Microsoft Office 2016 Reviews

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Scott Herring | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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Andrew Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Ricardo G Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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There are hundreds of scenarios that Office 2016 would be well suited, but I want to emphasize one least seen from senior management. It is the VBA automation done by IT professionals, not by Power Users.
Office 2016 allows a fast track to automate many business processes that are small enough to grant resources from the IT Portfolio management guys, but big enough to significantly impact staff members. For example, generate repetitive Excel summary reports, where there is plenty of copy and paste plus reformatting, and new dates and new products. Then, copy the results to PowerPoint or Word and more. If you sit down with the IT folks and let them know that the cost of this project only includes labor, no new licenses, no new servers, no new network components, no new security checklists, they may give you resources to do it.
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Michael Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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Jesse White | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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Naveen Gabrani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Stéfano Bellote | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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Pamela Dalton | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 10, 2019

MS Office for EVERY office

Score 9 out of 10
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This program is well suited for every office environment, large and small. There are numerous sub-programs that are necessary for most business departments and can be easily utilized with minimal skill. For highly defined presentations, reports or documents, the end-user would likely need greater training as some of the functions and modules are quite challenging and the online help menu is rather unaccommodating.
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Robbie Speers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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Lynn DeLaurentis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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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Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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If you have literally anything to write at all for your company, Microsoft Office is the way too! Every single piece of software is fantastic. There is not a company out there that should not own the Microsoft Office Suite because it is great for pretty much any scenario: writing documents, doing presentations, making marketing materials, and even sending emails.
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George Bynum | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Tables work in Word. Everything else does too, although with much more effort than with earlier versions. It required an internet connection which makes it useless for 2 of my systems. Excel is Excel. I've used spreadsheets since VisiCalc and SuperCalc. Excel has more features, sophisticated math and plotting, which are useful. 2016 made it harder to use.
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Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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If you need a full-featured office suite, then I think that Microsoft Office 2016 is the best offering out there. However, it's not inexpensive, so, for folks who generally only use the basic features, getting a less expensive, or even free, option might make more sense. The cost is the main reason why I gave it an NPS of 8, instead of 9 or 10.
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Jeanette Gass | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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MS Office is well-suited for virtually any business environment. The variety of programs and tools available is outstanding and there are no other platforms like this one. Google docs are the closest comparison, but there aren't nearly as many programs available and the formatting doesn't always match. The reverse compatibility for previous versions is also invaluable.
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Cameron Steele | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The most important documents for your business are generated through Office 2016. From memos to press releases, you have the tools that you need to address the day-to-day activity of your business. However, I do not feel that Office has truly been improved upon in the last 7-9 years. Perhaps adding a graphic design or photo-editing software with more advanced capabilities would make it fit in with its users in a more significant way.
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Jerome Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Works well with previous Office document versions but it could be overkill if your users only utilize one of the three apps. Due to the cost and licensing, we only deploy Office 2016 upon request of the user. Otherwise, they use Google Sheets, Docs & Slides.
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Lochan Kalicharan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Typically sharing word and excel documents that need to be edited on the fly has been a very useful feature for us. It allows these changes to be made in real time so other users can see and make changes of their own. EndNote integration with word is also a largely used feature which is very handy.
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Özgür Erkek, MSc, PRINCE2® | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The main reasons we are using MS Office products are: it has very common usage in the market; therefore it increases work efficiency with internal and external customers. Secondly, the efficiency and robustness of the products cause users to face fewer issues. Thirdly, good support from Microsoft when you need it. Additionally, regularly released updates make the security high. Lastly, a variety of products in one Office family meets your needs.
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Niladri Chatterjee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Office 2016 resolves most of the basic needs.

  • If you're a content curator Word is great for you. But for serious writers it creates distractions. Also, proofreading is not up to the mark.
  • If you work in the corporate sector, PowerPoint is kind of a must need for your presentations.
  • Excel can help you create numeric reports, graphs or solve basic accounting issues. It can also help you manage basic ERP if you work in a small business or play around small numbers. But for big numbers, you have to switch to a better option as it all gets pretty messy and unmanageable.
  • The outlook is a good email client. But if your PC is low end, it might lag a bit.
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Amy Sternin | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 13, 2019

Office 2016 Is Just Fine

Score 9 out of 10
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Office 2016 is necassary for collaboration and being consistent with files used by other companies, which would typically be from Office. The only scenerio i see where it would be less appropriate would be for a very small, 1 or 2 person business, or an individual that does not need to share files or collaborate.
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Wesley Renton | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 13, 2019

Couldn't do without it!

Score 8 out of 10
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Well Suited:
  • Getting students to either create a Word document (poster/letter/piece of writing/etc) is very easy using Word - knowing the basics can be taught very quickly.
  • Students are also able to quickly and easily grasp how to create their own slideshows to assist with presentations or orals.
  • Publisher is a tool that takes a little longer to grasp, but you are able to create amazing documents using it.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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You can do it all in Microsoft Excel, like for example project management, however it will always lack features that software made specifically for project management have. However, in Office you can do a lot of the tasks and most of the people know how to use it (or can be teached) so it's always great for a starting point.
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About Microsoft Office 2016

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.
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