Office 2016 is a must have tool for business professionals
Updated December 06, 2023

Office 2016 is a must have tool for business professionals

Andrew Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Office 2016

We use Office 2016 mainly for Outlook 2016, Excel, and Word 2016. We have an in-house exchange server and the best email client for connecting to an exchange server is Outlook 2016, it has the calendar features and schedule that makes life a lot easier. Also our ERP system exports to Excel quickly and easily, and its the easiest platform for my users to clean out a report for sharing with our clients, it's easy enough that I can teach any user how to use it in under an hour.


  • Connects to an Exchange 2016 server seamlessly.
  • Opens exported reports in either Excel format or CSV format.
  • Gives users access to PowerPoint for making presentations easily.


  • Office 2016 professional edition can be priced for a single user license, it would be nice to see a drop in the pricing.
  • Office 2016 home edition is a better price but does not include outlook 2016, so it is not a good fit for the workplace environments.
  • Office 2016 can run slowly on older systems, so you need to make sure you have a machine that is 4 years old or less for it to run smoothly.
  • Office 2016 has had a positive ROI for us with our executive team members because they are able to sync their phones with their email and read their emails when away and then are able to come into the office and see their emails in outlook 2016 and all of their remote email statuses has synced back to Outlook, saving them time in not having to reread emails anymore or figure out what email they left off on.
  • Office 2016 has had a negative impact on our ROI because of the high price of the software, it is not as good an investment for our lower-level employees who do not use it very often. We have decided to move our lower level users over to a free solution to replace Office 2016 instead.
  • Office 2016 has had a positive ROI with our users who receive emailed reports from our clients, and are able to open them right away without any help because of the compatibility of office with so many different file types, we dont have to have the IT help them open files or download new progams, saving our IT's time as well.
Office is by far the most compatible of all the options we looked at and it integrates with Exchange email servers really well, so its an easy choice for us.
Microsoft Office has a very good online support presence from its user base and they also have lots of support options available from Microsoft to help you solve any issues you are having. They also publish updates and bug fixes to their product almost weekly, so there are always changes and improvements happening.

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Office 2016 is best suited for a business environment where users have either an exchange server or connect to a cloud email service and need to work on excel reports or word documents with others.

Office 2016 is not as well suited for home users where there are several free options available like Google Sheets and Google Docs that can do a lot of the same functionality as office 2016 and the cost is free.


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