Microsoft

SharePoint


4 / 5
1779 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

App that keeps work moving forward by providing quick access to team sites, organization portals and resources and the team members for all types of companies.


Average Ratings

1779 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

  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing

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SharePoint Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Share and SharePoint alike

Apr 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The recent updates to SharePoint have come a long way in making it more intuitive to use, and providing a better looking user interface.

The management of the 'apps' (e.g. document libraries, lists, promoted links) has become much easier of late. It would be useful to see more information added to the apps descriptions, to help users determine which best suits their needs, without having to navigate to the Office help pages and/or third party sites.

The best feature for my current use is the ability to create different views of a list, and initiate workflows to assign list items as Tasks for certain users, thereby automating the sharing of the distribution of workload.

Cons: Some parts of SharePoint's functionality can be baffling - without formal training, it can be very difficult to work out how best to utilise SharePoint's features. When SharePoint is used across a large institution, without consistent training differing practices across different teams can make collaboration hard, as Sites/Pages/Libraries have been set up to function so differently. Inheriting a SharePoint site set up by someone else is tricky, as the logic they used to manage the site can be hard to decipher.

Permissions can be hard to manage, particularly as its rarely clear to the requester to whom their requests for access are being sent. This can be frustrating, as it can contradict the 'Share' aspect of SharePoint.

Overall: As mentioned briefly above, my most recent experience with SharePoint is using lists. This particular list (with a workflow to assign tasks) replaces an Excel spreadsheet of the same information. Using a SharePoint list instead, complete with different views and user alerts, allows relevant people access to the information they need in the right format, without having to duplicate work, send email updates, etc.

While SharePoint can be frustrating, it seems evident from the updates that there is a move towards more intuitive use.

Proficient tool for storing and sharing the documents

Apr 03, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SharePoint is the cloud-based tool, which facilitates the storage, sharing, accessing, and managing the files from any location/device using centralized location link. It is a flexible platform and can be implemented and managed in the way you like it.

We have been using this software in our company for almost 3 years now and it is extremely compatible with our needs. It helps in creating a common repository of documents, which can be accessed by multiple users/devices. It works well within groups where the permission to access, edit is given by the primary user. It is one of the best software to manage the confidential information in a controlled and restrictive way. There is an option to chat within the group as well.

All files can be added to library by simple step of drag and drop. It has abundant features to choose from and you can tailor them as per your business needs. Since it is cloud based, it provides inter and intra-departmental cooperation creating a perfect collaborative environment for a small organization.

Cons: One has to be experienced with Microsoft products in order to run this smoothly else, it could be little complicated to learn in the initiate phase. Secondly, it could be expensive than the other products in the market however it provides good features but if you are looking for economical solution, you should research more before buying this. If someone authorized edits something in a document, it becomes difficult to locate where the correction has been made. Though it shows the real-time notification I someone is editing but if you try to locate for the past corrections, it is not easy to find out.

Overall: My overall experience with Microsoft has been good so far. I am sure there is still so much to learn about this application and I am still discovering new things occasionally. It is suitable if you are looking to create a cloud-based repository of documents and it works efficiently if the IT support team of your company set it up perfectly and they keep updating it steadily.

Daily user and administrator,

Apr 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Convenient way to share files in and outside of your organization. It is truly loaded with good features; whether or not your instance will be capable of utilizing them all is another question (see cons).

Cons: Occasional integration issues with Microsoft's other apps such as OneNote. I had the hardest time moving a OneNote from one SharePoint to another and wound up having to do so one page at a time.

SharePoint lists are our only recourse within my company for external user request tracking, and they are clunky at best. Users do not like the front-end form no matter how much tinkering we do in the provided form design tools SharePoint Design and Infopath.

Poor visibility of who has access to what. The permissions hierarchy and inheritance is just not clear, and clean-up of any SharePoint you take ownership of will be a hassle.

Many useful and seemingly rudimentary tasks are made difficult by integration issues with our corporate network, however this could have as much to do with our excessive security protocols than SharePoint. As such, I have not considered it in this review's score but gone ahead and included this complaint as a point of reference for anyone considering adopting SharePoint at their company. If your company's infrastructure and security model is already difficult to navigate, then it is unlikely you'll be able to take full advantage of what SharePoint has to offer without a very talented implementation team.

Overall: We use SharePoint primarily as version control for documentation and also for request tracking via a SharePoint list. It is an adequate solution for these needs but leaves some things to be desired.

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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
Value for Money
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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.

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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

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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
Value for Money
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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 collaboration tool for your intranet

Dec 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Sharepoint allows for the easy storage, management, and sharing of information within your company. It is more than just your basic configuration management tool as it integrates flawlessly with other Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. You could have multiple people working on the same document and modifications sync up and can merge with each other. The Cloud based feature of it allows you to access documents remotely from your mobile device, which can be very convenient. Over the years, the interface has become visually more appealing and easier to use and navigate.

Cons: There are certainly other collaboration tools available in the market that compete with Sharepoint and are in many ways better than it in my experience. There are many options and features and it is not always straightforward on how to use them, so there's a bit of a learning curve for new users. I wish permissions could be set up such that managers or team leads had elevated levels of control, not as high as IT obviously but more than regular users. Every time one of our team members leaves, there would always be files locked by that person, and it just gets annoying to have to have IT unlock it for us every time.

Great Power Requires a Deep Learning Curve

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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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.

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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
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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.

SharePoint - Collaboration and Sharing made easy

Mar 28, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: SharePoint is super popular for its' collaboration and sharing capabilities, which is a game changer in today's workforce. It is not a desktop application that is installed locally, but instead, it is a storage server that is accessible via your browser using any PC, mobile device or a tablet.

One of its' key feature is the ability to create websites or team sites which enables teams to work together by storing and saving necessary documents, find whatever information maybe required and many more. Another one being its' content control and/or version control, making data easily accessible with one source. Also, SharePoint has an awesome search feature that allows you to effectively search within all the contents you have created.

Last but not least, it has a super handy recycle bin features for those days when life happened.

Cons: No cons at the moment, just an awesome top of the line saas.

Overall: SharePoint enabled us to create an Intranet which made collaboration and sharing possible and took content management to another level with super simple organization, boosting the company's productivity, creativity and transformed our business processes.

Excellent place to collaborate on team documents

Dec 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Probably the best part about Sharepoint is its seamless integration with all the standard Microsoft software such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel. It's so nice being able to have multiple people on a team all working on a single document at the same time, whether it's through the online interface or through desktop-based software. The customizability of Sharepoint is also a strength. With some experience, it's easy to create dynamic, engaging web spaces for teams to utilize for storing and accessing information.

Cons: Customizing Sharepoint sites definitely takes some experience and users can be overwhelmed by available features. This can be overcome by training and governance, as long as you set up the right user rules. The worst part about Sharepoint is related to the web-based versions of the Microsoft office suite. Online Excel, Word and Powerpoint don't hold a candle to the desktop versions so users rarely work from the Sharepoint docs directly online.

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In case you use Microsoft products...

Mar 27, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It's quite powerful, but like most of Microsoft products, it sometimes feels like it has too many available features and it's easy to get lost.

The main thing we liked about SharePoint was the documents, search, and web site options. Our goal was to recreate our corporate website, where people (Chamber members) can upload various documents, for example, application to become a member, and the files would automatically save in the required folder, where the staff can easily access it without having to resave it from emails.

Cons: It's certainly not the easiest thing to use. We had a corporate Microsoft 360 account, and so we decided to use SharePoint for the corporate collaboration for documents and then went for a website. I can't say it was a disaster, but it was definitely not something that was the most user-friendly interface.

Overall: It's a good product, but before you make the decision to purchase it, consult with someone who has used it for the reasons you want to use them (file storage, collaboration, websites, etc.) It's not cheap and it might be a waste of money.

We wanted to streamline the progress of working with files submitted by our Chamber members, which is why we united our website and a files storage. We also had two separate storages - one for internal documents that needed to be secure, and a public one, where we had files for our members. It worked, but it was not the easiest thing to use, so we kept the internal storage, but not the public website.

SharePoint - Feature rich, but very expensive and costly to maintain and implement

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SharePoint is very feature rich. Many people run websites, internal and external using SharePoint, and utilize it as a basis to collaborate within their organizations. It has it's own search services, as well as tie ins to active directory. It can be a one-stop shop for organizations for a repository or intranet.

Cons: SharePoint (On-prem) is very difficult to implement and plan out. If jumping from version to versions, there are sometimes limited to no migration paths as well, making a migration very difficult. Licensing for On-Prem is extremely costly, and not in the budget range for most small businesses. Ongoing maintenance and general administration of SharePoint alone can be a full time job for more than 1 individual depending on the build out and use.

Overall: After using SharePoint On-Prem for a few years now, if I had to go back and do it over, I would have chosen a different product for document storage and collaboration. Plan and map out your business needs before jumping into a SharePoint implementation.

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.

Makes Project Collaboration a Breeze

Mar 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: There is so many features to make group collaborations on a project smooth. There is direct messaging to discuss individually with a team member. Having share-able links is a huge plus for those who don't have the software to view the progress.

You can see who is typing what in what section and see trends. It make remote group work possible in one interface.

It integrates with other Microsoft products such as the commonly used Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

You can chat as well as get progress done on the project.

It is much smoother and simpler than sending documents back and forth, so everyone can see what has happened.

Cons: There is a learning curve in getting familiar with the software and how to use it's features effectively. The big con is that it does take up a lot of computing space, so it can appear glitchy or laggy when being used. This is because of the sheer power and capabilities and the connection from so many sources.

Great features, could be smoother while using.

When sharing the link for others to view or join in, when they do not have the software there is more hoops to jump through to be able to actually contribute.

Overall: Group projects are completed with less frustration and everyone is able to get their input on every aspect of a project. This program is the definition of "team work".

A Sharing Platform

Apr 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ms Sharepoint is being used across the entire organization to basically share information and improve on communication. One thing that excites me about the tool is that it provides us with a central platform where we are able to share information. From that central platform teams from different department can access the information at ease.

Another thing that excites me about this tool is the editing feature.It allows us to collaborate with department in that we can invite different user from different department to work on the same document at the same time.Other than that , the tool allows one to track the whole process of editing from the number of edition made to the last person who did the final edition.

Cons: SharePoint is poor in handling large files . The search tool of the software is also not strong .

Overall: SharePoint is one of the best sharing tool i have come across. It is reliable , affordable and allows us remain organized.

Full of Features, but Mostly Just Reliable

Dec 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Sharepoint is absolutely reliable, dependable, and simple to use when doing simple things. My freelance work with one company requires daily use of Sharepoint, but mostly just for uploading documents and storing them in a fie system for future access. For this, the software is completely perfect. File menus are easy to create and easy to edit, and the Microsoft label makes them reliable. After daily use for three years, I find simple functions to be perfect with Sharepoint.

Cons: On the few occasions I've wanted advanced features, I must admit that I've had trouble finding them in Sharepoint's menu system. Does this software have a different menu system than other Microsoft products? I'm not quite sure, but it is only a handful of times that I've even needed advanced features, so it hasn't impacted my overall impression of the software.

Overall: Easy to use system for sharing and storing, backed by the reliability of Microsoft. Been happy using for three years.

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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
Value for Money
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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
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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.

Need to be good with software

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
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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.

Good for large businesses with SharePoint consultants - not with small businesses

Mar 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: -Lots of flexibility in configuring pages, apps, and web parts from scratch with Designer 2013 software

-Bundled with virtually all O365 licenses - don't need to purchase a new service and do Azure AD integration - especially nice as we can allocate permissions based on Azure AD groups

Cons: -Limited mobile app support - different navigation/UI from desktop version

-The product is currently in a transition stage - legacy site UI and pages remain, however users may be redirected to a new Onedrive-based UI platform when they enter from different points

-Permissions management is similar to Windows - is verbose and fairly complex (a pro and con)

-As a midsize business sysadmin - it's difficult to configure a SharePoint site without extensive experience

Overall: We needed a fairly simple Staff Intranet for our mid-sized K12 education environment. Being on Office 365 made SharePoint a strong contender, and its direct link to Azure AD as part of the O365 suite is really what is keeping us on the product. It was difficult for our IT staff to design and configure - particularly due to the complex permission structure and lack of documentation - however we realize that with a SharePoint consultant this could have been completed much more effectively. It is good to see Microsoft transitioning to a Onedrive-based UI that will hopefully afford a better experience for both admins and end users.

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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SharePoint Review

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.

Great platform for project documents!

Jan 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This is a great platform for document management, safely stored locally on our internal server. It even e-mail alerts me when my team members upload new documents that need to be reviewed. Very versatile, and you can even customize it to display project schedules and timelines for your work team.

Cons: When you drag an drop a new file into the site, it does not check it in automatically. If you are uploading a lot of files, it can take some time getting them all checked in so others can view and edit them. This takes an IT professional to configure correctly, I have a decent amount of exposure to my company's IT procedures, and I was unable to assist in implementation of this product.

Overall: Overall, my experience has been positive. We have a massive library of files from many different jobs and the site stays speedy and easy to use. Our IT department manager did a great job configuring this product to meet our needs.

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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
Value for Money
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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
Value for Money
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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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It's pretty good

Jan 30, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: SharePoint makes it easy for anyone to build a basic website with the simple webparts. I manage the content on my company's Sharepoint sites, and I like how quickly I can create a site and load it with content. It has a variety of webparts that you edit in mostly the same way, so it's easy to choose a variety of parts and looks and feel like a pro. I post a lot of news and I think it's fun to try to come up with new ways to layout the pages.

Cons: Navigation is a bit of a nightmare. If you don't use the software all the time, you don't know how to get to anything. There is a lack of menu options. The search is also bad. It only searching the one site you're on and the results are only sometimes what I'm looking for. It has too many little buttons (like +Site and Events, even when there are no events) that show up for all users on all pages that keep it looking cluttered. I don't like having the two different site types, Communication and Team, and it isn't possible to change one to the other after the fact.