Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint

Collaboration & content management platform

About Microsoft SharePoint

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

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

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

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


Key benefits of Microsoft SharePoint

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Nelisiwe
    Nelisiwe
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    • Industry: Utilities
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Microsoft Sharepoint

    Reviewed on 13/05/2022

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Integration requires extra development
    Very expensive

    Bisi
    Bisi
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Hats Off To Sharepoint

    Reviewed on 17/10/2023

    SharePoint is a robust platform, but it still lacks certain features that could enhance its...

    SharePoint is a robust platform, but it still lacks certain features that could enhance its functionality. Additionally, better native support for offline access and mobile device optimization could make it more versatile. Advanced task management and project planning tools are also features that some users find lacking, desiring more seamless integration. Lastly, stronger data analytics and reporting capabilities would be valuable for organizations seeking more in-depth insights from their SharePoint data

    Pros

    SharePoint offers numerous benefits, including streamlined collaboration, centralized document management, enhanced security, and powerful integration with Microsoft 365 applications. Its ability to facilitate team communication, content sharing, and version control makes it an essential tool for boosting productivity and efficiency in organizations.

    Cons

    I would like more intuitive user interfaces and simplified navigation to improve the overall user experience. The absence of intuitive user interfaces and simplified navigation in SharePoint can significantly hinder the user experience. Users may find it challenging to locate and access the features and content they need, leading to frustration and reduced efficiency. The complexity of the platform can result in longer learning curves, requiring more extensive training and support. This lack of user-friendliness can deter adoption and limit the platform's effectiveness in facilitating collaboration and document management.

    Alternatives Considered

    Huddle and ClickUp

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft SharePoint

    It was a senior Management decision based on demonstrations and budget.
    Ross
    Ross
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    • Industry: Media Production
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Misses The Mark

    Reviewed on 09/12/2018

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Tharani
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Features and Limitations of MS SharePoint

    Reviewed on 29/11/2023

    Pros

    Apart from document management, it also has a built-in form designer that allows users to create custom forms as per their needs without extensive coding. So, it is easy to use even for beginners as it provides a drag & drop interface to create a form.

    Cons

    In large deployments or when dealing with large amounts of data, its functioning can sometimes be a concern.

    Souleymane
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    • Industry: Mining & Metals
    • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    The content management platform.

    Reviewed on 31/08/2023

    I have been using Microsoft SharePoint for over a year for document management, file classification,...

    I have been using Microsoft SharePoint for over a year for document management, file classification, and organization. It has been a very useful software for me as a recruiter.

    Pros

    I use Microsoft SharePoint for document management. As a recruiter, it helps me manage and organize candidate files and folders with ease. That's why I appreciate the document management aspect.

    Cons

    There is no functionality that I didn't like because Microsoft SharePoint is very robust and secure, ensuring the protection of my data. Moreover, it supports access rights management, which adds an additional layer of security.

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    Microsoft SharePoint FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft SharePoint.

    Microsoft SharePoint offers the following pricing plans:

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

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

    Microsoft SharePoint has the following typical customers:

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

    Microsoft SharePoint supports the following languages:

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

    Microsoft SharePoint supports the following devices:

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

    Microsoft SharePoint integrates with the following applications:

    Confluence, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Excel, OneDrive, OneSpan Sign, Yammer

    Microsoft SharePoint offers the following support options:

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

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