MS SharePoint lags behind its competitors in every area.
June 21, 2021

MS SharePoint lags behind its competitors in every area.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint is being used across my whole organization through subscriptions to MS Office 365. We primarily use MS SharePoint to store and share documents on a per department basis, with some MS SharePoint sites being available to the whole staff.

MS Sharepoint organizes our documents and other materials into folder libraries within a custom website and provides sharing tools and rules specific to that site.
  • MS SharePoint integrates well with other MS products through Office 365
  • Adding and removing users is easy for administrators
  • Microsoft's simple document structure makes it easy to know where to best store documents
  • The functionality surrounding sharing rules and permissions is very confusing. Permissions are granted on several different levels--per organization, per site, per folder--and figuring out the different levels for each user type is frustrating.
  • Granting access to outside users and guests is difficult.
  • Shared functionality with MS OneDrive can cause confusion for users, especially new users.
  • Poor user interface slows down productivity for staff
  • Lack of clear permission rules hurts productivity for administrators
  • Competitive pricing within the MS Office 365 suite for businesses
MS SharePoint lags behind its competitors in most areas. While it does offer more functionality, such as custom sites, MS SharePoint's bogged-down sharing system really hurts it. While sharing documents with coworkers, outside contractors, and guests is hassle-free with Google Drive and Dropbox, it's overly complicated and confusing with MS SharePoint.

If you are a business or nonprofit organization, I would recommend using Google Drive for your document storage.

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MS SharePoint is well suited for organizations that already fully use the MS Office suite of products and would find it difficult to transition. MS SharePoint functionality does perform well within the Microsoft family of products.

However, if starting fresh, MS SharePoint lags behind its competitors in most every area. The user friendliness is not great. It's difficult to administer permissions to large sets of users. The invitation system is slow and not very customizable. Even the interface feels outdated.

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