There is no better integrated, affordable productivity suite out there!
April 13, 2021

There is no better integrated, affordable productivity suite out there!

Austin Lin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Microsoft Office 365 (Cloud)

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

We use Microsoft 365 as our standard productivity and communication application for the whole organization. We use Outlook for email and Word, Powerpoint, and Excel as needed to prepare documents for winning new business and managing existing business. We use Teams for internal and external communications. And we use Planner as our internal project/task tracking tool.
  • Outlook is a great email application. We have the client tool for our laptops, but use the cloud version for mobile devices.
  • Teams is a great live, audio and document sharing tool.
  • SharePoint is a great collaboration, document management tool.
  • MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint allows us to document, share, and report information.
  • Planner is a great tool for simple small project or task tracking.
  • Planner definitely could have more features to compete against Asana, Monday, and Airtable
  • Teams could be a little more visually pleasing and have a simpler interface
  • Outlook client and OWA could have a more similar interface to make transitioning between the two and maintaining folders and information easier.
  • Planner for task and project management
  • Teams for audio and visual sharing and communication
  • Outlook for email
  • SharePoint for document repository and collaboration
  • One Drive for document back up and sharing.
  • MS 365 has had a positive ROI because it is available everywhere, all the time, and does not require any hardware, infrastructure requirements.
  • Also, it integrates all the core productivity tools required to run our business
  • It is ridiculously affordable given all the tools, applications, and functionality.
  • Included email support and continuous fixes and functionality release keeps everything up to date and continuously adds more value/functionality without more cost.
Basically, Planner is nowhere as good and has nowhere as much functionality as Airtable, but Planner is included with MS 365 and good enough for us with no additional cost. Dropbox is actually really good and integrates well with MS 365. We actually use both Dropbox and OneDrive, although personally, I think we could get rid of Dropbox and just use OneDrive.

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I really don't think there is any other solution that can beat MS 365. All the tools are integrated and maintained well at a ridiculously affordable price point. I've worked at much larger organizations (100,000) and it works well there too. Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and OneDrive integrated with the original Office Suite of Word, Excel, PPT, and Outlook is just really hard to beat. Personally, I would say impossible to beat at the price point offered by Microsoft.

Using Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

20 - HR, Sales, Marketing, Procurement, Accounting, Finance, etc.
1 - You don't need a technical resource to support MS 365 since it is super user-friendly and mostly intuitive and since MS provides the technical support. You can find most things through MS 365 knowledge base or just by searching on Google.
  • Outlook for email communication.
  • Teams for live audio and visual communication.
  • Word, Excel, and PPT for internal and external documentation, reporting, and presentations.
  • SharePoint for internal and external document management and document collaboration.
  • We use Teams and Planner for daily standups.
  • Probably use some of the power apps to automate some processes.
There's no better, affordable, easy to maintain and use productivity solution suite out there.