Apache OpenOffice vs. Miro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache OpenOffice
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Apache OpenOffice is a free open source office suite that includes six applications: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (diagramming and graphics), Base (database), and Math (formulas).N/A
Miro
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Miro provides a visual workspace for innovation that enables distributed teams of any size to dream, design, and build the future together. Today, Miro counts more than 60 million users in 200,000 organizations who use Miro to improve product development collaboration, to speed up time to market, and to make sure that new products and services deliver on customer needs.
$8
per month per user
Pricing
Apache OpenOfficeMiro
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
1. Free - To discover what Miro can do. Always free
$0
2. Starter - Unlimited and private boards with essential features
$8
per month per user
3. Business - Scales collaboration with advanced features and security
$16
per month per user
4. Enterprise - For work across the entire organization, with support, security and control, to scale
contact sales
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache OpenOfficeMiro
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Apache OpenOfficeMiro
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Apache OpenOfficeMiro
Small Businesses
Google Workspace
Google Workspace
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Google Workspace
Google Workspace
Score 9.0 out of 10
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Score 8.8 out of 10
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite
Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache OpenOfficeMiro
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(19 ratings)
9.0
(4360 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(96 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(66 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(7 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(2 ratings)
6.5
(26 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(3241 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3573 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache OpenOfficeMiro
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
In my opinion, Apache OpenOffice is best suited for writing, editing and proofreading texts in any language. You can also download additional language packages that really take up little space in your PC's storage. Of course, Apache OpenOffice is comprehensive of spreadsheet-/drawing-/database-related softwares and so on, but I primarily use it for writing and editing my own texts. I don't see any scenarios where it is less appropriate, at least so far.
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Miro
The ability to communicate and collaborate on an endless board in real-time is the best case for usage as opposed to alternative async methods or meetings, which still need note-taking or summaries. Adding notes to items on the board has assisted in discussion preparation. This is seamless and allows joining the convo to review current standings at any point.
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Pros
Apache
  • The number one strength of OpenOffice is the flexibility it gives. We can open any file type, save any file type - it's pretty much invincible. Even if we're going to work on this in a different program, just being able to open some of these ancient files that we get from local city governments is a huge win for us.
  • It's also administrator friendly - I'll use it a lot on the road because the licensing is so much easier to deal with than trying to check out a license from a server or make sure that everybody has internet connectivity.
  • It just looks pretty! It's legitimately a quality product, the layout looks good, it's not nearly as pushy as "other suites," and for the money it's the best!
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Miro
  • Adding comments
  • Copying and moving comments form one section to the other
  • Adding Frames , objects, spreadsheet on the spot, as needed
  • The possibility to cover (hide) some parts of the board so the participants can concentrate on one at a time
  • The possibility to lock to parts to protect the design
  • The templates are amazing
  • The ability to change the colour of the comments, objects as you wish and as needed
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Cons
Apache
  • 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.
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Miro
  • Ability to export into other graphing formats. If it could export into cipher or JSON graph, I would love this tool more than any others.
  • I really need the ability to graph something and convert it to machine language. Currently, we have to use yED, which does graphml and ETL this to JSON. I don’t really like graphml tool and wish this could be done in Miro.
  • I would also love to import machine languages like cipher, XML, and JSON into Miro. Using API would be even better.
  • I think there’s an opportunity for better integration into backend systems that Miro is not trying to leverage.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
It is a cheap alternative; however, with Microsoft 365 licenses also dropping significantly, we might opt to go in that direction to maintain uniformity.
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Miro
There is no other tool like Miro for process Mapping in particular. I've tried PowerPoint, Word, and other programs, but when collaborating virtually on how to improve a process, Miro has all of the tools and more to enable successful mapping. The colors, different types of shapes and text books, along with the ability to integrate different documents and other functionality, make it ideal for this purpose. In a virtual world, it's a must-have.
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Usability
Apache
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.
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Miro
It's pretty easy to use. My gripes are with some small idiosyncrasies with selection behavior with objects and editing text. When I move an object, it automatically de-selects it when I am not done with it. I have to click to select again. Text control is challenging and could be improved. It could use a little more styling capability. It's also weird that it behaves differently in a shape then when using the text tool.
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Reliability and Availability
Apache
No answers on this topic
Miro
I only give a 9/10 because of the speed at which it loads. I have never experienced issues with Miro logging me out early, or some other technical issue causing the program to crash, or even it just loading in perpetuity without ever actually coming up (unlike other programs such as SFDC). It take a minute for all of my boards to come up after I click on it in my favorites, but besides that, it's all good.
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Performance
Apache
No answers on this topic
Miro
I took the loading quickly to be related to availability which I commented on before, so ditto with those comment on load time here. Although to reemphasize, Miro doesn't crash or just refuse to load like some other programs. The weak point of Miro for me is integration of files like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint (especially the later two). When you embed these, it gets slow, and complicated to bring them up while you're in the application.
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Support Rating
Apache
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.
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Miro
The support staff at Miro are fantastic. Whenever I have had an issue, they have been timely and helpful with their response. They are also very knowledgeable and go out of their way to not only help, but offer proactive training sessions on different topics and new functionality so everyone can try it out.
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In-Person Training
Apache
No answers on this topic
Miro
Not applicable as never had in person training
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Online Training
Apache
No answers on this topic
Miro
Superb. very well explained videos. Really helps get the knowledge up on the product. The slides are divided into the topics of usage. I have enjoyed following and implementing all of these slides. The videos are well explained and it is easy to follow. There are tutorials that you can take yourself later. It would be nice however if more training modules were added.
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Implementation Rating
Apache
We found that it is possible to use Open Office to accomplish everything we need. Some tasks required searching for steps on Google.
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Miro
The team used Miro overnight, because we started gradually with projects that lent themselves to it... we were looking for a platform to enable us to think and visually take our thoughts further with customers and internally. However, there's still a learning curve to develop... although all users, no matter how novice, can manage... but to really feel effective with the tool, you have to use it
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Apache OpenOffice is less intense on our computer systems and saves us a ton of financial resources. Since our document creation and editing needs are typical of a small business and not very complex, Apache OpenOffice is sufficient for us. We think that almost any smaller to medium sized business would feel the same way if they don't have a need to make or edit complex documents.
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Miro
Way more user-friendly and easier to use than Microsoft products for collaboration. Permissions are easier to set than on SharePoint, multiple people can work on the same document without version control issues that often plague our teams. I will create an entire landing board for each new project and upload related files and details so they are all easily accessed in one space.
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Scalability
Apache
No answers on this topic
Miro
Miro is great for scaling. In every department and subdivision across my entire organization, there is someone using it. From Sales to marketing, to manufacturing and operations; and even in legal and finance, there isn't a process or a department that is not using Miro, and if they aren't, they're missing out! Even at the highest to the lowest levels of the organization, it is essential for virtual collaboration.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • 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.
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Miro
  • It has helped me "not forget" opportunities within an account that I otherwise might have missed, so it has resulted in increased sales.
  • As I am working on an account, I also identify potential trouble areas so it helps me address early or avoid, preventing scrambling and possibly loss of actual or anticipated revenue.
  • It has definitely had a very positive ROI, and is well worth the money I spend. I couldn't contemplate life without Miro.
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