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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

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

    Training options

    Videos

    Microsoft SharePoint pricing information

    Value for money

    4.2

    /5

    4.4K

    Starting from

    Free

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Microsoft SharePoint features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    4.4K

    Total features

    44

    9 categories

    Most valued features by users

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

    Microsoft SharePoint users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.3

    /5

    4.4K

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend7.98/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    2,156

    1,632

    535

    90

    23

    Pros
    If you are a Microsoft fan or heavy user, then Share Point it is a good software for integration and share data and information between your people and clients.
    I love how you can integrate Microsoft office. The large file support is great along with the ability to keep everything on your phone.
    This software is great for the world of remote working and is a great solution to collaborating online. The program is user friendly and requires minimal training to understand.
    Cons
    Occassionally I will have errors when creating Sharepoint pages– such as the inability to change the column count, insert pictures, etc.
    I would describe my overall expense as very poor and frustrating.
    If there are too many documents that are not organized it can be hard to find what you need. I think that's mostly user error.
    Overall Rating

    It is not my favourite

    Reviewed a year ago

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    Alexia: Hey, my name is Alexia. I work as a product owner. I'm giving five stars to Microsoft SharePoint....

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    Patrick P.

    Executive Director

    Government Administration, 1-10 employees

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    Overall Rating

    A savior in a Pandemic

    Reviewed a year ago

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    Patrick C.: Hi, I'm Patrick. I am an assistant township manager. I'm going to give SharePoint a four...

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

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    Great Platform for Creating and Managing Documents

    Reviewed 21 days ago

    Overall, I've been really happy with the product. It's a great platform for managing documents, and it's very easy to use. It has been an invaluable tool for me to use in my day-to-day job. There have been a few bugs here and there, but I can say that I haven't seen any showstoppers. I definitely think this is a great product for small and large companies alike.

    Pros

    I've used SharePoint for a few years now, and I have begun to really love it. The ability to share with many different users is great. We can also assign users at differing access levels (read, edit, etc). This is a huge time saver and helps the team work more efficiently together. Also, by using SharePoint to centralize the storage of files and data, companies can reduce the overall amount of storage they require. Sharepoint's security measures have been essential in maintaining the integrity of our files, and I never have to worry about what I'm writing getting into the wrong hands.

    Cons

    My only complaint about the program is that it can be difficult to find what you are looking for. The interface is not always easy to use and I have found that it can sometimes be difficult to find the file I want without a lot of trial-and-error searching.

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

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    Data Synchronization is the Best!

    Reviewed 9 days ago

    Overall, this is a great software. I have been using this for almost 3 years and i think of it as the best out there. Highly recomend this product. I abolutley love the capabilities of file sharing, controlling permissions, and data syncronization.

    Pros

    Data Synchronization is absolutely grat. I like that every document is updated automatically and syncs in the cloud. This feature is incredibly helpful. I love that more that one user can be in the same document at the same time and Sharepoint updates and saves both peoples' edits and additions in real time.

    Cons

    I would say the time it takes to get all users up to speed in using this software as well as implementing training to get everyone utalizing this software to its full capacity takes time. This ofcourse goes back to user adoption. Within my organization, it took a while for all users to feel comfortable navigating within Sharepoint as well as it took them time to get acclimated to using this product.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Setup an internal website with a few clicks - MS SharePoint

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    Microsoft SharePoint is widely used in our company for all the internal sites. Since we are a large organisation, we have tons of team working in different space. Each team has their own SharePoint site's quota and they build their internal sites for broadcasting information and to collaborate with other teams as well.

    Pros

    1. Ease to use: The GUI of MS SharePoint is very user friendly. Anybody can setup an internal facing website with simple drag and drop GUI. Learning curve is minimal and powerful sites can be built. 2. Integration with MS Office 365: is great option since SharePoint is native to Microsoft, it strongly integrates with all other Microsoft products. It can easily hold your Word documents or PowerPoint decks and can directly open them in online Word/PointPoint with a single click directly in the browser.

    Cons

    The build quality, though is pretty solid, the look and feels of the platform is quite old. Better animations/ icons can be built to enhance user experience. It doesn't feel like modern tech, but the engine under the hood is quite reliable and that's the major reason for its wide adoption.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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    SharePoint for small businesses

    Reviewed 3 months ago

    Not all of our employees use SharePoint because there can be confusion between platforms. The concept of file sharing and working in real-time is excellent, as well as how it's integrated with the other Microsoft Programs. However, the way it is designed leaves a lot of room for error or lost files.

    Pros

    Multiple people being able to access and work on a document is helpful, especially with people working remotely. It eliminates multiple files being emailed back and forth, and reduces the chance for error. The most up-to-date version will always be the one available. It integrates with all other Microsoft products.

    Cons

    The concept can be confusing to some, when trying to differentiate if it's a cloud, what is different about it from OneNote, how to save files, etc. I believe files could be misplaced or have multiple versions unless all of those platforms are monitored.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Great value, Somewhat difficult implementation

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    I love the ability to store documents in different folders, and the idea of sharing folder-related information is appealing if an organization has the time and expertise to be able to use that feature. Even though it's been tough getting all our staff acclimated, it has been a really good, cost-effective product for our non-profit org.

    Pros

    This software has a great price for non-profits orgs, and has some pretty incredible, useful features. However, those features are only good if the org's staff is willing to invest time into learning to use them.

    Cons

    The emails that are sent to the administrators with upcoming changes are written to an IT audience. For a small organization that may not have the staff with that expertise or experience, they are difficult to understand. I really wish Microsoft emails could be understood by a larger audience.

    Microsoft SharePoint FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft SharePoint offer?

    Microsoft SharePoint has the following pricing plans:
    Pricing model: Free


    Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft SharePoint?

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


    Q. What languages does Microsoft SharePoint support?

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


    Q. Does Microsoft SharePoint support mobile devices?

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


    Q. Does Microsoft SharePoint offer an API?

    No, Microsoft SharePoint does not have an API available.


    Q. What other apps does Microsoft SharePoint integrate with?

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


    Q. What level of support does Microsoft SharePoint offer?

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

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