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Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

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Likelihood to Recommend

Altaro VM Backup

While I am not an IT professional, I can get around and do a lot of things. For a novice user like myself, the UI is fairly straightforward and easy to set-up and manage. If I was delving into more detailed backups and replication (not currently using) I still believe that a novice user like myself would be able to manage. Pricing based on host and not VMs is attractive for the end-user. If you had your VMs stored on a number of different hosts, it could get pricey.
Jarret Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

A huge number of businesses and organizations use Microsoft 365 as their main platform for email, calendar, productivity tools - it makes sense to at least be familiar with it even if it's not used in your own organization. But I will say I'm happy with Office email and calendar functionality, which is what I use the most within the Microsoft 365 tools. They are pretty user friendly and our whole organization uses them, which makes it easy to communicate and schedule time together for meetings/projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Altaro VM Backup

  • Fast and simple setup. I didn't need to read through ANY documentation to set up and have a backup running.
  • Easy and cost-effective licensing. I didn't need to count CPU's or VM's or other random facts to work out my licensing. Just how many hosts, and then one of 3 feature levels of which two have unlimited VM licensing. Hosts x Feature Set = Cost.
  • Easy Restores. Backing up is one thing, but restoring and having confidence in the restore is another. It just works, simple and effective.
  • Help is easy to find if you need it. From within the app, it gives you options of email, phone, and live chat, which is usually available even with odd time zones in play.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

  • Easy to link Excel information into Word.
  • In Excel, linking of cells makes it easy to do analysis that when changed, updates everything.
  • Excel is very powerful. You can use it to sort data and create really professional-looking schedules for reports and presentations.
  • Excel makes creating graphs really easy. Great for explaining financial concepts to individuals with limited financial backgrounds.
  • Excel has some really powerful tools, such as rounding of results of computations, using at if formulas to analyze certain data and the grouping function which can help make a really complex schedule simpler by hiding certain rows and or columns.
  • Many programs that contain databases of information can export reports directly into Excel eliminating the need for data entry.
  • I like the editor function in Word, which helps one create better reports. It picks up errors such as punctuation and makes suggestions for better use of words.
Jeffrey Barsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Altaro VM Backup

  • Single file restore is not included in the 2 VM free edition.
  • Can't restore a single SQL database, you have to restore the entire VM.
Stefano Sanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

  • There are some functions in Excel that I have seen are available in other versions that are not available in the 365 version.
  • The default format in Word is spaced oddly. In my opinion, the default should be single spaced between each row, you should have to select that.
  • Teams should be able to be used in a smaller window, similar to how AOL Instant Messanger used to be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Altaro VM Backup

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Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) 9.5
Based on 4 answers
There are many features of Office that we cannot replicate in any other tool. Plus people know it already. It's not going away anytime soon.
Rebecca T Barber, MBA, PHD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Altaro VM Backup

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Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) 9.4
Based on 4 answers
Microsoft Office 365 has great usability. No need for high expertise to start using its tools. If you want to develop something more complex then I advice previous study, like VBA coding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Altaro VM Backup

Altaro VM Backup 8.8
Based on 14 answers
The chat is very responsive. They work hard to find you a solution. They are very competent and very friendly. Most of the time they will simply open a request for you and ask to send the support package (bunch of logs and files) and will come back by email, but you can also click on the chat button inside Altaro to talk to someone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) 7.6
Based on 105 answers
We get most of our support through the web as it isn't based on administration or the web site used to manage Office 365. I've had to reach out for a few issues with the management site and their team was prompt and helpful to resolve our issues. Overall, though, we don't use Microsoft much for the support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Everything works and I use it all the time.
Jeffrey Barsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Altaro VM Backup

Altaro brings value to organizations looking at other platforms. It's definitely less expensive overall than Veeam, Datto or Infrascale. The recovery solution for Altaro is very good and reliable. Any organization looking at Veeam should consider Altaro as a potential alternative - depending on requirements. Although lacking in some granular backup/recovery systems, organizations looking at the backup of VMs only - numerous VMs with an off-site cloud location already setup. Costs can potentially increase if numerous versions or long deletion policy needs to be maintained. However such costs would increase on Veeam as well. Solarwinds and Carbonite charge based on selected sizes while Asigra has an amazing deduplication system for VMs, however, Asigra can become pricey with longer deletion/versioning setups as well.
Calin Popescu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

Simply put, Microsoft 365 has been much easier to use at a comparable cost to other products. Cost and management requirements are much lower than Microsoft Exchange. The ability to integrate so easily with Windows and Microsoft Office apps as well as easily selectively syncing files has made the product much better than Axcient x360Sync. Easier integration with Microsoft Office apps and easy collaboration has made the product better for us than Dropbox.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Altaro VM Backup

  • We have a reliable backup solution.
  • I always know if/when a job fails.
  • Any time I have had to restore a backup, it was a straight-forward process.
Jarret Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

  • One huge positive impact is that Office 365 allows you to work from anywhere and remain with a decent security standard.
  • The subscription based plan can allow to set monthly budgets or aim for annual projections to lower the expenses and optimize the cash flow during the initial payment.
  • For those companies that has a large process to make payment or address automatic payment methods can be really stressful leading into unwanted work loads so be aware to set the right procedures to set the payments.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Altaro VM Backup

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Altaro VM Backup Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
Subscription License - Standard Edition59.802
Subscription License - Unlimited Edition73.802
Subscription License - Unlimited Plus Edition89.202
Perpetual License - Standard Edition$5953
Perpetual License - Unlimited Edition$6953
Perpetual License - Unlimited Plus Edition$8753
  1. per VM/per year
  2. per host
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) Editions & Modules

Edition
Individual$5.841
Business Basic$5.002
Business Standard$12.502
Business Premium$20.002
Business - Apps$8.252
Enterprise - E3$32.002
Enterprise - E5$57.002
Enterprise - F3$10.002
  1. *Per Month
  2. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
*When billed annually.

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