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Compliance Everywhere. Manage versions, apply retention schedules, declare records, and place legal holds, whether you're dealing with traditional content, Web content, or social content.

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With SharePoint you can manage versions, apply retention schedules, declare records, and place legal holds, whether you're dealing with traditional content, Web content.


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Microsoft
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NASDAQ:MSFT
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+1 (877) 276-2464
Year Founded
1975
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Redmond, WA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$125,843
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@Microsoft
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191,766 employees on LinkedIn®
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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.

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Director Of Technology
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Microsoft SharePoint provides first class ability to store documents of many types in easy to manage sites. Compounded with it's ability for lists and integration across the whole microsoft ecosystem of products - it is invaluable in aiding large organizations to segment their access policies and controls. Tagging, guest access, search capabilities, team and company sites all encourage the share in sharepoint. the ability to create lists on sharepoint and then use in powerapps and workflows is essential to moving what was lots of manual spreadsheets and procedures to automated solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

sharepoint can be a large undertaking and having an admin who understands the intricacies involved in properly managing users and documents to head off sprawl and unwanted access is key to successful implementation of the product. another ability that would be nice is to quickly identify all sharepoint sites you have access to. for some reason there is no way unless you have marked them all as favorites or simply remember the name to search for it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are moving the vast majority of our former network storage into Sharepoint sites that in most cases are auto generated by our Microsoft Teams setup. This allows easy management of access control as well as better search and storing capabilities. we have been able to automate many manual spreadsheets such as employee tracking, onboarding and offboarding, internal requests and the like using sharepoint alongside the other microsoft products. we have also implemented an intranet site. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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System Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

- Easy to use

- Easy to configure and deploy

- Ensure security of data sensitive for organization and allows to create role based access to SharePoint sites.

- Folder like structure can be easily made and can be used to depict the hierarchy in organization.

- Easy content management and sharing & collaborating among teams

- It comes with out of box search functionality which is awesome and helpful at time when searching among thousands of documents.

- It can be easily integrated with other Microsoft tools like MS Teams, One Drive, Outlook, MS Flow MS Office 365.

- Vendor support for SharePoint is good.

- Version history is another feature of MS SharePoint which I like the most at times when multiple members of team are collaborating at same time.

- Cross platform availability is another added advantage of MS SharePoint.

- All setup can be done in cloud, no need to manage on premise servers.

- Audit logging feature helps to track user-level activities or administrative changes.

- Comes with predefined set of filters designed to facilitate compliance like HIPAA with regulations in various countries. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- For setting up & configuring the SharePoint requires training of tool initially. Without proper initial training one can’t start creating sites using it.

- Android application UI can be improved for better UI/ UX experience.

- Migration from One Drive to SharePoint is at time complex.

- Out of box Search functionality is good, but if in case someone need to customized it will be a complex task.

- Pricing can be an issue for small scale organizations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

- People looking for setting up intranet should consider MS SharePoint.

- People/ teams looking for a document management with collaborative feature can also go for MS SharePoint. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Majorly the problem solved using MS SharePoint is creating intranet for organization. Apart from that we have been using it as content and document management repository along with MS One Drive.

The benefits I have realized in product are

- Easy to use, configure and deploy after initial get started training on tool is completed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

There are many things I like about Microsoft Sharepoint. So below are few upsides of using Sharepoint:

1. It provides the best cloud collaborative platform to your organization.

2. You get a huge storage option for your organization

3. You can create multiple sites with multiple people having access to it

4. Sharepoint also gives you an option to create Public sites

4. You also can share any type of files ad folders across those teams

5. You can even get Advance Threat Protection with many of te Office plans which includes sharepoint.

6. Integration of Sharepoint with many applications like Microsoft Teams, Outlook and other office apps is very good

7. You can even map your sharepoint in your local desktop, laptop, etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are not much things which I dislike about Sharepoint but I have listed down a few downsides below:

1. It might be a little tricky to use for the beginners or the users who have not worked on it before.

2. You may rarely face a Sharepoint sync issue with Teams Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think none of its competitors can compare their product with this tool. Just go for it. You also get sharepoint with Office Suite Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Microsoft Sharepoint daily in my organization to access many files which are shared across many sites. Me and my team collaborate to work on many files at the same time. Below are the benefits I gave realized while using Sharepoint:

1. It is a multifunctional tool

2.Document management and collaboration wit Sharepoint is amazing

3. It has an amazing integration with other applications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is the next best thing to asking a coworker how to do something, doing a call or text is kind of intrusive since it's known to break concentration and unlike when you are the office and can see if someone is able to help you I feel anxious when asking someone directly for help, sharepoint has many uses but mainly is a huge help guide that I can learn from my coworkers and contribute easily since it's almost like writing a Word document. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Permissions is hard to understand, when a Page is private or Public for all employees is easy to understand, but there are many in betweens, I know it is possible to add a whole group for a semi private page but I honestly gave up, it is easier to just add users manually whenever someone else needs access instead of doing group permissions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Work directly on SharePoint, doing a draft on Word and then transfering to SharePoint is just doing double work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a great tool for sharing knowledge and collaborating with coworkers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Started using this tool recently and it has become a vital part of the job. We use it to share updates about work and follow sites which are of use of use and we wish to keep a track of like our internal updates and documents for policies and notices. It is easy to use and keeps the data safe. Can link it to sites and post updates on sharepoint for sharing news and announcements with coworkers across the globe. It has good access control so can be customised for different teams within the company to limit access of specific folders and files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The user interface could be easier, it can be quite confusing for someone who has not used MS Sharepoint previously and navigation seems tricky at first. The folder structure could be made more clearer to the user. The tool can be a bit slow while handling requests such as file deletion or granting an access and the changes don't always reflect immediately but this is not critical. Also, too many features and customisation options can leave the user overwhelmed and better support could be provided. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very versatile tool and good for collaboration and sharing information Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this to share news and announcements across teams and to co-workers. This has come very handy while the employees work from home. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Analyst
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Microsoft SharePoint is far better than the regular share folders as it makes easy to upload and download almost every kind of files. It's been a year for me now using the SharePoint and it already feels great to switch. It easily gets sync up with Microsoft excel and Microsoft word, I share my files with the shareable links with the team and the access is too smooth. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Moving and copying files and folder from other share drives are a lengthy process as we need to reach to target folder beginning from the root folder and it consumes a lot of time. Searching feature in SharePoint is not easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is safe and secured for data sharing and access and a great platform over the traditional shared drives. You can definitely consider this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The risk of loosing my data is minimal to none as it is completely based on cloud computer. All the files and folder are safe. I can start working on one file in one drive and can complete my work later using the other device, because of the platform independent nature of Microsoft SharePoint. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is very easy to post articles! I also like the tagging system, which makes it easier to tie document to specific pages on the site. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The design of the site, at least at my company, is not very modern. The blocks of content look dated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There is a bit of a learning curve when getting to know how to be an admin, but once you get the hang of it, it's really not too hard. It's a great way to share content within a company, and it also provides a nice file library. The calendar feature also is a nice way to let employees know about upcoming events. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a great platform for in intranet. Nice way to share company updates and stories within a company, and also a useful place to store files and documents in which you can control which user groups have access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

When used properly it is a great tool for sharing content, knowledge and a time saver since you can easily search and find the content you need without needing to ask a coworker about a topic and since it is internal to the company and secure by modern standards is a great way to store sensitive content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Please learn the difference between a private and public link. I was also guilty of this as many of my coworkers but just because it is in the company cloud doesn't mean it is accessible to other people unless that is explicitly stated, great for security, frustrating because that means asking hey I can't see your link is sadly common. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great way to have an intranet portal and is fully integrated with OneDrive but try to learn the difference between public and private links. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Authoring, reviewing, and updating content on topics and projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Sharepoint is so versatile and efficient. It brings several qualities to the table: Dynamic, Plenty of Storage, Built-in add-on apps, resourcefulness. It provides a company a new and better version of an intranet with capabilities to become a full on website by utilizing Sharepoint Designer. The ability to create document libraries where multiple users can access all kinds of files without disrupting one another. Sharepoint lists to log input items and keep things organized with added intelligence (using calculated columns). Incredible compatibility with other Microsoft tools, such as Power BI (allowing the creation of a streaming dataset to feed via Gateway), Access (serving as the backend of a database, much easier and faster to run queries from it), Power Automate (create/edit/delete items, create/edit/delete files and/or entire libraries), Calendar (you can post your team's events to keep everyone in your organization engaged with all events happening across all departments). Apps within the Sharepoint interface such as Tasks, where you can create a timeline of events and sub-events; one-span, keep your compliance forms in one place where you can capture live signatures data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

An issue that has affected our company, I can say is the inability to allow files to refresh on their own in the background without having to open them. Previous Sharepoint versions allowed for files from a library to refresh on their own. This is a critical feature that has made us turn into different directions to obtain a similar result. It would be extremely helpful if such feature was enabled again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Firewall setup checkup so your Sharepoint Designer doesn't have hiccups when exchanging data with online Sharepoint Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharepoint has solved multiple issues: multiple user interfaces, speed of data capturing, online resource libraries, web content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I like the fact that Sharepoint highly intergrates well with several Microsoft servers like Excel and Word. This makes very easier for me to view files and folders easily.

When i am on a meeting this helps me save minutes directly to sharepoint.

Its a very convinient platform to store documents for easy access both for me and teammates. This enhances teamwork and collaboration.

I like the Interface of this tool that is highly customizable and easy to navigate through.

I also like and appreciate the existence of customer support team for always being available.

Its been easy to share documents and following links to various documents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike about Sharepoint. Everything just is wonderful and fallen at its place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend it because of its easy brilliant dynamics that makes this tool easy to use.

The customer support team makes this tool very user friendly and deliver service professionally.

The UI is very customizable and easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its easy to upload or download any type of file.

Files and folders are safely stored by Microsoft servers which discourages loses of important files. And discourages access of files from unwanted users.

I like more because Sharepoint is a centralized structure for both i and my team to share documents.

Also editing documents in my work place has been very easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Sharepoint is brilliant for being able to share documents and folders between teams. I use it every day as part of my work flow and find that I can upload any essential documents I need to onto it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The editing features for Microsoft Word and other software within sharepoint is quite lacking. It's not quite clear on how to do certain actions like how to remove rows from a table in word. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend users get familiar with how to use the software before implementing it into their workflow. This would benefit them.

Additionally, I would experiment with the software a little bit to see what it's full features are so that if you come accross a problem You might find that there is a feature that you previously didn't know about, that you can now use to help you solve your problem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharepoint allows us to take our documents and other such office necessities online and become a paperless office. This allows us to be more kinder to the environment with our paper usage reduction. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like Microsoft SharePoint because it provides an internal company website to keep all the employees in that organization connected with the latest news recently out, and to be aware of all the events and pending tasks, which is very useful, since it allows to drastically raise collaboration and performance, to general levels in the business establishment in which said software was implemented, not excluding that it fascinates me since it is an easy place to upload and access shared documents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the documents shared between different users can be difficult to load, for the employees of said corporation, since sometimes they require stricter access in security, which is a problem, since sometimes, the content that possesses are of importance for the daily work that must be performed, for an optimal complement precisely, being a factor of labor delay in dire conditions that requires general free access, when used with the staff. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Microsoft SharePoint is a very suitable software for any organization that wants to keep all the employees of its business establishment updated daily with new events, which helps these individuals to concentrate on their daily work and thus be able to increase the productivity among the teams that you acquire, which is very important for the total result of the activities, as well as it is recommended due to its ability to change information when a certain update occurs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsoft SharePoint is used at a general level in the organization, since all the employees between the different departments that we acquire are kept updated with all the outstanding events and news that are presented, in a more comfortable and faster way, in terms of making get this useful information for the work process that they must carry out on a daily basis, which is a large proportion to us since we have been able to drastically increase the productivity of the corporation based on collaboration between teams, thanks to its key information in these shared documents and access to internal links for the predicted communication. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Creative Director
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Sharepoint allows you to better collaborate with others in your team via a secure intranet. Staff can easily co-author documents as well as update documents in real-time using the many powerful features. Likewise, SharePoint makes onboarding a breeze for new employees by integrating workflow tools to automate time-consuming tasks quickly, delegating assignments, and assignment tracking all from one site.

SharePoint is also a highly robust project management tool. Features like lists make it easier to manage larger data sets. Also, the ability to establish timelines for individual tasks assigned to each user also enables more granular control of each aspect within a project for increased accountability and efficiency. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Creating advanced Share Point workflows can be difficult to set up if you have no previous experience. Also, if you only have a few employees or limited tasks training and set up of a SharePoint Intranet solution might not be the most cost-efficient depending on price plan.

Search accuracy is contingent on how exhaustively you implement a number of customizations and define your parameters.

Sharing content via popular social media is poorly supported on SharePoint. Sharing between colleagues is generally limited to the organization's sites and team pages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider the costs with the benefits compared to other solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SharePoint has provided improved tracking by teams. There are no longer issues involving employee's having inaccurate, outdated spreadsheets. Time is also saved by automating time- consuming tasks with create increased lead and WIP times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to manage permissions between project teams, grant access rights and manage files/folders. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The check-in/check-out functionality can get a little annoying if the users are not trained to properly use it. It is not easy for the admin to manage this when files are left checked out. Also, we do have some malfunctions from time to time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to set up a common data environment as per ISO19650 with common file naming convention. We have been fairly successful in doing this using sharepoint. Perhaps the biggest benefit of sharepoint that we have realized is the ease of managing permissions for sensitive files. Sharepoint also provides the functionality to specify different columns which can be customised if you want to use a standard file naming convention. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

One of the qualities that I love about this software is that all its practical and functional points, within the application, maintain peculiarities that allow us to customize the system to our most conducive and executive environment, in which it makes us more comfortable perform his systematic skills that he keeps implemented, I like his deployment of solutions for the workflow that is constantly developing, because it seems quite intuitive and prudent, to correctly determine the work determinations that are executed day after day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The tool itself generally needs improvements, since eventually, it tends to crash suddenly, which is a rather dire problem that contains derivatives, once this software is implemented, as it delays the work events in their assigned points to run daily, and even development by means of virtual methods, which is used automatically, freezes, thanks to its annoying systematic errors, which require modernization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Microsoft SharePoint is ideal for organizations that need to make different custom page designs, to offer them to their clients in a more constructive and commercial way, especially at business levels, which is very useful to monitor their developments with the product that each company performs with these issues, logically, and thus acquire considerable amounts of data, for future activities, highlighting that it is also very versatile to move pages, within websites, to take it to our most conducive environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this software, because it is one of the best tools to design site pages and develop workflows, through the frequent use of these facilities, which is of great productive convenience, since we can offer you these services of creations of digital platforms, for any work environment, offering qualitative and understandable services to our clients, thanks to the totally useful determinations offered by Microsoft SharePoint, including the fields of commercial requirements, for more important jobs, since in these, should provide advanced customization solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The good is that it takes office to any device of any platform you have so you can access your office files from your android phone or iPad as long as you can connect them to the internal network and more than one user can see and edit the file at the same time, so if a coworker is working on a file I'll just wait for a few minutes until no one is working on it to avoid conflicts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The bad is that it is resource-limited so if you have an old phone the online files are going to be really slow and it also depends on a stable and fast network connection and the ugly is that it shares a portal with Onedrive so it's pretty common that a private link is shared and then I have to ping the person to give me permission to the link. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please understand the difference between SharePoint and OneDrive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It gives you all advantages of office online but with the disadvantages of being in a browser. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is really helpful in making people work together and simultaneously on a document or power point and excel.It is also helpful in auto saving all the work that is done so that one doesn't need to save work after every hour. Also, it is helpul in tracking changes, saving data on cloud and tracking version history of the document as well. It has a exciting feature of Opening in desktop application where it will open the document in application installed on system and it doesn't feel any differences from working online or offline. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One needs a continuous internet connection to save data on cloud and have to pay extra if the share point usage exceeds a threshold. Sometimes. there is an issue with version history and changes don't get saved automatically.Overall, it also hangs when one tries to integrate it with other applications and softwares. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is really helpful in collaborating with peers and working in tandem with them in an organisation across the offices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is helpful in making people work simultaneously.

Helps make the organisation more effective and efficient

helps save on cost as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It saves the hassle of attaching documents in an email. Now, I can copy URL links of documents/folders from Sharepoint and it allows anyone with the link to access it. Also, there is no space limit, or least the one within my organization, so there's no worry of running up space for saving files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This could be just the way it's set up for me, but it automatically begins to save edits in a file. So if I forget to "save as" before I begin to work on a template shared in SharePoint, then it auto-saves all the work I've done and I'm not confident to back trace the work in order to restore the original document. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The space limit that exists on electronic devises. Videos in particular take up a lot of space so now we don't have to be too concerned with purchasing external hard drives in order to retain large content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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