Top 3 Sharepoint Alternatives for Enterprises


Sharepoint set the standard for collaborative management software, but other companies have created their own versions that sometimes fit businesses better. Learn which systems are a good fit to replace Sharepoint as your system.

Why Should I Consider an Alternative to Sharepoint?

Sharepoint is a comprehensive tool that has many enterprise features. Its complexity puts a lot of organizations in a tough spot as they’re looking for a system more specific to their needs. Modern enterprises need more focused collaborative management software. Here are three systems specific to collaborative file management.

Google Drive

Using Google Drive as your main form of collaborative and storage software is a much less intrusive decision than implementing Sharepoint. It’s a free system that offers the same collaborative potential as Sharepoint. With Drive, users can share files with one another quickly. They can also cooperate with team members in real time.

A screenshot of the Google Drive interface.
Google Drive is a strong candidate to replace Sharepoint.

Creating a workflow in Drive is one thing it lacks compared to Sharepoint. There are some makeshift ways to slap together a workflow using some of the tools in Google Drive but it’s not ideal. If workflows are a necessity for your file storage management, Drive comes up a little short.


Box has an easy-to-use interface and is a strong cloud file management system for businesses. It’s a cheap alternative to Sharepoint and is favorable for its strength as a cloud storage with numerous ways to access your database, including mobile.

Box has decent collaborative features, but unfortunately they don’t quite match the level of collaboration available using Sharepoint. Though this might be a deal breaker for some, Box should still be considered because of its other incredibly unique tools.

A screenshot of the Box software interface.
Box has a lot of features to consider.

Canto DAM

Canto digital asset management is the enterprise-based system with the functionality of Sharepoint in a cloud collaborative storage. It has extensive storage features including metadata management, search functionality and quick retrieval. DAM also helps users connect and share files through the editing stages of a project.

Where Canto DAM separates itself from the other candidates is its intuitive interface, comprehensive storage function and central location for files. By maintaining media and documents in a single location, teams move efficiently through projects with maximum communication capability.