Sharepoint, fantastic product!!! (as long as someone else is the Administrator)
August 09, 2016

Sharepoint, fantastic product!!! (as long as someone else is the Administrator)

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

We use SharePoint as our company intranet page, it offers up typical intranet data but primarily is used as a vehicle to share information between our internal departments as well as our sister companies.
  • It allows us to display dynamic data to our internal staff.
  • Responsibility for maintenance of data and pages can be delegated to members of the company outside of our IT department.
  • We are a Microsoft only shop, and its integration with our other internal applications was unmatched.
  • It is a beast to maintain, it is definitely suited more for a medium to large organization with the ability to dedicate an employee to its maintenance.
  • It's a resource hog. We're running a dual server setup, and no matter how much hardware we throw at it, it's never been snappy (as I said above, a dedicated admin could probably fix this).
  • The major changes between versions, while normally welcome are not well documented and make for a couple of uncomfortable months during an upgrade.
  • Our intranet page is much more fluid and stays up to date.
  • We're spending more time then we ever have maintaining our intranet, the time sink is huge, but it's being utilized much more then it ever was before.
  • It's allowed us a clear vehicle for passing information between our separate companies, reducing our reliance on email.
For medium to large organizations with the man hours to dedicate to it, SharePoint can be a fantastic solution. For smaller departments, it's a beast to maintain and unless specific feature sets offered by SharePoint are required, I'd suggest looking at some of the newer collaboration solutions on the market.

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