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Huddle vs. SharePoint: A comparative analysis in three collaboration scenarios

If your organization is looking for a SharePoint alternative, see how Huddle compares to the Microsoft collaboration platform in three common usage scenarios.

It's often said that Microsoft SharePoint as a platform isn't bad -- it's the implementation that's the problem. SharePoint's reputation for poor implementations is certainly open for the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based Huddle collaboration platform to exploit in gaining new customers. Here are three typical SharePoint collaboration scenarios and how Huddle might compete to unseat SharePoint.

1: SharePoint suffers from false starts and spotty organizational adoption

A common scenario is where SharePoint is in place and suffering from false starts and spotty organizational adoption. Project teams have given up on it. The organization is no longer getting a return on their SharePoint investment. Here is how Huddle and SharePoint compete in that scenario (Figure A). Figure A

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2: SharePoint is in place, augmented with third-party applications and is integral to business processes

There are enterprises that extend SharePoint using third-party and custom developed applications to run business processes. This scenario is a bit more difficult for Huddle to compete against SharePoint (Figure B). Figure B

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3: Organizations that have gone to Bring Your Own Cloud with no set platform standards

Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) is becoming an increasingly popular option for collaboration platforms and an ideal situation for Huddle to challenge SharePoint (Figure C). Figure C

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Final verdict

Huddle offers a compelling proposition for enterprises seeking a SharePoint alternative with lower platform management overhead.

Also read: Huddle: a worthy SharePoint alternative for client collaboration


Will Kelly is a freelance technical writer and analyst currently focusing on enterprise mobility, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and the consumerization of IT. He has also written about cloud computing, Big Data, virtualization, project management ap...


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Kieron Seymour-Howell
Kieron Seymour-Howell

The Huddle service does look interesting. I will definitely check it out. It definitely seems to be a good solution for more simple and results focused clients. SharePoint is a fantastic system, but the learning curve is intense indeed.

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