Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)

Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)

Score 8.5 out of 10
Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)

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What is Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)?

Microsoft Office 2016 is the familiar suite of Office products including applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. The Office 2016 package is a one-time purchase. The applications are not automatically updated;...
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Microsoft Office 2016 is the familiar suite of Office products including applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. The Office 2016 package is a one-time purchase. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you must purchase Office…

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What is Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)?

Microsoft Office 2016 is the familiar suite of Office products including applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. The Office 2016 package is a one-time purchase. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you must purchase Office again when the new version becomes available. The 2016 is no longer available for sale, and support is planned to end in 2020.

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Microsoft Office 2016 is the familiar suite of Office products including applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. The Office 2016 package is a one-time purchase. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you must purchase Office again when the new version becomes available. The 2016 is no longer available for sale, and support is planned to end in 2020.

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The most common users of Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued) are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Despite being discontinued, Office 2016 is still a viable option for those who want Microsoft Office, but don't want to pay monthly or yearly for a subscription to Office 365. We have both Office 2016 and 2019 and have found very minimal differences between the two.
Michael Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Office 2016 is well suited for companies and teams that frequently send documents, slide decks, and spreadsheets to each other and/or to their vendors. Some companies can make do with using the Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides), but it can get difficult to track the sharing of documents to maintain confidentiality with those. You can control the sharing/sending of documents through the Microsoft Office 2016 suite.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Office 2016 is really the best available office suite solution available when it comes to the Windows ecosystem. So all Windows users should be more than covered by it in almost any conceivable scenario. There is really no scenario where Office 2016 would not be the appropriate solution, unless of course one is looking for a free solution! But again, you get what you pay for!
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have always found Microsoft Office 2016 to be well suited for all of my professional and personal needs. It is very user-friendly and has maintained a consistent menu and display format from prior versions, making it easy to transition into newer, more updated versions when they become available.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I'd recommend [Microsoft] Office2016 for any business that has more than a couple of users, as the software is very scalable from just a small business to a large enterprise corporation. I don't know of any case where it might not be appropriate, as even home users and students use the software suite as well.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is quite suitable for daily work in almost any job. Although now there are more advanced tools, found online in the cloud, it is still a good option for daily work. I highly recommend it as it has always been a reliable tool. The problem would be the support since it is a tool that is discontinued.
Andrew Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Office 2016 is best suited for a business environment where users have either an exchange server or connect to a cloud email service and need to work on excel reports or word documents with others.

Office 2016 is not as well suited for home users where there are several free options available like Google Sheets and Google Docs that can do a lot of the same functionality as office 2016 and the cost is free.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The most well suited applications for our users regarding Microsoft Office 2016 is for more clerical and administrative work. Examples being documentations, reporting, and general office usage. There are several forms that companies and vendors use that require Microsoft Office applications.

Our more hands-on employees don't use these applications for their required duties for their job.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Office 2016 is well suited for companies/organizations that want the Office products, and either don't have a need to have a subscription-based product or don't want to pay the ongoing costs for a license subscription. It is less suited for organizations that want an Office product that will get the latest software updates/patches/feature upgrades, as Office 2016 is not geared for that. It is a one-time purchase, and for users to upgrade to the next version, they would have to buy a license for that.
Jacob Wall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Office 2016 is very well suited for an office where most work is done on desktop computers, and collaboration is done over shared drives or Sharepoint. If offers a full suite of office products that set the industry standard not only for the applications but also for file types, meaning you can count on anyone being able to open and use the files you use.

The suite would be less appropriate where more online collaboration is needed, with real-time collaborative editing of documents. An online office suite would likely be more suitable in that case. (I suspect people in their 20s may be more comfortable with this approach in any case.)
Jesse White | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The areas where Microsoft Office shines, at least within our organization, are word processing and spreadsheets. We use Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel on a regular basis for virtually all office tasks. Microsoft Word, in particular, is hands-down the best word processing software around, and we would never use anything else.
One area where Microsoft Office really needs to step up its innovation is with email management. We used Outlook for a long time, but have recently moved over to Canary Mail. The main problem is that we manage over a dozen email accounts for clients, and there is no way of looking at a unified inbox with some sort of color-coding or another unique identifier to easily see incoming mail. Like many creative-oriented companies, we use Macs exclusively, which means we are definitely missing out on substantial features that are only available on the PC version.
Naveen Gabrani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Office is the industry leader in document editing software. All the products are very powerful, and industry standard. The feature set of the products is very vast. Microsoft PowerPoint is well suited to make client presentations. Excel's formula editor is very powerful. The most popular office tool is Microsoft Word. It is suitable for making different type of documents across industries across different business sizes. Many other tools are able to read documents generated by Microsoft Office.

It is less suited for very simple documents. Cheaper/free alternatives are available, if your requirements are for very basic document development.
January 18, 2020

MS Office 2016 Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Office 2016 has some excellent points. The reporting and analysis capabilities, along with the ability to present the finding using PowerPoint are the areas best suited to my role.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Office 2016 has always allowed us to use Microsoft applications, and it can be used by everyone within the organization. It has provided us with all of the Microsoft applications and all users on Apple or Windows have been able to use it without any issues. The implementation of Microsoft Teams has allowed us to be able to use and incorporate a wider range of Microsoft products.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Office 2016 is well suited for a general office environment. It runs on Microsoft Windows and macOS operating systems, but it not available on Linux. It is lightweight and has a very friendly user interface. Sometimes the help sections can get unnecessarily intrusive. Lots of online templates can make work easier to get done. Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 allows free form slides.
Stéfano Bellote | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The whole suite of Microsoft Office 2016 is definitely a great all-around solution for your business, offering a wide range of tools for nearly every need you could encounter, from creating text documents, publications, data analysis, plotting graphs, making presentations, sharing files all through the organization, communicating with your colleagues and people outside the company, and even managing tasks and projects. Whatever you have to do, name it, MS Office can help you with that, and even though the cost is high it has continually improved itself in newer versions, incorporating functions that users expressed a need for. All of this puts Microsoft Office top-of-mind when thinking of office apps to recommend.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Currently, there are no alternatives that offer the same or even half of the level of productivity that MS Office 2016 does. It is by far the most used software for work-related tasks. There are some open source products that try to match MS Office but they have yet to gain any space in the corporate workplace.

MS Office is being used in the corporate world since 1995. It has almost 25 years of user base that have grown with time. It's an ideal product to manage modern-day work tasks such as email and appointment management, creating documents, managing data both in worksheet (MS Excel) and database (MS Access) environments. Its integration with cloud (One Drive) is also proving to be a big selling point for its users.

Although MS Office 2016 is an excellent product, it does lack significantly when it comes to syncing your work between a PC and a mobile device. Same issue comes when a worksheet or a document needs to be worked by multiple users at the same time. For such tasks some cloud services offer better alternatives.

Data visualisation using MS Excel is also very outdated when comparing with software which specialise in data science and visualisation.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) is well suited for creating documents. With Word, it is well suited to create professional-looking documents and proposals. Excel is great to create robust equations. Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) is less appropriate when creating documents that you want to collaborate on. In this instance, a user would have to save, share and then resave any additional changes made. Version control is challenging, time-consuming and inefficient.

Robbie Speers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
While not perfect, it's ideal for a big business. If you have a lot of users you can get a business/educational license and possibly get discounts. It works best for an Exchange server with 2FA turned on. If you plan to utilize OneDrive on Mac for Office 2016 there are still some bugs to be worked out but there are ways around them.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use excel to download and upload information into our HCM system. It is well suited for this, as it saves lots of data entry and excess work. We have numerous occasions where teammates in a location will have an earning or deduction that needs to be entered into our payroll system for taxability, and uploading an excel spreadsheet is an efficient way to do this.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Office is well suited when there are Word documents that need to be created and modified regularly as well as PowerPoint presentations and spreadsheets, especially when there is a desire to integrate these among each other. It also has good functionality in doing mail merges for documents and labels, a nice option when you need a 'form letter' or looking to mail to a large group.
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