My personal experience with SharePoint
May 08, 2018

My personal experience with SharePoint

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

We use SharePoint with SQL for our intranet. It is used for pulling important data that pertains to clients and employees. It lessens the number of programs and websites we have to use in order to retrieve information. SharePoint for on-premise provides us with a lot of customization, so we can put together our database and have our users use it on a daily basis.

Pros

  • Customization of the website
  • Able to pull large amounts of data that we wouldn't want to get someplace else.
  • Provides us with an option already packaged without Office 365 subscriptions.

Cons

  • Cloud-based SharePoint should offer more customization for its users.
  • The permissions and user interface of SharePoint can get confusing when trying to manage simple tasks.
WordPress takes a lot of maintenance and support. We chose SharePoint/SQL because WordPress kept needing updates and it would crash on us. We wanted something easier for our users. WordPress was difficult because we figured we could do better with a website and a database over trying to figure out WordPress. SharePoint solved a lot of those problems for us.
SharePoint/SQL has a lot of options for companies looking to expand their internal and external network. I wish it was easier to use, that way we do not have to rely on one or two people to manage it when it is broken. I would like to see better customization for SharePoint on the cloud. There are fewer options to choose from when trying to make SharePoint what you really want it to look like. The third party apps are fantastic, but they limit their functionality if the creator did not implement the appropriate tool to suit your needs.

MS SharePoint / SQL Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
7
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
10
Integration with R or other statistical packages
10
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Delivery to Remote Servers
10
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
9
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Mobile Application
7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
7
REST API
10
Javascript API
10
iFrames
10
Java API
9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
6

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