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SharePoint review by Matt A.
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"Great Document Sharing and Storage"

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SharePoint review by Melissa K.
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"Great for teams to work together, create custom forms and configure them to work in WorkFlows."

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SharePoint review by Ella M.
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"Useful Product with an Outdated Model"

What do you like best?

SharePoint has some interesting features, the best of which is the ability to share and edit documents throughout the company. You can have several people collaborating on an Excel document at the same time. I can tell my employer to pull up a document on her computer at the same time that I have it pulled up on my computer. You can easily set up all of the different pages to have a unique look and design according to what you are looking for. It is great for organizing documents and is highly configurable, making everything easier to access.

What do you dislike?

It seems outdated. The look and feel of it needs to be modernized, as well as the maneuverability of the site. It seems as though it is still stuck in the version of Office 365 from 2013. It could look much more professional and could be updated with many new features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely try it out. Once you get things figured out and set up, it can be very convenient.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our problem is having a lack of organized documents that need to be accessed by all employees in the corporation.

SharePoint is very helpful for sharing documents between employees so that everyone can have access to full information.

It is also important for us to move from paper use to electronic use. This reduces waste, increases efficiency, and also improves accuracy and accessibility to our most important documents.

SharePoint review by Jackie R.
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"Share,save and collaborate with Shareoint"

What do you like best?

Being able to let the user reach their documents from any device. They now can also share out externally as well as internally. So making it easier to interact with outside clients and vendors. You can also now block unwanted files from going up. Which is a good thing at times? You also have good backups retention. Easy link can be setup. Good way to work remotely at no extra cost. SharePoint does have its own tool for uploading files.

What do you dislike?

Uploading files needs some work. Not an easy thing to move thousands of files. Sometimes you will need to use a 3rd party software. You will have to rename files so they are valid to upload. Otherwise you will run into issues. End users will get a bit angry with you. So you will need to provide training. There is no way around it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Research your files naming convention. You will need a dedicated staff member to work on the design for you. It's time consuming but worth it. If you do it right. Read and ask questions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving money and having staff being able to collaborate with major projects. Keeping our files safe and backed up.

SharePoint review by Mallory T.
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"Google docs, but better"

What do you like best?

I like that Sharepoint is more secure (feeling) than Google docs, but still allows the collaboration aspect. I also like that it acts much like a secure server without having to be on VPN. I like that you are specifically given notes as to what has been updated since you were last in the document. I also like that you can save docs within projects and upload and download easily. It's nice that SharePoint shows you what has been updated when, too, so you know which file is most recent that you need to be working from.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes Sharepoint is slow and there are a lot of ways to get lost within the program, but that just means there are a ton of features, too! One of the biggest issues is a weird navigation/zoom - it's hard to see your entire documents at time. It's also a little more difficult to freeze excel cells than it is in google docs or desktop excel. Another great feature they COULD add but that inhibits the program for now is the inability to drag and drop files from SharePoint to other places, like google docs, social platforms, etc. You have to download a file then move it to where you want it to go, rather than being able to pull it directly and add it to the correct place. One last flaw is that you cannot delete a document in SharePoint unless everyone is out of it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Reliable alternative to Google docs and Dropbox.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are sharing content within teams both internal and external and regulating what certain groups are able to view.

SharePoint review by Janelle K.
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"Everything all in one"

What do you like best?

This software can be used as an information hub for our virtual team!

What do you dislike?

It is not user friendly. This software is a little more difficult to learn without formal training.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I suggest training on this product because it can offer you SO MANY solutions, particularly when you have a virtual team or even some members that are virtual and some that are on site. Designate only a few people to have access to update your Sharepoint because it can get messy with too many hands in the pot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our team is 100% virtual so all of our trainings and important shared documents are on our team's Sharepoint site! I've also utilized it for a frequently asked questions page for our entire team (Multiple people can answer the questions when posted!) This site also allows us to have shared documents that need to be edited by multiple people!

SharePoint review by Jesse B.
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"Centeralized documentation made easy"

What do you like best?

So many document storage solutions took away the parent to child relationship between folders like most companies uses for shared drives. Sharepoint keeps this in place which is ESSENTIAL for proper permissions and staying HIPAA compliance while respecting people relationship between folders for a clean file system.

What do you dislike?

The administration to this is tricky and a bit cumbersome. Also, there is some confusion where the line is drawn between Sharepoint and Once Drive for Business as well as One Drive Personal.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are in a HIPAA environment this seems to go. The security platform is bar none in the industry. I would recommend always doing a vendor analysis but Microsoft is an industry leader for a reason.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to solve a central storage point with revision control, proper permissions and this solution solved this. We tried dropbox and SharePoint won out right.

SharePoint review by Allison W.
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"SharePoint worked for our qualitative needs, not quantitative "

What do you like best?

SharePoint was great for documenting a lot of different details. The ability to search out necessary details was great and convenient for a quick result. We have a years worth of documentation that we still currently utilize when specific historical details are needed.

What do you dislike?

SharePoint did not allow for our business to excel in the end. We take registrations and details from our consumers. We reached a limit to the amount of information that we were able to store and the details we needed to continue documenting and utilizing were not able to be taken or referenced very easily. SharePoint only works well for us when we go to an older version of the site, so once we are logged in we have to navigate to additional spots through multiple clicks before getting to the destination to actually search and utilize our records.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The set up is key depending on how you want to "file" or store your information. Spend a lot of time mapping out how you plan to utilize SharePoint so that it can be used to its full potential. I do not believe our set up was helpful, therefor we did not gain as much as we could have from the program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We temporarily solved the documentation, search, and storage issues we were looking to resolve. We realized the benefits of having all the documentation stored and shared among others in once common place.

SharePoint review by Kaitlyn S.
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"Love Sharepoint! "

What do you like best?

I definitely think my favorite thing about Sharepoint is the way my staff is able to work on documents together and access files easily. We all go to the same place weekly, have no issues, and are all able to access the documents needed.

What do you dislike?

I think one thing that could change about Sharepoint would be to make it easier to access from your mobile phone. Another dislike would be that there isn't the capacity for all business-related tasks to be completed online there, and that you most likely will be using two different softwares and will have to switch back and forth on a regular basis.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take advantage of all the features and possibilities that are available within the software. It is definitely a place where you can bring your creativity to life! I would recommend this to anyone in a business setting where your department uses the same documents and you have weekly paperwork to fill out. Everything being in one spot makes it much easier for you as a user to stay organized and also save time. You can save so much time switching to Sharepoint from a previous software because they allow you to hold all of your documents in one place.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to access necessary documents and fill out forms that we need to write weekly. We are solving the issues that come up on a daily basis within our office.

SharePoint review by Athena Ordona V.
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"Secured and Efficient Collaboration"

What do you like best?

As its name indicates, it is mainly a sharing platform but what differentiates it from other platforms is its security and functionality. Compared to Google Drive, it is more secure because only employees with an Outlook account can access it, and to add to that, they would also need to be granted access specifically by the administrator of the group. Being part of the "Office 365" group, information dissemination between different tools is seamless.

What do you dislike?

If you are not experienced in the Office 365 environment, it might be overwhelming initially. There are a lot of functions so it would take some time to be used to it. Problems with your Microsoft Outlook account can also hinder you from accessing your files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely take your time to learn the basics of it. It could be overwhelming, but once you get the hang of it, it's like a goldmine. Take advantage of the fact that it's accessible online and that it can be easily organized to make your job easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With SharePoint, file sharing is definitely more secure and seamless. Having had an H drive collaboration folder previously, it was a challenge having to go through all the folders. SharePoint makes storing documents organized and user-friendly. Moreover, it's accessible online.

SharePoint review by Luisa L.
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"Herramienta buena en la nube"

What do you like best?

Tener nuestros datos alojados en una ubicación basada en la nube que permite a cualquier persona de mi equipo acceder a ellos desde cualquier lugar. Este es uno de los mayores avances que hemos tenido en nuestra compañía. También somos usuarios de Office, por lo que la integración entre el correo electrónico y Sharepoint es inmejorable. Es muy fácil tener un portal con un inicio de sesión que te permita acceder a todos tus datos.

What do you dislike?

Sharepoint está optimizado para la última versión de los navegadores de Windows (Internet explorer o edge) y puede dar algunos problemas mientras se usa en las versiones anteriores de los navegadores o de las ventanas. Microsoft debería arreglar esto a tiempo para poder seguir compitiendo con la competencia.

También es destacable el soporte para dispositivos móviles, que no es tan sorprendente ya que casi nadie usa navegadores de microsoft en dispositivos móviles. Una aplicación de punto compartido dedicada para dispositivos móviles sería una gran idea.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Creo que es una buena plataforma para tener como respaldo los archivos y para supervisar quién puede ver, editar y subir archivos. Los pequeños problemas que tuve son problemas menores que se pueden solucionar y creo que el beneficio es bastante bueno.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cada uno de nuestros centros tiene su propia página. Pueden ver actualizaciones, notas, mirar instrucciones y todos ven la misma información. El sitio te dice a quién se ha quitado un archivo y quién fue el último en realizar cambios.

SharePoint review by Brianna Z.
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"Slow Response Rate "

What do you like best?

There is a large amount of storage space for all of your files. You can easily house zip files, photos and documents and organize with tags and folders.

What do you dislike?

The response rate can be very slow for the program to load when opening files. It may be because it is internet based. Sometimes the program also can't find what I'm searching for even though there are tags on there. I also cannot preview zip files while in the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Realize there may be some delay when loading files due the program depending on the internet. Overall, it is a great place to share and store files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Sharepoint to house files for our Marketing and Development teams. We share and organize files that we will be using for upcoming events, grants and past events. It's the perfect place to put all of our documents and feel secured that our files are there for later use.

SharePoint review by Keyanna G.
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"Sharepoint Review"

What do you like best?

I liked how you could add to the calendar and everyone could work together. Since the power point feature was operated by Microsoft Word it was better than Google. Google slides do not download/save as effectively as SharePoint slides. You can also get news, which is helpful to have it in the same place that you check your mail at.

What do you dislike?

It is not easy to share with people who do not have an outlook account. Google is better and easier to share. The powerpoint abilities were limited and didn't allow you to use the full features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure everyone you would want to share with has access

If you want to use powerpoint make sure that you know when you download it, it might get messed up so know where you put things so you can replicate it

the calendar feature is nice if you need to know what other people are doing in order to coordinate schedules.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My group was able to collaborate and share points. Since we are in college it is hard to meet with each other in person. We were also given the chance to send our work to our professors who were able to give us proper feedback through this channel. My job kept the calendar on SharePoint which helped us know when we needed to come into work and when we did not. Also, we knew when co-workers would be there as well.

SharePoint review by Cynthia A.
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"It is the best option for team sharing documents that are heavy and confidential. "

What do you like best?

You can customize how you want your Share Point to be, which is really good because it is not just a cloud, it looks like your personal website. Your information is protected by several levels of encryption, which is great if you need to share information about your company or your clients. It also works as a back up information on a cloud of all the files that you and your team works could need in case that somethings happens to the computer. It is integrated with all the others Microsoft software.

What do you dislike?

It is really difficult to install it on your own, it is necessary to have a specialist on IT. Besides that, once you have it you can used without any problem. At the beginning is a little complicated to understand how it works, but once you got it you would not stop using it with your colleagues and your work teams. It is a expensive software but it is worth it, because it is the best one on the market right now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It would be great to be able to installed it yourself without having to pay it an expert to do it, because the software is already expensive enough.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a secure and practical way to share files and collaborate with my team members files. Also with the mobile app, I can work from everywhere without problem. It allows me to have a back up of my files in case of a emergency or an accident. It has improve internal communications on the company and keep everyone connected.

SharePoint review by Diego M.
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"SharePoint: Colaboración en la nube"

What do you like best?

SharePoint nos permite multitud de opciones para nuestra empresa o entorno de trabajo (departamento, sección...). No requiere ser un experto en la herramienta (aunque si es necesario si se desea un desarrollo muy profesional) y nos permite a través de plantillas crear un site y ajustarlo a lo que queremos.

Para mí, y como ejemplo, la mejor opción es crear un entorno de colaboración en el que podamos tener sincronizados todos nuestros archivos, con la enorme ventaja de que en el entorno de Office 365 se permite la edición simultánea de un mismo archivo por distintos usuarios (lo cual es francamente genial), así de este modo podemos prescindir de sistemas como NAS, carpetas compartidas a través de la red, o medios extraíbles y usar este entorno de archivos, con la seguridad que ofrece. Además las versiones de archivo, que permite saber quién y cuando ha editado un archivo, y si fuese necesario, volver atrás, visualizar los cambios, y guardar como actual una versión anterior si fuese necesario.

Una herramienta genial que funciona a través de OneDrive y que toda empresa debería estar usando.

What do you dislike?

La sincronización de archivos es lenta cuando se trata de un gran volumen de archivos.

Las rutas no pueden superar un máximo de 254 caracteres.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solucionar el trabajo ineficiente y pérdida de tiempo de uso de medios obsoletos para el entorno empresarial. Ahorrando tiempo y recursos.

SharePoint review by Amanda H.
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"Great Clean-up Tool!"

What do you like best?

The option to have information accessible everywhere, online or offline. This makes a wonderfully seamless transition for working in the office, to working at home, or at a remote location. I love having accessibility wherever I go, so I am able to help my employees the best I can at any time I have available. I also appreciate that you can access it from your desktop to minimize the number of internet windows/tabs open, makes for a cleaner workflow.

What do you dislike?

The first sync needs to be forced while connected to a network. I think they should more clearly encourage the sync. I would have synced much sooner and would have been more beneficial had I know this up front, rather than stumbling across it on my own.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a pretty seamless, and natural transition from using your internal hard drive, or shared drive, to something that can be used on any

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had been using a shared H:\ folder, and it was A MESS. We were able to drastically clean up, categorize, and encourage better habits moving forward with the business. We also had to educate our staff on information backup, and enjoy how everything in SharePoint/OneDrive is backed up by the cloud, unlike if they are storing documents solely on their desktops.

SharePoint review by Stanislava P.
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"Knowledgebase the way it's meant to be. "

What do you like best?

I love how it is easy to navigate through SharePoint pages, and how easy it is to make one. SharePoint is a sort of a Wordpress amongst Knowledgebase websites. You can easily create a good looking page just how you imagined without any problem and in no time. And I love the option that I can Synchronize Sharepoint with OneDrive and that way I can always have updated version of documents stored on my computer so if I go offline I can have them with me.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much that I don't like about SharePoint, but I would like to see more templates for creating Pages, I would like to see Header and footer with more than 3 columns which could be useful for documents to be linked.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your organization is using Office 365 you should definitely check Sharepoint out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use SharePoint to store all our documentation and Procedures so that anyone can get to them easily. A benefit is that we can search through SharePoint quickly and get to the right document in no time.

SharePoint review by Jorge V.
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"SharePoint is a Great Tool for Collaboration"

What do you like best?

I really enjoy a few things about SharePoint:

- Integration with Microsoft: This means that there are powerful, second-to-none productivity tools at your disposal. I'm thinking of Word, Excel, PPT, and OneNote in particular. For OneNote, there's even a link on the right-hand side of each page where you would store "notes" in a "notebook" that relate to the page.

- Intuitive Layout: From the home button, you can see pages that you follow (if you hit the star on the upper left-hand side of the page and hit "following") as well as recent pages that you visited. This makes it easier to pick up where you left off.

What do you dislike?

I have no dislikes thus far, but I will say that Microsoft, and SharePoint in particular, is probably one of the only firms/products whether the company can get away with no simplicity. Users demand simplicity and intuitiveness from most applications. In the case of SharePoint, however, Microsoft offers us a massive amount of functionalities, many which will never be used by most folks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider SharePoint if you 1) need to collaborate with others and 2) are seeking the most powerful tool available. Otherwise, other simpler solutions could serve you just as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We solved the problem of collaboration in our team. In particular, from "Home", we can all view the information that is relevant to each one of us as well as keep abreast of things that are happening in other parts of the organization.

SharePoint review by Selaina B.
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"Now my team and I have one place to access shared documents - and do live edits together. "

What do you like best?

The ability to have multiple people editing a document and seeing live edits. It also helps keep documents up-to-date and current. Now I don't have to hunt down for the most recent version of a document. I know that the one on Sharepoint is the most up-to-date. Now I don't have to ask for a document or be asked to email a document. My team knows where our needed documents are. The capability to have a doc on my computer update to the cloud is amazing.

What do you dislike?

Some utility of Excel is not available in the edit in browser function - which works best to see live updates when editing as a team. Some limitations in Excel functionality in edit in browser.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business problem: No team library. Losing historical documents, or having to ask different team members to search their computer to send needed documents. Restarting the same document. Sharing a document on an insecure place.

Benefits: having a shared team library. Saving historical documents. Having a collaborative document in a secure place.

SharePoint review by Alejandro P.
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"Great for your company Intranet and manage process"

What do you like best?

Sharepoint have a excellent function and capabilities that help to your company be better and increase the team performance. You can create very easy workflow and integrate them with Microsoft suite

The file sharing and contribution capabilities are excellent, we don't need send large file by email. The performance of all the environment is excellent and we have the option to go to the cloud but we still planning this step.

Microsoft have a good partners that can help with the implementation and with good experience in the installation and integrate all Microsoft ecosystem.

The community support is very good you can find information and some good templates that you can use in you company

What do you dislike?

You need a Microsoft consultant to take advantage of all the capabilities of sharepoint. Hire a consultant is expensive so you need to add this value to your budget.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Hire a Microsoft consultant to take advantage of all the functionalities that sharepoint can give you. Integrate all the Microsoft suite and you will get a good Microsoft ecosystem and your team performance will be raised.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are reducing the use of paper, we are moving all our internal process to share point to do automation and digitization of all print forms.

The file sharing and file server reduce the space in our mail server, so we don't need send large file by email just with sharing the link outside clients can have the file.

SharePoint review by Muneer K.
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"A powerful collaboration tool often underutilized because of users aversion of its navigation style."

What do you like best?

SharePoint is amazing for its housing and complex workflow routing of documents, document version history and control management, and integration to Windows Explorer. Within libraries, users can filter columns in order to find specific files based on input tags. Furthermore, users can complete assigned SharePoint tasks directly from their Outlook Inbox if desired, thus cutting out a lot of extra clicking and navigating.

What do you dislike?

New Windows 10 browser, Microsoft Edge, isn't fully compatible with all of SharePoint's administrative features. Since the Windows 10 update I often have to use Edge in conjunction with older and slower Internet Explorer in order to perform administrator duties. Also, because most users are accustomed to using shared drives in Windows, they often poorly utilize SharePoint as a simply another version this - preferring to make many folders and sub-folders, rather than tagging document sets with pertinent information. When implementing SharePoint solutions, users have often pushed back because of its steep navigational learning curve.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try to avoid using this product as a shared drive, and instead subscribe to SharePoint's philosophy of flat organization combined with use of tagging to find documents. Also, do not rely too heavily on SharePoint's search feature as it can return limited results.

Use SharePoint to collaborate on joint publications and projects where many different files are in play. In it not only can you organize documents to best suit your needs, but multiple users can work on the same document at the same time, much like in Google Docs. SharePoint workflows are a great feature, especially paired integrated with Microsoft Outlook - automated emails keep help keep everyone on the same page and can help track the status of a document's progression to completion.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use SharePoint primarily for its document workflow capabilities. I have built several document libraries to route different types of documents, and for the creation of forms designed through InfoPath. I also frequently manage permissions for individual users and user groups in order to keep sensitive information safely accessible. With SharePoint I have changed the nature of clearance routing in my organization, phasing out paper routing almost completely - a feat that few believed could be accomplished. Also, because all workflow and document history is in one place, the number of back and forth emails between users over a single document has decreased dramatically. Users who have experience using something like a shared drive will find SharePoint to be similar in many ways.

SharePoint review by Suhail A. Z.
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"Una poderosa herramienta para crear sitios web de forma sencilla."

What do you like best?

Es una herramienta fácil de emplear, pero para ello es conveniente tener conocimientos de programación para emplearla con éxito. Con ésta es posible crear páginas y sitios web personales y corporativos de forma sencilla por medio de contenidos. Ideal para cualquier solución de negocio. Posee una buena relación costo-beneficio, por lo que la empresa que la desee emplear no tardará en recuperar su inversión. Aunque no es la herramienta más difundida del mercado para diseñar sitios web, se debe reconocer lo potente que es, y la cantidad de objetos, componentes y atributos que ofrece al programador para que desarrolle este tipo de aplicaciones.

What do you dislike?

Es una herramienta privada, por lo que su uso está restringido a la compra de una licencia, para lo cual lógicamente, la empresa debe hacer una inversión. Pero lo cual es superado por los múltiples beneficios que ofrece. No es una herramienta muy difundida o conocida en comparación con otras, por lo que considero que le falta mayor difusión en el mundo de los desarrolladores de páginas webs. La integración con otras herramientas de Microsoft no funciona del modo esperado.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es una herramienta que pueden usar tanto desarrolladores novatos como seniors. Su interface permite construir sitios web rápidamente. Como Licenciada en Informática y docente universitario he asesorado proyectos informáticos elaborados en esta plataforma, usándose en grandes empresas. Es fácilmente empleable en empresas de cualquier tamaño, desde pequeñas a grandes, incluso aquellas que dispongan de varias sucursales, dispersas en distintos lugares geográficamente distantes.

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Es una herramienta que pueden usar tanto desarrolladores novatos como seniors. Su interface permite construir sitios web rápidamente. Como Licenciada en Informática y docente universitario he asesorado proyectos informáticos elaborados en esta plataforma, para grandes empresas. Pero, es fácilmente empleable en empresas de cualquier tamaño, desde pequeñas a grandes, incluso aquellas que dispongan de varias sucursales, dispersas en distintos lugares geográficamente distantes.

SharePoint review by Gasia B.
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"Great way to have a team access files in one location"

What do you like best?

I like how it is a one stop shop to have a specific set of documents for your team to access. It is so much easier than emailing the team every time there is an update. This way, you can post a new version and just notify the team to go check the new update. I also like how you can have a calendar available for your team to review when due dates are for the files you are posting on the site. This helps in the team prioritizing the documents available.

What do you dislike?

Seems convoluted in the way the folders are arranged. Sometimes I find myself taking more time than I need to to find a file. What needs work is the file structure and making it easier for access. The process to checkout the file does not work sometimes properly, so you have to try again, or refresh the page. This ease of viewing a file needs improvement as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend you know the exact name of the file before going into SharePoint, otherwise, you will be spending more time than needed looking for a file. Also, make sure to clearly indicate the version type so the next person checking out the file knows which one is the most recent.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are certain files that are too large to send via email, and there can be multiple versions worked on on a particular day by multiple team members. This way, the user can upload a version they edited in the proper location and notify the team that the file is ready for review.

SharePoint review by Hajra S.
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"Organizational storage location - Microsoft Sharepoint"

What do you like best?

Members can create and upload the files in Sharepoint.

Easily accessible from any device.

We can sync the Sharepoint Team site with our system and upload and use the data.

We get a bulk storage in Cloud of 1 TB.

Good support provided

What do you dislike?

It starts the storage from 1 TB slot which gives small business user to think once. Else there is no dislike of Sharepoint

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sharepoint is basically used for data Storage and file sharing purposes.

We can create Team sites with permission assigned, which help us to increase our productivity. Most recommended product for small to large organizations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Microsoft Sharepoint from past 3 years and get all are requirements fulfilled. Basically we are using it as a cloud storage plus it gives us a benefit of sharing the data to outside the organization users from any location and device.

SharePoint review by Chandan D.
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"Contribute Share Search Collaborate"

What do you like best?

SharePoint provides an exceptional platform to Contribute content, Share content, Search for content and Collaborate with Team and external users effectively.

Manage content, permissions, sharing, externalization effectively.

Include OneDrive for personal file storage.

Version Control, Retention, eDiscovery adds to benefits offered by SharePoint as a Content Mangement System.

What do you dislike?

Proper testing of features before making them available for customers.

More control over features to add or restrict them over the tenant.

The UI is not fast.

Performance is hampered with customizations.

Does not support extensive customizations

Data is managed internally and is not available directly. One must go through SharePOint to access the behind SQL.

Branding and customization can be improved.

Can be made more responsive.

Restrictions on data shown to user and data stored.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sharepoint is reliable and best in class Content Management System.

Organizations looking for Content Collaboration with Management, Sharepoint is the best.

Provides search functionality with lot of features with availability of apps in store for better management as per your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Showcasing achievements of teams via pages and contents

Content management of teams with versioning and eDiscovery

Collaborating internally and externally with users, vendors and third parties.

Data management with permissions over item at item levels. Granular permission management.

benefit of cloud to customers.

SharePoint review by Muthusamy T.
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"SharePoint "

What do you like best?

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

Get instant reporting 24/7 and consolidate data to get better reports.There are plenty of licensing models to choose from that will suit any business size.Office 365 / SharePoint Online is the perfect solution for small businesses planning to grow big.SharePoint is a billion dollar product in Microsoft’s line-up – it is extremely well adopted globally and locally with plenty of vendors in this space to support you.

What do you dislike?

It is an expensive solution.

You need the right expertise to get it set up correctly.Security is tricky to manage out of box and third party tools are often required in larger companies.The licensing model is very complex.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Out-of-the-box features determine default capabilities of your intranet and its potential for further extension and customization.Deploying an out-of-the-box SharePoint intranet, you will get a variety of features ensuring document and workflow management, content management, enterprise-wide and team collaboration, task and issue management and more.Integration capabilities determine the place of your intranet among other enterprise systems and influence the quality of collaboration between different departments.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can easily manage the permissions for large organization also maintain large number of data's in online also on-premise . can easily manage large data's.

SharePoint review by Joseph T.
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"Great for sharing with your team"

What do you like best?

I can share a library of documents and other files with my team and have it sync to our desktop with onedrive. It makes it very convenient. The shared calendar is also fantastic to plan meetings.

What do you dislike?

I dislike getting to the sharepoint site. It takes too many clicks, some of that is due to how our IT department has our microsoft account set up, so not entirely the fault of microsoft.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If being set up for a team of users I recommend having the most tech savvy person take the lead to set it up, but then assist everyone to make sure they are up and running. Sync to the desktop with onedrive can be tricky.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everyone has access to the same library of files so we don't have to waste time emailing attachments back and forth.

SharePoint review by Courtney K.
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"Tool for the whole company"

What do you like best?

I haven't done a lot with Sharepoint, but it is a tool our entire company uses which means it must be user-friendly and versatile enough.

What do you dislike?

I don't really have a dislike to the tool, more so a dislike of having SO many tools and not knowing what some are for or when appropriate to use, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Seems to be an easy enough tool to use. There are lots of different use cases it can be used for. For our company, it is great for communication and keeping everyone in the loop and a great tool to keep information for the future or for new hires, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharepoint allows our company to house as many documents, files, etc. in one place so that anyone in our company can find it if necessary. The tool may solve communication issues and really just gives us more organization.

SharePoint review by André Z.
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"Included with Office 365"

What do you like best?

The product comes bundled with Office 365, meaning if you already have an O365 subscription you probably already have access to SharePoint Online.

What do you dislike?

It can be complicated at times. If you have never worked with SharePoint before it can do a lot of different things. At times it can be hard to setup or do just one small thing within SharePoint especially if you don't know what all the other features are.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You have to spend the time and effort to set it up properly otherwise it can seem very confusing and complicated. It is very powerful if you spend the time to get it right.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This works as a server replacement in many cases. The business can move from a typical file server to online. There is a lot of other collaboration functionality included which can be very helpful as well but usually as a start I begin with file sharing.

SharePoint review by Lan Anh T.
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"A great tool for collaboration"

What do you like best?

Pretty easy to navigate (always depend on how it is built). Easy to upload, edit and remove documents. Again depends on how it is customized, it can be made very colorful and pretty. I havent had any incidents regarding data lost or replaced, but I have heard other people that had some

What do you dislike?

I havent found out a way to lock documents, sometimes people add a few duplicated ones. I have had incidents that people come in and edit documents and accidentally added a duplicated one. From time to time we have to maintain the site by doing data cleanup. Internet access is another problem. You cannot upload, update or make changes to the files without internet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since it is a great tool for collaboration, I do recommend it for office use. I'm not sure what it goes in terms of pricing, but almost every business uses it anyway. I am also not ad administrator, so I have no idea how you can build and customize it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use it for pretty much everything. People seem to prefer it over our shared drive. The best benefit is that as an administrator, you can grant access to certain people and exclude others. The only disadvantage I have had so far is it depends on network, same as other cloud- based tools. You need very stable network, whether at home or office, to get access and to use the site.

SharePoint review by Artur R.
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"Lots of features but can be complex to setup well"

What do you like best?

Sharepoint has lots of built features, security and settings to create an internal intranet or customer facing website. Plus it has various add-ons available on the MS Store site to allow new or specific features to be added to suit your business requirements.

We have as part of our Office 365 subscription and ties in nicely with all the other Microsoft tools, websites etc.

What do you dislike?

The complexity of setting up a Sharepoint site makes it harder to achieve a 100% suitable solution. Plus the built in designs are a little basic and some content parts require additional plugins like Silverlight which isn't on many devices.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sign up to a trial for Sharepoint Online and see if it can do what you want. Check the MS Store for Add-Ons to see what may solve your problem and associated cost. To make it easier to look good and add extra content easily check out ShortPoint.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We moved our internally developed intranet site to SharePoint to allow faster changes and better security/access to certain information. With a few add-ons it will also provide additional features to help our staff get information quicker, or allow creation of workflows to automate certain tasks.

SharePoint review by Jeff L.
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"This is a team environment, but it gets a little crowded."

What do you like best?

Love the ability to create the unique environments for dedicated teams all with access to the suite of Microsoft O365 tools. Great sharing ability, with team members or visitors. Permissions are feature packed and simple to set up. Syncing document libraries have never been easier and work just like OneDrive file syncing. So many options, so many ways to customize and make unique to your team.

What do you dislike?

Customizing the code is frustrating; I personally think the out-of-the-box design is horrid, and think it absolutely necessary to customize the interface. So get out SharePoint designer or Visual Studio, because without that you have no real option to modify the appearance. Sure you can change the theme, to another theme that practically looks the same with a few slight modifications. Also, the search function is always troubling. Often requiring changes to the search schema and profiles in the root admin; this is a pain in the backside.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think it is a great tool when used properly. I would suggest that you research some other options until they make the design interface much more intui9tive to control; unless your a web developer with the time to manage this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Team organization and project management. The ability to work and share files with smaller more deliberate groups.

SharePoint review by Andrew W.
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"Document Sharing via SharePoint"

What do you like best?

I like that it serves as a central source for teams to store all of their documents and data that they are working on. It makes it easy to share documents with other members of your team without having to email them and have them get lost in a cluttered inbox.

What do you dislike?

Finding a document on SharePoint can sometimes be a task if you don't know exactly where it is because all the folders get cluttered and the search functionality isn't always the best tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using SharePoint as a document sharing platform for current and past work that has been done for various projects. I find it useful having just joined this new team to be able to go back and look at previous tasks that are similar to mine to get a feel for how to go about completing them and having examples to look back at for formatting and what information needs to be included.

SharePoint review by Josbeb D C.
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"SharePoint The Software for Teamwork"

What do you like best?

It allows you to work from anywhere without being in the office with your team members or visitors. Access to the Microsoft O365 toolset. The access to the permits is packaged and its configuration is very easy. On the other hand, Synchronization of the document library has never been easier and more functional, as well as the synchronization of OneDrive files. The accessibility of the information that is needed to perform my daily tasks. Its design is very easy to understand. One of its biggest advantages is the ease with which I can share the link and create the flow, so I know when the file is approved and ready to move on.

What do you dislike?

At the time of using the program the code disappoints, coupled with this, the design that is going to be used is unpleasant, you have to customize the interface, it does not have a real option which allows me to change the appearance, you can change the theme to a similar one with minor modifications, the search function is alarming because it often requires changes to the search schema and profiles in the root administrator; which is a nuisance.

When you must edit the sheets in Excel in line with Share Point, it does not allow me to use the features you have because they are not available. If I want to share the document with another user, authorization must be requested from the owner, as long as the user is not configured in the folder.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would suggest that you look for other tools or options until the design interface is much more intuitive to control; unless you are a web developer with time to manage this. If the product is used for the first time, let the product speak.

Because of the experience SharePoint has had since he was with a company that used it for the first time. I would recommend to continue using it, because it has good It has good characteristics. As the program evolves it presents excellent features, when using Sharepoint, take note of how the company has stored its information in it and make sure that the routes to access important documents are noticed, so that there are no problems to find the information that is needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can access the files anywhere and we can edit files together in real time so there are no version problems. I used Sharepoint as a point of reference to keep up with the company's policies and procedures. It allowed a "one-stop shop" to obtain each and every one of the questions that I could have encountered during my daily work tasks. On the other hand, sharepoint 2013 is used both for internal processes and for customers. We do invoice processing for our clients. SharePoint scales very well and adding new clients is so simple that we have been able to do almost completely with PowerShell scripting.

SharePoint review by Emil S.
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"A solid project based website tool"

What do you like best?

SharePoint provides an easy to assemble and navigate template for any project website, which allows a project team to have a centralized point of data, communication, and other information. The adaptability of the program allows it to be fit to purpose for specific project needs.

What do you dislike?

The search function could use definite improvement. If you don't know specifically how to find what you are looking for through the various menu options, the search function is not nearly as helpful at getting you there as it should be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are easy to find guides, manuals, and help resources online. If your company, for example, outsources its information technology department, it will likely be more timely to search for solutions yourself rather than wait for someone possibly a continent away to help you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides universal access to critical project information, which has proven beneficial to our workshare efforts by providing access to the same information for offices located across the globe. Emailing massive files across multiple time zones is painful, and getting the necessary local network file access to other offices is an IT nightmare. SharePoint provides a solution to these issues.

SharePoint review by Indi S.
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"Sharepoint is very useful tool for collaboration and basic document management"

What do you like best?

Eliminating collaborating on documents through emails - this greatly increases productivity within organization. Since it is Microsoft product, navigation and look and feel as very user friendly, similar to what's on Windows desktop machines. Use of product is very straightforward, although administration might become little trickier. Provides good document management for the price - most use cases will be covered, although in regulated industries it won't meet requirements for document management, but works great for intranets for sharing knowledge base materials across large workforce, making easy access and navigation to the latest documents, be it knowledge articles/SOPs etc.

What do you dislike?

Although nearly all the content management features in SharePoint can be customized to reflect the content management needs, SharePoint still offers very basic content management functionality compared to other, purpose build software. Version control is very basic.

To make the most of SharePoint, you usually have to do a lot of planning. If this step is missing, you will get lots of frustrated users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Administration and extending OTB SharePoint functionality might become costly very soon, especially considering for larger organizations almost definitely a need to tailor SharePoint to their business use case, the total costs should be taken into consideration.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Eliminates documents sent through email, saves paper printing them, because available online for all parties. Views are shareable snapshots of related documents. Quickly find all the documents for a specific project, documents that require review and approval or new uploads by colleagues. Securing content and basic Document Life Cycle management.

SharePoint review by Jose A.
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"Office 365 Sharepoint Review"

What do you like best?

I think it is a great collaboration tool. I think the best way to use a tool like Sharepoint is for document control management and Intranets.

What do you dislike?

I think that Microsoft should develop its own set of tools to manipulate a SharePoint site easily. There are 3rd party tools available but it is always better to use Microsoft propietary software that offers better support and training options.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend to consider using SharePoint as part of Office365. Sharepoint on premises as well as exchange may not have the longevity that everyone expects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internal communications have been enhanced by using SharePoint as a collaboration tool, our company uses it as an Intranet where people can review the latest news, access documentation, forms, etc. It is a great tool when you prefer a more visual approach to communications rather than traditional e-mails.

SharePoint review by Michael K.
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"Highly configurable document management system"

What do you like best?

When we were evaluating a software system to help us better manage our documents, SharePoint was our choice due to the tight integration with the Microsoft Suite and its highly configurable architecture. When configured correctly, the tool speeds up searching speed and allows for intelligent tagging of documents to make them easier to find.

What do you dislike?

Organizations will find that out-of-the-box SharePoint will not likely meet their needs, so whether it is third-party tool or internal customization, be aware you will need to do something. A little tricky to deploy as well, and right now the on-premise install seems to be getting phased out, and it appears some of the functionality is missing in the cloud deployment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be prepared to have some growing pains, particularly with user acceptance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing our documents, reducing duplication, increasing the speed of finding documents. We were having some big problems managing our documents through the traditional file server system, so we wanted a solution that integrated with our MS Office suite of products, and SharePoint was the chosen solution.

SharePoint review by Diego M.
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"Jack of all trades, in ECM space"

What do you like best?

SharePoint Libraries provide a host of features to easily store, modify, group, filter, and capture essential data that you can later search and create another sharing portal for your peers.

A library allows team members to collaboratively create, collect, update, and manage files. With SharePoint, you have access to a number of default library apps already preconfigured for specific purposes. We can use these default library apps to create new libraries.

With those features in place, having geographically dispersed teams working together to collaborate are as easy as having them in the same office. By having everything at once in once place, it's easy to follow-up shared calendars, project management tracks and review standards and documents shared accross the team.

What do you dislike?

While having all the features, the GUI still based out of office like style. That offers a par experience on social and more advanced collaboration features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you trial it first and have a good pricing from the Sharepoint provider. most of the times retail price tag for it is far from the real market value.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving all the problems make it looks fantastic, but more than that, Sharepoint helps on the collaboration when members of the team are spread throughout the globe.

SharePoint review by Héctor Hernán B.
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"SharePoint 2013 is a great collaboration tool, but still has some minor issues"

What do you like best?

-Easy to setup and start using a SharePoint

-What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) functionality is awesome since you are seeing in real-time how your SharePoint may look like

-When used in Microsoft's web browser it looks beautiful

-The built in web search tool is a great tool to find specific content.

What do you dislike?

-Not 100% compatible with other browsers (like Google Chrome)

-Even when it is used in Microsoft Web Browsers, it feels a bit slow, like if it is not fully optimized, for example changing from one set of tools to another can take 2 seconds, and this is not a connectivity problem, but the way SharePoint is coded

-Some error or warning messages are very vague, since they don't provide enough detail to understand what has happened

-The built in web search tool needs to be more robust and complete

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a company with Microsoft ecosystem, then obviously this is the solution to go, since it seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft products like Windows OS and Microsoft Office

Just be advised that seems that Microsoft has not optimized SharePoint to its full, since sometimes there are lags or delays

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

-share information across the company in an easier way (rather than sharing via email, share folders, etc)

-Implement Knowledge Management sites where several guides, documents and training material can be placed

-As a repository for always up-to-date documentation and guides, since the hyperlinks do not change when a file is updated (unless the filename is changed), then the hyperlinks are still valid

SharePoint review by Indars S.
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"Best for basic content management"

What do you like best?

Affordability for very basic content management and collaboration requirements. Nicely integrates in all components if a company is pure Microsoft shop. Not as robust as advanced collaboration/ content management tools, but more then enough for basic needs. Attractive pricing on a product makes it more attractive then its competitors, although competitors in ECM space offer much more robust features that will be too much for smaller size enterprises. .

What do you dislike?

It is not offering in depth content management capabilities and if have to be advanced in house. If that's the case, it can become expensive. Other then that, pretty simple interface. Also out of box solution doesn;t offer much options to generate reports etc. But there is a lot of customized solutions that can help in these situations, albeit it has to be purchased. Also supporting Sharepoint once in use can get expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to calculate in the costs that will be associated with the third party solution integrations, if there is such need for specific functionality, because Sharepoint OTB functionality is very basic and for most uses, require customization to extend some functionality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Content sharing and collaboration for smaller companies that don’t need advanced ecm capabilities. It nicely automates time-consuming manual processes within organization, thus improving productivity. Users have benefited from offered collaboration within a tool. Simultaneous document editing, basic versioning (avoiding sending documents through email) were the best benefits achieved by the tool.

SharePoint review by Abigail G.
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"Easy system to use to share information and documents"

What do you like best?

I like that things are so easy to upload into sharepoint to use across different audiences. we use sharepoint to share/review documents between departments rather than printing off and running back and forth

What do you dislike?

I would say something that could be improved on is sharepoints organization easier ability to make comments on documents and send them back to people.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend some sort of training when using SharePoint because if you are not familiar with the system it can be quite confusing. I think that have customer support would be something important to consider working on in order to improve the site. I think that for our companies internal use it is great, but I am wondering how beneficial it is from a company to customer stand point? I like how easily and quickly things can be uploaded but I also think that sorting the information on SharePoint could be looked at more.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving problems of communication by having a central location to upload information. We have realized that is a good way to trouble shoot if information is missing if it not located in sharepoint

SharePoint review by Alejandro V.
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"Useful, albeit heavy weight, collaborative tool"

What do you like best?

File versioning is extremely useful! It is so easy to share and manage documents through share point, specially when integrated properly utilizing Microsoft Team Foundation Server. I also like that it is not necessary to download the files for you to be able to look at and edit them, in most cases, whenever I need to look at these files I don't have access to Microsoft Office on a computer, so its really useful.

What do you dislike?

It is a bit too heavy for my liking - I usually like lightweight and easy to use, with not that many features, applications. Sharepoint has a lot of uses and features, which is what makes it very heavy, but I personally have no use for most of them.

If it weren't an entire business initiative then I would prefer other more lightweight solutions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Set up access and permissions quickly and as soon as possible - if you have any integration with TFS, you need to set that up too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Document sharing and information repository, handled together with Microsoft Team Foundation server. As a software development team, we need a document repository for all our technical documentation and other type of documents, so its useful to have it somewhere centralized where you can check who and when has made any edits.

SharePoint review by Nate P.
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"Serviceable, but it's no Google Drive"

What do you like best?

The ability to have cloud-based documents that are true Microsoft Office documents in their native format is a great bonus. There is common-editing collaboration possibilities, as well.

What do you dislike?

Microsoft is clinging to their application-based past. The ability to take a document offline from the cloud for editing puts the user back into the hell of "locked for editing" like when multiple users have access to documents in a shared network drive. The point of sharepoint is to keep documents live and in the cloud, for collaborative editing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Insist that others only edit documents online. It completely destroys the point of cloud based collaboration when one person can lock a document for editing by taking it offline.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We track multiple processes through sharepoint. We utilize Microsoft Excel Forms for our client intake, and utilize the back end spreadsheet document to analyze the data provided and share it quickly. We collaborate on shared task lists via sharepoint, and utilize the cloud file storage to work together to create online repositories of like documents.

SharePoint review by Uros O.
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"Knowledge base for business."

What do you like best?

My work position is very dynamic we have lot's of procedures that are constantly being changed, and we are keeping the track of all those changes on SharePoint. I love the look of SharePoint and how easy it is to set up a page from scratch.

What do you dislike?

There is really nothing to dislike about SharePoint it is made pretty well and pretty user-friendly, Except maybe there should be more templates available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you own an Office 365 subscription you should definitely try SharePoint out, it can be useful for troubleshooting documentation and for any kind of documentation or procedural documents to be shared with the team.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We store all the procedures and all the documentation on SharePoint, we use it daily to check if something got changed or if something new has been added to our SharePoint pages.

SharePoint review by Kendra B.
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"Great document management and collaboration platform"

What do you like best?

I have used Sharepoint in almost every position I have held. What I like best about Sharepoint is that it is mature with vast partner ecosystem for specialized add-ons. Greatly improved usability. Best-in-class security and compliance features. Workflow flexibility with SharePoint Apps and Microsoft Flow. Available standalone or as part of several Microsoft Office 365 subscription tiers. Microsoft SharePoint Online is the gold standard for document management and its usability has improved dramatically over the last few years. Couple that with a very impressive set of compliance tools and Microsoft SharePoint Online is an easy pick for multiple companies to utilize.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike about Sharepoint is that multiple aspects of installation require IT-level expertise it is also more expensive than the competition.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is the best. A little pricey but worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a records management specialist, therefore, I use Sharepoint daily several times a day. I can share documents with multiple co-workers in seconds. I love this.

SharePoint review by Laura B.
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"SharePoint...A Great Collaboration tool"

What do you like best?

Alert settings ensure updates are read. It eliminates the excuse "I didn't know there was an update" Any time a change is made, the automatic alert sends an email message (based on your settings) to all participants that a change was made.

What do you dislike?

Does not allow color coding on calendars. We use calendar overlays to enhance the various types of events which wouldn't be necessary if we could color code each event as its entered. Instead we have to ensure the event is added to a particular calendar to have it highlighted and then view the calendar with the overlays.

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What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SharePoint replaced our entire intranet. It provides departments access to information, updates, forms, events, calendars, and procedures. The OneDrive app has also made it easier to collaborate on policy and forms changes in real time which had greatly reduced time to implementation.

SharePoint review by Ramon L.
Ramon L.
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"Collaboration and Process Automation for the Business Globally"

What do you like best?

Flexibility, multi-language, multi-region. Great add-on products available like Nintex.

It's a very extensive and robust product, that works on company of all sizes from small to very big companies.

What do you dislike?

Note being able to move lists, content around different sites with out of the box tools as good as Content Matrix. This type of functionality should be within the product, other providers come in with better tools it's strange.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool out of the box but it's best if used with other add-on products like Nintex and Content Matrix and that cost will add up to your investment but it will be a great return for it, you will be able to have multiple solutions and process automation in that environment, the cost savings is very big as projects get implemented there.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Process automation, process optimization, content storage, ECM.

SharePoint review by Douglas E.
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"20th Century Technology in the 21st Century"

What do you like best?

It is a versioned, secure application for teams to share files and other collaborative information

What do you dislike?

It's clunky, customization is anything but intuitive and very dated technology.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would first consider a wiki based tool that would be vastly more use friendly, more easily navigated, require less training and overall get better adoption and satisfaction. SharePoint was really cool when it was new but it has long since been leap-frogged by any number of wiki tools like Atlasssian's Confluence, which we also use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use SharePoint as our internal information sharing portal. We are a technology company and use SharePoint to store versioned copies of architecture, run-books, processes and procedures, compliance related documents and all other "official" type documents. The benefit is anyone (authorized) can access the info and all changes are versioned so we can always trace changes.

SharePoint review by Mayank N.
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"Perfect for all your online document management"

What do you like best?

All contents being on cloud, Scope of extension/scalability is very high.

Creating a new site/directory is very easy and manageable. Nice access approval system to any sharepoint directory or site. Users need to request the access before using the website or owner can manage how and whom to give access when creating the site.

Syncing the sharepoint content is a nice feature. Once downloaded, do all your task from that copy. This will be automatically send updates when any changes made or the local copy auto updates after sharepoint changes by other users.

Sharing any kind of document becomes much easier.

Search is very fast across the whole website.

Ability to share with users outside the organization.

What do you dislike?

Syncing takes more and more when usage of the site increase. Scope of improvement in search functionality by displaying the main headings and contents effectively.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The way sharepoint changed in past few years, was amazing. Very nice tool and highly recommended for document management over cloud.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Process automated. Increased efficiency of business requirement sharing and access. Website management is very easier with latest changes.

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