Citrix ShareFile vs SharePoint comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Citrix ShareFile
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
11
Ranking in other categories
Content Collaboration Platforms (9th)
SharePoint
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
151
Ranking in other categories
Enterprise Content Management (1st), Web Content Management (1st), Corporate Portals (Enterprise Information Portals) (2nd), Enterprise Intranet (1st)
 

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 SharePoint is 26.6%, down from 28.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Content Collaboration Platforms
Unique Categories:
No other categories found
Enterprise Content Management
16.8%
Web Content Management
9.3%
 

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.
VW
Aug 29, 2023
Good integrations, helps with collaboration, and increases visibility
We collect the lists for enterprise infrastructure and application solutions by classifications, including app catalog, profile, inventory, and data. It is a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information from any device.  SharePoint is a collaboration platform. It is designed to…

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"ShareFile gives you all of the features of cloud providers, but in an on-premises solution."
"The solution is scalable."
"It's user-friendly for end users."
"The solution would query the Active Directory, and if new accounts were identified, Citrix ShareFile would add them automatically."
"The Enterprise Dropbox solution is highly integrated with Microsoft's Office 365 and Azure products."
"Easy to manage and fully secure."
"This provides us with a secure way of sending tax returns without having to use passwords."
"Citrix has a very good file auditing features and security features."
"Staff training is reduced because learning basic SharePoint is not as complicated as an EDRMS."
"It improved transparency around work products."
"The workflow feature is valuable because it enables us to cascade responsibilities."
"​Combined reports and data with timeline tracking."
"It has helped us with storing all the documents, which means that people are not going to intervene. There is a way of extracting knowledge within documentation and tracking it. There are knowledge assets for where documentation is stored, indexed and searchable through SharePoint."
"The metadata services, the WCF service integration and the Voxel feature are three most valuable elements of this solution."
"The ability to take Excel files and make them dynamic SharePoint lists with instant reporting capabilities has been a major benefit."
"It facilitates collaboration and the ability to create custom workflows."
 

Cons

"Some of our customers are facing issues if they've deployed in hybrid mode."
"My only issue with this solution is the cost, which should be improved."
"There are sometimes scalability issues after updates."
"DLP features are lacking and required because, especially with everyone working from home, security is now paramount when the data is on BYOD devices."
"The user interface is not very intuitive."
"They should integrate the solution with more email services."
"Everything they have should be integrated into one item."
"The configuration on the mobile devices is a little clunky, in terms of setting up the application."
"There's a challenge with desktop applications synchronizing with online documents in real-time. If someone is working on a document in the desktop version of Excel, for example, and someone else is editing the same document online, the changes won't sync immediately. That's the only real challenge we've encountered."
"We do sell Hyland OnBase, which is probably a competitor to SharePoint and does a lot more. In our own organization, we haven't had a need for it, but certainly, for our customers, we are finding that to be a better fit. In terms of the technical reasons for that, I'm not involved much on that side, so I can't give specifics, but there is certainly room for them to improve or add on certain features that clearly are not available in SharePoint, but they are available in Hyland OnBase."
"Annoyingly, many new Office 365 apps always end up being only US locale for the first year of their life. Microsoft needs to realise that most of their customers are not in the USA."
"More hints and make it more user-customizable."
"The solution lacks collaboration features."
"Too many versions being released in a short time period. Too much time being devoted to migration planning."
"There are some limitations on storage."
"The areas of this solution that need improvement are the relationships between lists, cross-site web parts, and page-building tools."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Citrix has a very good file auditing features and security features."
"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."
"I give the cost of the solution a five out of five."
"You have to work hard in order to get the suitable licenses."
"Any extended support from Microsoft is expensive."
"The cost is expensive, but worthwhile."
"We have purchased add-ons to handle multiple site collections, form creation, and design."
"SharePoint is included with our Microsoft license."
"They are about an eight in comparison to other similar products."
"The pricing is competitive."
"It comes bundled with the Microsoft 365 pricing plans."
"As usual, Microsoft’s licensing structures don’t really seem to fit the needs of their products. This leads to always paying for a project you will never use fully or always be adding to."
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Comparison Review

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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
13%
Legal Firm
10%
Financial Services Firm
9%
Construction Company
8%
Government
12%
Computer Software Company
11%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Manufacturing Company
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

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.
Would Alfresco give an organization more benefits in terms of cost, features & security as compared to Sharepoint?
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SharePoint?
The solution's pricing is relatively expensive because it's bundled with other products. On a scale from one to ten, where one is cheap and ten is expensive, I rate the solution's pricing a six or ...
 

Comparisons

 

Also Known As

ShareFile
SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
 

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Sample Customers

Exelon, Aer Lingus, Aloysius Stichting, Amnet Technology Solutions, Arup Group Ltd., Brasfield and Gorrie, Cancer Research UK, Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLC, ChanceLightŽ Behavioral Health & Education
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