Open Text vs SharePoint


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Open Text
OpenText products help organizations put content to work. Whether your goal is to drive revenue, improve productivity, reduce costs or ensure regulatory compliance and sound information governance, OpenText has the product to execute. Free open-source Open Text alternatives are Alfresco, Nuxeo, Liferay Portal.
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SharePoint
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 Open Text 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.

Let's start with videos. We think that SharePoint has better video than Open Text



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Open Text 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 Open Text

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

- SharePoint 2016 finally added SharePoint Framework Support (in 2017)
- OpenText acquired forensic security vendor Guidance Software (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)
- OpenText acquires Documentum for $1.62 billion (in 2016)
- Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS (in 2016)
- SharePoint adds new document libraries (in 2016)
- OpenText acquired Recommind (in 2016)
- OpenText buys Big Data analytics provider Actuate for $330 Million (in 2014)

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

2016 - Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS to compete with Open Text



Microsoft launched a new mobile app for SharePoint customers aimed at bringing a company’s SharePoint-powered intranet portal and its content to users’ smartphones and tablets. The app is initially available on iOS – meaning it will work on iPhone and iPad – but it will arrive on both Android and Windows platforms before year end, Microsoft says.  The app works with either SharePoint Online in Office 365 or SharePoint Server 2013 or 2016 in on-premises or hybrid scenarios. It features a Sites tab that lets you visit the SharePoint sites you frequent, so you can see recent activity, files, and access these files, lists, pages, and other content on those destinations. The app also works with other Microsoft mobile apps, the company notes. For example, when you click an Office document in the app, it will launch the corresponding Office mobile app; and when you view a document library on a team site, you’ll be taken to the OneDrive mobile app for iOS.

2009 - Open Text launches social interface. SharePoint should better react

Open Text Social Workplace
Open Text has released the new module for its ECM platform - Open Text Social Workplace, that will help organizations to implement social tools. The company believes that the traditional tools are no more relevant for collaboration in the intranet. Users want more convenient social tools, and will use them even without the IT compliance. At the same time, companies deploying the social tools should consider the security issues that may appear. The new Open Text social interface offers a wide range of collaboration tools - communities, profiles, blogs, wiki, personal home pages, mobile access (iPhone and BlackBerry). And all this with compliance management, that is used for managing enterprise e-mail.