With the similarities between OneDrive or SharePoint for digital storage, some organizations might think they should just pick one and move on.  However, there are some differences in control vs. collaboration that are worth considering in order to select the one that makes the most sense for your organization.

OneDrive or SharePoint?

OneDrive or SharePoint

The Similarities 

First of all, both applications utilize Office 365 in order to facilitate the organization of business information.  Cloud-based Office 365, allows for portability between devices and users will appreciate the flexibility that comes with anywhere access that cloud-based applications offer.  In addition, by storing documents in the cloud they are more secure and employees can track changes between document versions more easily.

The Differences

The main difference between the two applications is about who maintains control.  With OnePoint, the control over a document is managed by an individual user.  The main document owner can determine the amount of collaboration with others, including who can modify documents, who has view-only access and who cannot have access to a particular document at all.

SharePoint offers a more expansive option for collaboration within an organization.  With SharePoint, management can create a document and then allow everyone else within the organization to not only view, but also modify the document.  All changes are still tracked in order to keep of who modified what and when.  This increased collaboration is great for company-wide interactions like human resource surveys or projects that spill over into multiple departments.

If you would like to know more about SharePoint or OneDrive in order to determine which one is right for your company, please contact us.

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