SharePoint A whole new world awaits
July 22, 2016

SharePoint A whole new world awaits

Renae Clary | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

We use MS SharePoint across several departments and by the whole organization in some cases. We use Nintex Workflow along with MS SharePoint to help us with workflows and document sharing. We also have created several forms and team sites that we use to collaborate on special projects. When we started using SharePoint a couple of years ago people were not even aware that they were using a SharePoint site. Today we have weekly requests for new sites to be created. Site are quickly and easily created and handed over to the users, that are then able to customize the site to fit business needs. Document storage, workflow, forms, calendars and team collaboration are just a few of the ways we use SharePoint.
  • SharePoint allows us to store and share documents easily, it also has great security settings that allows us to secure documents at a document level without having to create a new drive location for secured documents.
  • Forms, Forms, Forms we love the ability to create a standardize form using InfoPath. This allows us to collect and store needed data that does not always have a document to attach. Forms can be accessed both internally and externally when needed.
  • Workflow what more can I say its a wonderful thing. We are able to send notifications when action is needed, route documents for approval processes and archived documents in accordance with government regulations. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to workflow.
  • Reporting and views are easy to use and create allowing users to create there own reports on the fly when needed.
  • The out of the box SharePoint Workflow is not a robust as it could be, we purchased add on software called Nintex to help us with all of our workflow needs.
  • We currently use another MS product called InfoPath form for all our form needs. The future of InfoPath forms has been uncertain at times. Now there are plenty of other form software available that work with SharePoint but it would be even better if it was part of the SharePoint package.
  • Search is sometimes an issue and there are lots of search settings you can change and define but it gets murky and sometimes really slows down sites depending on how search is set up. To simplify the search settings would be amazing.
  • By using SharePoint we have been able to eliminate several third party vendors saving us money and time.
  • Like any new software, user buy in was hard at first, but the more people used SharePoint the easier it has become and the more requests I have gotten to use SharePoint for new projects.
  • I believe that it has helped us become more efficient buy using less paper and less storage of all that paper.
Great for document sharing and tracking, forms are a thing of beauty and what can possibly be bad about workflow? The integration with other MS products is simple and easy to use. If I would say one thing the calendar integration with Outlook could be improved more. When you integrate your calendars and use Outlook you are limited to the Outlook options. For example if you create a calendar event in Outlook you are limited to fields Outlook provides, however if you create the calendar event in SharePoint you can create new fields that are not available in Outlook. This make the integration nice but limited.

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