Gartner Research

What SharePoint Is Missing and Which Third-Party Products Can Help

Published: 29 April 2016

ID: G00293172

Analyst(s): Kyle Davis

Summary

Many organizations using SharePoint require third-party add-ins to provide functionality that it lacks "out of the box." This assessment points out gaps in SharePoint — for forms and workflow, intranet, content migration, backup and recovery, and content management — and vendors to fill the gaps.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Administration
    • SharePoint Shortcomings for Administration
    • What Should You Require From a Third-Party Administration Product?
    • What Vendors Can Fill the Gaps?
    • What Are the Potential Pitfalls?
  • Forms and Workflow
    • SharePoint Shortcomings for Forms and Workflow
    • What Should You Require From a Third-Party Forms and Workflow Product?
    • What Vendors Can Fill the Gaps?
    • What Are the Potential Pitfalls?
  • Intranet
    • SharePoint Shortcomings for an Intranet
    • What Should You Require From a Third-Party Intranet Product?
    • What Vendors Can Fill the Gaps?
    • What Are the Potential Pitfalls?
  • Content Migration
    • SharePoint Shortcomings for Content Migration
    • What Should You Require From a Third-Party Migration Product?
    • What Vendors Can Fill the Gaps?
    • What Are the Potential Pitfalls?
  • Backup and Recovery
    • SharePoint Shortcomings for Backup and Recovery
    • What Should You Require From a Third-Party Backup and Recovery Product?
    • What Vendors Can Fill the Gaps?
    • What Are the Potential Pitfalls?
  • Enterprise Content Management
    • SharePoint Shortcomings for ECM
    • What Should You Require From a Third-Party ECM Product?
    • What Vendors Can Fill the Gaps?
    • What Are the Potential Pitfalls?
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

  • Purchase an Administration Product to Support Multiple SharePoint Environments
  • Avoid Acquiring Too Many Third-Party Products
  • Scrutinize Third-Party Intranet Products
  • Feedback on This Document

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