A good starter, but if you want to customize it too much, prepare to get a consultant involved
September 21, 2019

A good starter, but if you want to customize it too much, prepare to get a consultant involved

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

We utilized Sharepoint as our company intranet for a number of years and recently migrated some of that onto the cloud version that comes with office365. This has proved relatively successful and the feature set it offers is useful for us to be able to easily manage version control on our documents.
  • Simple setup
  • Lots of online resources for getting started
  • Support is offered both by Microsoft and 3rd parties
  • Skinning/rebranding it to not look like SharePoint is nigh on impossible,
  • The cloud version is good but becomes costly if you have large numbers of documents to host, so we've not done that with this solution.
  • Finding a suitable backup solution was troublesome for some time.
  • The versioning tools are excellent and easy to come to grips with, this is what we continue to use parts of it for.
  • The ease of setup meant that we didn't need to pay consultants to get it started, but the issues around re-branding and skinning it may alter this positive into a negative.
  • The cloud-based solution enabled us to save on hardware in-house.
For an intranet, we found that the likes of WordPress allowed for a far more creative and feature-rich solution for our users. For integration with MS products and its eco-system. It is hard to beat anything that MS has created themselves, however.
It is a great "out of the box" document management system and formed an easy to search intranet for us. The trouble came with trying to re-brand it or tack on more features/integrate it with the other tools we have. This all seemed to lead down a route of requiring consultants and experts help. In the world of SAAS, it's a shame that the online tools and help are still not sufficient to enable novice/not guru level people to be able to integrate this product more easily.

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