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Which is Faster for Your Intranet:

Google Sites or Microsoft Sharepoint?

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Intranet management is continuously evolving, choosing the right tools will enable your employees to build an intranet site easily and quickly. When building an intranet, many businesses—especially startups—consider Google Sites and Microsoft SharePoint. These are management tools that provide all you need to build a functional intranet.

But, the real question is, which is better and faster? Many businesses are still having trouble answering these questions.

Let’s explore each one and discuss why you might want to consider one over the other.

What is Google Sites?

Google Sites is a free platform that allows users to create and build websites. It is one of the Google Workspace Apps offered by Google. Users can create and customize their own websites without the need for any coding or web design skills.

Users can add text, images, and other content to their websites, as well as create navigation menus and organize the layout of the site. Conveniently. Google Sites also integrates with other Google Workspace Apps, allowing users to easily incorporate content from their Google data.

What is Microsoft Sharepoint?

Microsoft SharePoint is a web-based platform that provides a range of collaboration and content management capabilities. It is used by organizations to create websites that can be used to store, organize, and share information and documents among team members and departments.

SharePoint allows users to create and manage document libraries, create and manage lists of data, and build and publish web pages. It also provides features such as version control, workflow management, and security and access controls. SharePoint integrates with other Microsoft Office applications, allowing users to access and work with their documents and data from within the SharePoint environment.

What to Consider

Adding Multimedia Files

Routine tasks such as adding photos and videos shouldn’t take too much time.

Google Sites has intuitive features that allow users to drag-and-drop files in less than seconds.

On the other hand, Microsoft Sharepoint has more steps in uploading images or embedding videos.

Site Updates

The time it takes to edit pages and themes on your site should be fast to prevent delays in employees accomplishing certain tasks.

According to hands-on research done between Google Sites and Microsoft Sharepoint, they noticed that it took Sharepoint more time to load certain pages.

While Google Sites allows users to preview a site theme in less than a second.

Reviewing dozens of pages and adding new information takes up time. If your employees don’t have the right tool, the tasks add up and it requires them more time to accomplish those tasks.

Mobile User-Experience

Both Google Sites and Microsoft Sharepoint are mobile-friendly. Let’s take a look at each one’s performance when tested on iOS and Android smartphones.

Google Sites

  • Consistent across devices including iOS and Android smartphones

  • Pages are responsive and scaled properly across devices

Microsoft Sharepoint

  • Pages do not appear the same as on the desktop version

The Verdict

Your intranet provides important information to your employees. When managing an intranet is easy, it is more valuable to its users because it’s not difficult to keep the information up to date. When it comes to site-building and maintenance, there’s no doubt that Google Sites streamlined the process. On the other hand, Microsoft Sharepoint’s process was time-consuming and more complicated.

Overall, if you’re looking for an easier and faster way to build an intranet, Google Sites is way to go! Moreover, Google Sites gives users a smooth and consistent experience across devices, which was observed to be lacking on Microsoft Sharepoint.

So… how do you create a Google Sites intranet?

Great question! Steegle is a Google Cloud Partner and has been using Google Sites since 2008. We have developed intranets for large and small organisations with a friendly team using built-in powerful robust and scalable Google Technology as well as our own specially adapted software widgets to make the intranet fly - become a hub of activity where people will want to come back to for years to come.

We can get basic sites customised exactly to your brand and house style within 5-days. You can use our templates for page structures that make sense (being based on the Nielsen Norman ideals of an effective Intranet) as a starting point for your organisation without the need for complex wireframes or project planning. We’ll also be by your side as you start the big task of populating the system and setting it up to fit your company’s culture, and you can get user feedback on your draft site to quickly adapt and change it to meet their needs.

Step one is to get in touch with us so that we can give you a walkthrough of our system. Book a demo to kickstart the process!

Article by Maria Gabrielle

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