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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Office 2016

I think that Microsoft Office 2016 really is best in class when it comes to needing an office suite but if I was being asked to make a recommendation for a user, I would lean heavily towards Office, but would also take into account the person's needs and budget as well. There are some use cases where it is just not necessary to have a full-scale product.
Scott Herring | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Office 365

I strongly recommend Microsoft Office 365, for those companies that are starters or if they're looking for a collaborative Microsoft Suite to reduce deployment times, and stressful management, Office 365 can allow you to run your mail accounts, shared cloud Files and, IM communication, track down the usage of information and leverage the process of delivering to your teams the development of company process. Remember is a great tool if you got a decent Internet Service Provider, if not you'll need another on premise solution to avoid sync issues or data disruptions.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Microsoft Office 2016

  • Consistent functionality across the several Office components. This consistency is a great advantage for adoptions of other unused Office components. For example, if you want to publish a book that you have done with Word, you don't need to relearn new menu positions, new file-related actions, new reviewing procedures, etc.
  • Functionality extensions with Add-ins. This has always been a nameplate for Microsoft and Office keeps its tradition. I remember the renowned Bill Gates phrase when Visual Basic has been presented to him, he said: "Make it extensible". So, for example, I use Grammarly to improve my translations and there are thousands of Add-ins that you can purchase to increase your productivity.
  • Continuous improvement of online Office 365 allows for comprehensive usage from any platform, like Apple or Android tablets, Mac or Windows, cell phones and more. Every day and regular user's functions are there. And if you need extensive reviewing capabilities or programming, you can always rely on the desktop version.
  • Spelling and translate for multiple languages are now included in the online version. I should indeed rely more on the online version.
Ricardo G Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Office 365

  • It opens and edits the vast majority of file formats given to us for our education.
  • It's widely used and relatively easy to learn if you've never been exposed to it before.
  • The additional web accessibility is handy for getting some cloud-based documents and emails while away from my computer.
Tom Pentzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Office 2016

  • Office 2016 professional edition can be priced for a single user license, it would be nice to see a drop in the pricing.
  • Office 2016 home edition is a better price but does not include outlook 2016, so it is not a good fit for the workplace environments.
  • Office 2016 can run slowly on older systems, so you need to make sure you have a machine that is 4 years old or less for it to run smoothly.
Andrew Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Office 365

  • I use process flowcharts frequently as a consultant. I have not found a useful Microsoft app to provide this capability that helps produce a professional result. Smart Art is quite limited.
  • Screen capture is limited with tools such as "Snip". I'm forced to use third-party tools such as SnagIt. I use image capture every day to create training materials and reports.
  • Creating documents with an Index and reference paragraphs I find difficult to use.
David DJ Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Office 2016 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We believe that office 2016 offers the best value when it comes to features included out of the box. The software is used in its entirety by our organization and is easily supported by our staff of IT technicians. Users find this software to be easy to learn and easy to use with minimal learning curve.
Lochan Kalicharan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 8.2
Based on 2 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

Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Office 2016 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Its a solid program that has withstood the test of time and it continues to be the industry standard.
Jerome Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 8.3
Based on 3 answers
Because in spite of allowing so many opportunities and possibilities, this same cause that there is a conflict at the time of manipulating more advanced or specialized options.
Luis Garcia Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Office 2016 7.8
Based on 46 answers
Microsoft support is very good, big corporation has people for everything. You can find a lot of solutions to problems and helpful tutorials, as well as ready to be copied macros and functions made by communities around the world. Very big user base means there aren't situations that someone else didn't have already
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 7.7
Based on 54 answers
8 because sometimes you do need to wait for a callback or help.But they are a huge company and I can't expect to have someone at our beck and call the very few times i've needed immediate support.They're always friendly and try hard. Feel like they really want you to be satisfied.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Office 2016

I have always used MS Office products due to the reliability and ease of use. I feel this is the best program for office use regardless of the size or skill level of the employees. There are educational opportunities for mastery of each program, but for the typical novice, they are easy to use for basic needs
Pamela Dalton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is the industry standard, so much easier to use in the business world. It is more robust than the competition and is a mature product. GSuite may have an edge in user experience on smaller mobile devices, but that is changing. Personally, Guite's email interface and functionality are much better than the one in Microsoft Office 365. The concept of putting things in folders is a bit outdated, and the searchability in GSuite is superior.
Tom Wondra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Office 2016

  • Alternatives often had me wasting time looking for solutions or learning things again. Office minimizes wasted time.
  • Subscription model means Office is always updated, so I don't have to shop for software packages every year or every version.
  • Universal compatibility had eliminated previous problems I had with clients' documents and presentations.
  • Great community and tech support for when I can't figure things out on my own.
Benjamin E. Jerew | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Office 365

  • Gaining features such as cloud-hosted emails has had a dramatically positive impact, allowing us to reference email no matter where we are.
  • As we use more cloud-sharing features, we're running into less version conflicts and "read only" prompts when someone has a document open.
  • Overall, it's continued to make us more efficient.
Chris Cromer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Office 2016

General

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

Microsoft Office 365

General

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

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