Box vs SharePoint Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Heather Randall

Secure and easy to use!

2018-11-19

The licenses can be a bit pricey, but in comparison to server costs for a file share and Sharepoint, it isn't that bad. it isn't a complete Sharepoint alternative, however.

Pros

Integrations Security User Friendly Desktop App Mobile App Collaboration

Cons

A little expensive Limited features for replacing sharepoint

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rebecca Mogollón

Box has come a long way

2018-08-03

Enjoy it - much more functionality than DropBox, and more control over sharing than Sharepoint.

Pros

Uploads are fast and it's cool because you can choose who to share items with, even people without Box accounts (unlike Sharepoint). Videos display very nicely.

Cons

I wish it would let you 'host' websites on there. Sometimes you just need to be able to embed HTML and have someone view the page. If you are paying for Box, why can't you use it however you want? I also don't like how "Box Notes" is a separate page. It should be like a little lightbox pop-up that looks like a sticky.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Sebastian Zenobi

BOX review

2018-12-04

Pros

Its more user friendly than sharepoint. I love to drag and drop files.

Cons

It seems to be a bit heavy, it uses a lot of connection band.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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William Wang

Awesome file sharing + collaboration tool

2019-03-08

Pros

Very easy to use, minimalist UI, and provides a great alternative to older file sharing platforms (eg Sharepoint).

Cons

The only reason I don't use Box more often is because I'm a Google guy, and Drive plugs in to all my Google accounts/data which makes transitioning between tools (Docs, Slides, Sheets etc) a lot more seamless than using Box.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

A stripped-down version of better cloud-based document storage

2018-07-12

I wish we still used SharePoint, though, as it had more features that we need.

Pros

You can share and collaborate with others in your organization, and invite outside collaborators into files, or whole folders. Each file has a direct link that you can send in an email or IM Version history for documents allows for you to look back at earlier copies in case of errors Multiple people can edit the same document at one time

Cons

The document links do not correspond to folder hierarchy, rather they are a random string of characters. This means you cannot see the folder structure from the link. Co-editing Excel sheets may lead to errors or corrupted files Web links are often identified by outside collaborators' email firewall as "unsafe" and emails are not delivered "Locking" for editing is only regularly possible from the web version. If you use the one in Windows Explorer, you will likely be unable to "lock" the document Some documents are randomly deleted or duplicated when glitches occur If editing online, documents are re-saved often and the "version history" only goes back a few minutes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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Elaine Eason

Box is simple and intuitive to use.

2018-05-09

Pros

Box is really easy to use. We share files using this software and it is easy to get folders set up and control security settings.

Cons

I have had issues with the Box Sync feature; I cannot get my documents to stay synced the way that I do with SharePoint docs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Research company, 11-50 employees)

Excellent tool for cloud-based storage and collaboration

2018-09-12

A great package overall and easy to get up and running with straight away, unlike a more complicated solution like SharePoint or a less business-oriented one like Dropbox.

Pros

I found the software to be excellent for backing up and sharing data and files between team members in a secure manner. Recently added functionality makes it easy to quickly open a file in the cloud on your local office applications.

Cons

Features like 'Box Sync' which sync local files with the cloud, can at times be buggy. I expect this to be cleared up soon.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Human Resources company, 1001-5000 employees)

Easy cloud organization

2018-11-22

Pros

Allows multiple users to access and edit data, which cannot easily be done on SharePoint drives.

Cons

Cannot upload PDFs easily. A lot of companies block these links from download.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Francis Pan

Review - Box.com for Business

2018-06-08

Box.com for Business provides business cloud storage and collaboration functionality. The service supports as few as three employees but can be scaled to a custom, enterprise-level plan for companies with hundreds of employees. Box.com (for Business) also provides solid document management (DM) capabilities and security features. The Business plan begins per user per month. It offers unlimited storage with a 5-gigabyte (GB) limit, integration with Microsoft Office 365, and custom branding features. Box also offers another tier of their service called Business Plus. The Business Plus plan offers external collaboration and full user tracking capabilities. It serves as a middle ground for users who want more than what the core Business plan offers but don't want to invest in the more expensive Enterprise version.

Pros

It is similar to O365 SharePoint platform.

Cons

Missing online editing functionality for external users. Because of a web based solution, the uploading or downloading deep folder structures can be painful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Ellen Mohanti

Version control and cloud file sharing

2018-05-29

great product for file sharing

Pros

Have replaced our dated SharePoint instance with box.

Cons

integrations with MS suite needs to improve, some critical features are not available. Also the product should allow for sync control to a frequency that we desire. Overall a great product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Amber Lewicki

Love Box! Great sharing tool!

2018-05-04

Pros

This is becoming more and more useful for storing content and sharing it, namely with external contacts not given access into our SharePoints. Interface is incredibly easy to understand, and it's overall great in terms of security and features.

Cons

I've only had one issue where I had added someone as being able to access a document, and they repeatedly were not able to get into the direct link I provided them. We waited a few days, tried again (without adjusting anything) and it worked. I'm assuming this was just a tiny bug that was addressed as I've had no other issues

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Accounting company, 11-50 employees)

Box - A Great Alternative to Sharepoint

2019-04-17

This is a shared file system that solves problems for businesses needed shared networks without a server.

Pros

I've used Sharepoint before too and I think I like this better.

Cons

I haven't seen any so far. It works for what it's supposed to and so no complaints!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Andrew Wilson

Box: taking us from 1994 to 2016!

2016-06-13

As a small, globally dispersed team, we where struggling with the difficulties of Sharepoint to meet our needs.

Pros

The ease of use and user interface. Abundance of ways to share, collaborate and keep our intellectual property safe. The integrations possible due to their extensive API.

Cons

While it is not necessarily Box's doing, it is hard that the Microsoft Office integration with Mac is not as extensive as with a PC. So sometimes I have to tell our users 'that's not compatible with a Mac'.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Box

There is a great team behind this software! They are knowledgeable, friendly and very, very willing to work with the different needs you have and listen to feedback!

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Scott S. Daniel

Verified Reviewer

What the cloud pros use...

2016-11-22

OneDrive (comes with O365 but doesn't play well with others like NetSuite and SFDC) and need a SharePoint site managed/integrated to get real value 3.

Pros

1. Enterprise Edition with unlimited storage plan costs roughly $35/month. For a mature organization spending a large amount on servers/admins for those servers, this is very affordable. 2. Ability to model sharing between departments is priceless. Literally changes the way an organization behaves with information sharing if configured properly (silo killer). 3. Customer service is second to none. 4. Native integration with other cloud apps that charge additional fees for storage quotas. This includes NetSuite, SFDC and Workfront and many more. 5. MetaSearch on Enterprise allows granular searching. Every time someone has ever used a single word is indexed -- INSIDE the documents stored.

Cons

1. More of a learning curve for users because of more features. 2. More robust administrative functionality also requires more learning. 3. Not the cheapest cloud solution out there - but you get what you pay for.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Box

Get the training and implementation packages when pricing an implementation. Getting it right is very important for setup/user adoption and Box does a great job with this.

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Doug Murphy

My second favorite

2016-11-03

Box probably has the best collaboration for businesses in terms of using Sharepoints and ensuring multiple copies of a file aren't flying all over the place.

Pros

The best part of Box is its partnership with Microsoft for collaboration and ease of creating new documents.

Cons

Office online is not a full replacement for Office yet so Box is not a one-stop solution.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Robert Burkhart

Box - EFSS, ESM and Platform... All in one!

2016-06-27

Box is a very strong player in Enterprise Content Management and that means so much more to organizations than EFSS and SharePoint and Filenet, while they are Enterprise Content Management tools they do not have the integrations, user experience, management and controls that Box has.

Pros

Ease of use and integrations with other tools.

Cons

The granularity of controls for some features and functions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Box

Check it out... I assure you Box has the ability to transform your organization if you just give it a chance.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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DJ Fett

Secure but clunky

2019-03-26

Overall this is comparable to drop-box, but still has a ways to go in customization and replacing an internal shared location.

Pros

This is one of the few cloud based systems that my company is allowed to use (with limitations). It helps to have a central place to store documents and be able to select edit vs. view to help reduce copies and prevent from e-mailing copies back and forth.

Cons

When you're looking to organize, it isn't simple to move documents out of a folder. The only way I found to do so is to save a copy to your computer, then upload it to a different folder, then delete the original. There are other pieces that you'd think could be intuitive like adding a banner, but I have yet to find a way to do so.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Yazir Paredes

Great Software for collaborating

2018-08-21

Out of the box it a great collaborating tool.

Pros

Powerful but at the same time easy to use. Making a collaborative project is so easy Putting all the information within reach of everybody is such a force multiplier.

Cons

You need to keep things simple once it gets too complex you might need to do some hard thinking to get it right Integration with previous company systems can be hard

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Stephane Roy

Safe

2018-03-09

Pros

Really nice cloud box to store your company files.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 1001-5000 employees)

Can be simple or very complex depending on your needs

2017-10-11

We were able to setup quick pages (out of the box look) with easy.

Pros

If you are looking for a quick easy company intranet site with no flash and simple content SharePoint is easy to get started with. Seems to be designed for quick easy solutions.

Cons

To focused on out of the box experience.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Brandon Morris

SharePoint is a complex and capable content management platform, but does require an investment.

2018-04-02

We use it as our internal landing page for everything in our organization. Collaboration tools between all departments use this as well.

Pros

Workflows, complex content sharing, integration with other platforms, this software can accomplish a lot with the right administration.

Cons

Out of the box, it does very little.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 1001-5000 employees)

SharePoint is a great tool

2018-12-19

Our business use share point to share content across teams securely that we can all collaborate on.

Pros

SharePoint has a great set of features which allows ease of use out of box functionality which include content management, team collaboration and learning management.

Cons

If you enable all the features at once without prioritising this can result in a complex and difficult intranet which makes if hard for users to navigate and use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Nigel Bennett

Great when set up properly

2017-02-09

My advice to SharePoint users is pay someone to set it up for you, dont assume its an out of the box tool like Word where you install it and you start working immediately.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Hill

Interesting with lots of features, but complicated

2015-02-12

Pros

When up and running - it's an easy way to get information out to everyone who needs it. When you have learned the tips and tricks - you can get most things done easily enough.

Cons

There's a lot of time having to "figure things out," because it doesn't seem intuitive out of the box.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering SharePoint

Know exactly what you want to use it for. You might be surprised and find a different product meant to do what you want rather than looking at Sharepoint and saying "I think I can make it do that".

Source: Software Advice
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Howard Scott

Using MS SharePoint 2013 for Collaboration and Document Storage

2018-09-20

I would highly encourage any groups looking to run meetings or collaborate on ideas and centrally store your information to look into MS SharePoint. It is a very good product

Pros

It was very easy to set up a basic website out of the box. Also it didn't take long to understands the webparts to add additional features to the site.

Cons

The workflow for SP was not as intuitive as I thought it would be. It seems you may have to add additional modules for a more robust workflow engine on SharePoint.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Ángel R Gómez M

Excellent tool for the organization.

2018-09-29

All out of the box.

Pros

I think the management of Sharepoint and the segmentation of roles is quite intuitive.

Cons

The user interface is a little obsolete in my opinion, although it is noted that in the online version have added some changes. However, all functionalities are not yet complete.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ilkka Tarvainen

Excellent and secure information sharing platform

2018-07-13

Very much indeed, it saves time and also runs with GDPR regulations

Pros

For sharing information, file links can easily be attached to emails and it bring security, since only those intended can actually open the file. Genius!

Cons

Creating a shared folder can be a bit sluggish sometimes, since if you are sharing a folder and accidentally click anywhere else on the browser window, the creation box just disappers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Angela Wang

Use sharepoint as company's main intranet and created teams

2018-05-01

Pros

It has a lot of features and functions that can be utilized to create a team site. You can create document libraries, calendars, polls, sign up forms, and more. There is also a blogging aspect and allows for visibility within an organization

Cons

While building my team site, I wanted to create a box around a section, but there was no easy way to draw shapes.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Great Document Management Software but Basic

2018-04-11

Pros

It's a good tool, but it requieres a very skilled developer to take advantadge of all the features it provides.

Cons

There si not way or at least i couldn't find it to get a free trial , you need to customize the software because what is out of the box is nots user firendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Megan Stockton

Clunky

2018-05-10

Pros

this product has a lot of personalization features, which is great. Exporting information is easy and quick.

Cons

I haven't found a good way to personalize the setup (look) and size of boxes in initial grid, which makes it difficult to add the information I need in an easy to view fashion.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Scott Sherwood

Another great tool from Microsoft

2016-10-14

Are you using Microsoft office 365 without using SharePoint then you are missing out. SharePoint is a great tool for any company looking to move or keep things in the Cloud environment. We have employees working out of multiple locations and SharePoint give us the ability to share, track and edit documents or spreadsheets in all of our offices. Microsoft has done a great job of catching up to other products that allow you to upload and share information. and for the company that is using the rest of MS Office it is a no brainer to start using SharePoint.

Pros

Ease of use out of the box allowing you to create multiple views.

Cons

Performance issues as your employee numbers grow add the amount of documents you keep, as with any cloud based program make sure it is going to meet your storage needs

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering SharePoint

Have fun exploring and take advantage of this product. Microsoft has grown leaps and bounds and is catching up with other programs like this. If you use MS Office then this is a no brainer.

Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Religious Institutions company, 11-50 employees)

Good features for internal business applications

2019-02-05

It is better to look at more cost-effective solutions for hosting simple solutions, unless the cost is within your budget and you can afford dedicated admins.

Pros

This was a good solution for moving the team's internal communications and document storage onto, which made it accessible anywhere with internet. Moving things off the local server not only made access easier, but also more secure. With notifications for all the check-ins and check-outs, you have a clear record of who has made changes and when.

Cons

It is probably too costly for a small business that is only going to use its out-of-the-box features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Timothy Graham

Verified Reviewer

Other Options are Better but great if you're in Microsoft Ecosystem

2017-10-17

Pros

I like the check-in and check-out version control and easy integration into the office suite. Version control and document storage is also a nice feature.

Cons

It is way easier to find things in the google suite or drop box then with sharepoint.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Parish Paradise

SharePoint

2019-02-18

Pros

Additionally, the feature to add a search box is great, whereby it looks for anything in or out a folder with the specific search criteria.

Cons

The software could work on an easier way of identifying deleted web parts. There could be multiple web parts named the same thing deleted, yet there is no way of knowing which one was most recently deleted.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Therese Apuzzo

SharePoint - Excellent Collaboration Tool

2018-12-14

SharePoint is an excellent choice for businesses looking to develop internal collaborative portals to support enterprise-wide business needs. Microsoft supports this product very well.

Pros

Out of the box functionality includes the ability to build sites, sub-sites, document repositories, lists, and following content capabilities.

Cons

SharePoint's out of the box functionality enables businesses to get results quickly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 10001+ employees)

Team Provisioning

2019-01-25

Pros

It's built-in functionality for document management, versioning, and out of the box components for discussion threads, custom lists, links, contracts, etc.. are very friendly

Cons

The feature I don't like is that there is not a very good view of your entire hierarchy of sites and collections from a tree perspective. The navigation has breadcrumbing but needs a better view / site map to be editable at the top.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Andrew Banta

Sharepoint is a frustrating experience for web novices and seasoned web designers alike

2018-11-04

We are running a college-level web presence with roughly 200 websites, consisting of both internal and external communications. This system allows us to quickly do basic sites, but does not have the flexibility we need to do more custom websites efficiently.

Pros

I appreciate the ease with which you can launch an out of the box site with no frills and easily start uploading documents and granting user permissions to access those documents.

Cons

It's when you want to do more than the basics with SharePoint that the many flaws start cropping up. It is not a very scalable system to create public facing websites with. In its attempts to be approachable to both coders and end users, I feel that it alienates both by inhabiting an awkward and unintuitive middle ground. The HTML/CSS (not to mention Javascript) editing in page is clunky and barebones, while the controls for adding different content types via web parts might make some sense to those with a technical background, but seem nonsensical to the less technically inclined. Training content contributors and interns has proven difficult, as the WYSIWYG editors in SharePoint cause the creation of countless <span> and <div> tags and messy inline CSS styles, which eventually muddy the code up so much that editing page content becomes next to impossible, and it becomes necessary to redo the page from scratch. After a dozen or so edits to a clean page consisting of only a few paragraphs, headers, and images, the code has been modified by SharePoint to include literally 1000s of lines of code that are mostly made up of the aforementioned tags. This junk code can be deleted manually, but it is a huge waste of time. Finally, the fact that anonymous users can't even download office documents on a public facing website is perplexing and frustrating. Since SharePoint is a Microsoft product, you'd think there'd be more flexibility in how Microsoft document formats are handled, no

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
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Lauren Masino

Using it for teachers to share files online

2016-08-31

Pros

Microsoft is a well known vendor with lots of support available - particularly online support via forums. This makes Microsoft a great choice for large companies, because they will always be supported. What I like best about SharePoint is its ability to integrate with other Microsoft programs. We use it as a central saving point for files that teachers may need to share. Our backup files are shared there. I've never had any issues with it losing files nor have I found it confusing. It has a lot of functionality and it is reliable.

Cons

I guess it does not have as much of a user friendly interface as your typical Box or Dropbox options.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering SharePoint

Consider your use - is it personal or business? If business, SharePoint would be a better option than Dropbox or Box. If personal, weigh the cost versus the amount of storage you'll get. Box and Dropbox are easier to use but only get you so far.

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Anonymous
Apps and Integrations (Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)
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sharepoint online has great potential

2018-06-21

Pros

the new Sharepoint online design look really sharp and adding useful plugin from the marketplace is quite simple. a great addition to the entire O365 suite. lots of customization options which comes with challenges

Cons

it really depends the use case If you already have sharepoint then definitely some great custom intranet you can build but other out of the box CMS might be more intuitive to get started.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: GetApp
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Charlotte Yang

I prefer Box

2016-10-27

It looks like "My Computer" from the 90's. Box is just much more sleek and has great features like sharing the files or folders through links or sharing the editing abilities.

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Source: Capterra
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Dave Shaddix

Sharepoint is a never ending money hole...you'll eventually throw in the chips and take the loss of your investment.

2018-06-14

The whole platform is a slippery slope to Office365...starts out cheap and then gradually gets more expensive

Pros

It's fully customizable. You can embed your own website inside of Sharepoint and use it as an intranet. Virtually any feature you want to add can be built into the site.

Cons

The problem is it's not functionally complete out of the box. You need to pay a developer to customize the site and make it do the things you want....but then MS will just update it, breaking all the things you've built...so you fork out more development money to fix it....

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Software Advice
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