Modern and well designed collaborative tool with few shortcomings in customization
April 22, 2016

Modern and well designed collaborative tool with few shortcomings in customization

Filip Grasheski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

SharePoint (2013) is used across the whole organization mainly as a collaborative tool. Different teams use different functionalities office depending on the internal and business needs. The following are the most common use scenarios:

- Publishing of information for internal use such as draft documents, technical designs, processes and so on.

- Publishing of information for external (customer) use

- Reporting automation using app integration

- Blogging

  • Very quick and responsive
  • Integration with MS products such as Word or Excel that allows for document viewing inside the browser
  • Great flexibility which enables it to be used in a lot of different scenarios
  • Difficult to grasp for new users when it comes to editing pages
  • There doesn't seem to be an easy to use search option that will allow faster access to files and pages
  • Collaborating on project is easier and more efficient because of the MS Office integration
  • More efficient team collaboration
  • Easier access management, mainly to data shared with customers because of well implemented security features
SharePoint 2013 leads in every way. It feels modern, professional and well designed. I would guess the developers had regular every day users in mind when creating the product with the exception of customization of pages which sometimes can throw off even more experienced users. Lotus Notes feels like an outdated software that came from the 90s.
It is great for project cooperation because of the integration with MS Office. It allows for quick access and editing of docx or xlsx files and it also has a version control system that makes it a bit easier to keep track with updates of files. Moreover, it has nice security features where one can add and remove access on the fly to specific folder.

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