A cloud abroad in Paris: a comparison of Google Sites and Microsoft SharePoint Online
Internal sites provide your employees with the information they need in one convenient location. When these sites are easy to maintain, they bring even more value to users, because it’s not difficult to keep that important information up to date. In our hands-on testing, Google Sites streamlined the process of site building and maintenance—each task took fewer steps. Every Microsoft SharePoint Online step-by-step process was more time-consuming and complicated. Google Sites also provided users with a consistent experience across devices, a consistency that was lacking in our SharePoint Online experience. Overall, we found that accomplishing day-to-day tasks using Google Sites was simpler and more intuitive. When we attempted the same tasks with SharePoint Online, we experienced up to 98 percent longer wait times.