Compare SharePoint vs. Symphony

SharePoint is ranked 1st in Enterprise Social Software with 36 reviews while Symphony is ranked 21st in Enterprise Social Software with 1 review. SharePoint is rated 7.8, while Symphony is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SharePoint writes "The metadata services, the WCF service integration and the Voxel feature are three most valuable elements of this solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symphony writes "A feature-rich, scalable, and stable solution for asset management". SharePoint is most compared with OpenText ECM, Box and Documentum, whereas Symphony is most compared with Slack, Office 365 and Microsoft Teams.
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Pros
The online editing capabilities, file sharing, auditing, information security, ease of solution management, and the easy user adaptation to the platform are the most valuable features.The most valuable features are the Integrations, web site, and search.This solution has helped us with the categorization, organization, management, discovery, and delivery of program and project related information.For any organization with more than one person in it, if they are trying to organize things to let people in the company know what others are doing, then this solution is good for them.The workflow feature is valuable because it enables us to cascade responsibilities.It has helped us with storing all the documents, which means that people are not going to intervene. There is a way of extracting knowledge within documentation and tracking it. There are knowledge assets for where documentation is stored, indexed and searchable through SharePoint.The metadata services, the WCF service integration and the Voxel feature are three most valuable elements of this solution.Tech support tops off as excellent.

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The entire product is good.

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Cons
The way to change the version of the files in SharePoint should be improved. The method of synchronizing files from local to cloud can also use improvement.The areas of this solution that need improvement are the relationships between lists, cross-site web parts, and page-building tools.This solution would benefit from the implementation of enhanced online forms and template development capabilities.I would like a simpler, more cost-effective solution for connecting data sources with workflows and BI tools, or data mining tools.Workflow is something that can become more intelligent.Search can be improved a lot because we are always trying to compare it with Google Search. Beyond that, it would be helpful to tag the documents.The initial setup was very complex.I understand that some functions are lost when you store the information in a file system, so maybe that's a way SharePoint can improve.

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The area that needs to be improved is modular asset management. When we are uploading the assets in bulk, it is not aligned.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
For this type of solution, it is not wise to buy it without Software Assurance.The pricing works for us.The cost is expensive, but worthwhile.We have purchased add-ons to handle multiple site collections, form creation, and design.The data classification and search elements are cheap.The replacement costs for it are cheaper if you use only SharePoint.It is very expensive.​

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It's a costly product, but the number of available features justifies it.

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Also Known As
SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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Overview

SharePoint is a Microsoft-based platform for building web applications. It covers a widerange of capabilities and while it is appropriate for experienced webdevelopers, even non-technical minded users can easily navigate through thesystem and execute functions such as collaborating data, managing documents andfiles, creating websites, managing social networking solutions, and automatingworkflow.

Major areas that SharePoint deals with are websites,communities, content, search, insights, and composites. The purpose is to give usersthe ability to create or develop these key business components on their owneven without technical knowledge of, for example, how to build a website or howto integrate coding. Configuring SharePoint into a business's system is meantto cut out all of the complicated steps, and pave the way for easierimplementation all around.

Symphony’s secure, cloud-based communications service delivers the next wave in organizational productivity where markets and individuals come together to create vibrant communities in which to share content, insights and opinions without compromising on organizational compliance.

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Sample Customers
Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
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Financial Services Firm14%
University10%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Software R&D Company26%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government8%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise67%
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