Microsoft

SharePoint


4 / 5
1352 reviews


Average Ratings

1352 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1.00/one-time/user
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Microsoft
  • www.microsoft.com
  • Founded 1975
  • United States

About SharePoint

Applications and desktop sharing and viewing, annotation tools, instant messaging, Web slides, and Whiteboards.


SharePoint Features

  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Cooperative Writing
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Group Calendars
  • Project Management
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control

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SharePoint Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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SharePoint is the best web based intranet software to streamline the management of the data and info

Nov 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Microsoft SharePoint is the best software for sharing of documentation and information witin an organization. This software given best control to the owners to enable controlled and restricted access to the information for the targetted users.

This helps users to access the information remotely from any location using centralized location link using web browser hence the companies can place the data securely at a centralized location even with password protection and let their employees to access the information virtually from any location using the link or url to access the information. Users can also edit or create new information on the portal using certain credentials provided as per the organizational chart.

This also helps companies to distribute the important bulletin without being any need to distribute that locally to the employees.

It's one of the best software for such controlled and restricted access to the information and valuable data.

Cons: Though it is very effective tool for management of information Sharing within an organization but it require some experience to set the checkpoints to enable the restricted access to the information to a certain group of peoples such as password protection, applying some read only checks and other restrictions that can be implemented.

Overall: I have been using this software for information sharing and accessing within my organisation and I can say it's one of the best online web-based tool for sharing record and information and that too very securely. Definitely one of the best software for intranet web based information sharing.

A professional document sharing and collaboration tool

Sep 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: This software allows you to share your documents, edit and collaborate with other users anywhere in the world in real time, securely. It's an amazing thing when you can see who is currently viewing and editing a document and everything anyone does is automatically saved and secure within the group it is shared with. SharePoint helps save an incredible amount of time and makes remote meetings much more productive. One of the possible drawbacks is that it seems to be limited to people who also use Sharepoint and live in the Microsoft community of software but I recently learned that you can share with people who don't have Microsoft accounts by providing them with a security key to access the documents. It becomes a two step process for them to accept the document and then get the key to enter but at least it is possible and this makes sure your documents remain secure.

Cons: It is possible to share with people who aren't part of your network or even Microsoft's network but again, it takes extra steps. Also, there are settings that enable or disable the feature and it is not very clear where the settings are or how to use all the different share options. It took some trial and error, testing and talks with Microsoft support before we were comfortable that it could do what we needed it to do and how to do it. Even after all of that, it is still a bit unclear when certain options should be used but I suppose that could be considered a benefit of the software's flexibility to do the similar things with different methods.

Overall: I've recently been evaluating SharePoint to determine if it is an effective way for our company to share sensitive documents internally and externally with other users involved in our projects. It does seem to be a solid tool for sharing documents securely so we have decided to go with it. So far, so good. I will say that most of the same features are available through Google Docs for free but ultimately, it was the whole package that SharePoint is part of that convinced us to move our workspace into it for the sake of convenience and consistency.

Capterra loader

The Future Software Point of Sharing a Perfect Collaborative Tool to make an Awesome Organization!

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: + Creating a new SharePoint site/app/directory is very easy and manageable. Users need to request the access before using the website or owner can manage how and whom to give what permission level of access on each site.

+ We could inherit permissions from top level site or we can manage permissions separately to each individual sub sites.

+ Permissions on each document level! Jaw Dropping feature of genius.

+ It has a plenty amount of features to choose from and you can customize each app to fit your business needs.

+ You can also add sandbox solution based or script based jssor/jsom apps to each SharePoint site.

+ Very easy to share files and information across our organization.

+ Perfect for document management and storage system for employees of many locations.

Syncing the SharePoint content is a nice feature.

+ Uploading/Checking in thousands of documents at one click with the help of explorer is definitely something special.

+ Connecting SharePoint calendars to your Outlook calendar will make your work life easy.

+ SharePoint Designer, Info path, Nintex, K2 all are bonus to have for OOTB Workflow configurations.

+ Content management Checkin, Checkout, Publish, Approve/Reject features are nice features to have on each document.

+ Not only Search, You can even do Filters among search results.

+ Not only Filters, You can do Best Bets on search results.

+ What is more, All search results are very fast across the whole website.

Cons: A humble advice to Microsoft SharePoint team! since we can't host External websites on cloud, It will be good if they come up with Team Communication sites, Forms apps within On Premises.

Comments from Anonymous users on our SharePoint Blogs: If we have the ability to get comments/likes from anonymous users outside our organization it would be helpful for organizations which are depending on SharePoint On Premises version because of PPI (Personal Protected Information) data.

In Overall, There isn't anything to dislike about it, to be honest it is everything we've expected it to be.

Microsoft SharePoint CMS for Managing content and documents of organization

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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

Safe, Secure and one of the best Microsoft Products ever!

Jan 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Instant reporting 24/7 and consolidate data to get better reports

Can create a unique SharePoint intranet

Can enable cross-department collaboration

Can address multiple service providers

We can decide on the best pricing model

Perfect solution for small businesses planning to grow big.

Central repository / one point of truth to store and share all company data.

There are plenty of licensing models to choose from that will suit any business size.

Extremely scalable and can address multiple business requirements thereby saving you money

Communicate from a single source to give everyone the same message.

Create electronic forms to reduce the paper trail.

Cons: Customization time and costs

Integration can require extra development effort

The licensing model is very complex

You need the right expertise to get it set up correctly.

It will require a lot of configuration and training.

It's browser based so if there is no internet, it means no SharePoint

Overall: Sharepoint has helped me a lot in my business. Sharepoint acts as an extra storage device for me to store all my business relevant data. The space provided by Sharepoint is also quite extensive hence anything can be saved. Entire folders can be uploaded into the Sharepoint browser link so need not to upload/save one file at a time. Also, being a product of Microsoft, it has the best security available. This software is reliable and the top notch security ensures all my data is saved and can't be compromised. My colleagues and I can share the Sharepoint link and can save data simultaneously and also work from it in live time. One of the best Microsoft Products

Capterra loader

SharePoint is an excellent way to set up your company's intranet.

May 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I was part of the team with the Oregon Department of Administration in the creation of their employee intranet built with SharePoint.

It was an easy transition for me to learn SharePoint for the following reasons:

Combined with previous knowledge of HTML, my familiarity with Microsoft products made it easy for me to learn SharePoint. With two day's of formal training, I was able to get up to speed in virtually no time.

SharePoint has a wide variety of pre-built modules out of the box from which developers can select.

One very pleasing aspect of the finished project was that the end-users came on board and operated their new employee website with ease and productivity.

It gives the State employees a place both for resources for knowledge of government procedures and a marketing platform to promote their office to the rest of the department.

It gives them a place for teams to streamline their workflow within each office and work together as virtual teams to enhance their digital processes.

It gives each office an opportunity to individualize their space on the intranet to show their office's competencies and assets.

As I am a designer at heart, SharePoint gave me the opportunity to express my creativity through the interpretation and development of each module to fit the end-user.

Cons: If you have the experience ( a background with Microsoft products), it's easy to learn SharePoint. If not, it can be a bit trickier in that the HTML coding is sufficiently different within SharePoint that it can lead to confusion. I found this easy to overcome, but some might not and that is a consideration when selecting software.

Overall: A wealth of experience in working with intranet communities. I found this to be invaluable as I went on to create my own online communities.

SharePoint - 2018 review

Oct 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's customizable and has lots of capabilities. There are multiple applications you can add to a webpage.

Cons: The company I work for has controls set in place that limit your ability to have free range of the customizations and capabilities of the site. We had to do a lot of work to create a useable platform for the team I work on to be able to easily access documents and build a library of information. The search function is not user friendly.

Overall: I used to not like SharePoint at all. It was not user-friendly at all and essentially it wasn't functional. Now that the SharePoint site I use has had some re-modeling and organizing, I feel more educated on the product and I am able to use the features to access the information I need to preform my job duties. SharePoint became much more user-friendly when I was able to customize the site for my team's specific needs. I had to work with my organization's specialized SharePoint experts to educate myself and my team, and get access to several controls in order to make the necessary changes my team needed, which was a difficult process. Overall, once all the changes were made the SharePoint site my team and I use is functioning and we are easily able to retrieve documents quickly, share important bits of information, update calendars to keep everyone informed of events, PTO, OOO, etc., and we can access links to all the websites we need to use to preform our job all in one location. It's great for training purposes and is helpful for new hires to have all the information they need in one convenient location. Now that SharePoint is up and running properly for my team, it is a very helpful resource that we could not do our job without.

Creating your team site is easy

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use site creation allows you to have your own intranet. You create a page, give it a title, and then start adding announcement tabs, calendars, documents, and other additional features. The basic layout is easy to understand. It is a great value if you purchased an Office 365 license. You can add additional apps with the online version, but the on-premise version has more of the robust features. Anyone can manage a SharePoint site and its great for team collaborations and shared documents. Its a great way to give your company their own website internally. You can also use it for your own documentation or knowledge base center internally. This works really well as others can make changes to documents and edit files as they wish.

Cons: SharePoint has some confusing permission issues if you're wary that someone in your company has too much or too little access. If an employee checks out a document then you may have to check that back in. These are just a few issues I had with permissions within SharePoint. We used the cloud based version at first, which lacks a lot of features and limits the amount of creativity you could add to the site. I really wish Microsoft would make all the menus a bit more user friendly because I feel like Site Settings can be confusing for someone simply wanting to manage one or two in-depth details of the site and its users.

Sharepoint review

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: These are just some of the pros that we have liked about Sharepoint. It is a central repository / one point of truth to store and share all your company data. Sharepoint complies with ISO standards and other legislation, which is a plus. Sharepoint enforces standards, publish policies, and provides audit trails on your changes. Sharepoint provides instant reporting 24/7 and consolidates data to get better reports. You can create electronic forms to help reduce the paper trail. You can communicate from a single source to give everyone the same message. It is scalable and can address multiple business requirements thereby saving you money.

It integrates with most other software, so if you can use SharePoint for your business solutions, you can still surface the data from other applications in SharePoint.

Cons: This is an expensive solution. You need the right expertise to get it set up correctly. It does require a lot of configuration and training. In larger companies it can take 3-5 years to successfully rollout an adopt. The licensing model is very complex.

Overall: One certain benefit is how scalable SharePoint 2016 is without the danger of lowering performance. There's been an increase in max file sizes and the number of items that can be indexed, along with a bigger list threshold. Plus you have precise control over license costs per staff member ideal for small or growing teams.

Great backend for intranets

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have used Sharepoint in many different capacities and have found it to be the best for internal use / intranets. It has the ability to house thousands of resources that can be easily navigated in the backend with an uncomplicated sitemap structure. Whilst working for a large UK company that relied on Sharepoint to aid colleagues in their day to day working life on the Retail shop floor, I found the CMS to be consistent and efficient especially with the publishing and un-publishing of content (drag and drop and bulk editing functionalities). Sharepoint not only allows for a collaborative working space but has become a dynamic, integrated platform where users not only see the intranet as a document repository, but a source of knowledge.

Cons: Due to it's ability to house such a large amount of information, Sharepoint (like all CMS') really does need to have consistent, aggressive house keeping done. If archiving or deleting material is not high on the list of the CMS users or owners, the backend of this software becomes a mindfield - the same is also true if users are not taught the intended sitemap structure in their induction to the system. Additionally, the legacy versions don't have the most beautiful looking interface and at times it can be a bit confusing to master but once you know how to use it, you know for life.

Capterra loader

It gets the job done, but not in a fun or enjoyable way

Nov 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: SharePoint allows you to share files with you coworkers easily. If you need software that helps you stay organized, helps keep your remote team connected, and a way to keep project files documented, this software works. For us, we had a large number of team members working remotely, and from satellite offices around the US. Sharepoint helped keep project managers and administrators accountable, and helped us stay organized and on the same page. We were easily able to manage document flow, and everyone could find documents easily

Cons: I don't know if this is a SharePoint problem, or how our IT administrators set up our SharePoint sites, but it was sometimes hard to navigate. There seemed to be endless dead-ends where you had to use the "back" browser button in order to navigate up folder levels. The features that allow you to edit Word / Excel documents in the browser never worked, and always ended up crashing. Also, the "social media" feature that allows you to post updates about what you are doing is really cheesy.

Overall: SharePoint, in my opinion, is pretty OK. I would just as soon use DropBox or Google Documents to manage documents, but I think SharePoint is probably better for larger organizations with multiple moving parts. Again, I'm not sure if the problems I have with SharePoint are intrinsic SharePoint issues, or how my company set it up.

SharePoint Online Has Limitations

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: Less complicated infrastructure management.

Capterra loader

A great addition to using Microsoft Office in the corporate world.

Dec 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Overall this software is the best for large-scale collaboration. A few of the things I like the most:

- In-depth file & permission structures are possible

- Easily integrates with nearly all Microsoft Office applications

- Employees can easily be managed through one location instead of requiring API interface or multiple site permission/deletion work

- Saves each iteration of a documents change, allows users to go back to the first iteration and view progressive changes & who made those changes

- Usable mobile interface on all platforms

- Online document edits for quick edits that need to take place

- Groups can be established to assign multiple permissions to multiple users easily

- Cloud storage is cheap and easily expandable

- OneDrive app interfaces well & allows easy document upload/download for phones

Cons: - Cloud-based version has frequent changes that sometimes induce bugs

- Little support help outside of forums & slow to little Microsoft support help on those forums.

- Uploaded videos cannot be played on all mobile platforms (currently)

- Permissions has a learning curve & is a combination of the old structure and the new structure, which can lead to confusion when attempting to set granular non-inherited permissions

Overall: - Better file distribution & collaborative editing abilities

- Pliable and user-friendly mobile user interface

- File storage & document capabilities of a fortune 500 companies without huge implementation overhead

Microsoft SharePoint Roadmap Innovation for Eager Business Owners

Nov 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Microsoft SharePoint restore eager business owners and innovative risk takers workforce agility across numerous Information Technology infrastructures. SharePoint is designed to help organize environment workflows and team agility. The software is sustainable and self directed with robotic approaches that encourage and inspire small business owner to leap forward with sustainable possiblities. The methodology is solid comprising professional development mirroring Software and System Full Life Cycle (SDLC) approaches. Personally, I feel Microsoft SharePoint roadmap future directives for business startups without much focus on the business owners. The software is powerful and supported by Microsoft team of qualified engineers; unlimited which help successful drive return of investment (ROI). I recommend the software to business owners to inspired and maintain a successful business environment with prime directives and strategies that secure profits within multidimentional industries.

Pros: Microsoft Sharepoint is the best software to build a business that capture future earnings, stakeholders attention, and professional dynamics advantages in social media while maintaining professional industries standards. I like the opportunities that can be built out to support and sustain any business environment.

Cons: Microsoft Sharepoint require more templates development; which support less experience project managers and project team leads. I think Microsoft should provide a team of qualified engineers that build out customer projects-request directly through Microsoft instead of encouraging third party vendors. This is a prime drawback for numerous small business owners and startups. The time it takes developing high-level templates to support and retain major corporate presence. This is a requirement which should be address by Microsoft. The major drawback for developing dynamic function templates often take to much time.

Recommendations to other buyers: My advice is to leap forward to Microsoft SharePoint if you want a dynamic and innovative future and presence. I advise you to establish a relationship with Microsoft Sharepoint Engineers. I have found they will support your requirements and maintain respectable presence for business success.

Capterra loader

Sharepoint product review

Dec 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software manages documents well and provide efficient way to share the information within an organisation. With the use of sharepoint we can save our important documents at one place and all the employees of an organisation can access the document instantly, which saves time and cost. In SharePoint admin can give particular access to the users as per his requirement eg:- if employee A is working with finance in that scenario share point admin can give access of finance related documents to employee A rather than giving him access to all the documents managed by sharepoint . This option helps organisation to keep their data safe from any vulnerable condition.

Cons: It is recommended for large organisations as intial cost of setting up SharePoint intranet is high and it's not fruitful to use it for small organisation . SharePoint need to be customised before its implementation in a particular organisation and this customisation needs time .

Overall: It saves time and increases communication within the organisation. It also unites the employees by providing a single platform for the management of documents. My organisation has been using SharePoint for 5 years and it has been always a great experience to use SharePoint.

Good product if you are a Power User

Jan 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Comments: Our company started using sharepoint to catalog and share information. The main frustration I have had is the ability to find documents. It may be the way our management has chosen to catalog them, but in order to find a certain document, we pretty much have to know the name of the document or plan to look through pages and pages of documents when using a keyword search. Another issue we have experienced with Sharepoint is a number of documents that are saved and the order they appear in the search. I never know if I am getting the most recent version or a previous version that someone forgot to remove or replace. When I search for a document, there is no order in the way the search results are listed. I don't know if the documents are showing by latest date first, or most relevant, or most popular or just in a random order. Again, this makes it difficult to find the most recent document- or be assured that I am using the most recent. Other than that, we have found that Sharepoint is a quick way to share lots of information and then save it for later use. After some training, colleagues and I discovered all the cool, very usable features that Sharepoint has. The only trouble is, our management has very few power users so all those cool features are useless to those who use Sharepoint the most. Another great feature is the ability to really "personalize" the look of Sharepoint. My department has a very simple design with a department calendar, link to announcements and links to other important pages, and a keyword search. I have seen other departments in the organization that has very detailed (and it looks like much more useful) pages with search, a well-planned left-hand menu, and graphical links to other important reports or document libraries. I am pretty tech savvy, so once I received access to Sharepoint, I was able to get in and use it as far as my permissions allowed without any training.

Pros: Little or no training required to use if you have technical ability.

Cons: If you are not a power user, your ability to add will be very limited.

Recommendations to other buyers: Those who set up their division or company site should really have the everyday users design the layout and content management. Often those who set it up are the casual users, not the everyday users. There is a big difference.

Enterprise productivity in a university setting.

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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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.

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

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Best Office 365 service hands down.

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: If you work at a company that owns Office 365 Subscription you have got to try SharePoint out. This is a great Knowledge-Base tool that can help you store, keep track of and share all your important Documents/Procedures/Files etc..

SharePoint is very powerful tool, it allows you to set access level and permissions for any page you have on your SharePoint, and even you can Synchronize it with OneDrive making all your Documents available offline on your dedicated device. SharePoint is simple to use, and simple to create any sort of page where you want to store your important documents and it is very customizable, so you can make every SharePoint page stand out from the other and be unique in it's own way.

Cons: SharePoint is very Customizable and you can do almost anything with it, but the Con would be that there is not that much of a templates to use, so you will have to start your page from scratch.

Overall: I'm using SharePoint for more than 3 years now, and it is the main tool in my Company, I edit view and share SharePoint pages daily, where all our procedures and documentation are stored.

Great Power Requires a Deep Learning Curve

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Powerful and versatile tool that address a variety of intranet site building and document management needs.

Cons: High learning curve. Not very intuitive. Basic functions and navigation should be simpler.

Overall: Sharepoint's versatility as a document management and storage tool addresses many needs across the organization. There's site building, communities, analytics and a host of other capabilities that far exceed my objectives and knowledge. Which is the biggest issue that I have: I know what my objective is and I know what I need to do but the learning curve is very high for even the most basic of functions. I understand that creating dashboards and pages according to the Sharepoint paradigm requires some reasonable amount of research and learning, but processes such as checking out documents to edit and editing permissions to objects should be more clear and intuitive. In addition, it may not come as a suprise, but be sure to use Internet Explorer when using Sharepoint; certain features will simply not work in other browsers. Be prepared to do your homework when you need to complete a project using the tool. You'll get there, but it may take more time than you originally expected.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you're already invested into the Microsoft ecosystem then Sharepoint makes a lot of sense. I would also recommend looking into the Google suite of applications.

SharePoint is the office app that provides seamless storing, sharing, managing and storing files

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: We've been using SharePoint as part of our Microsoft 365 bundle. We've used DropBox before, however, since upgrading to 1 TB in DropBox is very expensive, we decided to migrate our office-sharing via SharePoint.

It is easy to use. Since we use powerpoint and word in creating our candidate slides and project presentation, which are operated by Microsoft editing such files is easy and fast as compared to DropBox.

It is easy as well to upload a single file from your computer to SharePoint because it is fast and you just need to click and drag. It also helps uplift collaboration in the office, because you can add the calendar and everyone can work together to create a single task quickly.

The email regarding updates on how to use and maximize SharePoint you get from time to time is also very helpful.

Cons: What I least like about SharePoint is that it is hard to sync folders with large files. It is also hard to share to people who doesn't have Microsoft 365 or outlook account. Using the web version is easy but syncing and making the desktop version up to date can take a lot of time.

Overall: We've been using SharePoint for ~1 year now, and weaning us from DropBox is easy. The app itself is easy to use, plus it being a bundle of our Microsoft 365 subscription is a great plus. We can enjoy 1 TB of data space without worrying to pay much for an additional cost from another app.

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Microsoft SharePoint - It's more than just your company's internal website.

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like the granular level of customization and bolt on third party apps and templates that are available and add nearly unlimited functionality to the SharePoint platform. I like that it can be accessible from within or outside of, a company's internal domain, and that which areas of Sharepoint a user can see and access is controled through differing levels of security.

Cons: If you don't understand the basics of web development and Internet Information Services (IIS), building SharePoint Site's, lists, repositories and administering the back end will have a learning curve.

Overall: We have SharePoint Foundation installed and in use in our main office. It was a free offering from Microsoft, and while it has some limitations, it's been a great addition to our company's assets. We have several sites site up, one for each project team, and a main company site where we use a shared company calendar, document repository, company project management, employee telephone directory, and training resources. Several of the customers we provide technical support for also use SharePoint in their businesses, with varying levels of customization.

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Best one stop shop portal for all the business flow system allows you to manage work flow like CRM

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Best document and management tool that handles bundles of the business flows and its collaboration activities.It's basically an intranet and content management system that is used for internal purposes to assist us in bringing our organisation together.Happy news is 70% of the MNC's in fortune 500 companies use this as it has flexible options to organize and has large space to upload the data. Enterprise business uses this sharepoint as means of communication in delivering the request. on an whole this is one of the best tool i have seen and was loving using it. In this we can store large amount of the data, organisation structural policies updates to employees and real time business flows documents has highlevel of security provided by microsoft.

Cons: The least about the software is its structure though it is secure and robust it requires small changes in the options panel and hide the unwanted link options in the header bar. UI part requires changes make it colorful

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Repository for the Microsoft-centric workplace

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We have a long-standing partnership with Microsoft. Our workflow involves Microsoft products (MS Office, Great Planes, etc) and so we needed a repository platform that can put all our Microsoft centric archives and files into one place. SharePoint to the rescue.

We used Sharepoint initially just for archiving purposes (i.e., creating folders and saving our *.doc, *.xls...). We then extended it use for keeping a common calendar, creating team spaces for Projects, and even using the messaging and poll functions.

Workplace is able to create a micro-site that is easily exportable into an Excel file for reporting and data analytics purposes.

Cons: The subscription comes with a hefty price (esp for a bigger user base). Some users (even administrators) feel that the app is clunky and heavy on the backend.

Overall: Microsoft-centric common repository platform for our small to medium-sized business. Easy export to doc, excel for the tables and fields you put into the site. Easy enough to setup, and manage users and accesses.

Sharepoint is excellent, especially for new hires

Oct 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: What is really great about SharePoint is it makes it easy to put all of the accumulated knowledge and documentation in one place. This has been especially useful when we have new hires. When only a handful of us have been here for a decade or more, we have found it can be difficult to bring new hires up to speed. Especially as we didn't have any formal training documents in the past. With SharePoint we are able to continually add information and documentation to one place that everyone can use as a reference.

Cons: I'm sure it is more of there simply being so much information now, that it can be difficult to find something specific you are looking for if you don't know 'exactly' what it is you are looking for. But again, I'm sure we can find a better way to organize everything, rather than this being an issue with the product.

Overall: Overall it has been fantastic to keep knowledge across both mechanical and electrical in one place for reference for all in both teams. Especially for newer employees.

Ideal solution but difficult to configure

Aug 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: There are so many features and customization options inside of SharePoint that it would be seemingly impossible to ever list out everything you could do with it. Probably the best thing about it though is that it is a Microsoft product, which nearly instantly makes it an industry standard because it has integration with almost all other Microsoft products (most of which truly are industry standards like the Office Suite).

Cons: It is easy to get lost in SharePoint. You may want to create a workflow for example that requires a document to be passed along and approved by different users, but you will read documentation on how to do it and there will be 20 different ways to skin the cat. If you can figure it out then you will be a hero in your organization and everyone will love it, but the hardest thing is figuring out how to do it and sometimes even where to start.

Overall: Provides housing for our intranet portal to end-users and cloud storage for a number of internal workflows.

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Best platform to share important documentation with your fellow collegues.

May 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Everything starts with SharePoint, you can make SharePoint page look beautiful, more beautiful then 90% of website pages out there on the web.

It is easy to use, everything is self-explanatory, on SharePoint you should have all the important documentations uploaded, as well as news and updated about your project.

Another great thing is that you can Synchronize all your SharePoint files with OneDrive and have them offline if needed or just to have quickly access to them.

Not to mention FileHistory option, where you can revert any Change mistakenly made, and you can set for how many changes backwards you would be able to revert them.

Cons: I really cant find any bad side of SharePoint. Maybe downside would be that there is no SharePoint for personal but just for business use.

Overall: You can easily share important documentation, just by sharing links to people within your organization, or giving them access and edit options to your SharePoint pages.

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It is the Ultimate Sharing Point.

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: As of today, we are using SharePoint across all departments. We easily share documents to other departments and teams in the field so that they can modify ,edit, upload and continue sharing. For the clients we have a separate page where we upload all the necessary information about clients ,this allows for easily sharing of goals and information of clients across all departments.Share point is easy to use and also helps one identify the documents that have been left and those that need finishing or reviewing. I also like the fact that one can use the software as a mobile application in his phone.

Cons: The mobile application keeps on asking for security verification which can be at time annoying. I also do not like the search tool, it is good but not superb. It would be great if they had more robust search tool.

Overall: The experience has been amazing. It is a user friendly platform that allows workers to well collaborate in the company.

Powerful Cloud ECM Platform

Apr 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Nearly every content management feature imaginable.

Familiar interface for MS Office users.

Integration with other Office 365 apps like OneDrive, OneNote, and Outlook.

Multiple document libraries per team site allows for flexible taxonomies.

Content Types and Site Columns allow for metadata classification.

Cloud versions of the office suite allow simultaneous multiple authoring of business content in the cloud.

Cloud-based means access anywhere from any device.

Cons: The records management functionality of existing document library content remains on a per team site basis rather than from a central administration dashboard.

Each new modern UI team and communication site is its own collection but does not appear in the list of collections on the SharePoint admin panel.

Overall: SharePoint in the cloud is a centralized location for all of our organizational content. Access is available anywhere from any device this makes the platform very useful and flexible for users.

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Best Collaboration Tool within Microsoft Suite

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sharepoint is a product developed within the Microsoft Suite to help users collaborate and work with documents in an easy and effective way. I have been working with the development of client solutions with the tool from 2007, and I can say that there is no business requirement that was not met with this solution. The platform works on .NET technology , so we can either build custom components, or utilize the power of default webparts provided by Microsoft for all our needs. The Search is also a powerful feature to be leveraged for document access.

Users both tech an non tech savvy find it very easy to work with Sharepoint collaboration.

Cons: The upgrade process during version releases should be smooth for both users and developers and Platform admins. It feels like any one group is not satisfied at times.

Overall: An excellent Collaboration tool from Microsoft and on path for a cloud base O365 offering of the solution.

Need to be good with software

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Comments: It is great that this can be tied into your current Office Suite of products.

Pros: This product has come a long way in the recent years. It is very robust, can handle a lot of data, items, and users. Permission control is great, along with being able to access it anywhere you have internet is great also. It has enabled me to be very fluid with my location, yet still able to perform the work needed. Being able to "check out" a document to work on it is a great control point in my opinion. I can use it for many different products that I am involved in, and grant access to users outside of the organization, that do not have SharePoint.

Cons: The online edit seems to overwrite changes that other users are doing at the same time. Although it seems to me that you should be able to have multiple users edit a doc at once (the permissions let you), I have not had much success. I lost all of my work doing so. It could be user error.

Great for sharing files and keeping track of things in the workplace

Dec 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Sharepoint has become an incredibly useful part of my work space, especially since I have a need to share large amounts of files and photographs among colleagues. Before using it, we swapped hard drives and sent zipped email folders, both of which were incredibly time consuming and annoying. Sharepoint let us share these files quickly and made them easy to view. It is definitely worth it if you have a need to store lots of data and have many people access it.

Cons: Some issues with Sharepoint are that it seems to load slightly slow, and it could use some upgrades to the file uploading portion of it. When I use it I have to drag and drop multiple files from my computer to upload them, which is a pain. I am not sure if they have a better way to upload them, but I cannot find it if they do. Additionally, some of the features seem to be harder to use and understand, and it can take a little bit more work to learn than other software. None of these issues are dealbreakers, as the pros outweigh the cons, but it is clear that they could tune up a few of the interface issues that plague everyday users.

Overall: I was able to share files with colleagues much easier than before, and it made viewing access and downloading significantly easier for our whole group.

We use sharepoint to communicate updates across all members per department.

Jul 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Each department has their own sharepoint log in, to keep everyone in the loop with any changes and updates that has to be implemented per department or team.

My team handles incoming calls. However i'm also crossed trained to make outgoing calls and handle emails. Depending on the business needs. I have access to their respective files so i can easily take that initiative to research on new updates. We even have self training materials for new handling details for different departments that i'm involved with. Updates are always real time and definitely easy access. And since it's a closed sharing program, security is also covered. So your target audience are the only one who can access the files.

Cons: I am not a part of the team who Initially pitched for the idea to use Sharepoint. It's already on going when i joined. But even though i have no hand in the initial set up. I know that the customization is labor intensive, specially since different departments has different needs and points to highlight. So every time we experience latency, unable to update error or blocked access, Our development team takes care of it. And they can fix it relatively fast.

Overall: We use sharepoint to communicate updates across all members per department.

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May 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Microsoft SharePoint is an application that I use in my workplace to upload, share, and edit documents within my team and Team Leads; SharePoint allows me to quickly upload a file, and in minutes out team members within my group can view, change, and edit the document. We have BI software and we are constantly creating documentation in order for our clients to easily navigate through the web application. SharePoint allows me to quickly view the files, and applications straight from my mobile phone, it is one of the best collaborative work space to transfer knowledge, ideas, and etc. Moreover, MS SharePoint enables me to manage my workflow easily, which i can create diagrams of how a specific change in the software will be developed, tested and released.

Cons: One of the major downside of using MS SharePoint is that i cannot connect multiple accounts; If i wanted to connect my personal SharePoint account with my work account it will not connect, i have looked for an alternate way for this over the web and sadly couldn't find one.

Overall: With SharePoint, the main benefit I get using it, is to manage my daily workflow and easily upload, share, edit.,and collaborate files and applications within my team.

Sharepoint

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sharepoint is extremely useful for a company with people in multiple locations who need to be able to compile information onto the same document in real time. I use Sharepoint daily for multiple documents that we use to track performance within our company, and it is so much simpler than having to compile information from various locations manually.

Cons: Early in our companies use of Sharepoint, we had issues with users forgetting to check items back in before leaving for the day, essentially locking that document from being used by anyone else. This was quite a challenge. But we have since been able to find a work around, and have certain users that can force the item to be checked back in, which made this much less of an issue.

Overall: Overall, I would say that Sharepoint is a very good software, and I would recommend it to anyone who needs to be able to share information across multiple locations in real time.

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Perfect One Point Access Tool that Fits All Firms.

Nov 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: For the longest time that we have used SharePoint in our firm, I like the fact that employees in an organization has gained one point access of the items presented by the heads or the administrators, and this in the end improves togetherness, collaboration, and teamwork. Again, SharePoint reduces the entire costs and time incurred by firms when sharing files from one destination to another. SharePoint is also very simple to use for all the employees.

Cons: Nonetheless, this platform needs some extra improvements to make it ,more stable. I find it often facing breakages and errors, and this calls for its perfection. Otherwise, in terms of performance, SharePoint is on point.

Overall: SharePoint enables one point access of files in an organization, and this reduces time and cost incurred when sending files. Again, the files sharing aspect brings teamwork and collaboration. SharePoint is a great tool for firms.

Most Popular Collaboration Platform in the Market

Jan 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft sharepoint online is available on premise and on the cloud.Microsoft SharePoint lets you set up team websites, track projects, and manage documents. Sharepoint has features like site metrics viz page visits ,popular documents etc, which come in handy.

The drag and drop works at its best in sharepoint.

When one creates a website, one can add a variety of features to customize ones team site including tasks, calendar, document libraries, mailbox , bulletin boards, and contacts. One can also personalize the layout and color scheme of ones site and add ones company's logo.

Microsoft has made an iOS app available for sharepoint. Similarly android and windows phone apps will be available soon.

Cons: For basic no frills document management there are many economical tools available in the market.

Sharepoint is for enterprise level customers.

The best solution to file management in company and even more including Intranet

Dec 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This is not just a software for file sharing or information sharing. The number of possibilities is huge - from team sites to keep everyone up to date, through using it as a company intranet (which looks like normal internet pages thanks to various possibilities of integration). It makes my work much easier as I share all the files with people in my team - we no longer have problems when anyone is absent that some files are missing etc. It is also useful that we can work on the same documents in the same time.

Cons: It might be overwhelming at the first glance as there are so many functions. In my organisation we are all trained on Sharepoint when coming to company, so it reduces the problem but still it is a lot of information to understand. Also - viewing in Explorer is the most convenient, but works only when using IE, which is a drawback for me.

Sharepoint makes searching for documents easy

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: SharePoint has been a good change for our company. You can now track the history of a document, attach metadata for easy storing and searching, you can see who is working on the document. There is ability to set alerts and add an expiration to a document. The approval system is a nice function.

Pros: You can attach several different metadata to one document and search multiple ways. It makes storing and searching for documents much easier.

Cons: Understanding the terminology and navigating changes is difficult to start. Once you get the hang of it, then its better, but its not as intuitive as it probably could be. Every time you edit metadata for a document, it reverts the document back to draft mode, which creates additional steps to reapprove the document. It makes sense that if you change the document, then you need to put it back through a workflow, but if you are just editing metadata for searching purposes, then the document should stay approved.

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Powerful intranet software for medium to large organizations.

Mar 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software is massive. If you're a developer, there is a lot to do to set this up in a way that a business can effectively use in a meaningful way. When you are developing for it, there are really so many options and so many softwares to integrate with - it shines when integrating with Dynamics and Office as an example. When it's at its best, Sharepoint is the hub for your company's day to day tasks and meetings. Customer support is solid, they really want to make sure this software is also supported, which is evident by how much better every version of sharepoint becomes. When developing, there is also a healthy library of plugins to extend sharepoint even further.

Cons: It is not easy as a learning curve, and even after you learn it, it is still required to have knowledge and strategic planning to roll an install out in a way that the user-base will embrace. Because of this, when it isn't firing on all cylinders, there are better things that users can and will use for every aspect of sharepoint. Small businesses will also not get the full benefit of this software - a lot of the aspects of sharepoint really shine when there are teams of people interacting in different spaces.

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MS SharePoint is a great platform for organizing documents of any corporation

Sep 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been incorporating MS SharePoint for an extended duration to perform several tasks at workstation. I like how it is simple to create a new directory without getting comprehensive training. In addition, MS SharePoint is available as both on-premise and cloud-based solution. With a cloud-based solution, I am in a better situation to organize organization documents from anywhere provided there is stable cloud computing. In our corporation, we integrated SharePoint on-premise to meet all the needs since it is a large business.

Cons: High license cost per user is the only drawback so far that get associated with SharePoint. Microsoft should reduce the cost estimation of getting genuine SharePoint to ensure that it emerges the best platform on the market.

Overall: This platform has enabled us to save a lot of organization data since it allocates extensive storage.

Sharepoint is a classic sharing platform for Microsoft shops

Jan 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: it integrates perfectly in the Office platform. Companies can build their Intranets using sharepoint and provision workspaces where users can consume or share information. As most companies already use Microsoft products in the office productivity segment (Outlook, Word, Excel, and so on), using sharepoint becomes the natural extension to those apps. Sharing documents will be easy when Sharepoint is added as a repository. it extends filesharing beyond the classic fileserver functionalities.

Cons: being more feature reach in comparison to a file server, sharepoint is also more complex and as an IT Administrator I have seen over the last decade, in various occasions, at times cryptic error messages which can be very demandig to solve.

Overall: collaboration and integration in all Office applications which are already in use in the company. a great platform for the Intranet.

Microsoft Sharepoint

May 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The software is great for much of what we use it for. We use it as a tool to communicate with our sales representatives in the field. They are able to easily access Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel spreadsheets. Additionally, it integrates well with many other file types. You can also easily limit who has access to what files, their editing capabilities, etc. through group or individual management. I personally, really enjoyed the ability to create different web pages within the software so that we were able to send links to different customers for them to view, without even having them set up an account. This was extremely helpful when launching new products, rather then sending them samples. It was very cost effective for us.

Cons: It does take a while to learn how to use the software to its full capabilities. We spent a couple of months testing it in different ways before introducing it to our team members. Aside from that it is a great product!

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Hectic Implementation, but we still relish the results that we get.

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: To begin with, I like everything about SharePoint-from design all the way to interface. For that reason, SharePoint is a user-friendly software since it has a simple interface. That way, you only need to get the right tutorials or training in order to work like a pro with it. SharePoint is one of the best collaboration tool that we incorporate in our agency. With SharePoint it is easy to have slide shows and web sharing. That way, it is easy to share files within our corporation. Last but not least, I like SharePoint since it integrates with other vital platforms that we incorporate at workplace.

Cons: So far the only issue that I have is pricing. Microsoft should offer SharePoint at a favorable cost estimation to entice prospective customers.

Overall: 1. Better file distribution

2. Collaborative editing capabilities

3. File storage and sharing

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SharePoint is a Successful One-point Access Tool.

Dec 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ability of SharePoint where users can access various files in an organization at one point. That is, the administrator shares important organization files to this platform, and the employees gain their access instantly under one roof. SharePoint is easy to use, compared to other sharing platforms, and it is also very stable, with no bugs.

Cons: However, I find this item very expensive, not forgetting that not all firms that are financially stable. I wish the vendor could lower down the subscription costs. Again, SharePoint lacks a friendly user design, where its customization more so to the admins is also limited.

Overall: SharePoint is a great tool, which we use in an organization for sharing and storing files. The product allows many users in a firm to gain access to the different files shared by the admins. Its security is also guaranteed.

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Sharepoint almost up to par with Google docs

Dec 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Sharepoint is a helpful tool to work on shared documents with colleagues, and to store files in one easily accessible location for all staff to access. We use the Excel workbook feature daily among our youth organization administrative staff, to track a lot of student and family data.

Cons: When editing in the Excel online browser version, a number of formula features are missing that we can only access by editing in Excel software. This has caused errors when multiple people are trying to add data at the same time. I have seen various upgrades over the last year or so, and the system is slowly catching up to the efficiency and functionality of Google sheets. Unfortunately, we have had various outages in the system where employees cannot access certain Excel workbooks for days at a time. It seems to be a system error, and our IT team has not been able to solve this issue.

Overall: We are able to easily store and access files in one shared location. We can co-edit Excel workbooks in real time.

Good for bigger companies and needs technical expertise

Oct 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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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)

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

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SharePoint great application for file sharing files and keeping all your documentation.

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easy installation. Nice user interface. Close integration with Microsoft products. Sharing files is very simple, as well as supported file versioning, files can be viewed online without downloading them. Pleased granulated control of access to files and directories, which allows you to share information not only between employees of the company, as well as with its direct partners. Easy creation of new sites.

Cons: Not compatible with all browsers, you can feel the lag when working in the browser. The built-in search engine is not very good. Some errors are not quite informative. It is not easy to get started, you need in-depth knowledge, which is accompanied by reading quite a large part of the documentation or training.

Overall: It is an excellent solution for storing documentation and accompanying files of the company.

I am a SharePoint Developer for a company with 2,000 employees.

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It has great collaboration features to get people working together, even when they aren't near each other physically. My current company uses SharePoint as an intranet where there is a section for each department and we have used SharePoint to make paper forms digital which are now stored in databases. This is only one of many ways that we have automated processes and actually got to the point where it is our main internal portal.

Cons: I use the cloud version so there are a lot of limits when it comes to control. There are also item limits and resource limits within workflow that put a cap on the amount of resources you can use. Sometimes this makes it difficult to develop a solution or meet the requirements of a project.

Overall: Collaboration and the ability to automate processes is the biggest advantage of using this software.

SharePoint - Excellent Collaboration Tool

Dec 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: SharePoint is a very powerful collaborative software platform. Out of the box functionality includes the ability to build sites, sub-sites, document repositories, lists, and following content capabilities. Users can start using these SharePoint features immediately and get instant results. The user permissions capabilities are powerful and granular enabling administrators to add groups or individuals to various sections of SharePoint. SharePoint is used by many companies for their intranets due to these powerful collaborative features. Microsoft has very good support for SharePoint.

Cons: SharePoint's out of the box functionality enables businesses to get results quickly. However, getting enhanced functionality and customizations becomes complex very quickly. Businesses will need the assistance of SharePoint architects and programmers to customize functionality for the their unique business needs.SharePoint customizations come at a high price.

Overall: SharePoint is an excellent choice for businesses looking to develop internal collaborative portals to support enterprise-wide business needs. Microsoft supports this product very well.

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I always use this product in sharing documents

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I depend on this product in sharing files and other information within our company. I use it to send sales and purchases documents to my senior while am in the office. It is a great tool that enables me to store my files in an organized manner. It keeps my files securely where no one without my permission can be able to view or edit the documents. It integrates with other Microsoft products making my duties simple and remain organized while am at work. It helps us a company to store our files in one place where any employee can access them and get any information he or she was looking for.

Cons: There was a time the product kept on crushing often. But nowadays, everything is working great, every feature is responding effectively.

Overall: I like the fact that it integrates well with other products from Microsoft. This has saved us time and resources as a company. We rely on Microsoft software in most of our operations. The products works as a team for a better performance.

SharePoint

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: SharePoint is my favorite platform for sharing information with internal business units. It allows everything from calendars, to digital asset and document management. While managing information for two separate companies I had the privilege of using this platform and it was wonderful. The securities allow you to restrict access to content based on individual, group, and page profiles; which allows everyone from general users to board members to access the information they need.

Cons: This platform does not have the most intuitive backend structure possible. Set up can be a bit slow until you take time to get in the system and play around. Also, the navigation can be tricky for end users unless you take the time to structure the tool according to your organizational needs.

For larger teams, SharePoint still delivers with class

Jul 20, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: After years of avoiding SharePoint in favor of small utilities, my international network deployed a SharePoint instance for us. For this use I am in a larger network with many subteams, with use cases for many but not all of SharePoint's capabilities.

Pros: SharePoint is a classy product, fully developed with outstanding capabilities. I like the groups one can set up - we have many, each teams working on various tasks. Each has access to a group calendar, documents, discussion forum, and much more. The navigation bar across the top serves as the key way to move around from group to group as well as get back "home." There are add-ons to SharePoint that we use as well, dashboards and more, that add to its value. It's a full-fledged product that functions well.

Cons: We have found that we must have a dedicated person managing our SharePoint instance - someone who really knows his/her way around the product, so that he/she can help us use its great potential. So you will have to have someone really invest in getting the skills of knowing the product as it can't run on its own easily.

Recommendations to other buyers: SharePoint is ideal for larger, more complex teams - where its features really start to shine.

Cloud base service that allows businesses to access, share and manage documents.

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is a great tool to organize data with protection from the unauthorized use. The best thing about it the fact that it allows and more over enhances the collaboration. It has a great variety of the features for internal and external communication, which helps to make better decisions. This tool grants also a possibility of customization of applications that suit your own business.

Cons: I experience a problem while setting it up correctly. In order to do run it smoothly some expertise is needed. Reaching out to customer support could fix that. Beside that it took a while when everyone got used to using it in our department. Also pricing is a draw back and internet is needed while sharepoint is used.

Overall: When all set up id done, it is a powerful tool to use it. It allows small companies to store, consolidate and to share data. It grants access to creation of the files, customization and sharing with others in the company or the outside users. It also protects data from the unauthorized usage.

So Close to Perfect

Jul 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: The one thing that would make SharePoint perfect is a hybrid cloud setup. The world desperately needs a local network resource with SharePoint's cloud features.

Pros: Plenty of storage. Integrates well with Windows. Excellent Mobile App (when it works). SharePoint is a superior cloud-based collaboration platform. The most used function is the ability to share an empty folder with a client that allows them to upload files. Then those files magically appear in our synced folder.

Cons: The 2 biggest problems we have with SharePoint are its inability to handle a large amount of files and the mobile app won't always connect to the SharePoint Sites. There's no simple way to migrate a very large number of files for the initial migration. On mobile, if there are too many files in a folder the folder will just appear empty.

Solid Platform, Very handy to have integration with Office 365

Dec 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the fact that Sharepoint as a platform allows you to connect to pretty much any other content that Microsoft products produce. Im mainly referring to forms here because those are incredibly handy. You can link Excel files, use web parts to have OneDrive locations, embed things like Yammer, Power BI, etc. Definitely a strong platform to share content when you are in a Microsoft ecosystem.

Cons: I find its hard to use, user security setup can be very complicated at times. Browsing through site settings is very daunting, I don't know why they don't give it a relook. Many organizations are using Sharepoint sites these days and it really does need a refresh. That said, there is a lot you can do with the product and probably even more if they increased the ease of use.

Simple to Use Software for Sharing and Editing Documents Across the Enterprise

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Comments: Overall Sharepoint is a solid and mature platform that keeps getting better. It's hard to go wrong with these old Microsoft programs.

Pros: Sharepoint is a reasonably easy to use web-based platform that allows the sharing and editing of documents across the enterprise. Creating and managing new sites and directories is very basic. The access permissions that can be set are impressive--all the way down to the document level. Uploading new documents is one-click, which is convenient.

Cons: Permissions can be clunky. It's not always clear who has access to view or contribute to a folder until a specific user is denied. Also. searching is fairly weak. It will find what you're looking for, but not clearly show where it is. You have to access it from the search and can't locate it for future reference.

Absolutely awesome!

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Learn to use features that save you and your team time and hassle. See real-life solutions that you can take back to your office and build for your team. And that is MS SharePoint.

Pros: Microsoft SharePoint is better than Google. One of the best features of Microsoft SharePoint is when I need to clean files and organized it like magic, by easily dragging and dropping your content to move it around. It can also set up meeting to the calendar with everyone work together, if you need to know what other people are doing in order to coordinate schedules. Slides can be download and save. Can be shareable with any individual, everyone in your office as long as they have access.

Cons: There's nothing I can say for it's cons because it's very easy and simple no need for SharePoint training.

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I use SharePoint every day at many levels

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: SharePoint is as deep as you need it to be. If you are a user who needs to create easy pages and sites, SharePoint has a nice web interface with lots of widgets. SharePoint Designer is available for Mid-level tasks like Work Flows, Branding, External Data Connections, etc.. And for the adventurous, you can develop in Visual Studio at the nuts and bolts level.

Cons: Typical Microsoft, there is allot of overhead. For instance, when branding a site, there is a ton of JavaScript and CSS that has to be circumvented. Microsoft tries to do everything for you. It isn't very elegant. Their workflow designer is extremely difficult to learn and navigate. Some of the features are just not documented well.

Overall: It offers us a stable hosting environments. It excels at Document Management.

SharePoint is the best business productivity tool from MS since Word, PPT, and Excel days

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy solution to create collaborative solutions like Lists and Document Libraries

Besides Skype which they bought, SharePoint is great for storing and managing documents that need to be shared and collaboratively worked on. Creating a site and list to manage data and share content are easy too.

Cons: Although it is better than before I think there could be more features that don't require you to use SharePoint designer. There are a lot of features not available to the casual user which limits its value. I think the latest UI is better, but there are still issues like being unable to customize spacing and column widths for some lists.

Overall: Collaboration, document repository, shared home space for working. Very good integration with other Office products through Office 365 cloud solution.

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Versatile platform to allow a company to centralize communication, project management and documents.

Jul 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Highly customizable platform that lets a company centralize communication between employees, keep all documents organized, in one place and accessible by whoever needs them. It can also be the core of project management efforts. It can be highly customizable with the right consultation and resources to perform the customizations.

Cons: We used the on-premises version, which needs very specialized resources to implement, install, configure and maintain. If there is a need for high customization it can be expensive because of the need of people to architect the solution, perform the changes to the UI, customize it and maintain it.

Overall: It is our company's intranet, giving employees a place to share news, as questions, and communicate. It is also a centralized document repository.

Great but starting to overlap with other MS products

Sep 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Comments: An amazing product to have in your organization, especially the workflow features, although it is starting to overlap with other MS products.

Pros: - Great for collaboration - you can share files with others across your organization - Customizable to meet the particular needs of your organization - great for organization-wide notifications, newsfeeds, HR and other department updates -workflows - this is probably one of the best features. You can create custom workflows for document approvals with complexity (e.g. accounts payable)

Cons: - Sharepoint is starting to overlap with other Microsoft products like OneDrive and MS Teams, which are also good for collaboration so it is good to use best practices to ensure the right stuff gets shared in the right places

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A little glitchy, at least for me...

Aug 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I like that I can create a spreadsheet, document, etc, and share it with others within my company and we can all edit it as needed. However, for some reason the whole platform just seems confusing to me, and I've gotten in trouble multiple times when a document wasn't syncing properly or something. I think for SharePoint to really find its place in the market Microsoft needs to really dumb down the interface for blue collar business people like me to whom computers and office work is not second nature.

Cons: Be prepared for some really botched spreadsheets when you discover that the changes you made and the changes someone else made didn't sync, and now you have two separate versions of the same document. Frustrating.

Works great out of the box or as a feature-rich development platform

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: SharePoint is an extremely flexible product that can be developed to suit the needs of any business. The variety of ways in which it can be used is nearly limitless. Even a basic implementation provides extremely powerful business capabilities, and developing code using SharePoint as a platform provides an unlimited number of possibilities. Powerful business apps can be developed within SharePoint, removing the need for additional DB servers or other expensive infrastructure.

Cons: Developing custom apps and tools can be a bit cumbersome. Developing anything custom requires a lot of knowledge and experience, and there are are no avenues that a power user or less experienced technical person can use to develop simple apps

Very good experience! Forget about the pendrive.

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: In my company, more than practicality, the sharepoint is used for security, it is definitely a reliable way to keep the most important documents safeguarded.

Cons: Sometimes the access permit fails when you create a site with many users, you must authorize several times until the system finally allows the person to enter.

Overall: I believe that the best benefit, beyond security, is that it allows access to several people to the same site, where the administrator can define the roles of each user. On the other hand, you can create several sites, this way with each department (IT, finance, marketing, sales, security, etc.), you can share different sharepoints, this allows increasing the involvement in the work and more when you have meetings , you can immediately make changes in the presentations or "summary of the meeting" and all have them available instantly.

sharePoint is a good tool used as a central repository for editing and storing the doc.

Nov 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to navigate across different tools within the product, as it is a Microsoft product so product and development support is fast. it is easy to install and configure. it is very easy to integrate with few of other Microsoft products like Outlook, office 365 etc. It provides option/facility for the audit trails on the changes one has made on SharePoint docs.

Cons: SharePoint is costly to manage for the smaller organisations and need more technical support as compare to others in same category. Being Microsoft property one can not customized this.Licensing model is little complex. After migrating to office 365 if you found performance is slow and painful then you may need a higher bandwidth internet connection.

Interfaces

Sep 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about SharePoint is that information can be housed in one central place to manage job tasks with permissions level accesses across all work settings, whether inside or outside a company's formal network. Task efficiencies are increased in connection with users globally.

Cons: What I like least about SharePoint is that the user and administrator interfaces are vastly different in the respect that anyone who is an administrator must alternately access the user side view after making SharePoint posts to ensure the requisite data is viewable and thereby user accessible. Setting permissions and public view levels can be cumbersome and confusing for beginners and some intermediate administrator users.

User friendly and easy to transition to

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We use SharePoint for improving internal communications. Great tool for posting company announcements and to keep the documentation in one place so they could be easily accessible to every department. I like the integration with Outlook Calendar because I'm able to share calendars and create calendar for community sign ups. I like that here I can find the information I need for my company such as vacation days.

Cons: Limited functionality and could have an improved facelift or better looking interface for users to use. Sometimes it takes long for loading, and we cannot easily organize the files.

Overall: Coordination of documents from all fringes of the district. Posting to the boards is helpful bringing the outer building feel as we are one.

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SharePoint is a very efficient business collaboration platform to increase productivity

Oct 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about this software is that it includes among a growing selection of collaboration components based on the web browser, process management modules, search and a document management platform. Another advantage is that it allows collaboration between users and also allows easy file sharing. Undoubtedly one of its most attractive features is that it allows flexible work space without limits thanks to the cloud. It is a very useful and practical tool.

Cons: It is insecure and expensive. It does not integrate better with other Microsoft products, it is not easily extendable and it is proprietary. Sharepoint Online has a limit of 1 TB in each library, display limit of 5000 items and file size 15 GB. In addition, your maximum file synchronization limit is 100,000.

Overall: My experience with Sharepoint has been gratifying, since it integrates powerful features that provide users with new ways to share and collaborate to improve productivity in the organization. The Sharepoint Online interface is easier to explore and allows you to perform common tasks with ease.

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

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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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

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

Awesome tool - It will change the way companies collaborate

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: SharePoint has everything needed in collaboration software (intranet, too). The fact that it is part of Office 365 is just icing on the cake. Everything is focused around groups of people who work together, which is how work turns out naturally. Having documents, notes, and communication all in one secure place is so valuable. The ability to have a formal, feature rich intranet as well allows for easier communication across organizations. Much better way to collaborate than solely via email. One last thing--SharePoint lists are a way to have structured, editable information that can be pulled into Excel and Power BI like a database table.

Cons: It takes some "getting used to" for organizations to change their mindset. It would be nice if Microsoft had information geared directly at those who find it hard to adopt, to help with the process.

Good for document management

Sep 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: We are a small company including 12 employees. we are using Microsoft Sharepoint for our document management and also for our written communication with our clients. it is very good in keeping a history of different versions of a document. very good workflow design which covers all the needs and possibilities.

It has also very good integration with Microsoft Word.

Cons: It needs a lot of hardware resources in the On-Premise version and actually it is costly.

The first search is a little bit slow. it takes time to show the search results and maybe assigning more resources, resolve the problem.

for the best functionality, one needs Internet Explorer. although it works under the other browsers.

Sharepoint a great option for documentations.

Dec 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about this software is that it is an integral work tool in which it is possible to perform multiple tasks in a collaborative way, allowing to share different files with different users and access them from anywhere, thanks to the fact that their services work in the cloud, in this way it is a practical and powerful documentation center. It also has the ability to integrate with different versions of Microsoft Office applications that is one of the most used computer packages.

Cons: What I like least about the software is that it can be a bit complex to use, especially for users with basic knowledge of computer science, therefore it requires that the users have technical skills to be able to use it efficiently.

Overall: In general, Sharepoint has allowed to have a better organization of documents that are important and useful for the organization, allowing sharing them with the required users and that they can access and modify them, facilitating in this way the collaborative work and the efficient management of the information within the organization.

Great tool for sharing dashboards on intranet, especially in order to give analytic power to executives and non-analysts

Dec 22, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Comments: The product is what it is. If it is use correctly and all of the features are put into action, it is phenomenal. If it is just used as a bland staging tool, you might as well get a GoDaddy page.

Pros: This product gives analysts the power to share data with decision makers in a way that is intuitive and actionable. So much better than a static executive summary that comes with 100s of follow up questions

Cons: It is easy to publish data that is not perfect, so you better validate and double check before putting things out there, especially if there is a large audience...At a company of 10,000+ like mine, this can be embarrassing and can lead to big mistakes if the wrong users have the wrong level of administrative rights, or data is not thoroughly vetted.

I am glad that the developers have fixed everything

Oct 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: In 2011, when we just introduced Share Point to our company, problems rolled at us like a snowball: putting digital signatures worked once, synchronization with mobile platforms almost never worked, and to deal with the interface, we lost hundreds of hours. But now these problems are no more. Microsoft corrected them, made the service more simple and stable. Now this is a completely different Share Point, for which it is not a shame to give money.

Cons: The mobile application still needs debugging. Sometimes it crashes, and sometimes it just doesn't give access to the data. The response time to requests in the mobile application is higher than in the desktop version of the service.

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Very Versatile Tool for Managing and Sharing Data

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The thing I like most about SharePoint is the versatility it provides for managing data and information (projects, lists, calendars, forms, etc.).

Cons: If I had to pick one thing I like the least I would say it is the built in functionality and features that are available. There are a lot of advanced things you can do with SharePoint but it requires a lot of knowledge and expertise, so it would be nice if more of the advanced features were made available to the average user somehow.

Overall: My company uses Microsoft SharePoint for multiple facets of our business - project management, team management, data form/requests and tracking, and document storage and sharing to name a few, and it provides a lot of useful functionality and features that make our job easier.

Great in concept and intent; more difficult in actual implementation and daily usage

Jul 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: Sharepoint still remains as the market leader for online collaboration tools and Microsoft has done a lot and continues to invest in more capabilities and features to make their online office applications that much easier to use and powerful as communications tools for business.

Pros: Really like the ability to collaborate with others online without having to send large data files and also ability to easily track file revisions and workflows. Also makes it very easy to seamlessly work between laptops and other devices.

Cons: Performance sometimes is lackluster--mostly during peak work hours. Sometimes opening files online does not work. Limited functionality of editing file content online versus in the desktop application (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

Effective Tool for the User; can be a nightmare for the Administrator

Oct 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SharePoint allows you to share documents and collaborate on those documents with colleagues. There are extensive options for setting permissions on SharePoint so that specific users/groups can access/modify documents/pages/sites. SharePoint is an enterprise solution, so your entire organization is able to benefit from a secure, shared environment.

Cons: Depending upon what you want to do, SharePoint can be a challenge to set up. Granted, SharePoint does give you the option of setting up templates for your pages, but if that capability is turned off by your network policies, creating new pages can be very slow and manually intensive. Although adding users/groups to permissions is relatively "simple", it is also somewhat roundabout. If you have your pages set up to be very secure, you practically need to be a site admin just to add a user's permissions.

Out of the entire lineup of software created by Microsoft, SharePoint is by far my least favorite software to us. It will do the job, but can take some time to get it done.

Overall: I have been designing SharePoint sites for work for about two years.

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Huge good tool, some times scary

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I have been working with SharePoint for 10 years (since SharePoint 2003), it's a tool that evolves with time, also adapt to what is changing (mobile, cloud, alerts, workflows, etc.)

It has so many integrations and apps to grow it and adapt it.

Cons: Because its so customizable and its under Microsoft changing RoadMap, you will find yourself that after months of projects and customization Microsoft will stop or change a feature you are using, and that is redo it all again.

My advice will be, try to use the build-in tools, templates, and WebBase customization. The deeper you go the harder the upgrade.

Overall: Automate many process, reduce paper use. Centralize documents, integrate our workers by building Team sites and intranets.

Decent centralized database for information sharing

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Love to SharePoint for storing files for coworkers across the world to see, presentations to share, training materials to retrieve and reference, and to constantly grow and learn. I also love that you don't have to use your desktop or PC or harddrive space when storing in SharePoint.

Cons: It takes up lots of space and sometimes stalls and crashes. If we could find a way to reduce the space it takes up and reduce some of the stalling then this would be incomparable database for this function.

Overall: This is a fast-fold Innovative database that always keeps us on our toes. We always try to find new ways to communicate across the world not just within our own company locally as a result of this online tool information sharing and Storage. Great stuff.

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Sharepoint - Great for Businesses

Dec 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use SharePoint daily in my organization to host hundreds of documents that need to be updated. Many of these files have confidential and sensitive information, and I know I can trust the security of software with this. SharePoint also allows me to access the files I need via the cloud at any time.

Cons: Sometimes, I have had issues where SharePoint loads incredibly slowly, and this can cause a lot of frustration. But overall, the occasional slow loads do not come close to impacting the quality and value of the program.

Overall: SharePoint is a crucial piece of software that my organization utilizes daily, and has no major flaws I have identified. In summary, I will continue to use it and am overall pleased with what it offers.

The enterprise standard for document sharing and collaboration.

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Being an Office 365 shop, SharePoint is the keystone around which all our document storage, sharing, and collaboration is built. No matter the distance between our offices and remote teams, everyone can have access to the documents they need or virtually any device that they happen to be using.

Cons: While it is fairly easy to get your head around setting up and administering SharePoint, depending on the size of your organization, and what you want to accomplish with SharePoint; you may need a dedicated SharePoint administrator or developer. Sometimes you just need something that works without adding significant administration overhead -- especially if you're wearing many hats.

Flexible Functionality

Nov 03, 2016
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This product is very customizable and you have the ability to make it work for you specific needs.

Cons: This product is not very easy to use. You have to learn how to structure this product so you can benefit from it.

Overall: I have used SharePoint for about 3 years now. I have had a good experience with the product and would suggest it to anyone who needs "real time" data. When I say real time data, I mean when one user updates a piece of information, the rest of the users will see the change instantly. This has been a very useful tool to help with communication within my organization. This product is extremely customizable, which is nice in some ways but takes a lot of time to set up and work the way you want it to. Overall, a good product.

Recommendations to other buyers: Being a Microsoft product, there is a lot of information on the web to help assist when you have questions.

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Great for file access on the go.

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I like how I can access my work files from anywhere! I know the server is secure, as it is hosted by Microsoft, a world-renowned name in software. This allows me to have peace-of-mind that my files are safe, and I can access them from any PC, as well as share them with my team. I can restrict access to things I'm working on, or open up files for viewing, sharing and editing with a team when I'm collaborating on a project.

Cons: I find that sometimes file uploads can be slow, even when I'm working with a good internet connection.

Overall: Excellent for secure, safe storage of company files, with plenty of controls on sharing, locking resources, or allowing edits from team members when working on projects.

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SPO is improving, but user experience/admin experience could be better

Jun 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Integration with Microsoft products is great, including active directory, SSO make things easier for users. Extensive ability to permission well.

Cons: Administration is not totally intuitive. I've experienced difficulties with new users as site editors who have aptitude but have significant difficulty figuring out even little tasks such as adding content to a page. Also, while a pro is the wide integration with other MS products, there's almost too much, and the tools change frequently enough that it's difficult to keep up.

Overall: It's included in our agreement with MS (for enterprise software- Outlook, Yammer, SPO, BI, etc) so cost is right. Allows for easy enough access/permissioning and integration with existing business tools from MS.

Great Choice for Document Collaboration

Aug 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Sharepoint is the best tool to use for document collaboration, great for Operations, WFM, Quality, and most of all, Training. Sharing docs throughout and the organization is super easy with Sharepoint. Agents find it very useful when updates need to be rolled out even on environments who have strict measures on CPNI and Data Protection.

Cons: It can be confusing once shared documents start to pile up, you have to keep a sharp eye for new uploads and not all users are aware of how to sort out docs properly for them to find newly uploaded docs. It's not the first choice either for storing files, it's really meant for storing documents only for collaboration.

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Effecient Software for Sharing Files from One Despination to Another

Sep 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: SharePoint is an easy application to use, and has a user-friendly design. Furthermore, it facilitate the sharing of information and items throughout the organization. It is affordable, and easy to implement. Lastly, it is a secure platform, and this ensure security measures are maintained.

Cons: SharePoint takes some time before introducing different updates, unlike their competitors. No other common disadvantage associated with the product.

Overall: Sharing files from one destination to another is time consuming and expensive. However, by the use of SharePoint, the process has been hastened, and made more secure. SharePoint is the most reliable and affordable tool for sharing items in an organization.

We use SharePoint as our team drives instead of shared drives on our network and it works well.

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The best part about using SharePoint is all of the different ways you can setup file shares and team sites. There are so many tools and resouces available for making sure you are connected with your respective teams. I really like the calendar and task list and the ability to customize the site so its not just another version of Windows explorer.

Cons: SharePoint like OneDrive does not allow you to use file names with special characters like !@#$%&*()+ so you end up having to rename the files to so they will upload. Other file share tools like Dropbox do not have this problem and I wish Microsoft would fix this issue. The other issue I have with SharePoint is navigation back and forth into certain pages can be awkward from different views and unless you're a power user of SharePoint you may not know enough to set it up to work easily.

Overall: Overall the benefits of using SharePoint out weigh the issues I have with it and the software is a wonderful tool for teams to use to keep track of not only files, but calendars, meeting notes, tasks and much more.

Must have library for all companies

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The great thing about sharepoint is used correctly it can be a storage repository for work from different teams in an organization. It can structure things for you and makes it easy to find whatever you are looking for. You can grant permissions for other teams and or people to use or have your own online repository that holds a lot of information.

Cons: Unless you set up your platform correctly its' very easy to have this become a nightmare in terms of an online/offline information repository. Something the system can't help you with, so you need to make sure you set this up correctly.

Overall: Made it easy for me to get access to training content from different departments.

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Misses The Mark

Dec 09, 2018
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

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Sharepoint is a frustrating experience for web novices and seasoned web designers alike

Nov 04, 2018
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: SharePoint is at its best when used as as a CMS for intranet (internal) websites. I appreciate the ease with which you can launch an out of the box site with no frills and easily start uploading documents and granting user permissions to access those documents. The GUI interface also makes it somewhat approachable for individuals with little coding experience.

Cons: It's when you want to do more than the basics with SharePoint that the many flaws start cropping up. It is not a very scalable system to create public facing websites with. In its attempts to be approachable to both coders and end users, I feel that it alienates both by inhabiting an awkward and unintuitive middle ground. The HTML/CSS (not to mention Javascript) editing in page is clunky and barebones, while the controls for adding different content types via web parts might make some sense to those with a technical background, but seem nonsensical to the less technically inclined. Training content contributors and interns has proven difficult, as the WYSIWYG editors in SharePoint cause the creation of countless and tags and messy inline CSS styles, which eventually muddy the code up so much that editing page content becomes next to impossible, and it becomes necessary to redo the page from scratch. After a dozen or so edits to a clean page consisting of only a few paragraphs, headers, and images, the code has been modified by SharePoint to include literally 1000s of lines of code that are mostly made up of the aforementioned tags. This junk code can be deleted manually, but it is a huge waste of time.

Finally, the fact that anonymous users can't even download office documents on a public facing website is perplexing and frustrating. Since SharePoint is a Microsoft product, you'd think there'd be more flexibility in how Microsoft document formats are handled, no

Overall: We are running a college-level web presence with roughly 200 websites, consisting of both internal and external communications. This system allows us to quickly do basic sites, but does not have the flexibility we need to do more custom websites efficiently.

Works well for the right environment

Jun 26, 2018
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I know some larger companies rely heavily on Sharepoint, but they can afford to have high-level IT programmers and developers to manage a Sharepoint farm. Our migration from 2007-2010 cost us 5 years ago and in spite of getting some hands-on guidance to redesign some of the data entry forms/types to suit our needs, I wasn't able to pick this application up and run with it like I can with others. Infopath was supposed to help w/the forms, but then I saw MS was dropping it in more recent editions. We got Sharepoint as part of our O365 upgrade, but in trying to set it up as just a collaboration repository/staff intranet site, I realized I was going to have to make a significant investment of time and found support from our O365 provider and our IT managed services provider VERY lacking. We already moved on to another application for managing work orders and projects, so I think there's a much simpler "Intranet" tool out there that will be much easier, cost-effective, and flexible for us to manage for the limited needs we have for it now.

Pros: Part of the Office platform and integrates with other MS apps. Offers somewhat simple setup to build a collaborative space.

Cons: Requires a specialized and expensive vendor to truly manage and ensure security of the environment. We used it for work orders between departments, but alerting was not ideal -- duplicate alerts triggered by setting alerts to fire under different circumstances. We've used SP since about 2007 and I've built lists and integrated it with a database and a couple of 3rd party applications built to work with it. I'm pretty much self-taught in all network and user applications (Windows server/AD, Exchange, and MS power user), but I struggled with trying to set up custom forms and found some of the lists inflexible. For example, my HR "portal" had to be set up as separate lists based on what Sharepoint would allow -- one that allowed me to upload documents, another to manage URL/links to external sites.

Easy to use web or mobile developing software platform!

Apr 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Microsoft SharePoint is a great all inclusive platform that allows the end user to share files on the cloud. Using a web browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox Mozilla, Safari, or Internet Explorer, the user can easily manage content on the cloud. The content can be accessed anytime or anywhere on the cloud. Microsoft SharePoint can either be accessed on server bank or online. Microsoft SharePoint is a great collaboration tool. The tool works best with Microsoft files. Microsoft SharePoint allows the hosting of web content such as links, pages, blogs, custom forms, or wikis.

Cons: Some restrictions may apply to file types. Certain file names may not be acceptable. By default the custom script is blocked on user-created sites. Other limitations may include certain restrictions of non supported file types that may not be able to interface with OneDrive for Business. Limitations of storage allowed includes 300,000 files across all document libraries. Size limit for syncing files include 15 GB.

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Powerful Collaboration and Content Management Platform

Nov 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: One of the things I like about SharePoint is the strong search ability. I can easily find different sets of data that am allowed to access within my company's directory through a simple search. This generally improves my speed of decision making.

One of the things I love about share point it it's collaboration features. When you collaborate on a single document at the same, it doesn't create different versions of the same document. I have to say that this has helped us greatly in reducing our interaction with hardcopy.

Another thing I like about SharePoint is since we are using SharePoint online, I can access it through my phone from wherever I am. I like the feeling of knowing that I can work from anywhere and not have to go to the office every time.

We have also been able to create some group and teams within SharePoint to help us work better in teams and exchange ideas faster. This has generally led to better productivity.

Cons: One problem with SharePoint is that it can get quite complex and cannot really be deployed in a small environment in my opinion.

SharePoint also requires the employees to be trained on how to interact with the platform so as to make maximum use of it.

Overall: SharePoint is a great platform for content management and version control.

Easy to setup and use for Information site

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Integrates with multiple Microsoft products including exchange, lync, and office. Can design pages to function how you want with free sharepoint designer tool. Can limit access to pages and files as well as make them hidden as well. Integrate with AD to use groups to limit access to pages. Has a search function as well as you can connect to an Office Online Server and live edit excel documents with other users.

Cons: Sometimes it can be difficult to get the page you setup to work the way you want it to. Search Function sometimes will need to be fixed if the update is interrupted by clearing the search index and restarting it.

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SharePoint in the institution.

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: In our institution (University) we use SharePoint as a our intranet. This is a software that is being used across all department in solving different problems. One of the key thing why we like is that it allows multiple users from different departments to work on the same document. It has also a well configured and robust calendar. The software is also easy to use and helps in storage and navigation of documents.

Cons: The licensing of the software is very costly.

Overall: Using the software has been a plus for the company. It is an easy to use software that creates harmony in the institution, in that we are able to communicate across all department .

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A good solution with a few caveats

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sharepoint makes it easy to organize and edit Microsoft Office documents. It's critical for any team sharing and editing documents in real time, with a full history of versioning and edits in detail. My current team uses is extensively every day to collaborate on the content we create.

Cons: Stability can be a big problem - we have lost documents at a critical time, and have had to resort to local copies of presentations minutes before keynotes. It's best to use as long-term storage, but in its current state I can't recommend fully replacing local storage with SharePoint if time is critical.

Overall: Collaboration, Storage, file organization

Highly configurable but be careful what you wish for

Sep 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Easily build customized lists with fields that can be defined at will, keep revision history of files for tracking.

Cons: Version 2013 is actually less intuitive than 2010 with edition features in list being hidden until you click somewhere in the list, absolutely not user-friendly and should always be visible. Customizable lists are nice but at 5000 items or more they get a performance hit. Database is hard to query (Lots of fields don't show up with your typical Select * but do when specified by name and multi-select fields data is a serious pain to get to).

Overall: Used extensively on a daily basis, backbone of intranet and useful for documents repository.

Great if you do not have any complex enterprise security policies

Oct 04, 2016
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
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Comments: Sharepoint has been a great product for many common document editing and sharing functions for some time. It has, however, fallen short in value when it is used as a common tool across a large enterprise that has security or policy restrictions that are other than very simplistic. Where I've seen the tool fall short most often is with the provisioning so that it is easy for users (project managers) to quickly set up a site for a project and have the necessary freedom to construct their site to maximize the benefits of the tool. Frequently, basic features of sharepoint sites have been unavailable to users because they do not have the "administrator" privileges necessary to configure things they desire. I'm not talking about deep levels of configuration like writing custom widgets or anything near that complex. I'm referring to things as fundamental as managing access to the site and changing policies on a given directory for the users or even being able to delete/modify directory contents within a project manager's own site. I attribute this to two things: 1) the policies of the group using it and 2) the granularity and flexibility of sharepoint to define and implement roles within the tool. If the role configuration was more straightforward i think that organizations would have greater success in implementing it. Time and time again i have had sharepoint issues that result from "admin role" issues. There seems to be user, admin, and not much else for user roles in my experience. I've seen this across at least four different enterprises now as well so i believe it's likely a microsoft implementation problem more than an organizational issue with how sharepoint is deployed.

Pros: great for managing microsoft office documents for collaboration. easy to navigate most features and tools within the product.

Cons: cumbersome to do some basic tasks like migrate files into/out of a sharepoint site. some of the basic admin things often seem a bit 'awkward' to find and manage (e.g. a particular directory's location in the sharepoint server space). several features for site management are not intuitive and everything seems to look the same so it's hard to recognize one location in a site from another with vastly different controls.

Recommendations to other buyers: for fast and easy collaboration the atlassian suite of developer tools seems to offer more user friendly features than the microsoft sharepoint suite. it's not witout it's limitations but for flexibility it seems much easier than sharepoint for many common tasks. the document management does not seem as robust as sharepoint (e.g. managing a Word file that multiple people are contributing to).

SharePoint makes collaboration easy!

Feb 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I would say the biggest pro is the document sharing capabilities. It is much easier when everyone can access the document through a link and make their updates without having multiple versions. Setting retention helps manage out of date documents. I like how you can lock certain folders and libraries down for a select group of users as well. We use it at work and it has made file sharing so much easier.

Cons: When SharePoint goes down, you cannot access your documents, which is difficult if you need them in a timely manner. If too many people are in a document, sometimes changes don't get saved or get saved over.

Easy to maintain your documents and projects in order

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to create Team environments for collaborations, Document Libraries to house all of your processes for the organization if it's used properly. It is scalable to your organization's needs.

Cons: You have to really understand the differences between Pages, Sites, Lists and so on... You also have to understand permission levels according to Microsofts guidelines. Big learning curve but after you have been in it for a while it is easy to use.

Overall: Day-to-day business activities are simplified. SharePoint simplifies common activities such as initiating, tracking and reporting business activities.

Collaboration is more effective.

Content management is streamlined.