Microsoft Excel Boosts My Productivity and Efficiency in a Seamless Way
June 08, 2022

Microsoft Excel Boosts My Productivity and Efficiency in a Seamless Way

Gary Ceder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Excel

I use Mircosoft Excel for several reasons. In no particular order: Market & prospective client research, deal support & analysis, networking & outreaching efforts. I've found it helpful in my new lead generation/business development efforts, as well in educating my clients on how to make more well-informed financial decisions. The ability to display side-by-side comparisons, for example, on a summary page, as well as show incredible details with respect to deal terms on subsequent pages (if the client is interested) are both very helpful to my business as a tenant-rep office leasing broker.
  • It is very good at embedded formulas and tying cells to one another
  • It allows me to compare deals terms on a side-by-side basis and talk my clients through it easily.
  • It is very helpful as well in terms of allowing me to filter/sort results in many different ways depending on what specific information I am most interested in prioritizing.
  • Ease of access to more/better on how to develop some formulas would be appreciated. I often feel as if I am left to my own devices to figured it out myself.
  • The visual interface is not particularly exciting or engaging at all.
  • It was be great to have more options to save the file in additional formats, where applicable.
  • It helps to me gather my thoughts, organize my research, and most importantly prioritize information in an easy to digest manner depending on what I am most interested to see at that time.
  • It helps me quite a bit to talk my clients through the financial implications of various office leasing transactions under consideration and coach them in a way that is very unbiased and fact-driven which I like.
  • It helps me to be more thoughtful as well when thinking about the various different situations in which I use Excel. And because it ultimately results in my clients getting comfortable ultimately pulling the trigger on a given deal, it directly leads to more commission in my pocket which I love!
PowerPoint is excellent for displaying information in a far more visually engaging, relatable manner. However, where it is lacking is the ability to get to that point in analyzing competing deal information, building formulas around it, things of that nature.

Apple has its own competing product called Numbers. I find the interface a tad more visually appealing than Excel but not nearly as good from a functionality standpoint both when looking to develop new clients for my real estate business and in the support of my existing clients. That is why I am loyal to Excel.

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

Not sure

Are you happy with Microsoft Excel's feature set?


Did Microsoft Excel live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Microsoft Excel go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Microsoft Excel again?


It's very good for list creation as part of my new lead generation/new client business development and research efforts. It's also very good as comparison financial implications of a given deal or deals in as much or as little detail as I'd like to show. Where Excel is less appropriate or relevant is in anything that involves presenting information in any sort of engaging manner. The visual interface is simply very 'vanilla' and blah.