Salesforce vs SharePoint


SharePoint is a solution for content management and Salesforce is mostly for customer relationship management. But Salesforce also provides tools for sharing, managing and collaboration on files in real-time.
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Salesforce
Most-popular CRM. Easy collaboration. Proven cloud platform. Salesforce.com offers everything you need to transform your business into a Social Enterprise, so you can connect to customers and employees like never before. With no software or hardware to install, you're up and running—and seeing a positive impact on your business—quickly. Free Salesforce alternatives for small business are: Zoho CRM, Bitrix24, CapsuleCRM, Insightly, FreeCRM. If you are looking for open-source self-hosted Salesforce alternatives pay attention to SugarCRM, SuiteCRM, vtiger.
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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 Salesforce 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 Salesforce



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like SharePoint has more user-friendly interface than Salesforce 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 Salesforce

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)
- Salesforce wants to block Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn (in 2016)
- Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS (in 2016)
- SharePoint adds new document libraries (in 2016)
- SalesforceIQ integrates with Outlook (in 2016)
- Salesforce released new Lightning CRM with SteelBrick integration (in 2016)
- Salesforce connects to file-storage services. SharePoint Online is the first (in 2014)

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

2017 - SharePoint Framework is generally available. Salesforce keeps calm


Microsoft has released SharePoint Framework, that allows developers and administrators to build and deploy parts that are used by Office 365 users in their production environments. In practical terms, this means using web technologies to build apps on SharePoint that are agile, responsive and, more to the point, mobile friendly. SharePoint has been used as an application and development platform for a long time. It offers numerous sets of development and customization options. But the release of Framework is a big step in improving the SharePoint developer experience, which has often been characterized as clumsy and difficult.

2016 - SalesforceIQ integrates with Outlook to catch up with SharePoint


Salesforce integrated its SalesforceIQ intelligence product with Microsoft Outlook. The extension is called SalesforceIQ Inbox for Outlook.  SalesforceIQ provides a link between CRM, email and the customer’s social data, pulling all of this information together inside the inbox where reps tend to be working anyway. What’s more, it doesn’t force them to switch between programs and manually compile the data or make connections themselves. The SalesforceIQ Inbox for Outlook product is available today for Outlook.com users for $25 per user per month. Outlook desktop integration is coming later this year.