Best Productivity Tool
ANISUL ISLAM VHASHA | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 30, 2018

Best Productivity Tool

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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Office 2016 is a well known service. Almost every organization is using those applications that is provided by Microsoft Office. I also personally and organizationally use Microsoft Office products. Basically we are using Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point Software which are the main product/applications of Microsoft Office 2016. All the documents that are stored for future that are documented by Microsoft Word. In presentations and press meetings we are use Microsoft Power Point for making slides. Every department of my organization regularly uses Microsoft Office. Lastly I want to say that an organization is incomplete without Microsoft Office and it is most necessary for every company.
  • Microsoft Word: Best for composing and formatting any kinds of documents. There are so many advanced features in Microsoft word that's really helpful. Formatting - in general, easier on MS Word plus have a lot more options than other software (everything from table of contents, styling, cover pages, page numbering etc. are much more feature rich and capable than other software).
  • Microsoft Excel: I think this is the best software from Microsoft Office 2016. I love using MS Excel. I use it for very simple to very complex things, but it is not a database. This software contains multiple worksheets and this can link between in same file or other files. It can perform great calculations.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint : If you want to make a formal presentation, one of the best supportive tools you can use to create visuals for those attending is Microsoft PowerPoint. It can be found in Microsoft Office 2016 for both personal and business use.
  • There should be more purchase choices available for Microsoft Office 2016.
  • If new types of charts are updated into Microsoft Excel then it would be more helpful for its users.
  • Microsoft Outlook is a bit confusing to set up and use because of its numerous options.
  • Perhaps the biggest benefit that more recent versions of Office and the Office 365 platform usher in for business users has to do with how it embraces the cloud-based world in which we now live. Data created and stored online, Office is now accessible from any computer on the planet with an active Internet connection. This allows employees to be just as productive at home (or in an airport lounge, or in a local coffee shop) as they could be if they were sitting in front of a computer in their office.
  • Along the same lines, another massive benefit of Microsoft Office for business has to do with the way it allows its users to embrace mobile computing. As most of the modern day smartphones that millions of people carry around with them are literally more powerful than the shuttles that sent men to the moon in the 1960s, it makes sense that a solution would come along to allow them to leverage that power to their advantage. Microsoft Office lets users create documents from any device, anywhere, with no exceptions.
  • Modern day versions of Microsoft Office also unlock the power of collaboration at the business level. It offers a wide range of different tools that make it easy for multiple employees to all work on the same files from separate computers. Office 365 also includes calendaring, contacts, online meeting and other functionality designed to make it easier than ever to collaborate with people OUTSIDE a business as well. A business user and their own client can remotely collaborate on the same files at the same time, making it easier to meet demands and exceed expectations across the board.
  • If your business has a lot of data. To the point where it can become difficult to deal with and cope. Microsoft can take the burden off by helping to manage the security aspects. However, some businesses might not be comfortable with this as understandably, they’d want their data controlled by their own employees rather than surrendering it to an external company. Microsoft have strict safety and management regulations in place to help protect your information, as well as the security features. However, these regulations may interfere with your business’s daily activities (for example, preventing particular types of files from being imported). If that is the case, certain Office 365 plans, such as the Enterprise plan, allow you to control your own data.
Two of the largest and most popular business productivity apps out on the market today are Microsoft Office 2016 and G Suite (formerly named Google Apps). Both of these allows you to use the productivity tools in the cloud. With both being in such high demand, they’re neck and neck when it comes to features. While it’s a difficult decision to make for your company, why I choose Microsoft Office 2016 and how it is stacks up against them is given below.
Office 365 Business Essentials gives 1TB of storage to each user for $5/month with an annual commitment, whereas G Suite Basic gives only 30GB for the same price with only a monthly commitment. The main reasons why I choose Microsoft Office 2016 is, Microsoft applications are still used at an incredibly high rate on local computers. Also, the MS versions are much less basic than the G Suite applications.
Microsoft Office 2016 is well suited for Real-time co-authoring, simplified document sharing, capability to send large files using OneDrive and Skype integration. I don’t personally see any downside or disadvantage of Microsoft Office 2016, other than its high cost for a license. There are some small issues that are bothering me like data security, email archiving and eDiscovery, email quotas and limitations.