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The collaboration features of SharePoint 2013 are probably the best I have seen in an enterprise product out of the box. Along with the integration of Office and other enterprise solutions, this product cannot be beat in the market currently... more»
The use of the document management features such as versioning, check in and check out, search, managed metadata and other out-of-the-box features help you organize and manage documents easily. Finding documents and being able to track... more»
From my experience, it’s not the product needing improvement, but the way organizations deploy the enterprise solution. When 2007 SharePoint came around, there was no documentation and information given by Microsoft on their website. You were... more»
The best things about Drupal are its extensibility and plug-ability. You can get something going quite fast that’s feasible for clients to see. It has a very good authentication/authorization system. For a few years, the application had a... more»
We have rebuilt a few websites in Drupal. Due to the way Drupal is built, it usually allows us to have new functionality ready in a sprint, where before it could take several months to get into production.
The learning curve is the thing that scares most people away from using Drupal. With Drupal Version 8, it has taken a more standardized way by teaming up with the Symfony framework. This, however, is a double-edged sword. It takes you a step... more»
The ability to control web content within a structured version system and its unique capability to receive extension modules and plugins. The extension power makes this software a great ally for building new systems. I usually see this... more»
Information and content are the key elements. Using Liferay to control our web content allows us to have a centralized information hub. We can discuss, contribute, and review pieces of content as it evolves with time. All this occurs while... more»
Although it has been improving, I cannot shake the feeling that it was released too early. It came with several problems, and new releases came extremely fast to correct the previous ones. Now, in its GA3, the differences are noticeable... more»
* Mostly the documentation management features. * Managing information such as events and announcements, document libraries, picture libraries, using calendars, lists and custom lists. * Sharing files, document storage and retrieval, the... more»
We are now able to organize and control our documentation easily. Versioning, check in, check out and setting permissions for pages and sites enable us to manage our document and picture libraries without a fuss. We can now easily find... more»
SharePoint Designer enables creating workflows easily. However, they produce errors at times. There seems to be glitches which require workarounds to sort out. It is an amazing feature to have because workflows can fully automate processes... more»
* Flexibility to fit our business requirements under many different scenarios, from simple public web sites to customer or distributor portal solutions and intranets. * As a J2EE and open source platform, this product allow us to extend its... more»
A good example in my organization (insurance sector) is that we can implement public, customer, and distributor portals for many countries with different requirements, in many different languages (including Greek or Arabic, flipping the full... more»
* Business centricity with more tools relating to SEO and content targeting, for instance, cookie management to collect web data, etc. * Staging and LARs export/import features. This is always a pain in Liferay with many errors caused mostly... more»
Security, ease of updates, and upgrades with the built in J! installer tied into the JED. Large number of turnkey extensions, CCKs, and extension development well, extensions, so you can build your own, so you can react, block the IP address,... more»
It follows the Microsoft development model, whereas the communication to developers for upcoming changes, vulnerabilities, and new features is very robust. Developers often know ahead of time that their extensions will break and are ready... more»
I would like to see more back-end admin power pulled into the front-end, therefore the admins will not have to use the back-end as much, especially for the menu manager, user manager, etc. versus using third-party extensions to achieve this.... more»
* Content type definitions: One of the best features of Drupal, and maybe the key differentiator to other solutions, is the way that content is structured and managed. In Drupal Version 8, this was improved. The global process of creating a... more»
The admin interface could be improved. Compared to Version 7, it was a huge improvement. I think it is not enough for current user needs. Creating complex content types) is in progress with the promise to solve that soon in next updates of... more»
There are different angles to this question. * As a developer, I like the simple and easy method of customization and development of new modules (portlets). * As a business owner, I like the security it offers along with ready-to-use features... more»
With Liferay, setting up an enterprise portal is very quick and easy. Its faster development methodology helps us to customize Liferay to our needs. For our organization, we have designed modules which help us with employee information,... more»
Technology trends change so quickly that a product has to continuously evolve and improve what it offers. There was a time when Liferay’s documentation was not up to the mark. However, the release of new versions and the setup of... more»
SharePoint's document management and workflow features have proven to be the valuable. We have been able to implement a reliable, easily accessible document library with version control (previously managed manually) and an announcements... more»
SharePoint has streamlined our documentation management process by allowing us to automate several functions. The version control function has been particularly useful, helping us keep detailed records of changes to documentation. This has... more»
I find the search feature in SharePoint foundation to be limited to the basic document properties. This is at odds to the type of customization that you can apply in the library. For example, we added a field to specify the department but... more»
I have been convinced since the start that Drupal's greatest asset is its community. Drupal's motto is "Come for the software, stay for the community". But the community has, from the start, created modules that are now a deep part of Drupal... more»
By using the open source and free modules provided by the community, you can jumpstart a website project really quickly. You can concentrate on developing the business part specific to the client, bringing the most added value as fast as... more»
The main complaints of the clients or newcomers to Drupal are about the UX of the admin interface. Compared to WordPress, Drupal is hard to use. It is a lot more powerful as a site building tool. In Drupal 8, the UX is now a clear focus with... more»
In general, I find SharePoint to be a very useful tool when it's configured to allow end users a certain amount of flexibility. (In one of my previous assignments, all options were completely locked down. In that kind of configuration, the... more»
In my previous job, I built a site to support the PMO. It consisted of a top level site that gave a view of all projects undertaken by the organization and then individual project sites that were used to manage issues, risks, changes, action... more»
I think that the current version of the product is actually quite good, but it's not always easy to find solid training and reference information, especially from Microsoft. Typically, third parties have better offerings than Microsoft, but... more»
We use SharePoint largely as an internal intranet; users are organized through AD and into their respective teams. Each team is responsible for their own websites and areas and web parts to handle data processing, telemetry/analytics, and... more»
* Ease of use * Out-of-the-box experience * Learning curve For the most part, the tool is useable, but there are many end users who still find it difficult overall. As a developer, I am able to find my way through the interfaces with time,... more»
* I appreciate the free software. * This gives us the possibility to search deep in the core of the system in case of bugs. * In addition, it enables you to improve the core functionality. This feature also helped the framework to be more... more»
We use Drupal to develop most of our clients' sites because the CMS features and the development framework give us the possibility to expend less time in the repetitive functionality, such as the user login or in the content management... more»
I think Drupal has to improve the UX for some administrative pages, such as the modules list page. When I talk about improvements in user experience of the administration page, specifically in the modules list page, I mean that this page is... more»
* Overall modularity in architecture * OOTB support for SPA * Enhancements in marketing experience: user segmentation, targeting, analytics, single customer view, enhanced UI, and content management capabilities
Considering the overall drive towards providing a digital experience to clients, to provide a connected experience, federated touchpoints, dynamic personalization, customer context and interactions, the product has evolved very strongly from... more»
Aspects of Campaign management and audience targeting is fast maturing, where the experience tracked in online channels are feeding into the offline journeys and influencing the content promoted from that channel and vice versa the learnings... more»
Drupal is not an organization management system. It does not help an organization that way. Though, if I were to add a relation to that, I can say that Drupal comes with a huge community that offers their knowledge openly. Now, their... more»
I am not able to answer this question in a few or a lot of words. Drupal is a system compromised of a lot of modules.There is always room for improvement. The thing is though, that especially since Drupal 8, this is the only thing that it... more»
What makes SharePoint special is that it applies to a wide range of company scenarios; document management, knowledge management, project management, and records management. When you want to save information, collaborate, or discover... more»
SharePoint has benefitted us a lot regarding optimization. We can automate document management, project management, and basic service desk functions. The biggest value is that you are able to integrate systems using workflow management... more»
The allowed size of document libraries and lists, i.e., the number of items allowed, needs to be increased. This was already improved in the latest 2016 version of SharePoint. Also, there need to be more options to brand solutions without... more»
* Intranet and extranet: We set up a robust and easily maintained intranet and extranet. * Ticketing and documentation management: We use the content management features and workflows to create ticketing and document management systems. We... more»
Little quirks that make it difficult at times to fine-tune some items. The usual Microsoft items where 90% of the product is great, but that 10% makes little things difficult to work with. It is hard to pin down, but Microsoft has you do... more»
When an organization is using Microsoft products already, the integration with the Microsoft Office products and the ability to leverage web-based Office products can transform business processes. I think there is a great benefit in... more»
When implemented correctly, SharePoint and Office 365 can provide knowledge workers with the information they need quickly and it can provide for team collaboration. I have used it to transform relationships between business units and to... more»
I would focus on improving: * Integration with other enterprise products. * Simpler API. * Enhanced ability to report against structured and unstructured data in the environment. * More flexible security or training: I have noticed in... more»
CEO at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Feb 26 2018
What do you think of SharePoint?
SharePoint is appreciated for its simplicity of use out-of-the-box, though derided for problems (and the expenses) customizing the user experience (design, navigation and information architecture).
SharePoint is replete with functionality and applications, and is the most comprehensive intranet development platform on the market. It is, unfortunately, expensive, and most of the feature set that we use, and that our clients use, fall short of expectations, and often below best-of-breed. SharePoint 2013 isn’t a niche product that is supposed to be superb at web content management, or social networking; it’s a broad solution, one that has something for everybody; a solution that can please some, but not all. However, SharePoint 2013 was much improved over its predecessor, but left...
* Enhanced communications * The ability to set up sites to share data/information in a one-stop shopping method. Including: * User-friendly interface to share files * Ability to have calendaring specific to the function/department addressed... more»
As the employees are spread around the country and the world, this allows us to communicate more effectively by providing an easier interface with the information (files, calendars, links and news) all in one spot. It allows us to collaborate... more»
Not so much an improvement as a caveat: Due to the flexibility and power of the product, out of the box it can be daunting to use. Without some consulting work from a SharePoint expert, the product would not be quite as user friendly.
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