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Microsoft Excel

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What is Microsoft Excel?

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application available as part of Microsoft 365 (Office 365), or standalone, in cloud-based and on-premise editions.

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Pricing

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Excel with Microsoft 365

$6.99

Cloud
per month

Excel for 1 PC or Mac

$139.99

On Premise
perpetual license

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.microsoft.com/en…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $6.99 per month
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Product Demos

Barcode Add-In for Microsoft Excel

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Excel 2016 - MOS Certification Exam - Microsoft Office Specialist Test - Core Testing Practice in MS

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Product Details

What is Microsoft Excel?

Microsoft Excel Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application available as part of Microsoft 365 (Office 365), or standalone, in cloud-based and on-premise editions.

Microsoft Excel starts at $6.99.

The most common users of Microsoft Excel are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Akshay Dashora | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Solving complex calculations
  • Project Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Financial planning
  • Reporting
  • Ease of use of some formulas such as Vlookup
  • Macros functionality can be made easy for use
  • Better collaboration for large teams and team-member identifier
Brijesh Jaiswal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Financial reports with functions
  • Visual charts
  • Scenario based forecasting
  • Financial models
  • Risk of losing original data when used same files by a group. Not suitable when changes are made in files as it becomes difficult to keep track of different versions of truth.
  • Even though Microsoft Excel produces great charts that are visually appealing, but limited features that can involve an user as he or she makes changes playing with numbers. I mean there are other tools like Tableau and Cognos Analytics needed to address such deficits of Microsoft Excel.
Josh Dempsey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Formulas are easy to learn / apply
  • Data is visualized easily
  • Data is sorted / organised easily
  • There are a lot of updates in most recent versions which take time to apply
  • Formulas change throughout different versions which can be challenging to apply
  • The layout of the ribbons changes quite a lot too which is challenging
Rahul Badgujar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Financial Modeling for forecasting the balance sheets and income sheets of companies.
  • Valuations to value a company after 3-5 years.
  • Data Analytic and doing comparative analysis .
  • Data Visualization.
  • Excel offers collaboration features that allow multiple users to work on the same spreadsheet, but managing changes made by different users can be challenging. Excel could improve its features by offering more granular control, better tracking of changes, and more robust conflict resolution tools.
  • Itcan be a barrier to productivity when importing and exporting data from other applications or file formats. To improve its features, it should offer better support for standard file formats and more robust error handling and reporting tools.
  • Excel can be challenging for finance students and working professionals, but it can be improved by offering more robust tutorials, better documentation, and more user communities and support forums.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Flexibility in usage
  • Data analysis capabilities
  • Storage of information and data
  • Presentation of information and data
  • Universal application
  • Depth in capabilities
  • Larger learning curve required to maximise function
  • Can impact hardware performance depending on quantum of data
Mohamed Adil Shaikh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Analysis
  • Automation
  • Data Handling
  • Pivot Charts Should be improved
  • Conditional formatting should be optimized (should not use large space)
  • VBA should have a proper code editor inbuilt
  • Should have options to work for large datasets
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Capable ro analyse large data.
  • Interactive dashboard is best way ro summarise data.
  • Easy to creat chart and graphs.
  • Plenty of functions and farmulas available to filter, Sort and calculate data.
  • Looking forward to see as database.
  • Pictures need to be perfectly resize with cell.
  • Collaborative working.
Shehroz Akram | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Excel is the leading tool for data entry system.
  • It is used to prepare the summaries of huge data.
  • It makes easier to perform analysis by using its built in options such as pivot table.
  • First of all, there should be direction or navigation available to use the tools for the basic users.
  • Some tutorials or user guides maybe create values that can provide ease to the users.
  • There maybe some more criteria included to recover the lost files of excel.
Gary Ceder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It is very good at embedded formulas and tying cells to one another
  • It allows me to compare deals terms on a side-by-side basis and talk my clients through it easily.
  • It is very helpful as well in terms of allowing me to filter/sort results in many different ways depending on what specific information I am most interested in prioritizing.
  • Ease of access to more/better on how to develop some formulas would be appreciated. I often feel as if I am left to my own devices to figured it out myself.
  • The visual interface is not particularly exciting or engaging at all.
  • It was be great to have more options to save the file in additional formats, where applicable.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • presentation of record-entries are also enhanced and improved readability with the help of different styling , fonts , colour-coding, etc
  • there are many shortcuts for everything in Microsoft Excel but user doesn't know all of them and if he still does know them then it's hard to remember all of them because they are quite in huge number, so something should be done for this
  • there should be a tutorial or guide for new users of every feature Microsoft Excel possesses
  • autosave feature should never be off, if a user want it to be off then he should be manually able to do it
  • Microsoft Excel application is very big in size and takes a huge amount of disc space and RAM in computers, hence a Microsoft Excel Lite version should be introduced so that the people who don't have that much space in their system can use the lite version of it
  • Microsoft Excel mobile application working is not smooth yet , it is very hectic for those people who don't have PC or don't have accessibility to computers at that time and want to get their work done.
Angel Monjarás | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It's compatible. I use Excel for Mac without issues sending and receiving workbooks to and from others.
  • It's intuitive. The interface is as clean as it can be for all its functionality.
  • Pivot tables: When needed, they are fast and easy to create.
  • Formula help is a little hard to understand.
  • Help search could be improved. It sometimes tries to search all over the internet instead of just in Excel.
  • It can be confusing to have two ways to find data: Via the menu (Edit - Find) and the upper right magnifying glass symbol. They have different functionality, too.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Financial/Accounting/Mathematics Calculation and Usage.
  • Dashboards/Data Analysis/Information Reporting and Presentation.
  • Project Management/Leadership Usage and Application.
  • Adding more advanced and scalable programming features like Macros & APIs.
  • Providing better themes, Interfaces, and User Experience.
  • Supporting more languages especially Arabic and others.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Formulas
  • Pivot Tables
  • Subtotals
  • Sorting and Filtering
  • Sort feature does not work if there are blank rows; very frustrating
  • Sometimes pivot tables don't update with refresh; have to delete the entire table and redo.
Kristen Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Adding sums with their formulas
  • Can design for various visual types on your team to understand what's going on
  • Easy to share with others on your team
  • Specific formulas are hard for the program to understand when doing equations
  • Dealing with negative numbers can be quite difficult when cells are interacting with each other
  • Moving cells is not as easy to do manually; keyboard shortcuts makes it easier
C.Eng (India) Kumar Bhanushali | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Invoicing of the Services and Supply
  • Managing and Creating Data in Easier Way
  • Reconciling the Costs efficiently
  • Time Tracking of the Laborers
  • Help guides required in the video formats with the written formats.
  • Easy to write different modules for the beginners who don't knows the VBA.
  • Linking of other MS Office file formats within the MS Excel sheets.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Conditional formatting of cells using regular rules.
  • Filtering of cells.
  • Quickly summarizing data.
  • Calling data from other spreadsheets into formulas.
  • Counting conditionally formatted cells (e.g., you have 5 green cells, 10 red ones, and 3 orange ones in a row).
  • Merging cells in a table; I have to remove the table first and then re-add the table to merge cells together.
  • Offering more preset colour categories for formatting graphs.
  • Built-in functions to run ANOVAs, Multiple Linear Regression, Factor Analysis, etc.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Pivot Tables/Charts & Slicer
  • Sparklines
  • Charts - new types are added occasionally
  • Easy to open, navigate and start building spreadsheet
  • Familiarity as part of Microsoft Office - everyone knows it
  • Reviews. Other than adding Notes or Comments, you cannot see what someone changed (like Word) unless you manually "redline" the cells
  • Training - there are many features to Excel that most people are not aware of
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