Microsoft SharePoint Software


 

Offered as both an on-premise or a web-based solution, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 helps organization collect and analyze key business data in order to gain an accurate, actionable view of operations and the company as a whole. It can be combined with existing business management software, such as Dynamics CRM or Dynamics ERP, as well as Microsoft Office, providing a powerful, intuitive end-user experience.

Users across the organization can quickly and easily monitor and analyze critical business data from a PC, smartphone or the Internet, and this anytime, anywhere access can be tailored to a company's changing needs. You can choose from an online subscription, software installed on a local server or a hybrid of both, optimizing IT resources while also controlling costs.

Using Microsoft SharePoint users from across the company can collaborate easily and effectively by setting up websites to share information. Using the comprehensive set of tools provided within the software, companies can build sites that range from internal team sites, a partner extranet and a customer portal, all built on a single infrastructure that streamlines site management.

In addition to creating websites, SharePoint allows users to manage documents through their entire lifecycle as well as publish dynamic, collaborative reports. With its interactive dashboards and scorecards, users within the organization can quickly see, and then address, needs specific to their department and the company as a whole.

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is a must-have for companies looking for a business intelligence solution that increases collaboration while gaining accurate, actionable business insights.

 

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    SharePoint eDiscovery
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    SharePoint Customer Portal
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    SharePoint Accounting
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    SharePoint Dashboards
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    SharePoint Community Site
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8

45 Reviews of Microsoft SharePoint

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from City of Upper Arlington, Ohio
Specialty: Government
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Basic experience using share point as an intranet.

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The site is integrated with office 365. Allows users to access all their information in one location. Allows the City to push information,electronic forms and workflow to staff.

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Somewhat difficult to setup without a VAR or solutions provider.

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Security of data in one drive. Very powerful application. Make sure you are aware of all the features you are turning on for your users. Understand how you will manage this application for your users.

 

from Phmb Consulting
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Japanese knotweed in software

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The best thing about this will be its demise - it ought to have died years ago.

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It turns documents into vast middens of uselessness.

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Keep away - this software is seriously dangerous to organisational health. It destroys knowledge.

 

from NEEA
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

It's a lot of work to do right, but worth it

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Intgration with MS Office apps and co authoring was a surprise hit with executives. This gave us an early big win that we could promote.

Also having a single login and interface for document management, lists, data visualizations, calendars, etc is a big deal. As web based it works the same in and out of the office.

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There could be more pre packaged solutions that can then be configured to specific needs. Microsoft had some of this I think in SP 2007.

For smaller organizations the multiple server setup could be better. Even with a supporting implementer the impact to our operations was greater than expected.

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This cannot be an IT project. You need a business team covering as many user types as possible

We then used these same project team members to help roll out to teams and departments, serve as super users, and as our governance structure.

 

from American Bridge
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Very good software.

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I like the ability to share many documents across many companies.

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The navigation still take a little getting used to.

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We use the software mostly to provide contract documents to vendors for pricing. It is becoming a construction industry standard.

 

from Derevo
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Just ease of use

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It is very popular and you can find it in multiple organizations, is good to deliver fast integrations between SQL, spreadsheets and a web development like an intranet and create dynamic visualizations, also a good way to share files of course.

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It might not be enough when it comes to complex or robust projects, depends on the scope and the needs of the organization, for example when it comes to reporting and dashboard analysis with a big data set it is probably better to go with other vendors (hardware is also important and in my experience the company did not have the best server to host and that is why we experience slow performance)

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Search and test multiple options, there are some freemium versions of BI's that can help to make the final decision, if you are using share point to only share files it is a great tool.

 

from American Bridge
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Sharing tool useful for several parties across multiple organizations

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The best aspect of this product is it's full compatibility with Microsoft Office products (industry standard). The user interface is also fairly clean and straightforward.

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Check-in/Check-out process for documents can be a little clunky. May be an option just not employed by our company, but one main screen with links to all sharepoint pages for which I have access would make things a lot easier. File tree structure also can be confusing (different) at times when clicking between parts of a site.

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Consider using a sharing database like this that will have continual support and upgrades over a homegrown database that could easily become obsolete.

 

from Lifetime Products Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Web browser sharing made easy

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SharePoint is easy to use, the interface is user friendly.

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Microsoft can be hard to work with if you require support but for this product very little support is needed.

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If you are looking for the ability to create multiple pages that are shared between multiple people, Microsoft SharePoint is a good option. The user interface is simple to navigate.

 

from Wipfli LLP
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

Add the cost of a support team to the price.

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I love Microsoft. I'm a C# developer. I use Bing for crying out loud.

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SharePoint is a nightmare to administrate. Oh sure, it starts off easy. Just wire it up to AD and you're good to go. But slowly, over the course of months it begins to demand everything. Custom pages require a weird offshoot of aspx web forms -- no one uses web forms anymore. Except SharePoint.

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Get tools that do specific parts of the functionality you want from SharePoint. Toss up a hub-site to allow users to access those tools from a centralized spot. It'll be cheaper and easier.

 

from Manitoba eHealth
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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It is very versatile and can be used in a number of different ways depending on the requirements. It can also be very secure, if required. The vendor is large and should be around for a long time, so you know that there will support for the product.

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Because it can do many things in many different ways, it can be complex. The biggest issue is that when an organization is going to implement a solution using SharePoint, a great deal of thought needs to be invested at the beginning and all processes, configurations, etc. need to be documented from the start. Many implementations get stood up before the thought has taken place and people "paint themselves into a corner", which results in them living with an ugly system or rebuilding from scratch.

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Take the time to use the software in different ways. Don't go by what others have told you.

 

from Ferris State University
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Sr. Project Manager

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This product is easy to use and a great way to transfer large format files between users.

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I don't have any issues with this product or vendor.

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I would suggest you try this application before using.

 

from Derevo SA de CV
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Excellent tool to store files, process data with a variety of BI tools

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Using Sharepoint to storage different set of data or files, allows in a easy way Process the data and create BI dashboards and reports, once in BI Center you can share with people in your organization.

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Hard to use and complex way to implement a BI solution, it requires previous experience working with this tool.

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If you need a simple way to implement BI solution there are some other products in the market that can facilitate Self service BI with an easy way to integrate multiple data source and connections.

 

from Neighborhood Healthcare
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

Microsoft Sharepoint- One Nonprofits Perspective

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The vendor, Microsoft, has a large infrastructure of products that integrate well with each other. We use Office 365 and have Sharepoint built in to our individual accounts. It makes it easy to standardize things across the organization.

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It is difficult to get specific, tailored training and troubleshooting when there is an issue with Sharepoint (and various other tools for that matter.)

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If you have time, evaluate multiple options. Don't necessarily choose a platform that is less expensive because the usability may end up costing you more in wasted time.

 

from Florida Virtual School
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Using it for teachers to share files online

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Microsoft is a well known vendor with lots of support available - particularly online support via forums. This makes Microsoft a great choice for large companies, because they will always be supported.

What I like best about SharePoint is its ability to integrate with other Microsoft programs. We use it as a central saving point for files that teachers may need to share. Our backup files are shared there. I've never had any issues with it losing files nor have I found it confusing. It has a lot of functionality and it is reliable.

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I can't really think of anything I dislike. I guess it does not have as much of a user friendly interface as your typical Box or Dropbox options. However, it can handle a lot more. It is definitely geared more toward larger groups and larger companies than your personal use for individual users.

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Consider your use - is it personal or business? If business, SharePoint would be a better option than Dropbox or Box. If personal, weigh the cost versus the amount of storage you'll get. Box and Dropbox are easier to use but only get you so far.

 

from Lifetime Products
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Good Platform for Sharing and Collaborating Documents

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Microsoft SharePoint is easy to use, intuitive, and simple to navigate. It allows user to create websites to share documents across the enterprise, integrating well with other software being used in your business, such as Microsoft Access, Excel, and other Office products, along with an ERP system such as Microsoft Dynamics AX. Access to documents can be controlled at the user level, and multiple editors can collaborate on the same document. Updates are immediately available.

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Sorting documents can be difficult. The user interface is old-fashioned and outdated. The images (such as buttons) are small.

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Consider SharePoint over a drop-box program because it's more versatile. It can be either an on-premise or web-based application, and utilizes a single infrastructure where everything can be managed in one place. It may be worth the price depending on how your business uses, controls, and shares documents.

 

from B Braun Medical Inc
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

I'm a HUGE fan of MS Sharepoint

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I love how much functionality it provides. Its user-friendly and easy to get started using the many templates available. As you become more and more comfortable with it, you'll learn that the advanced capabilities are endless!

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I can't say that I have anything negative to say. It was a pleasure using it and there was a ton of support available (online, books, etc.).

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Look online and you'll find A TON of additional templates for sale by vendors which likely one will match what your looking to accomplish with SharePoint. Takes the work out of setting up the site from scratch for a low price.

 

from AT Kearney
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Flexible tool but user adoption can be challenging

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Very flexible platform that is capable of fitting many different needs, quickly scaleable and appropriate for org's of all sizes

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Not designed for intuitive user experience. Many of the steps to do things are clunky and results in user frustration

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Learn what the costs of continuous improvement are so that you can budget for an agile approach to making incremental improvements

 

from Electromotive Systems
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

SharePoint is a great tool for resource storage & product docs

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It's pretty easy to navigate and mostly intuitive to use unless those managing the sites aren't managing it well. The best part is how easy it is to collaborate with others; its like a social media platform for the enterprise.

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I don't like how counter-intuitive it can be to develop and maintain a good report that grabs data from multiple sites. If one link breaks, it seems impossible to get everything working right again.

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Make sure you understand how to build sites and what tools are available. Don't use/demo a live SharePoint site without actually digging in to how much effort it actually takes to get a working solution.

 

from TriTech
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Made my life easy

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It helps us house all of our documents in one place

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It does not make it easy to sort documents. Also, things become outdated and it is hard to handle that. I also wish they had a good Salesforce integration.

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I would say they need to think through man-power - who is going to setup/update/manage documents? It can work well if you have people responsible for keeping it up to date.

 

from Banner Health
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Collaboration is key

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Creating an online presence for sharing of information, collaborating, creating alerts, and hyperlinks to what is important.

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Platform version upgrades should be easier since our organization is still using SharePoint 2007.

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I'd recommend looking for something that is both internal and external and also understand what are trying to solve with the solution and then get stakeholder feedback.

 

from CSRA
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

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The ability to create multiple views and the fact that it works pretty much as advertised except for the noted exceptions of poor performance with increasing documents and users

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The performance (i.e. response) especially when the document database grows larger or more users login

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Ensure that the document management software has good scalability and performance across a growing document database and increasing user base.

 
 
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