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"This is a unified business package that helps people be productive in working environments.""The most valuable feature is Microsoft Teams.""What was most valuable for me was how simple this solution is to start using.""The Power BI environment and the integration between Power BI and SQL are the solution's most valuable features. The integration between products is great.""The flexibility of having a subscription for the Office software, rather than having any upfront costs is the best part of this solution.""The most valuable feature for us is Microsoft Teams.""It has file storage, file sharing, a provisioning box, and a SharePoint profile for each user.""The two biggest value adds of the solution are having the ability to outsource the email and not having to manage the email server. It's just seamless. Having the most current versions all around and having things updating frequently by themselves ensures that everybody's got access to the same software."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the Communication Site.""The solution is scalable. You can do both horizontal and vertical scaling.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the fact that it doesn't require coding. You just need to configure it. You don't need to code before getting something running. It makes it very fast.""The solution is pretty easy to use for the most part.""The forms aspect of the solution, for example, the creation of surveys, is its most valuable aspect.""The solution's most valuable aspects are its collaboration capabilities, its communications site and the innovation within the product itself.""The level of stability is good.""The most valuable features for us are their document management list and hybrid forms. and We also use third party ad-dons to achieve workflows and other recent apps."

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"Flow and Form components can be improved individually, but it would be nice to see the product take the next step and operate as a unit rather than separate modules.""There are loads of holes in security and I'd like to see better integration with security products.""The admin panels have too few samples.""The solution's licensing framework needs improvement.""There are various things that you need to use PowerShell to do. That would be good. You could do them through the management portal, rather than through PowerShell. That's the biggest improvement I would like to see.""The pricing for this solution could be improved.""Updates to the SQL server with better features are needed to compete with Oracle Database.""The ability to manage the updates a little better would be helpful. Sometimes end-users will get a prompt in the middle of the day that they have to update. When there's a new update, then their system automatically starts to reboot, which can be ill-timed. Having a little more control over that would probably be welcome. Notices in regards to updates and being able to manage the timing around them or to be able to do it at off-times would be helpful."

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"Many of our customers would like to see an OCR feature, so it would be very good to have this in a future release.""The solution needs to be more collaborative. I believe they are just coming up with the themes for this right now.""Technical support could be improved. They are not fast enough, especially when we'll go deeper in the product itself. More complex issues make it very tough to find someone that can help you.""Sharepoint doesn't integrate well with Oracle, and we use a lot of Oracle products at our company. Therefore, it makes more sense for us to go to Oracle instead of continuing to use Sharepoint.""The search feature needs improvement. I can never find the information I need when I use it.""The permission management features need improvement.""The solution is like a CRM, so the initial setup is complex. It takes a few days to deploy the solution and the length of time depends on how large the company's topology is and what the client's demands are.""I think these tools do a pretty good job. There is only one area of improvement. Maybe Microsoft can invest a little bit more into the ease at which integration can be done with other third party applications."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Depending on which plan you purchase, there are a plethora of applications available to you.""Compared to buying a license, it is much cheaper and a good buy.""We do monthly billing, however, I'm not sure what the exact costs are. We may pay around $1,000/month. We started using the Microsoft Teams and we've started doing the conference call feature, so that's another $4 an account and we have a few accounts using that right now.""USD $1,250 annually for the standard package.""Pricing can vary a lot due to fluctuations in exchange rates and that is not favorable for planning.""Now you can select different licenses, for example, if somebody doesn't need all of the features, it would cost $8 USD per month and if they didn't need the email application then it would cost $6 USD per month.""It works out to be $12.50 per user per month.""Microsoft 365 Business will be good to have if you have a large organization where you have more than 3000 employees. Other cheaper solutions, like Gmail, are easily available in the market."

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"One of the reasons why we don't recommend the cloud version of SharePoint is the cost. With the on premise version, you pay for the license once. For the cloud version, there is a recurring fee. It is very expensive. They expect everyone to pay $20 or $30 per user per month.""There are some aggressive discounts offered by Microsoft for organizations that are not for profit, which we are, and it makes it quite attractive to consider.""Pricing plans may be flexible depending on volume usage and your corporate relationship with Microsoft.""It can be expensive for on-premises deployments, especially when you have to support SQL Server as your backend database. That's where the cost comes into play. SQL Server has its own licensing, which Microsoft keeps on changing. Therefore, it can become costly. In the earlier versions of SharePoint, version 2007 or 2010, they had an express version where the SQL Server licensing was free. It wasn't like a full-blown SharePoint. It was only a slimmed-down version. It used to be whatever your hardware costs. You would install the free software and work with it, but you were very limited in what you could do in SharePoint. If you wanted the SharePoint Enterprise Server with all the bells and whistles, then you had to pay more to get the SQL Server license based on the number of users or servers. The subscription model is different for cloud deployments. Licensing is per user and per month. The cost also depends on the storage required. If you have a lot of sites or documents, then you need to expand it based on your needs."

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Top Answer: This is a user-friendly product that is easy to use.
Top Answer: Sometimes we have trouble with the updates that are released.
Top Answer: Document management and records management features are the most valuable.
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Top Answer: It is a bit restrictive to develop in the cloud version. A lot of features are in the cloud now, and you have to develop on the outside. As far as the platform and the programming side of things are… more »
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Also Known As
Microsoft 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 F1
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Overview

Microsoft 365 Business is an integrated solution, bringing together the best-in-class productivity of Office 365 with advanced security and device management capabilities to help safeguard your business.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) is a Microsoft software portal based on the ASP.NET framework. MOSS facilitates file sharing and collaboration, social networking, Web databases and Web publishing. It is hosted by Microsoft Windows Server and is accessible through Microsoft Office or the Web.

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Urban Agriculture Co., The Detroit Wallpaper Co., TransBlue Facility Management, Garner Food Company
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Comms Service Provider13%
Computer Software Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company8%
Non Profit6%
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Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company14%
Retailer14%
Government7%
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Media Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Computer Software Company13%
Retailer5%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft 365 Business vs. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
473,792 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft 365 Business is ranked 5th in Content Collaboration Platforms with 62 reviews while Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is ranked 7th in Content Collaboration Platforms with 20 reviews. Microsoft 365 Business is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft 365 Business writes "Very stable, great for collaboration, and can scale easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server writes "Stable, integrates well with Teams, and has flexible and helpful support". Microsoft 365 Business is most compared with ManageEngine Desktop Central, Microsoft Intune, Jamf Pro, Liferay Digital Experience Platform and Hexnode UEM, whereas Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is most compared with Amazon WorkDocs, HighQ, BrightIdea Innovation Suite, Datto Workplace and CTERA Drive. See our Microsoft 365 Business vs. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server report.

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