SharePoint: an untapped collaborative resource
July 21, 2016

SharePoint: an untapped collaborative resource

Donna Petrey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

I've used SharePoint at my previous employer and now here at Signode. We are still getting acclimated to all its capabilities and are rather low on the maturity model of full blown adoption, but are increasingly leveraging its team collaboration capabilities (beyond just thinking of the platform as a collection of department shared drives.) We are using the platform primarily intra-departmentally, but also globally for company wide communications. We have yet to fully incorporate the advantages of workflows, but I'm hopeful we can begin to leverage this time-saving capability within the next 6-12 months. I personally use OneDrive via my SharePoint portal for ALL document storage and house nothing on my C:/. I can get to all my documents anytime, anywhere from any web capable device and OneDrive removes my worry of data loss.
  • Workflows
  • MS has improved the in-browser edit capabilities of files such as PPT and XLS (not as strong in the previous release).
  • More automated wizards for building workflows
  • Better methods of "alerts" when following a library when new content has been added (almost like subscribing versus just following.)
  • We've not yet realized a positive ROI, but I also do not think we have a high enough level of adoption to be able to obtain a positive ROI. We need to get a more educated user base and empower more users to design within SharePoint.
It's definitely a powerhouse as an intranet site. We do not yet know how to fully incorporate it such that our home page is dynamic and a desired landing place for all our users, but that is on the horizon. I think Microsoft can improve on the idea of SharePoint "Apps" and make these easier to jump in and out of.

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