[opencms-dev] OpenCms 8 vs SharePoint 2010
HERNAN - TFSLA
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Thu Jun 23 14:56:30 CEST 2011
Hi wrote a comparative on 2009. We have Sharepoint expertise. First of all,
they are not products to be compared. The difference is both 'sutil' and
We position Sharepoint as a 'business applications' platform. Most
sharepoint deployment are for Intranets. Microsoft itself position
Sharepoint as a "COLLABORATION PLATFORM FOR ENTERPRISE".
Sharepoint natural competition is ALFRESCO on the open-source field.
Sharepoint is heavily oriented to document and data management (office
integration). You always end up managing LISTS, DOCUMENT LIBRARIES and
SITES. This, combined with WEBPARTS (damn difficult to develop) is usually
Microsoft, or partners with poor judgment, are trying over the last year to
position Sharepoint as a PORTAL product or CMS. Is this possible? yes it is,
about 10 times more difficult than using OpenCms, DotNet Nuke or any other
Web CMS. Sharepoint is very very limited on what you can do at the 'look
and feel' level in a 'natural way' (coding, breaking and investing a lot of
hours is all possible).
Even when Sharepoint is a great product for MICROSOFT environments, is not a
Web CMS like OpenCms. Is 10 times superior on document management and
databases integration (Business Intelligence projects usually uses
Sharepoint as a content distributor).
If you have a customer comparing OpenCms with Sharepoint, then most probably
the scope of the project is not perfectly clear :)
I hope this helps.
Deiverson Silveira-2 wrote:
> Hi List/Alkacon,
> I need make document commercial with diferential competitive OpenCms 8 x
> SharePoint 2010.
> Does anyone have experience with SharePoint that you can cite what are the
> biggest that the differential OpenCms 8 offers?
> Thank you,
> Deiverson Silveira
> The Brazilian
> Official Provider OpenCms
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