Beyond the hype
September 16, 2014

Beyond the hype

Jeff DeMarchi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

sp 2013 / SQL server 2012

Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL is used across the whole organization as a portal for resellers and sales people for Managed Print Services. It solves the problem of internalization and localization, providing a consistent user interface and the ability to create dealer/reseller sites without software development.
  • Authentication and authorization is built-in and can be administered by non-IT folks.
  • User interface is built-in and can be administered by non-IT folks.
  • Internationalization is built-in
  • Querying large lists
  • Sharepoint is not a relational database management system(DBMS), but it should be. Querying SharePoint data should be not different than querying SQL server.
  • Business connectivity services (BCS) is not intuitive and difficult to implement.
  • Drupal,Sitecore Web Content Management
Support from Microsoft
  • Number of users is in the 100s.
  • Types of users vary from no technical skills to power users.
BCS is not easy to implement, does not live up to marketing hype.
  • Good access control
  • Easily shareable
  • Versioning
How is it to be used (e.g. document management sysatem, custom applications, etc).