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Microsoft SharePoint

Collaboration & content management platform

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Microsoft SharePoint Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Microsoft SharePoint product overview

What is Microsoft SharePoint?

SharePoint is a web application platform that offers a set of tools to provide intranet portals, document and file management, collaboration and social networks. As an enterprise information portal, SharePoint allows users to create a centralized, password protected space for document sharing.

Key benefits of using Microsoft SharePoint

  • Connect with employees across the enterprise. Use SharePoint to engage with people, share ideas, find answers, discover insights & engage in discussions with experts.

  • Developers and web designers can create new experiences on SharePoint using familiar tools and internet standards.

  • SharePoint provides powerful controls that allow IT departments to manage time, costs and risks.

  • Visualize data using SharePoint's PowerView tool before exploring and combining it with alternately sourced data using PowerPivot.

  • Store, synchronize, access and share your documents across devices with 'OneDrive for Business' which also allows for public/private file sharing.

  • SharePoint's multi-step upgrade process enables organizations to upgrade servers without impacting users.

  • Organize information, people and projects from a single location.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    24/7 (Live rep)
    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    FAQs/Forum
    Phone Support
    Knowledge Base

    Training options

    Videos

    Microsoft SharePoint pricing information

    Value for money

    4.1

    /5

    3,3k

    Starting from

    $

    5

    /momonth
    Per User

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    Microsoft SharePoint features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    3,3k
    Total Features43 6 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Collaboration Tools
    Access Controls/Permissions
    Document Management
    Search/Filter
    Alerts/Notifications
    File Sharing
    Third Party Integrations
    Content Management

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    Microsoft SharePoint users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2

    /5

    3,3k

    Positive reviews

    83%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend7.8/10
    Rating distribution

    5

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    3

    2

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    1,422

    1,289

    445

    82

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    Pros
    The ability to collaborate on files at the same time has been a big win for my team. We can now work on a project and divide and conquer.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    I love it and would recommend it to anyone for work or school bc it is such a great program.

    MA

    Melissa A.

    I love the ability to quickly access shared documents and edit those documents with such ease, especially when a huge deadline needs to be met.

    Matthew K.

    Cons
    Occassionally I will have errors when creating Sharepoint pages– such as the inability to change the column count, insert pictures, etc.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    I would describe my overall expense as very poor and frustrating.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Sometimes it's difficult to set up some of the templates and trasks assigmements. Also when some of the rights are restricted we dont always know we the owner of the platform/documents are/is.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

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    Overall Rating

    It is not my favourite

    Reviewed 4 months ago

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    Overall Rating

    A savior in a Pandemic

    Reviewed 4 months ago

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    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    SharePoint- The best file sharing tool by Microsoft.

    Reviewed 10 months ago

    My overall experience with the software has been really amazing till now. Intially, it took some time for me to understand the interface since it is a bit complex but once I got a hack of it, I can now say that this software is really helping me work seamlessly and saving a lot of my time during my day to day files sharing with my clients.

    Pros

    Microsoft SharePoint is one of the top file sharing platforms right now. The primary reason why this software is my personal favourite is that it has the capacity to share very heavy files ( I have tried till 400MB) with our clients. This exclusive feature is not supported by most of the other platform as there is always a size cap till which one can share a file with the client. Also, the file upload time is very less onto share file as compared to other applications available in the market.Last but not the least, the best feature that I like about this software is that it can add n number of people in a specific project within sharepoint.

    Cons

    There are very less cons about this software product. However, if we still want to mention, I would like to mention that the when we click on the sharepoint , it takes quite a lot of time for the home page to load/ be visible. this is time is very large as compared to other file sharing products that are available in the market since their URL's come up very fastly on to the home screen. Last but not the least, I would also like to mention that the Sharepoint's interface is a bit confusing, it takes some days to understand how things are working on this software which is not the case with other softwares.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Collaboration, backup and automation

    Reviewed 9 months ago

    Sharepoint has allowed me to be more efficient in different ways, with many of its functionalities, I generally hope that one of them will allow me to make a process more collaborative, controlled and at the same time automated. Currently the entire organization has access to use the software, in the same way the introduction and migration to Sharepoint from local servers has been gradual, mostly due to people's resistance to something new and unknown. In my department specifically, has been a greater acceptance, integration and discovery by constant learning by some team members who are not exploiting all the advantages of the software yet.

    Pros

    Permission management: This is super relevant and wonderful for controlling what your audience can see and do, for example, when you need someone to constantly see changes to a "living document" but not have the ability to intervene in the process. Contact groups: I find it super good since not necessarily the site administrators are the only ones who can manage the group, you can make any member...

    Cons

    Please provide some detailed examples of areas where MS SharePoint has room for improvement. These could be features that are hard to use, missing functionality, or just things that you'd like to see done differently. Modern view / classic view: I really appreciate the minimalist change that has been made with many of the menus in the latest versions of sharepoint, but most of the time it complicates...

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    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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    It's the standard, but...

    Reviewed 25 days ago

    Upload speeds can be slow, but we've managed to use Sharepoint folders as helpful places to store, transfer, and collaborate on files. Some team members miss the simplicity of dropbox or google drive, but we're managing with Sharepoint.

    Pros

    The 365 suite is the standard for many organization with cloud based team work, and it does allow for this in some ways that weren't around a decade ago. It works - you can share files between team members, and that's the key thing.

    Cons

    It's not as intuitive as it should be. Maybe I'm too used to other ecosystems, but I find that Microsoft products have too many ways to get to the same common places, and then convoluted ways to get to specific places. In my use and rollout of it, almost every meeting has a few minutes of "where is that file again?" or "Oh, I thought I put it in the main folder, but it must be over here somewhere...". We can usually get it to work, but it's not a seamless experience, and it's Sharepoint feels less like a great tool to use and more like a necessary evil if you're in the 365 world.

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    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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    Works well for the right environment

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    I know some larger companies rely heavily on Sharepoint, but they can afford to have high-level IT programmers and developers to manage a Sharepoint farm. Our migration from 2007-2010 cost us 5 years ago and in spite of getting some hands-on guidance to redesign some of the data entry forms/types to suit our needs, I wasn't able to pick this application up and run with it like I can with others. ...

    Pros

    Part of the Office platform and integrates with other MS apps. Offers somewhat simple setup to build a collaborative space.

    Cons

    Requires a specialized and expensive vendor to truly manage and ensure security of the environment. We used it for work orders between departments, but alerting was not ideal -- duplicate alerts triggered by setting alerts to fire under different circumstances. We've used SP since about 2007 and I've built lists and integrated it with a database and a couple of 3rd party applications built to work...

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    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Great collaboration with SharePoint; don't go overboard

    Reviewed 4 months ago

    Since we were strict with our permissions and governance, we had the fortune of having a clean environment. In my past jobs, SharePoint was free for all and it used to be an absolutely disaster. Based on those learnings, we have chosen to use SharePoint only for collaboration. Anything more complex than taking notes, sharing documents, versioning and Visio is moved out of SharePoint. In the first year of use, people became comfortable with our limited and right-sized use of SharePoint. That's our sweet spot and we enjoy SharePoint for collaboration.

    Pros

    I love that SharePoint makes collaboration easy. We used to take notes on pen and paper and reconcile our thoughts via emails. Now, we whip up OneNote online and write our notes before the meeting, discuss our thoughts in the meeting and write take-aways in OneNote. Decisioning has become really easy. We also share news across the company using SharePoint. That has worked very well.

    Cons

    Workflows and debugging is not the best in SharePoint. We have been bit by gotchas in workflows. They were had to debug. We just gave up on workflows in SharePoint and switched to doing those activities in a different manner.

    Microsoft SharePoint FAQs and common questions

    Microsoft SharePoint has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $5.00/month
    Pricing model: Subscription


    Microsoft SharePoint has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Microsoft SharePoint supports the following languages:
    Dutch, Danish, Turkish, Irish, German, Thai, Norwegian (Bokmal), Italian, Japanese, French, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Ukrainian, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Korean, Hebrew, Arabic, Czech, Portuguese, Polish, Indonesian, English, Hungarian


    Microsoft SharePoint supports the following devices:
    Android, iPhone, iPad


    No, Microsoft SharePoint does not have an API available.


    Microsoft SharePoint integrates with the following applications:
    OneSpan Sign, Microsoft OneDrive, Yammer, Microsoft 365, Atlassian Confluence, Microsoft Excel


    Microsoft SharePoint offers the following support options:
    24/7 (Live rep), Email/Help Desk, Chat, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Knowledge Base

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