This is the gold standard for a reason, and it's affordable; why would you choose anything else?
November 04, 2021

This is the gold standard for a reason, and it's affordable; why would you choose anything else?

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Microsoft Office (Installed)

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

MS Office 365 is simply the gold standard for office productivity. As a team we routinely use nearly all the different software packages to perform daily functions such as word processing, spreadsheet activities and presentation development. The ease of use and integration between all users, both internally and externally, is second to none.
  • Word processing, spreadsheets and presentation development
  • Integration with email / Outlook and simple mail merge functions
  • OneDrive integration and sharing of files
  • OneDrive is actually a double-edged sword: it's good, but we encounter access issues more often than we'd like.
  • It also includes access to the online versions of Word, Excel, etc.. I wish the functionality of the online versions was exactly the same as the desktop version.
  • Formatting sometimes gets wonky when moving a file from online to offline or vice versa.
  • The ability to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Keeping our teams connected via Outlook (email) and calendars
  • Exceptional flexibility to work across teams, clients and third parties
  • Maximum productivity having everyone on the same platform with the best software
  • The knowledge that a necessary element of doing business is at our fingertips
  • The ubiquity of MS Office software means little to no learning curve
Microsoft set the standard by creating the suite of software that's included in MS 365. The software totally ubiquitous, with everyone from entry-level employees to seasoned executives being familiar with how it all works. It's also the gold standard worldwide, which means that no matter who we're doing business with anywhere in the world, they generally don't have a problem accessing or sharing files that just work. Competitors all appear to be copying the functionality of Microsoft's software, which means they're essentially just also-ran options. With the price point being so accessible, it also doesn't make sense to choose anything else.

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Again, MS Office 365 is just the gold standard. Nearly everyone is familiar with it, nearly everyone knows how to use it, and nearly everyone has compatible software that makes things really, really easy to share without issue. We don't use some of the tools such as Access and OneNote, but for word processing, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, there's just no match.