Microsoft SharePoint - in a nonprofit.
Jeffrey Ing | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated July 28, 2020

Microsoft SharePoint - in a nonprofit.

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

It is being used on a department to department level. It replaces the legacy network "Shared Drives" in our network. It helps our field staff access shared drives and interact faster with HQ without using any sort of VPN. This also helps staff work more efficiently from a remote site or even at home.
  • Sharing and collaborating documents with the ability to lock documents upon final revision.
  • Implementing workflows for specific documents and teams is a plus, this allows certain approval process during a copy edit to run smoothly.
  • Project-related sites are quick and easy to deploy templates for fast moving teams or temporary teams.
  • Creating a brand new site needs work. More widgets or drop in's perhaps.
  • Making the administration a little easier for less technically inclined staff to be able to manage. Sometimes too many features on one screen or too much granular options can be a bad thing. Add an "advanced" menu, but stick with the basics, this saves IT's time.
  • Make it easier to design sites that are more appealing to the younger crowd, sites end up just having basic colors and text. The new UI is improved and looks a bit more modern but still is just a bunch of boxes with text in them.
  • Positive: It has helped staff work with field staff more efficiently as a cohesive team.
  • Negative: It still creates a large time sink for Techincal Administrators due to complicated layout and complicated template designing and implementation.
  • Positive: SharePoint Online does not need on premise work, it saves a lot of time and money. This comes with any Office365 enterprise suit.
  • Jive-N, Microsoft teams and Microsoft Groups
Ms Sharepoint serves the purposes of long term final storage well, it is a centeral location and easy to administrate.
It is suited for organizational file storage and long-term projects. It is also great to use it to replace the departmental shared drive for easier cloud or remote access. It is not appropriate for ad-hoc teams or ad-hoc projects that require really short turn around times. Microsoft Groups or Teams are better suited for this.

MS SharePoint Feature Ratings

Task Management
8
Gantt Charts
6
Scheduling
7
Workflow Automation
7
Mobile Access
5
Search
8
Visual planning tools
5
Chat
6
Notifications
8
Discussions
6
Surveys
4
Internal knowledgebase
7
Integrates with Outlook
8
Versioning
10
Video files
10
Audio files
9
Document collaboration
8
Access control
9
Advanced security features
10
Device sync
7