Microsoft SharePoint Software


 

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 helps organization collect and analyze key business data in order to gain an accurate and actionable view of business operations. The software supports both on-premises as well as web-based deployment architecture. The solution can also be combined with existing business management software such as Dynamics CRM, Dynamics ERP and Microsoft Office to provide an intuitive end-user experience.

The solution enables users across organizations to monitor and analyze critical business data from desktops, smartphones or any Internet-enabled device. Using Microsoft SharePoint, users from across the company can collaborate effectively by setting up websites for sharing information. In addition to creating websites, SharePoint also allows users to manage documents through their entire lifecycle as well as publishes collaborative reports. With its interactive dashboards and scorecards, users within the organization can quickly view and address specific needs of a department or the company as a whole.

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is suitable for companies looking for a business intelligence solutions that increases collaboration while providing actionable business insights.

 

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Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8

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Bill from BNSC, Inc.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Software Developer Running From SharePoint

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There are some advantages to using SharePoint. There are some disadvantages to using SharePoint. Choose to use this software based on the requirements of your project, not on the desire of management, IT guys, or developers.

Pros

SharePoint offers an entry level experience for people looking to store MS Office documents, manage lists of information and have a consistent web interface.

Cons

Developing an enterprise system on SharePoint REQUIRES a SharePoint Expert. You can get into a lot of trouble building an enterprise system on SharePoint and not doing it right. This system is expensive and custom development is equally expensive.

 
 

Gaurav from Open Access Technology India
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Sharepoint Makes Collaboration Easy

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I work for a global organization and often times it can be very difficult to share files and have a simple repository for information. Sharepoint makes it easier to have all of the information one may need available to anyone within the company.

Cons

I've personally had some syncing issues related to Sharepoint. I've also noticed that searching for a particular item can prove to be challenging.

 
 

Corey from James E. Martin Aquatic Center
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

This system was used at my place of employment as a means to pick up shifts or trade shifts for work.

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It was easy to go through the calendar and schedule to see which days had shifts available that needed to be covered to work. This was much easier than texting everyone every time you needed a shift covered. Also helped prevent having to send out schedules every week because they were posted on sharepoint.

Cons

The system crashed a few times which in turn caused me to lose a few shifts I had picked up therefore losing money.

 
 

Georgina from Time Out
Specialty: Media & Communications
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Easy to use - but only once you know how

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The system itself is very flexible and you can customise it to suit your business needs. Once you know how to use/edit it, it's really useful for various tasks, for example, we used it for our new starter and leave process

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Before you get familiar with the system, it can be quite complicated. The interface takes a while for you to get your head around.

 
 

Ben from Messer Cutting Systems
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Solid Platform

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We use SharePoint on our ERP system and it works great with integrating with our 3rd party software. I do like how we can integrate it with LDAP and permissions, roles can be setup.

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Overall, the usability of the platform takes sometime to get used to and sometimes it takes longer to figure out what session I need to go to, to enable a certain feature.

 
 

J-Ashley from Andersen Construction
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Each project/opportunity had its own site for all different construction phases

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We were able to create "tabs" for each construction phase.
We were able to give access to external users

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Granting access to external was not user friendly, it was easier to just let the administrator grant access

 
 

Devesh from IMS Health
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great tool for collaboration

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Easy to work with with minimal training from end user perspective, great tool for inter and intra team collaboration

Cons

Customizations need technical skillset and coding expertise, some work can be done on that to make the tool from user friends from cutomization perspective

 
 

Monique from Stallion Oilfield Holdings
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Collaborative features of SharePoint keeps your company connected

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I have been using SharePoint for about 7 years and I recommend it to any organization who needs a collaborative workspace. It is a Microsoft product, so in most cases, it works like any other Microsoft product, thus reducing the learning curve.

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My favorite thing about SharePoint is that it is a collaborative workspace with access permission capability. It allows you to share and collaborate with only those who need to have access without making your information public to the entire organization.

Cons

When SharePoint is used for Document Retention it can conflict with the collaborative component if the retention schedule is inflexible.

 
 

Jim from ICI
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

SharePoint Used for our Quality and EMS documents

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Pros

It is easy to find and update your documents. Very reliable does not crash and lock you out of your documents.

Cons

It is true that some versions of Microsoft work better than others. Also our problem now is that we can't find support to customize some items we need to change. I see that a lot of people use it so someone has to have this knowledge. That is our problem at this time.

 
 

Kevin from UB SDM
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

Working with SharePoint has been a challenge

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Some people love SharePoint while others hate it. It boils down to user experience and what you want to use it for.

Pros

The ability for a SharePoint admin to make changes to the program help but that requires a FTE to do the work. I like the email alerts and the reporting works well for me. The ability to use SharePoint for many different reasons is also attractive.

Cons

"Off the shelf", SharePoint is very limited and requires a SharePoint Admin to make any significant changes.

 
 

Ryan from Discovery Air Defence
Specialty: Government
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2017

July 2017

SharePoint 2010 is a top collaboration tool and workspace for government and corporate clients

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Would recommend any organizations looking to implement SharePoint (either edition) develop a pool of trained site owners and limit who is given design and full control permission.

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Widely used platform that is adaptable to most internal requirements for knowledge management and collaboration.

Cons

SharePoint 2010 is not mobile friendly and requires upgrade to 2013 or 2016 edition to enable better integration for mobile viewing/editing documents.

 
 

Jane from Health Care Service Corporation.
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

July 2017

July 2017

Easy to find what you are looking for.

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I like that you can share documents across the corporation and all the documents are very easy to find.

 
 

Denis from Hollingsworth Paving, Inc.
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Very Easy and convenient

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- Data sharing
- Easy communication
- It is very safe to upload data
- Many options are still left to explore

Cons

There is not really anything we dislike at this moment

 
 

Rashid from AGI General Contracting
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Still learning...

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The ability to share files with my team. Because they have it on the phone, I can send a file immediately because they have access.

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The access is a little tricky with how we try and set it up. Playing around that that is what is holding me back from full functionality.

 
 

Bhunesh from IBM Pvt Ltd.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

June 2017

June 2017

great product

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Microsoft is definitely number one tool for every kind of business. I love the new Sharepoint version. I can clearly say that the software is improved, updated and there are lot of useful features. It’s great tool for organizing and keeping track of all our documentation and staff management solutions.

 
 

Neil from Bravo Builders, LLC
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

The ability to Map a drive as a network share is a winner for moving onsite data to the cloud

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From an admin perspective it would be good to see all of the document sites listed on a dashboard. This could probably be done with some additional configuration but it shouldn't be a lengthy process for folks now starting on SharePoint.

Pros

The always available data and collaboration between users is essential. Also the ability to use the office online product to edit is a great way to work on documents on the fly.

Cons

Setting up the document sites with the folder share was not too straight forward as the list of document sites are not displayed in the admin portal

 
 

Anilkumar from Datamatics Global Services Limited
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Microsoft SharePoint CMS for Managing content and documents of organization

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If you are small organization, always prefer SharePoint Online services and SharePoint on-premise is recommended for big organization usually.

Pros

1. Since it is Microsoft product, Area of development and support is very vast and also accepted globally.
2. Guidelines for installing and configuring SharePoint is very easy to compare to other CMS available in the market.
3. From performance and security point of view, SharePoint is the best product for any organization.
4.Can be easily integrated with other Microsoft product such as Outlook, Azure, Yammer, Office, and PowerBI etc.
5. SharePoint also has Foundation version (till SharePoint 2013) for free to target smaller organization.
6. With the release of SharePoint Online on cloud, It provides more flexibility and less IT team work for any organization, especially for a smaller organization.

Cons

1. Maintaining SharePoint on-premises for smaller organisation becomes very difficult and costly because it requires more technical support.
2.SharePoint may have added customization options for those who wants to implement intranet system, Microsoft actually discourages this from happening. The ease of customization with custom designs, especially from a home page perspective, can help businesses better tailor their intranet experience to the individual workers.
3. To work SharePoint search efficiently, Lots of internal customization is needed.
4. Since for SharePoint online, Microsoft is maintaining server, which ends in providing less scope for customizing.
5.Migration from old SharePoint version to new is little complex and requires lots of efforts

 
 

Rafael from Scheduling Guru
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Requires Professional Service

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After some infrastructure issues we are now moving the customers portal to a web based, SaS, simple task management tool.
Shared Point may be useful for large companies with good IT support but in our case I guess it would be a good move.

Pros

It seems to have all features and functionality you want, but it is not really easy to setup and get it working properly.
We were using SharePoint Portal as the main collab tool solution (both internally and also with customers).

Cons

All the config were done internally and although it works I guess it is too complex to setup and use.
I spend about 3 hours to setup the customer portal and upload the tasks (no easy way to import project templates).
Once imported it is also difficult to update the tasks and there is no easy way to track time.

 
 

huma from Liver Institute PLLC
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Microsoft sharepoint

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Pros

Its file storage system in the cloud, that can be accessed from any location. It has option of organizing files in multiple ways.

Cons

Extra storage may cost more. old version of files are sometimes not deleted. file names should be short.

 
 

Shahid from Liver Institute PLLC
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

sharepoint

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Its easy to use. can create multiple folders. can be accessed from multiple locations.can have encryption.

Cons

large file names can be hard to upload.document search is not refined. require understanding and training for beginners.

 
 
 
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Peggy from Building Service 32BJ Benefit Funds
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2017

October 2017

I use sharepoint to review documents and share among colleagues.

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Trackable versioning of documents.

Pros

Trackable redlining versioning and ease of sharing and commenting amongst multiple users. No need to send via email.

Cons

When another is editing you can only pull a read only version. Would be fantastic if a group of users could work simultaneously on a document.

Source: Capterra
 

Timothy from ETHOS Health Communications
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Other Options are Better but great if you're in Microsoft Ecosystem

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I like the check-in and check-out version control and easy integration into the office suite. Version control and document storage is also a nice feature.

Cons

Finding files is hard with out a direct link to the folder or direct file. They really need to work on the search function. It is way easier to find things in the google suite or drop box then with sharepoint.

Source: GetApp
 

Frank from RevMax Pros

October 2017

October 2017

SharePoint is very powerful when working correctly, but very difficult to use

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Good file sharing system, nice library sync system so that I don't have to log into the portal.

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Great library function so that the files are on your own pc that auto-sync with SharePoint portal, so that you don't have to go to the portal to manage your files. When working correctly, nice to have your staff have access to the same files so that many people can work on the file.

Cons

System crashes frequently. Mainly, the library sync system crashes. I have lost my access to files many times, including my staff. When this happens, it can take many hours or days for Microsoft support to figure out what the fix is. They keep coming up with different versions and each time we change to a different version it can take hours and hours for support to assist with the conversion.

Source: Capterra
 

Johannes from Vixxo

October 2017

October 2017

Ok way of sharing files

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There is a lot of flexibility if you have an admin who knows how to use. I like being able to share files across my organization being that my team is spread out across the US. Everything is pretty fast and once setup, easy to use.

Cons

Syncing has been an issue for us. Sometimes it says a file is checked out when it really isn't. Many team members were unable to install the files in their desktop and had to use the web version only.

Source: Capterra
 

Michael from The Titanic Players
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

We use this program to successfully communicate and collaborate with each other.

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Features and functionality is endless and only limited to what you can conceive. Allows easy communication and collaboration between teams, departments, divisions, the whole company.

Cons

Without a proper governance plan, this software can quickly get out of hand with many people creating too many lists, libraries, etc. This is a design platform and requires significant planning to implement.

Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Good for bigger companies and needs technical expertise

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File sharing, schedule tracking and management across multiple teams, document managment, reporting (dashboard display in an easily shareable format), etc.

Pros

1) As a functional user, SharePoint is a great softeare to share files and manage them.
2) One can even build calendar and multiple teams can color code to share schedules which is a very useful feature.
3) SharePoint online location can be opened in explorer window, making navigation super easy!

Cons

It's an expensive software. I wish the company had smaller packages for startup and small to medium businesses. It's mostly suitable for large companies.
Also, a dedicated IT team is rewuired to implement it and add features. For a technical person, it's a cake walk because programming is not that difficult. But, a bit difficult to implement for a first time user (even with coding knowledge)

Source: Capterra
 

Stacy from National Commercial Builders
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

over all pretty good

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great online filing cabinet. It is nice to be able to block users from viewing certain folders. Love that you can open in explorer mode!!

Cons

Some of the features that we had in classic view are either not available in the new view or are difficult to find. We wanted a pm software that included integration with accounting but they don't offer.

Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Love the finished product hard to set up security

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Easy to share information between people especially when it's large data that will not go through email. Also, like the feature multiple people can edit things at the same time and then put them back out there.

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Love the ability to easily add pages and have separate folders/areas for people to go to. Setting up the actual page/site was extremely easy.

Cons

The security settings are too complicated. Giving access to a whole page, verses, just a folder, or a folder within a folder. It's too hard to figure out if you've granted appropriate access.

Source: Capterra
 

Adrienne from Savara Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Safely store documents, categorize documents with metadata, anyone can access anywhere.

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Being able to easily share and collaborate on documents internationally, including being able to access them from any computer that has internet access. I enjoy knowing I can access my work from anywhere, and don't have to rely on always having my work computer with me.

Pros

I like that members of our multi-national virtual company can access this platform from anywhere, at any time, including from home on their home computers. It doesn't require special software, downloads, or plug-ins. I also enjoy how the platform is very safe - I know my documents won't disappear and multiple safeguards are in place to prevent hackers from accessing our data.

Cons

I don't like how some of the configuration settings are not intuitive. For example, setting certain permissions for certain categories of documents. Sometimes it takes some trial and error to figure out how to configure certain things.

Source: Capterra
 

Mark from G&W

October 2017

October 2017

We utilize Sharepoint to provide information between 3 sites on key project/programs.

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Access to large files between sites.
Makes for easy discussion in meetings.
Items are available for multiple users at one time.

Cons

Occasionally there is difficulty finding files. You have the think like the person saving the document.

Source: Capterra
 

Nadia from Blendtec
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Nice for storing lots of data; make sure you're organized when inputting info

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Cheap and easy form to store a lot of data. Also, it links to our other systems so we can free up space where it would be more costly by placing links to Sharepoint.

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It's a very cost-effective way to store a lot of data and basically create your online library for your users. Navigation and ease of use basically depend on how you set it up...so it can match whatever your organization needs.

Cons

Ours wasn't set up right. We did a data dump (unfortunately) rather than keeping only the information we needed. We were using shared files, and the idea was to transfer over our library and controlled documents, but it ended up being just a straight transfer so there was/is a lot of clean-up that needs to be done.

Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Can be simple or very complex depending on your needs

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We initially purchase this software to provide an external customer portal. We were able to setup quick pages (out of the box look) with easy.

Pros

If you are looking for a quick easy company intranet site with no flash and simple content SharePoint is easy to get started with. Seems to be designed for quick easy solutions.

Cons

To focused on out of the box experience. SharePoint can be fully customized but tends to get very in depth and the need to external experience becomes a must.

Source: Capterra
 

Ravikiran from Sharp Software Development India
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Best collaboration tool from Microsoft

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Microsoft SharePoint Online is worth considering if we need to build a company intranet or internet document management or content management system

Pros

Good workflow support
Easy to customise
It is developer friendly
Multiple people can contribute to the same file
Good versioning support

Cons

More complex to use
Need developer skills to make changes
WebDav access is not that good
Setting up features is difficult

Source: Capterra
 

Joevanne from Serta Simmons Bedding LLC

October 2017

October 2017

Berry versitile product

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Share point can be used for many things within an organization. I have used it for auditing purposes and record keeping as well as building the company intranet site. Solution can be used for many aspects with one cost.

Cons

The solution may be difficult to use for some and can get pricey. Management buy in is needed due to pricing.

Source: Capterra
 

Melinda from Infinity Martial Arts

October 2017

October 2017

This software is ok, but needs improvements.

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None.

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I like the idea of sharing one document to many people. The ability to upload documents is fairly simple.

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It is hard to use. I usually get frustrated working with it and end up going to use a different product.

Source: Capterra
 

Naufal

October 2017

October 2017

Best tool for collaboration

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- One of the best Microsoft products for business use
- Allows user to save, share and manage documented files
- High safety security measures in place protecting from hacking and viruses
- A user friendly product, easy to use and set up
- Save large files instantly and share them via SharePoint only. No need for any external drives or storage software
- The support team is ready to help at all times and responses to our queries can be expected soon
- Preview Audio/Video files before downloading it
- Cloud based service and is great for collaboration

Cons

- Can't save complete folders at once
- Expensive for small firms as every user has his/her own monthly fee but worth the investment
- Getting access and necessary approvals from the admin can get a bit time consuming

Source: GetApp
 

Rinat from Coders Connect
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

A very powerful complete solution for sharing documents and collaboration

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Ability to create an intranet platform for the whole company. It has all functionality you require to collaborate. Collaboration, documents sharing, managing projects, reports, designing applications for presentations.

Cons

Can be sometimes heavy and a bit slow, some people find it complicated. Can be a bit difficult to get used to using, especially for new users

Source: Capterra
 

Robert from Arizona State University
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Enterprise productivity in a university setting.

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Worldwide collaborative ability, and great workflows that ensure consistency in common processess.

Pros

It can do so much. At the basic level it is a library that you can access securely from all over the world. It can house all kinds of documents and video. It is collaborative, as you can share documents and track who has them checked out at any point. More advanced utilizations include interactive websites and SharePoint workflows (one of its best features!). We moved everyone's departmental files from a shared drive to SharePoint. SharePoint comes with everything turned off initially, so security is straight forward as you set it up. No one has access to anything until you allow it, and you can't see what you don't have access to. It is best to hire a SharePoint expert to set it up, as it's complexity is considerable.

Cons

If you have financial people who create file paths through a dozen folders, you will have trouble storing these items in SharePoint without modifying the folder structure, as there is a limit on file path characters. You cannot store a database in SharePoint, and if you turn on Versioning it will take up a lot more space.

Source: Capterra
 

Michael from iQor
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

Easy to do collaborations with different teams, and share SOP documents

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Value for Money

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My team uses SharePoint to store and share our SOPs for ourselves, and the rest of the team.

Pros

I was the SP admin before our company changed hands. Reliability is what I like most. We type up SOPs for everyone on our massive team, and keep them organized on SP. It is good to know that whenever an issue arises for something that may have happened last year, or we need a configuration for an old switch that has crashed, I feel confident that it will be right where it is supposed to be on SP. and I personally have never seen SP crash in the last 5 years.

Cons

The interface has changed with O365, and it is a little more difficult to work with, but this is not really a con, because once if figured it out I had zero complaints

Source: Capterra
 

Tom from Consumer Goods
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

SharePoint Online Has Limitations

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Less complicated infrastructure management.

Pros

SharePoint is relatively simple to use to configure sites, user groups, and the like. Like most CMS's, it can have a default "look and feel" across just about all aspects of a site or group of sites. It's integration with Office 365 is thorough. If you have basic needs for hosting an internal site, with not particular need for complicated integrations or workflows, SharePoint Online is a viable option.

Cons

Unlike the on-premise version of SharePoint, you do have a number of restrictions with SharePoint Online. There is no access to certain logs for troubleshooting. There is no direct access to the database driving the site. Certain automated processes are limited in scope and frequency.

Some general SharePoint issues include workflows that are somewhat handicapped in what they can do. The built-in workflows are very limited in scope, and SharePoint Designer, used to create more advanced SharePoint workflows, has not been updated in years. Microsoft seems to be pushing customers to use Flow, which costs extra and has a different feature set than SharePoint Workflows. Flow seems much more geared towards integration with other, third party sites and platforms, while being very limited in what it can achieve within SharePoint itself. SharePoint Workflows, on the other hand, can perform many more tasks native to SharePoint, but are very limited with any sort of integration to other sites or platforms. There are odd quirks to SharePoint Workflows, though. Such as the ability to copy a file from one library to another, but not move the file. There's also not a method within SharePoint Workflows to move or copy a file to a specific folder within a library. You can use the built-in content organizer rules to handle these tasks, but it add's complexity and is limited in frequency.

Source: Capterra
 
 
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