e-mail as their primary communication tool. They share OneDrive folders for document repositories. They keep notes in OneNote. SharePoint facilitates these tools but doesn't really add much direct value. Teams and Planner offer scaled-down versions that will probably see greater use because they are more focused. SharePoint is intimidating to get started with. There are a lot of settings and no clear entry point. Creating a new page and linking to that page is frustratingly difficult. Integration with other tools requires certain licenses and this isn't obvious. Permissions are confusing. SharePoint looks better now, but design is still lacking especially when you start getting behind the scenes.,7,SharePoint is one of the most underused tools on campus, because no one is exactly sure how to use it. It has a lot of potential, but is too difficult and intimidating for non-technical users to do more than the basics. Microsoft hasn't distinguished SharePoint from Teams or other products very well. It's not clear if it'll be easier to just direct users there, and do the behind the scenes stuff in SharePoint. This makes communication with end users muddled. SharePoint is a bad place to communicate in real time, and Skype / Teams is much better positioned in this space. Teams is underwhelming and Skype for Business has it's issues - but they are designed with this goal in mind.,Squarespace, Igloo and G Suite,Slack, Microsoft Visual Studio Code, OneNoteSharePoint: Capable but could be made more user friendlySharePoint, when it was rolled out several years ago, was in replacement for Atlassian's Confluence. It is intended to be used by the whole organization, and was the de-facto tool for collaboration. There were a wide variety of uses for SharePoint. Teams were managing their own SharePoint sites to share internal information to the team, educate external teams, and make project-specific sites where all documentation and discussions related to a specific site were stored. Much more than a document repository, we have been using SharePoint as public and private wikis, calendar sharing, and data collection through generated forms for input.,Simple to use and learn the basics. Lots of customization options if you require advanced features. Tight integration with Microsoft software -- Excel data can be converted to charts, Outlook calendars. Searching with a site is decent, as it will return results within documents such as Word uploaded in the repository.,The way permissions are configured can be difficult to control. I have seen permissions granted accidentally and give access to areas where they should not be. Images for wiki pages are more difficult than necessary, as it requires you to first upload an image first before linking to it. It should work similarly to OneNote, where you can simply paste the image in. Maintaining document folder structures is difficult. While there's a Windows Explorer-like function, it's not obvious where it can be found.,7,Relatively easy to share the basic features and functionality of SharePoint, and most users get the basic premise. Difficult to convey more advanced features, requiring community forums and how-tos in order to educate. Most advanced features are not obvious in the tool itself and require searching through the internet. Due to its slow adoption because of the overlap in the simple features, there have been hold-outs that continue to use Confluence (why change if the basic features work better in the old system) and there's been another option in the form of Google Suite, which our organization is also looking at as an option.,Atlassian Confluence, Google Forms and Google Drive,Google Drive, Google Forms, Atlassian Confluence,Document repository. Simple wiki (no images). Simple forms.,Permissions and making sure access is correctly granted. Advanced forms and graphing. Wiki involving images which needed to be uploaded and linked to -- you cannot just copy and paste/drag & drop onto the page.,Yes, but I don't use it,7SharePoint Makes a good point!Let's talk about the ability to customize websites and gather information all in one spot! Yes, we use SharePoint and it has been very beneficial as our teams are able to create, compile, and communicate with ease on one site. A strong feature is that you are able to use it from almost every device (handheld, tablet or desktop). Since it is a Microsoft product all of our documents and the extension files have absolutely no issues uploading or keeping their format.,Files can easily be uploaded. The extension files do not need to be modified. It can be used by most devices. Formatting stays the same.,Troubleshooting is not the easiest. Tech support tries to get you to upgrade. You need to know what you are trying to do (simple users will get lost).,7,This has made me feel like a Pro when it comes to putting a site together. Not all users can work in this system. With the speed and tools, we were able to make quick decisions and promote trends that were forecasted through our products.,,Google Drive, Jive, Atlassian ConfluenceSharing platformSharePoint became more and more popular across the whole organization. We are trying to stop using common share drives. Instead of that, we have used SharePoint as one of the main places for our documents and files. It is easy to to create different groups which are used by different departments/teams/employee groups. It is also much faster than share drive.,An easy way to coordinate the member roles of a specific group. You can have administrator/viewer and editor/or only viewer role. No issue with space compared to share drive. Easy to check who last modified the file. Send messages with links directly from SharePoint. Easy to check who is a specific group member.,A better searching option can be nice to have. The layout is a bit old-fashion.,10,Timesaving, daily activities are faster. Data is well secured. Better knowledge sharing across the organization,,Blue Prism, OneDrive, Microsoft Office 365, UiPath Enterprise RPA PlatformMS SharePoint: great for users to collaborate, share, and store all in one place!We use MS SharePoint across our whole organization. MS SharePoint allows us to collaborate within our district in an efficient manner and keeps everything organized and neat, making it easy for others to access. MS SharePoint allows users to make changes quickly and easily and the auto-saving features make getting interrupted while working not so bothersome because you don't lose your work while dealing with another situation.,MS SharePoint allows our users to be in constant communication, making time more efficient. We don't have to wait for an email or hope an email isn't ignored. MS SharePoint allows us to store all our files/folders in one convenient location, making it easier to find important information and to be able to collaborate and make changes all in one place. MS SharePoint gives us better amounts of storage than other services, and tracks the changes of the documents, making it quicker and easier to collaborate on the creation of documents.,MS SharePoint sometimes can be confusing, because of the Teams vs. Sites. We have a lot of hats we wear and when we have to search through Sites when it should be stored in Teams, it can get confusing when you are in a rush. We have seen some usability problems with MS SharePoint from time to time. If the backside is down, then accessing documents is not possible and this leads to frustration and downtime for our users. This isn't a regular occurrence but is frustrating when you collaborate and are unable to access the documents. Searching with MS SharePoint isn't ideal. It can be difficult to find files, it would be wonderful if the search feature worked across all of SharePoint.,8,MS SharePoint has increased our time for our users to be able to collaborate instead of waiting for emails to be exchanged. MS SharePoint has annoyed our users when the system is unavailable. But that is very few and far between. MS SharePoint is part of our Microsoft 365 suite, I am not aware if it cost more or if our district customized it. But it is worth its value as an end user sees it because it isn't costing them individually to use the program.,Google Drive,Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDriveSharepoint - Maintain continuity in your teamMS SharePoint is being used to do share docs between teams.,Great organization. The ability to have all my docs on there and accessible. Easy to work with.,Sometimes it goes down on the back end, which makes things a bit tricky to work with.,10,It has made the sharing of documentation and processes more streamlined.,Google Drive,Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft Office 365, SlackExcellent collaboration toolSimplifies collaboration. All files can be added to the document library through drag-and-drop, copying files into a synced folder on your desktop, or by using various Office apps on desktop or mobile devices. Keeping a log of who made edits and letting you download previous editions of your document to review changes or return to a previous revision. This allows collaborators to share information, save time and resources from your computer or mobile.,Save multiples versions of files, change controls performed by each person. Protection for the relevant documents allows us to export them to present them by other means. By using Flow, you can send approval requests when documents are loaded to a library, integrate with forms to route information to the appropriate person.,Pricing is dependent on the deployment model chosen: on-premise, subscription, and hybrid. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of introducing a SharePoint based solution, deployment often takes many months or years. It requires advanced technical skills to develop and manage.,8,Considerable reduction of time to share documents Accountant, customers, suppliers, purchase orders, filing cabinets, photographs, forms, legal documents, etc. Better control of workflows and communication with the teams, all integrated in the same platform allows us to have wide visibility of the processes.,Alfresco Enterprise Content Management,Data Protector (formerly HP Data Protector), Lifesize Video ConferencingMS SharePoint ReviewMS SharePoint is used by the entire organization to basically get messages out internally and improve communication. It is a very large company with several different working shifts, so getting announcements out to all employees can be a real challenge. It definitely met and exceeded its purpose. This worked well because employees sit at a desk for a majority of their working time and are required to check it daily.,Simple and easy to use the platform. Aids in effective internal communication. Secure.,There is always room for improvement. Although it is easy to use, it could always be simpler. Would be nice to be able to log in from anywhere, not just on company computers. That may be something the employing company set up though.,8,I was on the user end, as a lower level employee. I would imagine it had a pretty great ROI. When working in a large company it is important to give people the same information across the board. It makes you look better and more streamlined as a company. When the right hand knows what the left hand is doing, or has figured out, it can only bring positive outcomes to the company.,Dropbox, Dropbox Business and Facebook for Business,Dropbox Business, Yealink Conference Phones, RingCentralMS SharePointSharePoint serves as our document management and cloud storage tool.,Being able to store documents in the cloud Being able to share documents easily across team members Being able to have multiple people simultaneously edit documents,Not fully integrated into Microsoft Office suite Synchronization can have issues/problems that aren't easily resolved Seems to work much better with dedicated IT support but difficult to support with limited IT support of a small business,4,Potential for high ROI Needs to be easier to implement and maintain to achieve ROI potential,Google Drive,TriNetMS SharePoint review from a cybersecurity companyWe use it across our organization amongst all of our teams to share documents and collaborate. From a marketing standpoint, we also use their calendar to put in upcoming campaigns that we are running. It is also used to submit or receive tickets amongst our teams for any problems or request that needs addressing.,Easily share documents and files Allows all of our teams to seamlessly collaborate Calendar gives the organization visibility into what campaigns or programs are upcoming,Doesn't handle large files well Sometime when uploading video, it does not render properly and the file must be downloaded The interface could be more user friendly,7,Increased collaboration across teams. Ticketing systems help us resolve any issue internally. Extra visibility into what our teams are working on.,Google Drive and Dropbox,6sense, DiscoverOrg, WistiaMS SharePoint provides an excellent document sharing and content management solution for organizationsMy entire organization adopted MS SharePoint as a part of our shift to using the new suite of Office 365 applications enterprise-wide. MS SharePoint has helped to streamline communication and collaboration across different organizations and business units at my company by offering an effective tool for storage and document sharing/content management.,MS SharePoint's standard reporting capabilities are helpful and can be leveraged to perform high-level site analytics. MS SharePoint sites are highly configurable and can be customized extensively to suit different groups, teams, and use cases. MS SharePoint's document sharing/content management system allows groups to set up a centralized system, allowing for streamlined communication and collaboration.,MS SharePoint integrates fairly well with Yammer, but I would prefer these two have better integration or be folded into the same application to allow for more streamlined communication, collaboration, and announcements.,10,Overall, I believe MS SharePoint has had a positive impact on my organization and has led to improved business process agility and outcomes.,Google Drive,Asana, Google Drive, Google AnalyticsMS SharePoint--Quickly and easily share information across collaborative, interdepartmental teamsWe use SharePoint internally to manage all of our team documents, reference information, communications, etc. We recently merged with additional offices across the country and have begun to set each of those offices up with their SharePoint instances. It allows us to manage communication and information sharing across the organization nationally.,Can access anywhere you have an internet connection on a computer, tablet, or phone. Quickly find information you need. Communicate and share resources/information across many teams. Storage and sharing of large documents.,Sometimes file management is not as organized or robust as I'd like it to be. Too easy for people to accidentally move files when operating with files synced to their desktop. Search functionality in the new interface sometimes does not work as well as the traditional look.,8,Has given us cloud-based management of project files versus our previous network drive system. Collaboration across interdepartmental teams in different geographic locations. Search capabilities are limited sometimes by user skill and savvy.,Google Drive,Microsoft Yammer, SpiceworksSharepoint: collaboration for allWe are using SharePoint as our internal intranet solution, it hosts a large number of corporate documents. We also use it for team collaboration, project collaboration and as a central repository for team information. Our corporate news and applications are all linked through the intranet and it also hosts electronic forms and workflows.,Collaboration Electronic forms Document warehousing,Easier migrations to new versions Clear communication about outages Clear communication about changes,10,Reduction in paper based form spending costs Increased team performance Increased team communication,Atlassian Confluence,Visual Studio IDE, Nintex Platform, Windows ServerSharepoint much better then a file serverWe use SharePoint for our local intranet site. Its been set as everyone's home page with a blog set up as the landing page. We primarily use it for sharing files, wikis and calendars. The search functions work well enough when files are uploaded with appropriate metadata. For the most part we run an out of the box, basic configuration to ensure future versions of SharePoint won't break anything we currently have set up.,Wikis File Sharing Searching,Could be more user friendly, large learning curve since it is such a complex tool. Built in reporting features could be more robust. Built in permissions vs. domain permissions are confusing.,7,More efficient file searching Centralized repository for documents, projects, news No longer required third-party website for project management,SharePoint is a solid repository, but notifications are excessiveMS SharePoint is our organization-wide document repository. With a dispersed company workforce, it was essential that we used a cloud-based program for organizing and sharing all our documents. We stored procedures, released CAD prints, test reports, projections, bills of materials, and all other company-wide documents on SharePoint.,Cloud document sharing. Revision control.,Read/write control. The ability to "boot" a user from a document to seize control. Messaging users that they are locking a document without editing for a long period of time.,9,Good collaboration. Locked files stay locked to an inactive user. Versioning made returning to a previous document very easy, saving a lot of time recreating documents.,Google Drive and Dropbox Business,Dropbox Business, Epicor ERP, SOLIDWORKSSharePoint - Making a Point to ShareAcross the organization, MS SharePoint is used as a collaborative platform for documents/ideas and as a news platform, as well as a change management/audit tracking tool for finance and IT. It addresses versioning to ensure that data is correct and unedited for audits and also for the ability to restore an improperly edited document.,Versioning - Detailed history of when pages and documents are edited. Look/feel - it can be basic to ensure that it doesn't get in the way of using the sites, but there is the capability for customization. Scalability - It can be used for any size organization.,Updating the platform - It can be very tricky and should be performed by experienced admins. Deprecation of functionalities - 2013 moved away from some 2010 features and 2016 is doing the same... on premise is being phased to SharePoint Online. Permissions - If you don't integrate with AD groups from the start then you're double-permissioning, and in some cases even more.,8,When it works, it works. However, when we have had issues they tend to be large and a single admin can be lost in the issue for days to weeks, even with a Microsoft ticket open. Hours can be lost teaching others how to work with SharePoint in the way that we use it - following sites, changing pages, explaining that IE is best, moving documents from one site to another, no external sharing, etc. Integrating acquired companies' AD into ours saves time and confusion around permissions.SharePoint can be a very powerful tool for your business.We are using SharePoint as a means to publish a form and capture entered information so that it can be further reviewed and stored. We are currently using this for just our field forms, but if all goes well we would then implement this method of data capture in other ways as well.,Very familiar interface, similar to all other Microsoft screens we already know. Allows for a very high level of customization in the look and feel of what the users see. Integrates well with other Microsoft products for storage and interfacing between files.,Does not do so well with images/pictures. Navigation can be confusing at times. Does not include a native backup function.,8,The fact that we were already a Microsoft software using company made it easy to start using SharePoint, since it was included already. No extra cost always hits the bottom line favorably. Connects into Active Directory and email very well.,Google Drive, Box and Wix,WixSharePoint MS ReviewWe used SharePoint to migrate from Google Drive and Dropbox. This decision was made with hopes for seamless integration of platforms and products under one database. While there were many benefits to having Sharepoint active and connected to other tools, it was often slow, and the overall interface is outdated.,Team integration. The diversity of platforms/breadth of tools. Familiarity with legacy tools.,Auto-saving. Interface and fonts. Working within the browser instead of exporting to Powerpoint.,6,Made processes a lot longer than they had to be -- slower platform and lagging. Positive for team collaboration and auto-saving. Working offline in Powerpoint is more efficient than working within SharePoint.,Google Drive, Dropbox, Dropbox Business and Egnyte,Google Drive, Dropbox, EgnyteMS Sharepoint reviewMS SharePoint is being used by our department and many other departments. It is an excellent portal to share and save documents. It acts as a single platform to manage projects and keep all data live with the offshore teams. Data can also be made secure and can be integrated with a lot of other software to get more analytics.,SharePoint helps users store data for the long term and view it offline. It can integrate with QC and other software to get more data. SharePoint can be used for project management, reporting, and document storage.,Integration with other software is not very creative. It can be improved greatly so that reports and data could be more crisp. The portal is not very smooth. It can be hosted over the intranet, but the speed and intuitiveness can be improved. Mobile support is lacking -- pages are not responsive.,8,It definitely has a positive ROI. Paperwork is reduced and a central repository is used to save data. Overall it's a great tool that saves time and efforts to save data. Versioning is done well on the app.,Google Drive, Atlassian Confluence, Igloo, Samepage and Alfresco Enterprise Content Management,Google Drive, Amazon API Gateway
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July 04, 2019

User Review: "MS Sharepoint, a good sharing software"

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MS Sharepoint is being used by our entire organization, every department. With MS Sharepoint we can integrate with MS Excel, and with Office 365, so as I do my projects in MS Excel I can share them in MS Sharepoint. The good thing about MS Sharepoint is that all the data is uploaded to the cloud through the internet portal, so anyone with authorization can access anytime. Furthermore, as I work with VBA and MS Excel, there are some projects that I need to upload a series of files to the cloud, and MS Sharepoint gives me that possibility.
  • 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.
  • If you are going to implement its intranet system, you may have some problems, Microsoft actually discourages that from happening.
  • Sometime if you need to search, it requires a lot of internal customization.
  • Social networking is separated from the rest of the intranet.
  • Sometimes when you need to upload a great number of files, it becomes slow, and even some files do not upload, so you need to upload them manually.
MS Sharepoint is well suited in situations where you need to share files and directories with other people in your company. MS Sharepoint can upload file to the cloud, so if you do not have many space in hard drive it will be good to reduced your hard drive used, uploading files to MS Sharepoint. People can access MS Sharepoint anytime and anywhere, they just need the right permission.
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March 27, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "Microsoft SharePoint, at the scale of a large org, has no rivals outside of Microsoft Teams"

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SharePoint is used organization-wide from our parent company to each of the operating companies underneath it. It is a collaboration solution within the Office 365 toolkit and has been used in our company since 2007. SharePoint is has been paired with a few tools to run in parallel over the years, but the current deployment is almost purely off-the-shelf Microsoft.
  • SharePoint allows information to self-organize well. One version of the truth visible in multiple contexts (views).
  • SharePoint allows for a really good relationship between Microsoft Office products and allows for collaboration in those tools to happen a bit more seamlessly.
  • SharePoint allows for permissions to govern access to information very well from any level in the site.
  • SharePoint in Office 365 allows for information to be accessed in a mobile environment without the need for VPN or server access that has traditionally been somewhat difficult to navigate on a phone.
  • 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.
SharePoint is a very flexible platform and is what you make it. While it does have its limitations, the way that it integrates into the Microsoft toolkit is critical to the successful use of Microsoft as a whole. Getting the right license agreement is significant (you don't want to feature-limit your deployment because it hurts user adoption over the long haul). Because Microsoft has invested so much in this platform, it is relatively stable and here to stay for quite a while, so the long-story of SharePoint is much more promising than the short story of some of its competitors.
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July 07, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "Great document management tool"

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MS SharePoint is used in our organization as a document sharing and team collaboration tool. It is used in the whole organization. SharePoint online addresses the problem of document management. Customized workflow enables security.
  • Document management
  • MS SharePoint combined with other Microsoft Office and 365 products provide great features.
  • MS SharePoint can be integrated with an MS flow which helps in a customized approval workflow.
  • Site creation is easy and even business users can do it.
  • Security is great
  • MS SharePoint is a great tool. Only thing is that it is a little expensive.
MS SharePoint is well suited for document management and sharing. Integration with MS office products provides flexibility. It's well suited for customized site creation as per business need. It is well suited for the customized workflow within MS.
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July 05, 2019

"MS SharePoint review: The best software for managing and securing your files"

Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft SharePoint is used throughout the enterprise for the management of reports and data that are generated in Microsoft Office 365 applications and stored on it for security and quality issues. With this, we can share with remote locations in real-time in a safe and fast way.
  • The security they provide for the data stored on it due to the protocols followed by Microsoft.
  • The facility is based on the tools of Office 365, which makes this service simpler when they are together.
  • The last editing of a certain file, since this allows you to control any type of failure that occurs.
  • Maybe improve the speed of actions on the files. Sometimes when we move some files it may take a little longer than expected and when it is moved you also no longer have this file in the source folder, so you end up thinking that you lost.
  • Permissions can be difficult to control, sometimes some people are granted permission to access a folder by accident.
  • Advanced technical skills are often required to manage such software.
Microsoft SharePoint has invested a lot to be what it is, for example, all that security and stability. It is software that caters to any company with all the resources available, it may be that some companies do not use all of them. It just is not as suitable for other platforms as Mac or Linux.
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June 22, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "SharePoint: It does, so you don't have to!"

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SharePoint is used by my entire organization. Its tools and scalability allow all our sites across the world to communicate and increase efficiency, which is hard given our sizable footprint. A team in Oregon needs to be using the same processes and information as the team in New York, and SharePoint allows us to do this. From easily making personalized websites for each team to use, to making wikis with information that all teams can access, SharePoint has been a time and lifesaver.
  • User interface. I went from knowing nothing about SharePoint, to being a site leader managing 12 different sites and multiple subsites. It's really intuitive, easy to work out, and there are tons of materials and how-to's out there if you want to go deeper
  • Speed. A website is no good if it takes a year and a day to load. I'm able to speed through both the web part building process and general use as fast as my mouse can click, regardless of where the servers are located
  • Stability. SharePoint is very stable, not crashing under my experience. Of course, it's important to ensure updates are installed but other than that, I was able to guess and check many aspects of how to operate SharePoint without crashing anything.
  • Sometimes it's a little hard to know where to go if you want to do a particular action, and SharePoint has its own "language." It's not computer language like C++ or anything, but you do have to learn what SharePoint calls a site, a subsite, a web part, etc. Without that vernacular, it's a much steeper learning curve.
  • It can be a little hard to figure out the lists' functionality. We've run into situations where a list will max out on how much info it can hold, and the process for increasing that limit or moving the data to a different kind of list is not straightforward.
  • There are currently several design choices, but they're somewhat limited. Yes, it's supposed to be a work program, so you don't want to get too "artsy," but having the option to be a little more creative would be nice and expand the user base.
It's definitely suited for the workplace, as it has the capability to handle calendars, document libraries, wikis, and other team sharing modules. I'd say it's less suited for a creative space, such as video production or graphic design, as the customizations are fairly weak in that regard and the video player incorporation doesn't seem to be there (though that could be due to my company not buying that option).
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June 19, 2019

"MS SharePoint Review"

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SharePoint is being used for data transfers and maintaining control on permissions to all users. It is used department-wise based on the client's project.
Previously we were using FTP but SharePoint is easier when compared to FTP and we can give control to the client also for their review and monitoring.
  • Data sharing is easy.
  • Very good permissions control.
  • History tracking.
  • There should be themes available.
  • Sharing options are sometimes not visible.
It is helping us to store and share data securely with anyone within the company or outside of it. It gives the ability to highly customize the UI. There are no scenarios when it is not appropriate but you must have a good network connection for proper use of this software.
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January 31, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "SharePoint - the intranet that you already have."

Score 7 out of 10
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MS SharePoint is currently used as our intranet as a way to collaborate within and across units. It's available to everyone, but only power users are really using it. It has been used successfully as a document repository, and in a small way as a workflow management system with form routing. It's currently seen something we have, but don't really know how to use to its full potential.
  • Coming bundled with other office products is really nice. Most people are going to need Outlook, Word, Excel - having access to SharePoint is nice to get with our site license.
  • SharePoint is powerful. It can do a lot of things, and we haven't really even started to understand how it can be used.
  • They've redesigned recently to make it easier to get started. You can make pages and add parts to the pages really easily. Going deeper takes a lot of trial and error.
  • It's hard to know what all SharePoint does, or what it really excels at. People still use e-mail as their primary communication tool. They share OneDrive folders for document repositories. They keep notes in OneNote. SharePoint facilitates these tools but doesn't really add much direct value. Teams and Planner offer scaled-down versions that will probably see greater use because they are more focused.
  • SharePoint is intimidating to get started with. There are a lot of settings and no clear entry point. Creating a new page and linking to that page is frustratingly difficult. Integration with other tools requires certain licenses and this isn't obvious. Permissions are confusing.
  • SharePoint looks better now, but design is still lacking especially when you start getting behind the scenes.
It's well suited for a project site that people need to post documents to. It's really great if it's set up by someone else, and then just updated little by little. It's less appropriate for a place for people to discuss ideas or 'hang out'. Other tools, such as Slack or Teams are much better suited for this purpose. SharePoint is better at archiving structured information.
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April 20, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "SharePoint: Capable but could be made more user friendly"

Score 7 out of 10
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SharePoint, when it was rolled out several years ago, was in replacement for Atlassian's Confluence. It is intended to be used by the whole organization, and was the de-facto tool for collaboration. There were a wide variety of uses for SharePoint. Teams were managing their own SharePoint sites to share internal information to the team, educate external teams, and make project-specific sites where all documentation and discussions related to a specific site were stored. Much more than a document repository, we have been using SharePoint as public and private wikis, calendar sharing, and data collection through generated forms for input.
  • Simple to use and learn the basics.
  • Lots of customization options if you require advanced features.
  • Tight integration with Microsoft software -- Excel data can be converted to charts, Outlook calendars.
  • Searching with a site is decent, as it will return results within documents such as Word uploaded in the repository.
  • The way permissions are configured can be difficult to control. I have seen permissions granted accidentally and give access to areas where they should not be.
  • Images for wiki pages are more difficult than necessary, as it requires you to first upload an image first before linking to it. It should work similarly to OneNote, where you can simply paste the image in.
  • Maintaining document folder structures is difficult. While there's a Windows Explorer-like function, it's not obvious where it can be found.
SharePoint is a powerful tool and has lots of advanced functionalities, but the learning curve for those advanced capabilities are not fully utilized when rolled out to the general user community in an organization as large as ours. I would say that in an organization as large as ours, the vast majority of the population is using 20% of the functionality. SharePoint could do a better job of simplifying the interface, catering to these beginner users. Confluence/Google have done a better job in this area. Because of this complex interface, most users view SharePoint as a document repository and only use it as such.
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April 17, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "SharePoint Makes a good point!"

Score 7 out of 10
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Let's talk about the ability to customize websites and gather information all in one spot! Yes, we use SharePoint and it has been very beneficial as our teams are able to create, compile, and communicate with ease on one site. A strong feature is that you are able to use it from almost every device (handheld, tablet or desktop). Since it is a Microsoft product all of our documents and the extension files have absolutely no issues uploading or keeping their format.
  • Files can easily be uploaded.
  • The extension files do not need to be modified.
  • It can be used by most devices.
  • Formatting stays the same.
  • Troubleshooting is not the easiest.
  • Tech support tries to get you to upgrade.
  • You need to know what you are trying to do (simple users will get lost).
For me, the system flows easily and I am able to create and publish quickly. For new users and people who have basic computer/IT knowledge, it has been a struggle to get them to adapt. If you take the time to learn MS or O365 you will be able to cross this program and be successful in creation and implementation.
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April 05, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "Sharing platform"

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SharePoint became more and more popular across the whole organization. We are trying to stop using common share drives. Instead of that, we have used SharePoint as one of the main places for our documents and files. It is easy to to create different groups which are used by different departments/teams/employee groups. It is also much faster than share drive.
  • An easy way to coordinate the member roles of a specific group. You can have administrator/viewer and editor/or only viewer role.
  • No issue with space compared to share drive.
  • Easy to check who last modified the file.
  • Send messages with links directly from SharePoint.
  • Easy to check who is a specific group member.
  • A better searching option can be nice to have.
  • The layout is a bit old-fashion.
Great for big companies with different departments. Very easy and friendly user tool to manage all your documentation. This is a standard Office365 tool, and generally, it is easily accessible. Each user can synchronize a specific group with the computer and have access to each folder from the Windows folder menu, so there is no need to go onto the SharePoint website. For the older generation of employees, SharePoint seems to be still a little bit harder to work with than the normal ShareDrive.
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March 29, 2019

"MS SharePoint: great for users to collaborate, share, and store all in one place!"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use MS SharePoint across our whole organization. MS SharePoint allows us to collaborate within our district in an efficient manner and keeps everything organized and neat, making it easy for others to access. MS SharePoint allows users to make changes quickly and easily and the auto-saving features make getting interrupted while working not so bothersome because you don't lose your work while dealing with another situation.
  • MS SharePoint allows our users to be in constant communication, making time more efficient. We don't have to wait for an email or hope an email isn't ignored.
  • MS SharePoint allows us to store all our files/folders in one convenient location, making it easier to find important information and to be able to collaborate and make changes all in one place.
  • MS SharePoint gives us better amounts of storage than other services, and tracks the changes of the documents, making it quicker and easier to collaborate on the creation of documents.
  • MS SharePoint sometimes can be confusing, because of the Teams vs. Sites. We have a lot of hats we wear and when we have to search through Sites when it should be stored in Teams, it can get confusing when you are in a rush.
  • We have seen some usability problems with MS SharePoint from time to time. If the backside is down, then accessing documents is not possible and this leads to frustration and downtime for our users. This isn't a regular occurrence but is frustrating when you collaborate and are unable to access the documents.
  • Searching with MS SharePoint isn't ideal. It can be difficult to find files, it would be wonderful if the search feature worked across all of SharePoint.
It is well suited for collaboration; it is well-suited to tracking changes in the documents/folders. It is not well suited for easy searching, so being careful how you set up your folders and files is necessary for ease of finding items when you need them.
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March 27, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "Sharepoint - Maintain continuity in your team"

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MS SharePoint is being used to do share docs between teams.
  • Great organization.
  • The ability to have all my docs on there and accessible.
  • Easy to work with.
  • Sometimes it goes down on the back end, which makes things a bit tricky to work with.
SharePoint is great for keeping communication and document sharing between team members organized and easy. It allows for process docs to be shared, but also consistently edited documents to be shared and checked out as well.
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March 05, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "Excellent collaboration tool"

Score 8 out of 10
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Simplifies collaboration. All files can be added to the document library through drag-and-drop, copying files into a synced folder on your desktop, or by using various Office apps on desktop or mobile devices. Keeping a log of who made edits and letting you download previous editions of your document to review changes or return to a previous revision. This allows collaborators to share information, save time and resources from your computer or mobile.

  • Save multiples versions of files, change controls performed by each person.
  • Protection for the relevant documents allows us to export them to present them by other means.
  • By using Flow, you can send approval requests when documents are loaded to a library, integrate with forms to route information to the appropriate person.
  • Pricing is dependent on the deployment model chosen: on-premise, subscription, and hybrid.
  • Unfortunately, due to the high cost of introducing a SharePoint based solution, deployment often takes many months or years.
  • It requires advanced technical skills to develop and manage.
SharePoint offers a variety of functionality, it can be built to integrate with existing business systems such as a CRM or ERP system. This makes access to information easier when connecting data from different systems. MS SharePoint provides the building blocks for multiple types of enterprise solutions such as an intranet, portal, document manager, or collaboration workspace.
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February 26, 2019

"MS SharePoint Review"

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MS SharePoint is used by the entire organization to basically get messages out internally and improve communication. It is a very large company with several different working shifts, so getting announcements out to all employees can be a real challenge. It definitely met and exceeded its purpose. This worked well because employees sit at a desk for a majority of their working time and are required to check it daily.
  • Simple and easy to use the platform.
  • Aids in effective internal communication.
  • Secure.
  • There is always room for improvement. Although it is easy to use, it could always be simpler.
  • Would be nice to be able to log in from anywhere, not just on company computers. That may be something the employing company set up though.
We used it for sharing information within a large company. Information was well organized and easy to find. It wouldn't be necessary for a smaller company. For example, we used it for sharing messages, as well as SOP's, so everyone in the company was on the same page when dealing with customers.
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March 25, 2019

User Review: "MS SharePoint"

Score 4 out of 10
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SharePoint serves as our document management and cloud storage tool.
  • Being able to store documents in the cloud
  • Being able to share documents easily across team members
  • Being able to have multiple people simultaneously edit documents
  • Not fully integrated into Microsoft Office suite
  • Synchronization can have issues/problems that aren't easily resolved
  • Seems to work much better with dedicated IT support but difficult to support with limited IT support of a small business
It is challenging if your organization doesn't have dedicated IT support.
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July 18, 2019

"MS SharePoint review from a cybersecurity company"

Score 7 out of 10
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We use it across our organization amongst all of our teams to share documents and collaborate. From a marketing standpoint, we also use their calendar to put in upcoming campaigns that we are running. It is also used to submit or receive tickets amongst our teams for any problems or request that needs addressing.
  • Easily share documents and files
  • Allows all of our teams to seamlessly collaborate
  • Calendar gives the organization visibility into what campaigns or programs are upcoming
  • Doesn't handle large files well
  • Sometime when uploading video, it does not render properly and the file must be downloaded
  • The interface could be more user friendly
It is a great collaboration tool that allows teams to share files across the company. Also, MS SharePoint has solid security that includes a robust privacy control limiting which groups can see what. This is important to my organization as we are a security company, and a solution like Google would not work for us.

MS SharePoint doesn't handle large files too well, and the search functionality could use some work.
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July 10, 2019

Review: "MS SharePoint provides an excellent document sharing and content management solution for organizations"

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My entire organization adopted MS SharePoint as a part of our shift to using the new suite of Office 365 applications enterprise-wide. MS SharePoint has helped to streamline communication and collaboration across different organizations and business units at my company by offering an effective tool for storage and document sharing/content management.
  • MS SharePoint's standard reporting capabilities are helpful and can be leveraged to perform high-level site analytics.
  • MS SharePoint sites are highly configurable and can be customized extensively to suit different groups, teams, and use cases.
  • MS SharePoint's document sharing/content management system allows groups to set up a centralized system, allowing for streamlined communication and collaboration.
  • MS SharePoint integrates fairly well with Yammer, but I would prefer these two have better integration or be folded into the same application to allow for more streamlined communication, collaboration, and announcements.
MS SharePoint is well suited for almost any document/content management needs, but the product is best for those who want a highly configurable site. I've used MS SharePoint to create group spaces in varying size from small scale teams collaboration spaces to landing pages for a company-wide campaign. This versatility and scalability make MS SharePoint a great option for almost any need.
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June 22, 2019

Review: "MS SharePoint--Quickly and easily share information across collaborative, interdepartmental teams"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use SharePoint internally to manage all of our team documents, reference information, communications, etc. We recently merged with additional offices across the country and have begun to set each of those offices up with their SharePoint instances. It allows us to manage communication and information sharing across the organization nationally.
  • Can access anywhere you have an internet connection on a computer, tablet, or phone.
  • Quickly find information you need.
  • Communicate and share resources/information across many teams.
  • Storage and sharing of large documents.
  • Sometimes file management is not as organized or robust as I'd like it to be.
  • Too easy for people to accidentally move files when operating with files synced to their desktop.
  • Search functionality in the new interface sometimes does not work as well as the traditional look.
Sharing large amounts of information quickly across interdepartmental teams works very well, although, in that same instance, file management can quickly get to be challenging. We have not yet found a quick and easy way to share emails within SharePoint folders that might be relevant to a project when it is not an option to keep those emails in Outlook. Much of what we use SharePoint for is project-based work, primarily for the storage of project documents--it's sometimes a little clunky and unwieldy to search through files.
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June 20, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "Sharepoint: collaboration for all"

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We are using SharePoint as our internal intranet solution, it hosts a large number of corporate documents. We also use it for team collaboration, project collaboration and as a central repository for team information. Our corporate news and applications are all linked through the intranet and it also hosts electronic forms and workflows.
  • Collaboration
  • Electronic forms
  • Document warehousing
  • Easier migrations to new versions
  • Clear communication about outages
  • Clear communication about changes
SharePoint is well suited for any organization that has remote locations or shift work environments as it assists with effective communications to all team members and keeps a historical view of everything that has happened. Now with Teams and other supporting applications, it also encourages more cross-team communication and helps to break down the barriers in a siloed business.
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June 07, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "Sharepoint much better then a file server"

Score 7 out of 10
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We use SharePoint for our local intranet site. Its been set as everyone's home page with a blog set up as the landing page. We primarily use it for sharing files, wikis and calendars. The search functions work well enough when files are uploaded with appropriate metadata. For the most part we run an out of the box, basic configuration to ensure future versions of SharePoint won't break anything we currently have set up.
  • Wikis
  • File Sharing
  • Searching
  • Could be more user friendly, large learning curve since it is such a complex tool.
  • Built in reporting features could be more robust.
  • Built in permissions vs. domain permissions are confusing.
Works great for working as a document repository, built in versioning makes it easy to see who has modified files and when.
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June 05, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "SharePoint is a solid repository, but notifications are excessive"

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MS SharePoint is our organization-wide document repository. With a dispersed company workforce, it was essential that we used a cloud-based program for organizing and sharing all our documents. We stored procedures, released CAD prints, test reports, projections, bills of materials, and all other company-wide documents on SharePoint.
  • Cloud document sharing.
  • Revision control.
  • Read/write control.
  • The ability to "boot" a user from a document to seize control.
  • Messaging users that they are locking a document without editing for a long period of time.
SharePoint doesn't feel as secure as it should, and document control isn't as granular as it could be, but SharePoint is appropriate to use as a cloud-based document repository. Active editing and shared editing would be better done on a server like Google Drive.
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April 26, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "SharePoint - Making a Point to Share"

Score 8 out of 10
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Across the organization, MS SharePoint is used as a collaborative platform for documents/ideas and as a news platform, as well as a change management/audit tracking tool for finance and IT. It addresses versioning to ensure that data is correct and unedited for audits and also for the ability to restore an improperly edited document.
  • Versioning - Detailed history of when pages and documents are edited.
  • Look/feel - it can be basic to ensure that it doesn't get in the way of using the sites, but there is the capability for customization.
  • Scalability - It can be used for any size organization.
  • Updating the platform - It can be very tricky and should be performed by experienced admins.
  • Deprecation of functionalities - 2013 moved away from some 2010 features and 2016 is doing the same... on premise is being phased to SharePoint Online.
  • Permissions - If you don't integrate with AD groups from the start then you're double-permissioning, and in some cases even more.
MS SharePoint is great for file and idea collaboration, especially where change tracking is needed. If the basic feel is desired then almost anyone can administer it; as complexity comes into play you'll want more documentation around how things have been built and how they operate. A team of admins may also be necessary with advanced setups.
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April 26, 2019

MS SharePoint Review: "SharePoint can be a very powerful tool for your business."

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We are using SharePoint as a means to publish a form and capture entered information so that it can be further reviewed and stored. We are currently using this for just our field forms, but if all goes well we would then implement this method of data capture in other ways as well.
  • Very familiar interface, similar to all other Microsoft screens we already know.
  • Allows for a very high level of customization in the look and feel of what the users see.
  • Integrates well with other Microsoft products for storage and interfacing between files.
  • Does not do so well with images/pictures.
  • Navigation can be confusing at times.
  • Does not include a native backup function.
SharePoint can be used for a wide variety of things, from internal document sharing to externally accessed client sites. The one thing I know is that if you stay within what it was designed for you are better off. When you try to stretch the product to do more creative things outside of what it was intended for, then you can run into troubles trying to keep it all working properly.
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March 27, 2019

MS SharePoint: "SharePoint MS Review"

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We used SharePoint to migrate from Google Drive and Dropbox. This decision was made with hopes for seamless integration of platforms and products under one database. While there were many benefits to having Sharepoint active and connected to other tools, it was often slow, and the overall interface is outdated.
  • Team integration.
  • The diversity of platforms/breadth of tools.
  • Familiarity with legacy tools.
  • Auto-saving.
  • Interface and fonts.
  • Working within the browser instead of exporting to Powerpoint.
SharePoint is beneficial to large teams where many people are working and making edits to a project. Large teams who need access to many different files would find SharePoint beneficial (I believe) since it's a one-stop shop for folders and documents to be saved for everyone on the team to have access to.
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March 27, 2019

"MS Sharepoint review"

Score 8 out of 10
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MS SharePoint is being used by our department and many other departments. It is an excellent portal to share and save documents. It acts as a single platform to manage projects and keep all data live with the offshore teams. Data can also be made secure and can be integrated with a lot of other software to get more analytics.
  • SharePoint helps users store data for the long term and view it offline.
  • It can integrate with QC and other software to get more data.
  • SharePoint can be used for project management, reporting, and document storage.
  • Integration with other software is not very creative. It can be improved greatly so that reports and data could be more crisp.
  • The portal is not very smooth. It can be hosted over the intranet, but the speed and intuitiveness can be improved.
  • Mobile support is lacking -- pages are not responsive.
It is excellent software and very useful for project management, document uploading, sign-offs with multiple teams, and managing a repository. One of the areas where we would like to expand would be to get more integration with quality software to bring in real-time reporting. Excels with complex macros also cannot be used as easily inside SharePoint as they can be otherwise.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (94)
7.5
Gantt Charts (63)
7.0
Scheduling (85)
7.3
Workflow Automation (93)
7.8
Mobile Access (87)
7.1
Search (111)
7.0
Visual planning tools (83)
7.0
Chat (62)
6.9
Notifications (100)
7.4
Discussions (89)
7.5
Surveys (72)
7.4
Internal knowledgebase (100)
7.8
Integrates with GoToMeeting (32)
7.4
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts (29)
6.7
Integrates with Outlook (97)
8.5
Versioning (104)
8.2
Video files (92)
7.6
Audio files (88)
7.7
Document collaboration (114)
8.5
Access control (111)
8.3
Advanced security features (98)
8.0
Integrates with Google Drive (33)
7.7
Device sync (70)
8.0

About MS SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint is usually considered an internal content management product, but it also features web content management capabilities for managing external website content. SharePoint is a very broadly adopted solution and competes successfully with Oracle, EMC Documentum and OpenText in the ECM space. It is also a collaboration platform and, in this context, competes with IBM's Collaboration platform (Lotus) and products like Novell Teaming and Jive Team Collaboration.

MS SharePoint Integrations

MS SharePoint Competitors

MS SharePoint Technical Details

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