SharePoint- A great CMS for creating Web Applications
January 07, 2021

SharePoint- A great CMS for creating Web Applications

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

Microsoft SharePoint is a great Content Management System(CMS) built on Asp.Net Web Forms. It has a lot of features and is very stable and secure. It is used for building websites and web applications. Its major features include managing content on the fly, managing files, versioning, workflows and more. SharePoint can be easily integrated with software like MS Office.
We are using it for Intranet as well as for publishing website. Document workflows can be made easily with out of box features provided. It is being used by the users of IT as well as business department. It can be integrated with SQL server reporting services for displaying reports.
  • SharePoint is customizable. One can customize the SharePoint according to its needs and requirements.
  • SharePoint can integrate with softwares like MS Office, and other existing business ERP systems.
  • SharePoint has a extensive list of out of box features like document library, wokflow management, content management, task management and much more.
  • Customization in SharePoint is tough. It requires skilled resource to maintain and customize SharePoint.
  • Configuring search in SharePoint is difficult.
  • SharePoint on premise requires a higher configuration server to work easily.
  • SharePoint is a CMS, hence managing the content on the fly makes it best suited for organizations where content needs to be changed frequently. Thus updating is easy and content is published to the outside world in a very short span.
  • SharePoint helps in designing workflows easily like a leave management workflow where a employee can apply for a leave and approval process takes place accordingly.
  • SharePoint allows document management which helps in managing different versions of document very easily. Documents can be easily uploaded and downloaded through SharePoint document libraries.

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SharePoint is a great CMS and DMS, has lot of out of box features. It is secure, stable and reliable. It has a Central Admin through which all the SharePoint sites can be configured and managed. As SharePoint is a part of Microsoft Office, the support if required from Microsoft is great.
SharePoint is easy to use with its out of box features. Documents can be easily managed, content can be easily changed , workflows can be easily created/modified.
Versioning can be easily managed. Sites, subsites, lists and libraries can be easily created and managed. Roles and permissions can be easily managed.
However heavy customization is not recommended for a SharePoint site.
SharePoint is best suited with its out of box features, with minimal customization. SharePoint can be integrated with InfoPath for managing workflows. SharePoint Designer helps in designing the websites. SharePoint provides with a lot of web parts like Pick Control web part which picks the user controls (.ascx), Summary link web part which creates hyperlinks to pages/documents, Content editor web part for adding content, RSS web part for displaying RSS feeds and so on.
SharePoint is less appropriate where there is heavy customization involved.

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