Most complete package in the market
November 09, 2021

Most complete package in the market

Javier Vasquez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Software Version

Microsoft Office (Installed)

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

My department (Revenue Management) is the one that uses Office 365 the most. I send a daily pickup report (measures how many reservations we got the day before) and a pricing report (measures overall company performace) on a weekly basis. Both of them are done in Excel. We created a dashboard that is interactive so management can navigate the various properties and unit types we have at different locations. It was created so that management can have a snapshot of their business at any point in time. It simplified our reporting and communication by a lot since they have access to my department's perfomance almost in real time. I also use excel for my price reseach tracker which I update on a weekly basis.
  • It has a lot of options in one package (word processing, data processing, presentations, etc).
  • OneDrive, its cloud service, is very practical if you are on the go and need to access files through the cloud.
  • Its value for money is tremendous.
  • Doesn't have the same functionality in macOS as it does in a windows PC.
  • Better performance on macOS.
  • Excel could be streamlined a little bit.
  • Excel, definitely. Simplifies my reporting.
  • Powerpoint, some departments prepare a lot of presentations for management.
  • Word, I do a lot of research on competitors and have to write down my findings.
  • I don't have any ROI numbers, but the best example I can provide is related to time. By connecting an SQL query to Excel, I am now able to update my most important reports in a matter of minutes. That update took me about a day before this because I had to manually download all data, copy/paste to excel, and then process.
While Sheets has a lot of the functionality that Excel provides, it does not provide the same experience. For example, pivot tables and charts are much more complicated to create and manipulate in Excel. Sheets is free, though, with a Google account, but I do believe that Excel offers a much complete package even though you have to pay for it. If you don't need SQL queries to be connected to Excel, then you might do just fine with Google Sheets.

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Overall, it's the best package out there. You get a lot of value compared to what it costs. If you're into writing a lot of text, Word has got you covered. If data processing is your thing, Excel is the best player out there. You can even connect to SQL and run queries directly from Excel. If you do a lot of presentations to clients, Powerpoint works great. OneNote is amazing for note-taking.