Office is the best tool for any business.
April 02, 2018

Office is the best tool for any business.

Manuel Aguilar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Office is used all across the organization in every department. Human resources uses Excel to create databases of personnel of the company and of resumes received; Word to write memorandums and notifications and Powerpoint to present indicators to the CEO. In engineering, we use Excel mostly for macro programming, automation of processes, and for mathematical calculations since it comes with several preprogrammed functions. We also use Microsoft Word to create documents for our clients and Powerpoint for visual representations.
  • Microsoft Excel is an excellent tool with all its pre-programmed tools and functions.
  • Microsoft Words allows to create documents easily and it's the go-to tool for technical writing in engineering.
  • Microsoft Powerpoint is really easy to master and creates excellent presentations, and since almost everybody uses Office all the presentations can be displayed at almost every computer.
  • The ability to activate the developer option in almost all of Microsoft Office programs allows us to automate several of the tasks needed to do on a regular basis.
  • The programs are really compatible. For example, creating different documents with Word by using Excel databases is really easy and consumes almost no time at all.
  • When automating processes with Microsoft Excel it sometimes need lots of processing power. If it was made somewhat lighter and the iterations faster it would be great.
  • Powerpoint presentations can be a little bit rigid and the transitions could be smoother.
  • Microsoft Word sometimes feels a little bit clunky, especially when working with titles and page breaks.
  • Almost all of the products required by our clients consist of Excel databases or programs, Word documents or Powerpoint presentations so it has allowed us to make great revenue.
  • The fact that Office includes so many useful programs makes buying lots of software not needed. One could start a business just by having Microsoft Office.
In spite of the small limitations I mention, Microsoft Office is the best tool for any business. Microsoft Excel alone works as a swiss army knife. It has so many options and functions that can make a simple spreadsheet work wonders. I can't seem to find any scenarios where it's less appropriate. Working as a developer with Excel is just great and having the ability to automate tedious repetitive work easily is the best.