Sharepoint: a product that keeps getting better in a changing world.
September 20, 2019

Sharepoint: a product that keeps getting better in a changing world.

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

There are a lot of use cases in our organization for Sharepoint. We use it for team site collaboration, for document repositories that link to our CRM, for individual sites and OneDrive, and our Intranet pages. I also use it to generate some SSRS reports from SQL.

Sharepoint is critical to our company since it ties in with so many aspects. If our document repository has issues, almost the entire company will experience it. It also addresses collaboration, easily working in a central location with your team.
  • Collaboration: the team sites are great for storage and collaborating on. Especially on the 365 side. Co-authoring files and the ability to share/restrict is quite easy.
  • IT administration is easy - creating new team sites and adding users is super simple. Not a lot of work is involved in getting it all setup.
  • While there are a lot of widgets you can add by default, they are lacking in customization. You really have to purchase the good ones, but you can make it work with the basics or build your own if you are inclined to do so.
  • Layout customization for the web pages is way too limiting. I would expect it to function more like OneNote, where you can drag the "blocks" of information (or widgets, but not limited to widgets) around freely on the page. There were some layouts that max at 3 columns. What if I wanted 4 columns? And with 2 columns, I can't adjust the width of each. So it was very disappointing to see this not built into the webpages.
  • I understand that I could probably use Sharepoint Designer to customize the page, but these should be built into the webpage capabilities for less technical people to use. If I give a non-technical person (who is capable of figuring out how to resize column widths) Sharepoint Designer to edit the site, I can guarantee you that the site will break at some point.
  • We can utilize 365 Sharepoint to offload data from a cloud Windows file server and shrink the footprint there (or even decommission it). Enough storage is already built into our tenant that we can save a lot of money by migrating to Sharepoint.
  • Co-authoring has saved time and clutter as opposed to using email or a file server.
Again, collaboration and file storage are outstanding. Co-authoring on shared files is a huge benefit with version control when compared to emailing files back and forth or using a networked Windows file server.

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