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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache OpenOffice

OpenOffice is the best for smaller offices, or offices that need flexibility and the ability to work with multiple file types. It's amazing when you're starting out and you can work without worrying about licensing, fees, or restrictive trial programs. It just works, and it works for free - which is pretty much the best case.
Nathan Bowman | TrustRadius Reviewer

LibreOffice

The fact that it is free of charge for desktop use sets LibreOffice at the top of my list. Given our low software budget, and its feature set which is for all intents and purposes equivalent to big name brands, it is more than appropriate for our needs. I have noticed in some situations that exporting a spreadsheet in a particular format on my machine and then sharing it with someone who is using say Microsoft Excel results in unexpected behavior (i.e., formatting issues or unreadable data).
Karambir Singh Khalsa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apache OpenOffice

  • OpenOffice is ideal to have as an application on your PC versus utilizing an online word archive application like Google Docs.
  • OpenOffice can deal with an assortment of document types like [.doc, .rtf, .xml] , making it a fundamental apparatus for the individuals who don't approach Microsoft Word.
  • OpenOffice is a more profound programming than Word and is more open. I know, openness for a record composing programming, I know. In any case, OpenOffice takes into account rapidly evolving edges, typeface, size, and so forth, and I think shows improvement over Word, and in a simpler arrangement.
  • OpenOffice can deal with bookkeeping pages, essential information bases, introductions, and fundamental drawings. It handles the entirety of the typical Microsoft Office instruments inside one application.
Aurangzaib Adil | TrustRadius Reviewer

LibreOffice

  • The text word processing (Writer) has come a long way and, if you are able to install your corporate fonts, there is basically nothing LibreOffice cannot handle. It works very well with document reviews and comments, and it can save in a variety of formats, making it compatible with the likes of Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
  • The spreadsheet software (Calc) can also handle most of the common tasks you may need, link various sheets, and perform some automated functions quite well. It is, I must say, somewhat less complete than the word processing side (Writer).
  • The Draw program allows you to do organizational charts and basic publications very well. It was a deficit in the past, but not anymore.
Javier Schwersensky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache OpenOffice

  • There seem to be issues using this app in Windows 10. It worked fine when we used it on Windows 7, but after we upgraded the network with NEW Win 10 computers, it takes a very long time to process commands.
  • It will not allow any upgrades.
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

LibreOffice

  • It's a step up from Google Docs, but it doesn't quite reach the heights of Microsoft Office. This might simply be because if you grew up using Microsoft Office, the nuances add up spread across the multiple pieces of software.
  • There is no Outlook or OneNote equivalent in the LibreOffice suite. They recommend some alternative apps, and you can find suggestions on the internet, but nothing works or integrates as smoothly as the entire Microsoft Office Suite does.
  • Though lots of templates exist, it's clear that this software is mostly supported by developers and Linux users, which doesn't number a lot of graphic designers in comparison to MacOS or Windows.
Christopher Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Apache OpenOffice

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LibreOffice

LibreOffice 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We use it consistently and have a lot of documents in the OpenDocument format so it will be necessary to use LibreOffice or a compatible product such as Openoffice in the future to be able to open these files. Because the license fee for Libreoffice is zero it is not very costly to keep using it - the costs are mostly for keeping it installed on the office PCs and regularly updated, and solving employee issues with the user support.
Martin Malec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It is so easy to use and produces quality work comparable to its paid competitor, Microsoft Office. I highly recommend this free software to any who need to make the switch to powerful and free Office software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LibreOffice

LibreOffice 7.5
Based on 3 answers
Good alternative to the pay software, it is powerful and can help a lot a
specially working in-house and using some of the tools, specially Sheets
which you can configure by your own and makes easy its working, intuitive interface and offers a lot of functional tools for the price.
David García Caballero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Apache OpenOffice

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LibreOffice

LibreOffice 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Libreoffice is a desktop app not requiring any server part so it is always available when the PC is working normally. Installing it on another machine if one PC fails is very quick and easy. This is a non-issue.
Martin Malec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Apache OpenOffice

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LibreOffice

LibreOffice 6.0
Based on 1 answer
For big/imported tables or text documents with images loaded from the internet it is sometimes getting very slow, RAM and CPU intensive, and sometimes even hangs due to some memory leaks or other bugs. This is a long-term problem and is still not resolved perfectly.
Martin Malec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice 1.0
Based on 2 answers
Is there really support? There is a user forum but I do not see much developer input. Support options are limited. The most recent (Sept 2019) version of the product seems to have issues operating under Windows 10, yet there are few recent comments in the community forum, most comments are regarding older versions.
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

LibreOffice

LibreOffice 7.7
Based on 7 answers
Support is not officially offered. However, you can find answers to any usage questions or trouble-shooting online easily, typically starting with a Google search. (I believe that all forums / tips for OpenOffice apply equally to LibreOffice, and vice versa.) While Microsoft Office, for example, officially includes support, I find that typically you end up going to a Google search in any case. So, this is not really a downside. However, in all these cases, you end up doing a lot of figuring things out for yourself.
Jacob Wall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Apache OpenOffice

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LibreOffice

LibreOffice 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Generally easy to perform, issues are how to ensure regular automatic updates on Mac OS X. Fortunatly we have only a few machines with OS X run by management and we can do these updates manually occasionally. Windows updates are quite easy with the support of third party software such as Ninite or Chocolatey, and Linux updates are super-easy thanks to the package manager (apt-get).
Martin Malec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice stacks up against its competitors being available for free with capability to meet all requirements of any office suite, supporting variety of file formats, supporting many popular operating systems, smaller in package size, simpler to use and lighter to consume lesser system resources. It is bundled with many great and helpful collaboration tools.
Fahad Khalil | TrustRadius Reviewer

LibreOffice

I have chosen LibreOffice for the possibilities it offers and because it allows me to save money on the licenses of other programs. Being a free program, I do not have to think about renewing licenses every year. It is a software that offers the same characteristics as other similar options. It allows me to do it in the same way, it is compatible with all the software and no ads appear in the program. It offers the possibility of complementing the features by downloading templates.
Laura Gatius | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Apache OpenOffice

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LibreOffice

LibreOffice 7.0
Based on 1 answer
With more users using it in the company there are more cases when a simultaneous editing of the same document is needed and this feature is lacking in Libreoffice even though the files concerned are shared and synced by some solution (we use ownCloud). Google Docs or MS Office365 via Sharepoint/Onedrive offer a better function for this.
Martin Malec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache OpenOffice

  • Moving to OpenOffice will save the company the cost of 500+ of Microsoft Office licenses in our company.
  • Because it is cross-platform, we could also save 500+ of Microsoft Windows licenses if we move everyone to Linux.
  • On the negative side, the lack of online collaboration and browser support may be an issue when you use clouds like Box, Workboard etc.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

LibreOffice

  • A lot of ROI because their license price, 100% of return.
  • Sometimes we lose time finding how to do things, lowering a little bit of productivity.
  • We need to spend on training for employees because most people only know how to use Microsoft Office
Miguel Useche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache OpenOffice

General

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

LibreOffice

General

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

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