Helpful Data Analysis Tools
Updated July 23, 2021

Helpful Data Analysis Tools

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Microsoft Office (Installed)

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

In the finance department, I mainly use Excel in the Microsoft 365 [(formerly Office 365)] package. Its data functions and features are particularly helpful. We have to allocate payroll expenses across numerous departments, grants, and programs, and Excel allows me to efficiently reformat data from our payroll system for monthly analysis. I also find the mail merge in Word helpful when we have to send out sometimes hundreds of letters at once.
  • Helpful data analysis tools
  • Easy to use with proper experience
  • Excel more powerful than Google Sheets
  • Not as intuitive/user friendly as Google Sheets, Docs, etc.
  • Data analytics (Excel)
  • Mail merge (Word)
  • Helps make our payroll allocation process more efficient
We use both Microsoft 365 [(formerly Office 365)] and Google Drive. I use Google more frequently, but opt for Microsoft when I need to use more advanced tools.

Do you think Microsoft 365 delivers good value for the price?


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Did Microsoft 365 live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Microsoft 365 go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Microsoft 365 again?


Microsoft [365 (formerly Office 365)] is well suited for organizations or individuals who require more advanced data analysis tools than Google Sheets, Docs, etc. offers. For those requiring less advanced data functions and features, Google is a better alternative.