Amazon WorkDocs vs SharePoint

Amazon WorkDocs
Amazon WorkDocs is a fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity. Users can comment on files, send them to others for feedback, and upload new versions without having to resort to emailing multiple versions of their files as attachments. Users can take advantage of these capabilities wherever they are, using the device of their choice, including PCs, Macs, and tablets.
SharePoint's multi-purpose platform allows for managing and provisioning of intranet portals, extranets and websites, document management and file management, collaboration spaces, social networking tools, enterprise search, business intelligence tooling, process/information integration, and third-party developed solutions. SharePoint can also be used as a web application development platform. SharePoint alternatives for small business are: Office 365, Box, G Suite, Zoho. There are also free open-source alternatives to Sharepoint - Alfresco, Nuxeo, Liferay Portal.
Comparing Amazon WorkDocs vs SharePoint is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Amazon WorkDocs has more user-friendly interface than SharePoint because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that SharePoint is more popular than Amazon WorkDocs

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- SharePoint 2016 finally added SharePoint Framework Support (in 2017)
- SharePoint Framework is generally available (in 2017)
- Microsoft connects SharePoint Team Sites to Office 365 Groups (in 2016)
- Microsoft released SharePoint for Android (in 2016)
- Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS (in 2016)
- SharePoint adds new document libraries (in 2016)
- Amazon adds new syncing feature to enterprise cloud storage Zocalo (in 2014)
- Amazon launched enterprise file-sharing service Zocalo (in 2014)
- IBM kills Lotus. Microsoft kills SharePoint (in 2013)
- SharePoint 2013 will integrate Yammer, provide platform around the online version (in 2012)

Looks like SharePoint was recently more active than Amazon WorkDocs (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Amazon WorkDocs and SharePoint meet head to head:

2010 - Sharepoint 2010: Clouds Can Wait to compete with Amazon WorkDocs

SharePoint 2010
Last week together with Office 2010, Sharepoint 2010 was officially released. Of course, this is an important event for Enterprise 2.0 industry, however, not so important as we expected. Because despite the fact that Sharepoint 2010 was introduced as a cloud solution, at the moment neither Hosted, nor SaaS version of Sharepoint 2010 are not available. Hosted version (in BPOS-D) will be available only by the end of the year. SaaS-version (Sharepoint Online) by the end of the year will will be available for beta testing and official release is expected only in mid-2011. (We included Sharepoint Online in our Top 10 cloud platforms for Enterprise, but apparently that was too early). And now about the positive moments: Sharepoint 2010 really contains a lot of improvements that will strengthen its (almost monopolistic) position of the intranet platforms market:


SharePoint MySite
- New rich user profiles
- Social connections with colleagues
- Activity streams
- Tags and notes on each page
- Page rating
- People search by knowledge and interests


SharePoint Mobile
- Mobile access to shared documents
- Mobile document viewer
- Pages optimization for mobile access
- Mobile notifications
- Sending messages and pictures to the personal activity stream from mobile device
- Even more features for Windows Phone 7

Office 2010 integration

Outlook Social Plugin
- Pulling social information from Sharepoint by Outlook Social Connector
- Offline access via SharePoint Workspace (former MS Office Groove)
- Document collaboration using Office Web Apps
- Web viewer for Visio diagrams
- Broadcasting PowerPoint presentations via Sharepoint-intranet

Content Management

SharePoint 2010
- Support for document and records management
- Page metadata management
- Content Organizer
- Much improved Search (integrated FAST Search)
- CMIS support (soon)
- Improved support for external data sources through Business Connectivity Services

User Interface

SharePoint 2010
- New Ribbon interface utilizing Ajax
- Firefox and Safari support
- Improved WYSIWYG-editor
- It's very easy to embed pictures and videos


SharePoint 2010
- Out-of-the-box Silverlight Web Parts support
- Explorer for Sharepoint sites
- Web Part visual editor
- A bunch of wizards, including these for working with workflows and external data
- Developer Dashboard panel for debugging Web Parts