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"It's very easy to use and quite accessible for everybody.""It is definitely stable. The main advantage of Dropbox is that you can see the files, and you can easily share them with all the team members. They can be accessed by whoever you give access to, and it is all secure. Dropbox is a seamless product. It provides you the privacy that you're looking for. Privacy is a major factor for my company, and Dropbox provides you that.""Dropbox allows me to organize files well. I can name files in such a way as to lead students to the right destination.""Offers great flexibility.""Dropbox is reliable, and I've never reached the storage limits.""The most valuable feature of Dropbox is its user-friendliness. You can drag and drop files you want to store easily. Additionally, the speed of the solution is great if you have a fast connection.""The initial setup was very easy.""The solution is very clear and easy to use."

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"No code and low code, scalable, and stable collaboration platform. Straightforward to set up. Its support system is good and offers fast issue resolution.""Ability to store files of any type.""For SharePoint, I believe the most valuable feature is the customization and allowing you to share and edit files and documents. Being able to share externally and the precise administration of the files in terms of giving permissions and controlling who has access to what is a very good feature.""What I like about SharePoint is that they keep up with a lot of updates, and they bring out new features. I also like that the system is integrated with the Microsoft 365 suite of apps."

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"There could be better integration with other solutions, such as Microsoft Office 365 for more collaboration. At the present time, it is more focused on its own internal systems.""They can maybe provide a bit more free space. By default, they give you 2 Gigabytes. The storage space could be a bit more.""The arrangement of documents can be simplified. Personally, I am used to it, but for a new user, it might be a little confusing. It can maybe have a feature to allow people to collaborate or work on the same document at the same time. I'm just using it to load and access information, and I haven't faced many challenges. However, I have seen that the whole system or laptop slows down a bit when I am synchronizing files to Dropbox. I don't know if it is because of my system. It might be good if they can enhance the synchronization process so that we can specify that synchronization should be done after 30 minutes. In addition, synchronization should only be done for the documents that have been uploaded.""The product could always offer more storage.""The free storage amount should be increased.""Dropbox could probably be improved around the integrated security, but those options are probably available. I don't have much of a view on improvements, based on the relatively few occasions that I use it.""The search could be made more intuitive.""Dropbox could improve by increasing its storage."

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"It has worked very well for me. It seems like they've improved everything. I don't have any cons about it as such, but I don't think they have a talk-to-text, speech-to-text, or speech-to-type. That would be cool for accessibility.""Integration needs to be more straightforward, particularly with Azure. SharePoint also needs a more comprehensive introductory course for users.""The solution lacks collaboration features.""Document management and the ability to easily integrate single sign-on (SSO) are areas for improvement in SharePoint."

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  • "Its price is quite cheap. It is quite competitive. You just need to pay for the license. There are no additional costs."
  • "You pay as you go, which is a good thing. There is a monthly fee, and you can also pay annually. This flexibility makes the subscription easier and affordable for some of us. I prefer yearly pricing, which is also slightly cheaper than monthly pricing."
  • "It has some free features, but for some of the features, you need to pay. If you need more storage, then you need to pay. Its licensing probably is on a monthly basis."
  • "I am on a monthly subscription for the solution and I am somewhat satisfied with the pricing. However, the price could a bit better."
  • "There is a subscription-based pricing model and I pay monthly."
  • "We pay a monthly subscription fee."
  • "The solution is purchased on a subscription basis, and there are purchasing options. If you purchase annually there is a discount."
  • "A basic version of Dropbox is available for free with a paid subscription from Microsoft."
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  • "It is pretty reasonable. It is $5 per month per user. We have 12 users now, so it is about $60 per month."
  • "Any extended support from Microsoft is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Setting up DropBox is straightforward, and one person can do it in less than five minutes.
    Top Answer:Dropbox could be less expensive, and I pay monthly.
    Top Answer:The free storage can be increased.
    Top Answer:Hi. I would suggest Ezofis which has a lot of customization and ease of use features compared to Alfresco. Even the pricing is better compared to ECM products in the market.
    Top Answer:What I like about SharePoint is that they keep up with a lot of updates, and they bring out new features. I also like that the system is integrated with the Microsoft 365 suite of apps.
    Top Answer:You have to pay for a license to use SharePoint, and any extended support from Microsoft is expensive. For example: if you have SharePoint 2013 and it reaches its end of life and goes out of support… more »
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    SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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    Overview

    Dropbox provides cloud-based file syncing, sharing, and storage. It specializes in helping large-scale businesses stay organized and productive while protecting the integrity of sensitive information with enterprise-level security. Dropbox is a valuable solution for businesses looking to simplify communication, safeguard information, and improve collaboration. Dropbox's platform provides a user-friendly, real-time sharing and storage solution for large businesses. The company's enterprise-level service plan includes 256-bit AES and SSL encryption, an optional two-step verification process, and optional mobile passcodes, which provide tight security to protect sensitive information. Dropbox uniquely offers a remote wipe feature, which allows businesses to keep data safe when an employee leaves the company or a computer is lost. Dropbox stands out from the competition by offering businesses expanded storage, unlimited file recovery and versioning, and control over sharing permissions. Additionally, Dropbox provides businesses with team management solutions, including device and location tracking, login tracking, detailed user management options for administrators, and centralized billing. Collaboration between team members is further simplified with the addition of various Dropbox apps that allow advanced functionality such as document editing, CRM, and e-signatures. Dropbox has become one of the most popular business tools, entrusted by 97 percent of all Fortune 500 companies. Before implementing Dropbox, global apparel merchandiser BCBGMAXAZRIA was struggling to structure communication and increase company-wide efficiency, which resulted in the need for increased staff hours and expenses. Since choosing Dropbox as its cloud-based sharing and storage solution, BCBGMAXAZRIA has been able to restructure its file sharing and collaboration streams in every department. As a result, BCBGMAXAZRIA is able to boost efficiency, reduce expenses, and protect its information throughout all 550 locations. Review more of the top Cloud Storage Solutions with our SmartAdvisor.

    SharePoint is a Microsoft-based platform for building web applications. It covers a widerange of capabilities and while it is appropriate for experienced webdevelopers, even non-technical minded users can easily navigate through thesystem and execute functions such as collaborating data, managing documents andfiles, creating websites, managing social networking solutions, and automatingworkflow.

    Major areas that SharePoint deals with are websites,communities, content, search, insights, and composites. The purpose is to give usersthe ability to create or develop these key business components on their owneven without technical knowledge of, for example, how to build a website or howto integrate coding. Configuring SharePoint into a business's system is meantto cut out all of the complicated steps, and pave the way for easierimplementation all around.

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    Sample Customers
    Vita Coco, BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, Centric Project, Kayak, FourSquare, Asana, Huge Adversting , USA Gymnastics, Appen, Valliant, Radio Lab
    Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    University9%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Media Company6%
    Retailer6%
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    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    University9%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Dropbox is ranked 4th in Cloud Storage with 45 reviews while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Enterprise Content Management with 7 reviews. Dropbox is rated 8.0, while SharePoint is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dropbox writes "A simple and accessible solution, with an easy setup, scalability and overall good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SharePoint writes "Offers great OCR capabilities, metadata storage and proficient archiving ". Dropbox is most compared with Citrix ShareFile, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon WorkDocs and Azure NetApp Files, whereas SharePoint is most compared with Box, Citrix ShareFile, WordPress, OpenText Documentum and Microsoft OneDrive.

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