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November 15, 2019

Makes us look good!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Office 2016

Lately, our organization uses Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides) more than Microsoft Office 2016. However, I have found that Microsoft Office has more capabilities than Google Suite, so I do use it still. It helps me create more professional documents. I also would rather use Microsoft Excel over Sheets for spreadsheets that are more advanced.
  • Enjoy how we can integrate different elements between applications (embed a spreadsheet into a Word document).
  • Formatting - many different options to create the look that we need.
  • Ease in creating a presentation - I appreciate all the different options for creating professional presentations such as embedding videos, customizing backgrounds, etc.
  • There is a cost for Microsoft Office 2016. As a non-profit, we use Google Suite for free, so not all of our staff use Microsoft Office 2016.
  • There is no real-time collaboration. Even if I create a document on word that will need collaboration, I upload it into Google Docs so that I can have real-time collaboration with others.
  • Formatting gets messed up when I upload it into Google Docs for collaboration. It would be nice if it is was more consistent formatting.
  • I have been able to produce professional-looking reports to share results with executives.
  • It has saved time as it is an intuitive program.
We haven't paid for similar programs, but we use Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides as an alternative and probably use Google more. We still chose though to use Microsoft Office 2016 as it is a program that is familiar, and Google Suite doesn't have all the same advanced capabilities.
I have never reached out for support for Microsoft Office 2016; however, I have searched for articles/tips online to help solve issues that I was facing with Microsoft Office 2016. I have always been able to find support online, whether that is through a Microsoft article or other users posting helpful information.

Do you think Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued) delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)'s feature set?


Did Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued) live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued) go as expected?


Would you buy Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued) again?


- Good for more professional documents.
- Suitable to use for spreadsheets that require a lot of manipulation and complicated functions.
- If you want to do real-time collaboration and sharing, it is not helpful.
- Not everyone has Microsoft Office 2016, so when you are working with other people and want to send them what you have when they open it, and it will appear differently unless if you put it into a pdf.