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We performed a comparison between ASP.NET and SharePoint Designer based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two .NET Development Services solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed ASP.NET vs. SharePoint Designer Report (Updated: November 2022).
657,397 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution's framework supports storing all client-side and server-side code in one place.""ASP.NET's best features are its application structure and API testing.""The solution is very easy to maintain because UI management is simple and many libraries are available.""While using ASP.net, we can create interactive websites.""ASP.NET is stable. I did not have to do any maintenance on it.""We use ASP.NET to develop web applications and web API. I'm working at a government financial institution in Mexico that helps citizens buy a house""The developer support for ASP.NET is a big positive. It's actually very good, and since there are so many people who use ASP.NET, it's easy to get responses to questions about ASP.NET in the broader community."

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"The solution is scalable.""We appreciate the fact that this solution can provide us with an on-premises version, as due to our geographical location, we are not able to use cloud-based tools.""I find the document management and search of SharePoint the most valuable features.""The support on offer is helpful.""What I found most valuable in SharePoint Designer is that through it, you can perform a lot of SharePoint functionalities, such as creating SharePoint lists and libraries, as well as customizing pages.""We like that the interface is very user-friendly making it easy to use.""I am a developer, and whatever is not possible with the SharePoint default feature, we make custom features available for our clients. Anything which is not possible using all the methods within the solution we can customize.""One of the most valuable features is that it's free. If you have SharePoint and you want to do some branding, then the only tool available is SharePoint Designer. Microsoft gives the portal, the content management system, and, on top of that, it gives you Designer. So we don't have a choice, but Designer is good."

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Cons
"Sometimes it can be really difficult to debug using ASP.NET. When there's an issue, trying to find out the cause is not always easy, so debugging is the top area for improvement, in my opinion.""ASP.NET is not the best solution for all companies looking to implement a solution like it.""The solution needs to support its framework on all devices used for mobile application development.""Scripted languages like AngularJS and Node.js are much faster than using ASP on the client side.""You are required to have knowledge of C#.""The technology to integrate with cloud information could be improved.""An area for improvement is the structure template."

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"I would like to see SharePoint improve the integration with different systems. I also would like to see more customization.""The search capabilities need to be improved.""Exporting the whole SharePoint website is an issue.""SharePoint Designer could improve most in analytics and reporting.""SharePoint Designer could improve by making the searching feature better. It is not accurate in some cases, and there are some descriptions that are not clear.""SharePoint Online should continue to integrate with other solutions.""I have heard of clients that have complained about the stability once a certain amount of data, over 200 gigs has been reached as well as the stability of SQL Databases.""The pain point of SharePoint Designer is sometimes it gives you issues that can be resolved mostly by clearing the cache, but Microsoft should still work on it and make the product more stable. Another issue related to SharePoint Designer is that with the newer SharePoint versions, Microsoft hasn't released a newer version of SharePoint Designer. Instead, Microsoft is recommending that you use the same old SharePoint Designer 2013. If Microsoft updates SharePoint Designer, the product will be more beneficial."

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  • "ASP.NET is an open-source solution."
  • "I think ASP.NET, in deployment, is something that's quite costly when you're on a cloud provider such as Azure, and you have to pay the server cost. On average, it can cost approximately $1,000 per month to host a good site with a few databases."
  • "The solution requires a licensing fee but is worth the investment."
  • "The solution is open source and free."
  • "ASP.NET is open-source and free of charge."
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  • "There is no licensing cost for Designer—it's free."
  • "SharePoint Designer is less expensive than other solutions we have used. We purchased Office 365 which SharePoint comes with the package."
  • "Priced per user per month with different plans to choose from."
  • "SharePoint Online has a subscription-based model for payments and the price is based on user usage."
  • "Most of the time, our customer's license from Microsoft includes the cost of SharePoint. However, if you have to buy it then SharePoint is quite expensive."
  • "We are using an enterprise SharePoint Designer license."
  • "SharePoint Designer's pricing is okay."
  • "SharePoint Designer is a free product. It's SharePoint that needs a license, not SharePoint Designer."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are ease of use, scalability, and flexibility.
    Top Answer:I would say that integration is the key factor. When you have a better implementation methodology then it will make it easy to integrate with the platform. My advice for anybody who is implementing… more »
    Top Answer:ASP.NET's best features are its application structure and API testing.
    Top Answer:The pricing is a little bit high and can be reduced. If we could pay for a single license that covers the whole organization then it would be better than paying fees based on the size of our user… more »
    Top Answer:Within our organization, there are roughly 3,000 people, but very few of them interact with SharePoint Designer. We plan on using this solution in the future.
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    Overview
    ASP.NET is a free web framework for building web sites, apps and services with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
    SharePoint Designer is the tool of choice for the rapid development of SharePoint applications. Using SharePoint Designer, advanced users and developers alike can rapidly create SharePoint solutions in response to business needs. Advanced users can compose no-code solutions that encompass a variety of common scenarios, from collaborative sites and web publishing to Line-Of-Business data integration, business intelligence solutions, and human workflows, leveraging the building blocks available in SharePoint in an easy to use environment.
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    Sample Customers
    Kienzle Automotive GmbH, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Vengo Labs, Oneview Healthcare, BookedOut, Ministry of Rural Development, Grupo WRR
    Pyrotek Inc., ICA, Deliver Australia, Secretary of Economy of Mexico, Aegon, ABB Switzerland, Ascent Yarns Private Limited, Bakewell Biscuits Pvt Ltd, Hitachi Consulting
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government13%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Manufacturing Company21%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Government14%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise26%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise60%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    ASP.NET vs. SharePoint Designer
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ASP.NET vs. SharePoint Designer and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    657,397 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ASP.NET is ranked 3rd in .NET Development Services with 7 reviews while SharePoint Designer is ranked 2nd in .NET Development Services with 15 reviews. ASP.NET is rated 8.2, while SharePoint Designer is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of ASP.NET writes "Easy deployment, with good technical support from the community". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SharePoint Designer writes "Intuitive, customizable, and reliable". ASP.NET is most compared with Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash, whereas SharePoint Designer is most compared with Microsoft Visual Studio. See our ASP.NET vs. SharePoint Designer report.

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