Citrix ShareFile vs Microsoft OneDrive comparison


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Citrix ShareFile
Ranking in Content Collaboration Platforms
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Microsoft OneDrive
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Content Collaboration Platforms category, the mindshare of Citrix ShareFile is 10.7%, up from 10.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Microsoft OneDrive is 10.7%, down from 14.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

David Donaldson - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 22, 2023
Flexible plans, stable, and scalable
I used another solution at the same time, which was far worse. The American company I worked for used a similar file-sharing solution called LeapFile, a secure file transfer service. Personally, I found Citrix ShareFile to be much better than LeapFile, which was quite clunky. I later used a solution called Egnyte, which my company used as its main file transfer solution, though I'm not sure if it's still in use. The company moved to Egnyte because it is more of an enterprise-level solution. Egnyte was expensive, but it worked. I believe Citrix ShareFile is aimed at smaller to medium-sized organizations, making it a more appropriate solution than Egnyte due to its pricing.
Sunil Mehta - PeerSpot reviewer
May 1, 2022
Secure data, helpful support, but more duplication file management needed
Microsoft OneDrive could improve because it doesn't support backing up .PST files, which are Outlook data files, and email archives. This is a substantial setback when it comes to Microsoft OneDrive. There are times when there are some syncing issues. The resolution of the sync issues could be more user-friendly. When you keep on uploading on Microsoft OneDrive, there are a lot of duplicate files which keep adding. There should be some mechanism to identify the duplicate files, and then clean them up in an automated way. Microsoft OneDrive could check for the duplicate files which are exactly the same and give recommendations in terms of, which one to delete, to allow more free space. A type of cleanup function.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"This provides us with a secure way of sending tax returns without having to use passwords."
"The solution is scalable."
"It's user-friendly for end users."
"Easy to manage and fully secure."
"The solution would query the Active Directory, and if new accounts were identified, Citrix ShareFile would add them automatically."
"Citrix has a very good file auditing features and security features."
"ShareFile gives you all of the features of cloud providers, but in an on-premises solution."
"The Enterprise Dropbox solution is highly integrated with Microsoft's Office 365 and Azure products."
"The most valuable feature is to be able to modify the file online and keep it stored on the cloud, since it is not necessary to download it to make modifications."
"Scalability is good just because it is a cloud-based product."
"It is good as a central hub for the storage of documents and sharing among team members."
"It's pretty easy to learn. Once someone taught me, I was able to navigate it quite easily."
"They have support for integration with a lot of tools."
"It is free if you use Microsoft Office 365."
"Image management is great since the search is simple, and accessing images with labels is easy."
"One of the good features is that the users are not even aware that they're using it."


"They should integrate the solution with more email services."
"DLP features are lacking and required because, especially with everyone working from home, security is now paramount when the data is on BYOD devices."
"Everything they have should be integrated into one item."
"My only issue with this solution is the cost, which should be improved."
"The configuration on the mobile devices is a little clunky, in terms of setting up the application."
"The user interface is not very intuitive."
"Some of our customers are facing issues if they've deployed in hybrid mode."
"There are sometimes scalability issues after updates."
"It is not very stable because there are a lot of bugs."
"The initial setup is not easy."
"It takes too long for OneDrive to synchronize various applications, especially when you are saving office data. It also requires too much bandwidth."
"The initial setup is a bit clunky."
"The area that can be improved is to be able to share easily with folks outside the organization and with folks who don't have an office account. Sometimes, when you send a link, you might have some form of repetition. If you don't know how to share it properly, whoever you are sharing it with will have issues using it. Also, the link that you use to share a document can be made a bit shorter. It doesn't have to be long. Typically, when you want to share a document, it has everything, such as the name of the organization, SharePoint, etc. A short URL will be easier to use, and it will just make life easier, especially because a lot of people are now going mobile. I'm not sure if there's a mobile version of Microsoft OneDrive, similar to Google Drive. If they don't have a mobile app, it would also be nice to have a mobile app because that would help in checking out your documents. It would be easy to check your documents on the go on your phone."
"Recent functionality changes have actually made the product more confusing to use."
"The solution has sub-folders, which are visible to various team members. If you want to ensure the information is private, you would need to have a certain level of seniority in the office."
"No one gets an alert when files are deleted."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"If you are already a Citrix customer, I recommend having the Platinum licensing level, as it provides licensing for a number of various features that all integrate together."
"You have to work hard in order to get the suitable licenses."
"Citrix has a very good file auditing features and security features."
"I give the cost of the solution a five out of five."
"Costwise, it is a great option. In most cases, it is a free space, which will be more than enough for most customers."
"The licensing is expensive and on a yearly basis."
"Using this software, it has had an amazing impact moneywise on our business. It allows us to share documents without the need of extra hardware."
"The price of Microsoft OneDrive is reasonable and compatible with competitors."
"OneDrive comes with Microsoft 365 so it is just an added part of that package."
"We pay a lot for the Enterprise version, but it is a premium service."
"This is a pricy solution, given that we are only using it at 50% capacity."
"It is free if you are using Office 365, and you get a terabyte of storage with your account."
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Top Industries

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Computer Software Company
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Financial Services Firm
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Educational Organization
Computer Software Company
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Questions from the Community

What needs improvement with Citrix ShareFile?
They should integrate the solution with more email services. That would be very helpful.
What is your primary use case for Citrix ShareFile?
We use the solution primarily for sending and receiving encrypted files. It helps us share large files as well.
What do you like most about Microsoft OneDrive?
The backup capability is one feature I love about OneDrive. I also like how it syncs when you're working offline. Everything is updated once you connect again.
What needs improvement with Microsoft OneDrive?
It takes too long for OneDrive to synchronize various applications, especially when you are saving office data. It also requires too much bandwidth.
What is your primary use case for Microsoft OneDrive?
We use OneDrive to share documents throughout the organization and collaborate. It is also used for backups.

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