What are the differences in feature set between SharePoint 2013 Foundation, Standard Edition and Enterprise?

A question that is regularly posed to our team here at DocPoint Solutions is;

“What are the differences in feature set between SharePoint 2013 Foundation, Standard Edition and Enterprise? “

The answer can help guide the SharePoint customer in finding the right fit for their organization. We normally start with a requirements gathering session to find out what the customer is trying to achieve and what the future plans for SharePoint are within their organization.

For example, if the customer is simply looking for a document repository, where documents can be indexed and searchable, then SharePoint 2013 Foundation may seem to be a good fit. If however, the customer needs to be able implement workflow on those documents, then they have already exceeded the limitations of the Foundation Version of SharePoint 2013.

The differences between the versions are many and sometimes the answer leads to more questions, but a quick reference matrix can be found here on our site.

The main thing to bear in mind is that investment in SharePoint should be seen as a long term proposition, and that implementing a version that meets the immediate needs may not meet the needs of the organization in the future.

DocPoint Solutions can help you determine those needs through discussions with you and your customers that will be using SharePoint 2013. If you need our assistance please have us contact you via our web form here.