SharePoint 2013 is a finally a great Intranet product
September 26, 2016

SharePoint 2013 is a finally a great Intranet product

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint powers both our corporate intranet and team collaboration sites. The corporate intranet mainly consists of departmental websites and blogs that contain announcements, photos etc. The team collaboration sites are used for operation and project collaboration. We store documents, project stuff, schedules, meetings etc., in our team collaboration sites.
  • (This is for SharePoint 2013) SharePoint has many apps, web-parts that I used for collaboration. My favourite apps are the Schedule and Lists app.
  • (This is for SharePoint 2013) I used to have nightmares maintaining new, announcements, and minutes in SharePoint but after upgrading to SharePoint 2013, the editing controls are MUCH better. This editors are now better thn WordPress in ease of use because of the Word-like functions.
  • I like SharePoint for its integration to our AD. Managing permissions and access is much easier as disabled accounts are automatically locked out. Furthermore, some apps allow using the info directly from AD like the Project Task List.
  • SharePoint 2013 also works well with Microsoft OneDrive for Business. This convenience can be a lifesaver sometimes.
  • Overall, I used to have bad impression of SharePoint when it comes to the text editor but this has been rectified in SharePoint. 2013.
  • SharePoint should hide features that one does not have access to. It's kind of annoying when when you get access not granted.
  • It's also annoying when you cannot use a certain function because of its integration with Microsoft Office. Case in point would be Workflow and MS InfoPath. (On another hand, it can be a a plus point e.g. Lists and MS Access).
  • For a project team that has been distributed over several offices, SharePoint can be very useful.
SharePoint has replaced WordPress for internal blogs and Lotus Notes for collaboration sites. SharePoint was chosen because of its one-stop solution (blogs, news, document folder functionalities) over WordPress for blog. As for Lotus Notes, Outlook and SharePoint made a better combination.
I am actively promoting SharePoint as project website (using a sub-site) to my colleagues. A centralised WBS list, contacts, minutes, documents (sync'ed via OneDrive) is pretty useful and convenient.
In another case, I used the Lists App as a tracker of requests for new projects for my department.

SharePoint Feature Ratings

Using MS SharePoint

All across the organization as SharePoint is the intranet.
2 - They are the project managers that manage the external vendors that help us with our SharePoint install.
  • Intranet Website
  • Team Collaboration Site (shared documents, news, records etc)
  • Project Website
  • With its integration with OneDrive for Business, SharePoint can possibly be used as a project backup folder for team members.
We have been using SharePoint for a while now and there are many documents, the knowledge base has been entrenched.

Using MS SharePoint

With the upgrade to MS SharePoint 2013, many of previous pain points have been removed.
Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Feel confident using
  • Text Editor
  • Creation of App for Site
  • Permission Management