Microsoft SharePoint

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Collaboration & content management platform

About Microsoft 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.


Key benefits of Microsoft 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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    4.3 /5
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    Value for Money
    4.2/5
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    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.1/5
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    Nelisiwe
    Nelisiwe
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    • Industry: Utilities
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Microsoft Sharepoint

    Reviewed on 13/05/2022

    User friendly and easy to use. Has guides and tutorials that assist on how to use the software...

    User friendly and easy to use. Has guides and tutorials that assist on how to use the software
    Makes business collaboration simplified
    Updating documents seamless
    Easy to track changes and manage access

    Pros

    It is user-friendly and easy to deploy. Enable simultaneous access to the documents, and provides real-time updates and collaboration. Simplifies day-to-day business collaborations. Shared documents across different companies. Assist with meetings regulatory requirements, content management streamlined, and have effective decision-making tools. Easy to manage surveys and provides stats as required. Can integrate with other systems.

    Cons

    Integration requires extra development
    Very expensive

    Claude Real
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    • Industry: Graphic Design
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great collaboration, document management and data collecting tool

    Reviewed on 18/10/2023

    Globally, SharePoint is the best document management tool, collaboration tool and internal...

    Globally, SharePoint is the best document management tool, collaboration tool and internal communication tool on the market.

    Pros

    The lists, librairies and metadatas are the great features of SharePoint. Also the front end tool Microsoft Teams renders the collaboration on projects even better.

    Cons

    The ability to break the security heritage of folder is one of the worst feature now that metadatas are available to manage per type security. Also the desktop synchronization using Microsoft OneDrive creates all sorts of problem and should not be used.

    Alternatives Considered

    iCloud

    Reasons for Choosing Microsoft SharePoint

    Google Workspace doesn't have metadatas to regulate access, permissions and to better the classification and I was having a very big spaghetti of folders and subfolders and the search of content was very difficult because of it. Also Collaboration using Google Workspace is very difficult and involves a lot of different tool instead of a single environment.

    Switched From

    Google Workspace

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft SharePoint

    iCloud can only collaborate with other iCloud users. It doesn't offer any equivalent to SharePoint. iCloud doesn't have the ability to create lists to collect data, doesn't have metadatas to organize and secure content. In other words, iCloud doesn't have much to offer for professional use.
    Ross
    Ross
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    • Industry: Media Production
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Misses The Mark

    Reviewed on 09/12/2018

    We had hoped that Sharepoint would offer the cloud-to-local sync functionality and performance of...

    We had hoped that Sharepoint would offer the cloud-to-local sync functionality and performance of Dropbox, but with integration with Office and Excel. In reality, its bugs and inconsistent syncing make it a highly frustrating and a miserable experience for our staff. Dropbox offers some Office and Excel integration and in our testing its simpler and works more consistently. We will be switching to Dropbox Enterprise within the next few months. This is sad, because Sharepoint comes "free" with our Office and Excel licenses, so it just ends up being something we paid for in the bundle price that will sit on the shelf.

    Pros

    SharePoint integrates with Office and Excel, which are tools we use regularly. It serves as a cloud-based central file store, and you can open files from it via the web browser or use its sync utility to sync the files locally similar to Dropbox. When it works as intended, it's a passable experience.

    Cons

    There are daily failures by Sharepoint that add up to a miserable user experience. The biggest issue is the sync utility. On a daily basis there are problems with local changes syncing back to the cloud, or cloud changes syncing locally. We work on Macs, which I suppose is understandable that our platform wouldn't be as well-supported, but we do pay the same money that Windows users do. The integration with Finder is passabe, but the icons for "synced" or "up-to-date" are not always accurate. Also, the utility that shows you what is syncing is not always accurate. I can save a file locally and watch that utility and I see no sign that my change is syncing to the cloud. On a weekly basis, we have a user open a file from the web browser only to discover that some other user had saved a version of the file that never synced. Also, the web browser file views frequently load folders with empty file lists, you have to refresh to see the files, which is just problems with basic usability.

    Michael
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    SharePoint Works

    Reviewed on 01/05/2024

    positive, easy to deploy and train users on

    positive, easy to deploy and train users on

    Pros

    file structure is intuitive, easy to collaborate with users, easy to manage access

    Cons

    the need to use OneDrive to sync data can be a problem, especially with long file names and multiple layers of folders

    Alternatives Considered

    Google Docs
    Larni
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great file program

    Reviewed on 19/10/2023

    Overall happy with daily use of SharePoint for business documents. Some updates could improve user...

    Overall happy with daily use of SharePoint for business documents. Some updates could improve user satisfaction.

    Pros

    Easy to access from computers, phones or tablets. I like that more than one team member can access documents at the same time. I also appreciate that you can see who accessed the document last. I find it very simple to a save a copy of documents and covert to PDF's.

    Cons

    Some features are not accessible on the online format and the desktop version needs to be used instead. One annoyance is the inability to drag documents into a folder from another folder. This is much easier to do on the desktop version rather than SharePoint.

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    Microsoft SharePoint offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free Version
    • Free Trial: Not Available

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

    Microsoft SharePoint has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Microsoft SharePoint supports the following languages:

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

    Microsoft SharePoint supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Microsoft SharePoint integrates with the following applications:

    Confluence, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Viva Engage, OneDrive, OneSpan Sign

    Microsoft SharePoint offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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