SharePoint Review

You can assign permissions, create user groups, and automate workflows. I would like to see a more intuitive way to assign permissions.

What is most valuable?

  • Flexibility to create customized lists and folders
  • Ability to assign permissions
  • Ability to create user groups and automated workflows
  • Easy to use
  • Provides flexibility to create separate user groups with specific read, write, and access for certain folders
  • Ability to restrict access: Prevents the vendors from touching our master files

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed my team to seamlessly share requirements with one another and provide feedback while working off one version. It is a one-stop shop for all our project documents.

We are currently working with two different vendors (one from Europe and one from India). We used SharePoint as a central workspace where the different groups can upload their files respectively without restriction. They can also have a central folder where RBC and vendors can edit simultaneously.

What needs improvement?

For this version, assigning permissions should be more intuitive.

An improved user interface would be beneficial. Achieving our goals in a multi-vendor project was not an easy task because of the 2010 UI.

I’m not sure if SharePoint 2013 makes it easier to assign specific access for folders. I found a lot of help online that was mostly for 2013.

We should have the ability to create customized permissions for user groups much easier than it is today. For example, being able to specify which lists and folders a group can access. In 2010, there is no easy way to do this.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used SharePoint for about two years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not have any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I did not have any scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is excellent.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have always used Microsoft SharePoint for my projects.

How was the initial setup?

We have an excellent onboarding process that our IT team put together, so setup was not particularly complex.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was not involved in this process.

What other advice do I have?

Look at scalability and stability and see whether the features of the product really meet the needs of your organization.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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