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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 other solutions did I evaluate??

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 other solutions did I evaluate??

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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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 other solutions did I evaluate??

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»
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 other solutions did I evaluate??

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»
Geoffrey Luk
Real User
Systems Analyst at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 10 2016

What is most valuable?

* User permissions and document libraries * Basic CMS capabilities with user-based permissions * Ability to tie into... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use SharePoint largely as an internal intranet; users are organized through AD and into their respective teams. Each... more»

What needs improvement?

* Ease of use * Out-of-the-box experience * Learning curve For the most part, the tool is useable, but there are many... more»

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

Pricing and licensing is a very subjective topic. Some companies have more resources than others, and some vendors are... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

To my knowledge, we have always used SharePoint. We have not switched away from SharePoint because of its AD... more»

What other advice do I have??

Make sure that you have the proper resources to ensure that the product is well maintained. This includes both... more»
Roman Nedzelsky, MVP
Real User
Senior Consultant | Architect at DHL
Nov 24 2016

What is most valuable?

What makes SharePoint special is that it applies to a wide range of company scenarios; document management, knowledge... more»

How has it helped my organization?

SharePoint has benefitted us a lot regarding optimization. We can automate document management, project management, and... more»

What needs improvement?

The allowed size of document libraries and lists, i.e., the number of items allowed, needs to be increased. This was... more»

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

I advise to really plan carefully before implementing a solution. You need to allocate the correct number of licenses... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I previously used SharePoint Services 3, SharePoint Server 2007/2010/2013. Now, I am using SharePoint Online 2016 in a... more»

What other advice do I have??

My advice is to look around the Internet and find some justification to negotiate with your boss to buy this product.... more»
SysMan2876
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 other solutions did I evaluate??

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»
it_user339057
Real User
Sr. Manager - IT Security, Compliance and Administration at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 01 2017

What is most valuable?

* Intranet and extranet: We set up a robust and easily maintained intranet and extranet. * Ticketing and documentation... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Building workflow systems within SharePoint that allow for corporate tracking of work issues and work items. The... more»

What needs improvement?

Little quirks that make it difficult at times to fine-tune some items. The usual Microsoft items where 90% of the... more»

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

We have an EA. It was easy to get pricing, but it is difficult to manage. When trying to use it as an extranet, we... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We had no other solutions before this one.

What other advice do I have??

Use a third-party expert who can help with the initial setup and development. You can then manage yourself once you are... 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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