Google Sheets - A stripped down collaborative Excel
August 12, 2021

Google Sheets - A stripped down collaborative Excel

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Google Sheets

We use Google Sheets to facilitate our work activities across multiple platforms and different teams. All departments use it to track larger projects and help to keep people on track on tasks. Since we are all working remotely it allows for multiple people to be working on and editing a document at the same time instead of needed to figure out who needs to make changes next.
  • Remote document access from anywhere in the world
  • Collaborative document editing
  • Logging history of changes so you can know who made edits
  • It does not have the same functionality as Excel does when it comes to formulas and more technical aspects
  • I do not like the way you need to export the sheet to save it locally - it makes it difficult to then add back the changes to the shared sheet
  • I cannot get shortcut keys to work while using Sheets which should be an easy fix
  • Since the product is free there is nothing but positive ROI for the organization
  • It has helped us to increase our overall. productivity
  • Sheets helped to unlock unknown productivity from team members
I think that Sheets has much better collaborative features that work well across teams and on documents that need to be shared. However, it is lacking some of the more robust and important features that Excel offers its users. I would almost say that Sheets is a stripped-down mobile Excel.

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Google Sheets is great for when you are going to be working with multiple people on the same sheet, need people to be able to see your progress on a given sheet, or when you are using it for project management situations to keep people on track or assign tasks. I would say it is less well suited if you are going to be working on a solo project or especially if you are going to be using advanced formulas.