About SharePoint

SharePoint is a web application platform that offers a set of tools to provide intranet portals, document and file management, collaboration and social networks. As an enterprise information portal, SharePoint allows users to create a centralized, password protected space for document sharing.

Organizations use SharePoint to create websites. It can be used to store, organize, share & access information from almost any device; all that's needed is a web browser. Previously an internal content management product, Microsoft SharePoint now features web content management capabilities for the management of external website content. Designed to enhance user-productivity, SharePoint supports features such as notifications and approvals, plus lists and libraries.

Deep integration with Office allows users to start co-authoring a document on one device and finish co-authoring it on another. Users can then can select from a variety of tools to annotate, highlight, and comment on it. Find any file quickly with powerful search and discovery tools, and then get intelligent insights about it, such as how many people viewed or shared it.

SharePoint powers sharing and collaboration on the intranet. Users can broadcast their message and drive communications or share resources and news with their teams and organization, as well as build sites and portals that engage people, connecting them to expertise, content, actionable insights and collective knowledge. Drive organizational efficiency by sharing applications that streamline processes, and build communities of interest or practice.

Pricing starting from:

USD 5.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of SharePoint

  • Connect with employees across the enterprise. Use SharePoint to engage with people, share ideas, find answers, discover insights & engage in discussions with experts.

  • Developers and web designers can create new experiences on SharePoint using familiar tools and internet standards.

  • SharePoint provides powerful controls that allow IT departments to manage time, costs and risks.

  • Visualize data using SharePoint's PowerView tool before exploring and combining it with alternately sourced data using PowerPivot.

  • Store, synchronize, access and share your documents across devices with 'OneDrive for Business' which also allows for public/private file sharing.

  • SharePoint's multi-step upgrade process enables organizations to upgrade servers without impacting users.

  • Organize information, people and projects from a single location.

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    Markets

    United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

    Supported Languages

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Pricing starting from:

    USD 5.00/month

    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of SharePoint: 57

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    • Access Control
    • Activity Tracking
    • Approval Process Control
    • Automatic Notifications
    • Calendar Management
    • Chat
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Collaborative Review
    • Collaborative Workspace
    • Commenting
    • Communication Management
    • Compliance Management
    • Contact History
    • Contact Management
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Custom Forms
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Extraction
    • Data Storage Management
    • Data Synchronization
    • Data Visualization
    • Deadline Management
    • Design Management
    • Document Management
    • Document Review
    • Document Templates
    • Drag & Drop Interface
    • Email Integration
    • Feedback Collection
    • Feedback Management
    • File Management
    • File Transfer
    • Forms Management
    • Graphical Workflow Editor
    • History Tracking
    • Inbox Management
    • Microsoft Outlook Integration
    • Multi-Channel Communication
    • Partner Portal
    • Project Management
    • Projections
    • Records Management
    • Remote Access
    • Remote File Access
    • Search Functionality
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Self Service Portal
    • Task Management
    • Third Party Integration
    • Time Off Requests
    • Vacation Tracking
    • Video Conferencing
    • Video Streaming
    • Video Support
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5
    (3,045)
    Value for Money
    4.1/5
    Features
    4.1/5
    Ease of Use
    3.9/5
    Customer Support
    4/5

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    Sameer C.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    SharePoint- The best file sharing tool by Microsoft.

    Reviewed on 24/09/2020

    My overall experience with the software has been really amazing till now. Intially, it took some...

    My overall experience with the software has been really amazing till now. Intially, it took some time for me to understand the interface since it is a bit complex but once I got a hack of it, I can now say that this software is really helping me work seamlessly and saving a lot of my time during my day to day files sharing with my clients.

    Pros

    Microsoft SharePoint is one of the top file sharing platforms right now. The primary reason why this software is my personal favourite is that it has the capacity to share very heavy files ( I have tried till 400MB) with our clients. This exclusive feature is not supported by most of the other platform as there is always a size cap till which one can share a file with the client. Also, the file upload time is very less onto share file as compared to other applications available in the market.Last but not the least, the best feature that I like about this software is that it can add n number of people in a specific project within sharepoint.

    Cons

    There are very less cons about this software product. However, if we still want to mention, I would like to mention that the when we click on the sharepoint , it takes quite a lot of time for the home page to load/ be visible. this is time is very large as compared to other file sharing products that are available in the market since their URL's come up very fastly on to the home screen. Last but not the least, I would also like to mention that the Sharepoint's interface is a bit confusing, it takes some days to understand how things are working on this software which is not the case with other softwares.

    Andrea L.
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    • Industry: Telecommunications
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Collaboration, backup and automation

    Reviewed on 21/10/2020

    Sharepoint has allowed me to be more efficient in different ways, with many of its functionalities,...

    Sharepoint has allowed me to be more efficient in different ways, with many of its functionalities, I generally hope that one of them will allow me to make a process more collaborative, controlled and at the same time automated.
    Currently the entire organization has access to use the software, in the same way the introduction and migration to Sharepoint from local servers has been gradual, mostly due to people's resistance to something new and unknown. In my department specifically, has been a greater acceptance, integration and discovery by constant learning by some team members who are not exploiting all the advantages of the software yet.

    Pros

    Permission management: This is super relevant and wonderful for controlling what your audience can see and do, for example, when you need someone to constantly see changes to a "living document" but not have the ability to intervene in the process.

    Contact groups: I find it super good since not necessarily the site administrators are the only ones who can manage the group, you can make any member of the group can manage the rest of the members without this being involved in other site settings . Also when granting permissions, distributing documents, announcements, tasks, it is very easy to do it by group of contacts than one by one.

    Version history: We know that we are exposed to errors and accidents, so having the previous versions of a document, being able to see who has modified and having the possibility of restoring any of those versions can save the day. I always feel that I am protected and that is why I always promote working in the cloud.

    Cons

    Please provide some detailed examples of areas where MS SharePoint has room for improvement. These could be features that are hard to use, missing functionality, or just things that you'd like to see done differently.

    Modern view / classic view: I really appreciate the minimalist change that has been made with many of the menus in the latest versions of sharepoint, but most of the time it complicates me and generates many more clicks (much more time) wanting to do one This action can be done by changing to the classic view from the ribbon, for example, managing permissions for a site, being able to manage sharepoint groups.

    A little more advanced configurations, without becoming complex that depend a lot on the IT department.

    Descriptions of some options or settings can become confusing, complicated and you simply are not able to know if it is what you are looking for or not, the language to the user is sometimes understood only through trial and error.

    Rebecca R.
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    • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Amazing Drive for File-Sharing

    Reviewed on 11/02/2021

    SharePoint has been such an amazing tool in helping my recruitment team get and stay organized. All...

    SharePoint has been such an amazing tool in helping my recruitment team get and stay organized. All of our important documentation is in one place for future reference and use, and it has certainly made things easier from a functional perspective.

    Pros

    It's hard to say enough good things about SharePoint. Microsoft has long been a top-tier leader for their suite of products and the functionalities within those, and this is no exception. It's so incredibly easy to use, it updates in real time, and allows users to share/edit/save documents in one place. It can be as vast or as simple as is required, and customization is also incredibly easy.

    Cons

    There aren't many negative aspects of this software, aside from the fact that it largely mirrors Google Drive and all of its functionalities. I would expect some differentiating features instead of a carbon copy, but if it isn't broke then I suppose it doesn't need fixing.

    Peter D.
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    • Industry: Chemicals
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Sharepoint as a secure file sync and share platform

    Reviewed on 09/10/2019

    I have personally had mix results. We ultimately made the decision because of the blended Office...

    I have personally had mix results. We ultimately made the decision because of the blended Office 365 costs, reducing our FSS-specific contract with a 3rd party vendor, who happened to be a leader in the space and had a far richer UX.

    Pros

    I like the integration with the microsoft cloud and the ability to share and concurrently edit from shared, sharepoint websites we use to share with internal and external stakeholders.

    Cons

    It seems like security is a big concern and user experience is not up to par with other FSS solutions like Box/Dropbox.

    Angela C.
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    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Helpful Tool but needs improvements

    Reviewed on 09/02/2021

    Sharepoint is an amazing tool to share. Its easy for the regular users to create folders and view,...

    Sharepoint is an amazing tool to share. Its easy for the regular users to create folders and view, upload, and find items. The default templates are simple and functional. However, on the admin side, it can get more complicated to do an easy setup. The User access groups could use improvement and editing/customizing a template was a bit difficult for me at first

    Pros

    The best thing I like is the ability to share with many different users at differing access levels (read, edit, etc). It helps a lot with sharing documents across the company. I have had no problems viewing content

    Cons

    The least favorite thing is editing the User Access. There is not easy way to click on a user's name and see every folder that they have access to, and edit it on that screen. Instead, you must go to each folder under the settings to see who has access to that specific folder. This can be troublesome and time consuming when you have a lot of different folders that all have very specific access to each

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    Below are some frequently asked questions for SharePoint.

    SharePoint offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: USD 5.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    SharePoint Online plan 1: $5.00/user/month SharePoint Online plan 2: $10.00/user/month

    SharePoint offers the following features:

    • Activity tracking
    • Advanced DLP capabilities
    • Alert configuration
    • Annotating
    • Announcements
    • Approval process control
    • Business process automation
    • Chat
    • Co-author in real time
    • Collaboration tools
    • Collaborative review
    • Collaborative workspace
    • Commenting
    • Communication management
    • Compliance management
    • Contact history
    • Contact management
    • Content library
    • Content management
    • Custom email domain addresses
    • Custom enterprise search
    • Custom forms
    • Data extraction
    • Data storage management
    • Data tracking
    • Data visualization
    • Deadline tracking
    • Deep integrations with Microsoft Office & more
    • Desktop versions of Office 2016 applications
    • Document sharing
    • Email hosting
    • Extranet & Web content management
    • Feedback collection
    • Feedback management
    • File management
    • File synchronization
    • File transfer
    • Forms management
    • Graphical workflow editor
    • Groups & communities
    • Highlighting
    • History tracking
    • Identity management
    • Interactive reports
    • Knowledge management
    • Libraries
    • Lists
    • Mobile access
    • Multi-channel communication
    • OneDrive
    • Online video-conferencing
    • Pages
    • Partner portal
    • Personalized news
    • PowerApps
    • PowerPivot
    • Project management
    • Projections
    • Records management
    • Remote access
    • Remote document access
    • Risk management
    • Search functionality
    • Secure data storage
    • Self service portal
    • Site mailbox
    • Social feeds & collaboration
    • Task management
    • Third party integration
    • Time off requests
    • Vacation tracking
    • Video streaming
    • Video support
    • Visual designer
    • Web versions of Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
    • Website builder
    • Workflow management

    SharePoint has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    SharePoint supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

    SharePoint supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    SharePoint integrates with the following applications:

    Actionspace, Atlassian Confluence, Bitium, FileHold, Genius Project, M-Files, Moxie Concierge, Mule ESB, Pipeliner CRM, Upland PSA

    SharePoint offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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