Sharing the Point
April 19, 2016

Sharing the Point

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

Currently we are using SharePoint across the entire organization to share documents and to track project progress. In the past, the finance team would spend a great deal of time emailing reports to the end user. Many times we were emailing the same report to many different users each month. Frequently we would be contacted by those users asking to have the report sent again due to the email being misplaced. These reports were then saved on a number of different drives across the company. Now, the reports live in one location and the users are able to access them at any time at their own convenience. No longer do they need to save a copy on their own drives.
  • Organize documents so they are easy to access.
  • Security is robust enough to allow users to access what they need but keep them from seeing/accessing information they should not.
  • If the libraries are set up properly, it is very intuitive for the end user to navigate to what they need.
  • It is extremely easy to upload documents.
  • There are some limitations on the document naming in SharePoint. Special characters are not allowed, whereas Excel does allow them. This sometimes causes difficulty in uploading.
  • The search functionality is not as robust as sometimes needed.
  • Folder level security could be beneficial. Sometimes the library level is just too broad.
  • Increased data access
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Project visibility
SharePoint has solved the issue of delivering monthly management reports in a timely manner. However, it can be tricky to design the security to secure the confidential data while still allowing access to the information that is needed to run the business.

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