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Lewin Wanzer
Real User
SharePoint Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Mar 01 2017

What is most valuable?

The collaboration features of SharePoint 2013 are probably the best I have seen in an enterprise product out of the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The use of the document management features such as versioning, check in and check out, search, managed metadata and... more»

What needs improvement?

From my experience, it’s not the product needing improvement, but the way organizations deploy the enterprise solution.... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

When choosing a platform, just be aware there are choices. The choice you make in the beginning can make or break your... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I was a FileNet administrator but switched to SharePoint because of the integration of the Office products. I know that... more»

What other advice do I have?

Find a certified person or company that can help you get started. This might cost a little up front, but your return on... more»
Caressa Naidoo
Real User
Technical Writer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 18 2017

What is most valuable?

* Mostly the documentation management features. * Managing information such as events and announcements, document... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are now able to organize and control our documentation easily. Versioning, check in, check out and setting... more»

What needs improvement?

SharePoint Designer enables creating workflows easily. However, they produce errors at times. There seems to be... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing and licensing options are structured according to the size of the organization. Good business leaders make the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were previously using a network drive that we accessed directly from our laptops and desktops. There was simply no... more»

What other advice do I have?

I advise organizations or business leaders to fully investigate and research SharePoint, as well as all the features... more»
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Michael Soliman.
Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Oct 28 2018

What is most valuable?

The metadata services, the WCF service integration and the Voxel feature are three most valuable elements of this solution. The Voxel feature, for obvious reasons, because you want... more»

How has it helped my organization?

So if you want to have something like a business, or if you want to have something like a product catalog and you are selling something like Amazon, you want to uniquely identify... more»

What needs improvement?

I would be liking to see the talk features included in SharePoint because Microsoft effectively discontinued this talk and put something like logic apps but only for Azure, and... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost is expensive, but worthwhile.
Monique Every
Real User
Technical Writer at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 30 2018

What is most valuable?

SharePoint's document management and workflow features have proven to be the valuable. We have been able to implement a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

SharePoint has streamlined our documentation management process by allowing us to automate several functions. The... more»

What needs improvement?

I find the search feature in SharePoint foundation to be limited to the basic document properties. This is at odds to... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I’m not able to offer an informed opinion about pricing, but if you are looking for a robust document management... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

As already mentioned, our previous documentation solution was manual, using a folder structure accessible through... more»

What other advice do I have?

Our implementation could have been improved by a more detailed implementation plan that mapped out the exact use of... more»
Toby Ward
Consultant
CEO at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Nov 06 2018

What do you think of SharePoint?

SharePoint 2019 was just unveiled, with great fanfare and buzz amongst those inside or close to the Microsoft community. But to most average users and administrators without insider caché, the new release – three years in the making – was met with little more than a nod. And very few have indicated they will rush to implement. Though those with Office 365 automatically have the latest features in SharePoint Online. SharePoint’s greatest strength is it’s an all-in-one approach – it’s a portal, a content management system, a search engine, a social collaboration platform, a web development platform, and so much more. Its greatest weakness is that it’s an all-in-one solution – everything and the kitchen sink; a jack-of-all-trades, a master of none. Some argue that SharePoint is a “mile...
BizSystemsAnalyst574
Real User
Sr. Business Systems Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

In general, I find SharePoint to be a very useful tool when it's configured to allow end users a certain amount of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

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... more»

What needs improvement?

I think that the current version of the product is actually quite good, but it's not always easy to find solid training... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's Microsoft; empty your pockets. Seriously, if you obtain SharePoint under one of their blanket licensing agreements... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

There's nothing truly like SharePoint in the marketplace that I'm aware of. You can use wiki's of various sorts and... more»

What other advice do I have?

Know what you want it for first. Talk to other businesses using the product to understand their experiences. If it... more»
Toby Ward
Consultant
CEO at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Dec 28 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 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. SharePoint’s greatest strength is that it’s an all-in-one solution – it’s a...
Anonymous User
Real User
System Manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Aug 06 2018

What is most valuable?

It's stable. It's very widely used by companies. Also, the knowledge of the product has improved over the years, and by other companies that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It manages processes. I personally think a very strong point is that we use it in combination with OneDrive. Now that we have been handed the... more»

What needs improvement?

We are mainly using third-party tools for it, at the moment, for automating processes. In the new version, for 2019, I know that some of the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The switch was handed to our default supplier of software, in this case, Microsoft. The whole platform we used was based on Microsoft. It's not... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would depend on the use case. SharePoint, for us, is the most suitable because we use mainly Microsoft products. So for us, it's the... more»
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What is SharePoint?

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.

Also known as
SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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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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