Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint
SharePoint is used for sharing files in a number of different situations, especially departmental documents and forms which can be edited by a number of other users.
- SharePoint is pretty okay at sharing documents and allowing collaboration
- The ability to see signatures easily is nice
- There's been some effort to integrate SharePoint with Office
- SharePoint is just hella clunky, and much harder to use than other solutions
- The interface is (still) awful
- It's also very very expensive
- Once users are trained, SharePoint works well enough for workflow-type documents.
- In my opinion, the cost of the license is not worth it.
- Furthermore, the time and energy cost of training and supporting users on SharePoint is not worth it either.
For my time\money, Google Drive is an infinitely better investment than SharePoint, including in a business setting. Although it may not integrate with existing infrastructure (e.g. Active Directory) as well as SharePoint, Google Drive is much more efficient and effective for collaboration and communication during collaboration. However, Drive does lack features like workflow automation.
SharePoint is good for workflows, where certain people need to receive\review a document, perhaps in a certain order. Beyond this, I have a hard time recommending it. It's often hard for end-users to get the hang of it, so unless you want to respond to a massive amount of support tickets, training and materials development is a must.