Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint
SharePoint is utilized across the organization and team. We use it for simple document storage, obviously, but there is so much more it can do. Tagging your documentation with metadata is incredibly useful. It makes finding these documents later much easier and allows for better ways to present documents to the users.
- Good search capabilities.
- Sharing documents with external users.
- Document storage, hands down. Online access and storing a synced copy on a hard drive as well.
- The user interface could be improved and made more attractive.
- The public website creation documentation is not that clear.
- There is the potential for save-conflicts if multiple people edit a document while offline.
- Getting a team on a shared calendar and shared document repository is incredibly useful.
- Divisions document generation much better coordinated.
- Can have separate blogs, web pages and custom applications run across the entire intranet.
There are other tools out there that do a small portion of what SharePoint does, and in some cases, it still makes sense to use some of those, if the requirements are there. For example, the Task list in SharePoint isn't great, but it's also very old. Within Office 365, you have access to Planner and To-Do, which can be related to SharePoint.
Very robust, so not much maintenance is needed if used with built in functionality. Some third party solutions add much more capabilities to out of the box SharePoint for not much of an increase of the price. Very good security, if a little complicated with later editions. Security is handled for you, online access is obviously easy. But even offline syncing of documents to a local machine is possible. And adding metadata tagging on top of this will really make things hum.