Office 2016 - Somewhat new look, some new features, required for the Office!
Michael Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 11, 2020

Office 2016 - Somewhat new look, some new features, required for the Office!

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Office 2016 is being used across the whole organization. Within Legal, we use Microsoft Word to draft and negotiate agreements and other legal documents. Microsoft Office addresses many business problems, such as standardization of review internally, ease of transferability, secured tracking of changes, collaboration, presentations, tracking, reporting, etc. Many departments are using Microsoft Excel to track agreements, renewal dates, obligations, etc. Other departments also use Microsoft PowerPoint for internal or external business presentations.
  • The Microsoft suite is ubiquitous within any tech company and is used by a majority of our vendors. This makes negotiation on Microsoft Word smoother, and we don't need to worry about format issues between Open Office and Microsoft Office since our vendors are all on Microsoft Office.
  • Office 2016 does not crash as often as previous versions, and the autosave feature works very well. The new features and new look are great.
  • There should be auto-formatting so that when we paste from other documents, it formats outlines automatically. Sometimes, it's very difficult to format into a nice-looking document due to various spacing issues or hidden paragraphs.
  • There are frustrations when converting a PDF to Microsoft Word from Adobe Acrobat. A ton of spacing issues, incorrect text conversions, etc., which ends up in a lot of manual work. Microsoft Word should have a good conversion tool to turn PDFs into clean Word copies.
  • Microsoft Office 2016 - specifically Microsoft Word - keeps the time required for back-and-forth negotiations low because we do not have to deal with markups within PDFs, and redlining is very easy using Microsoft Word. There isn't a specific numeral impact to report since we've always been using Office here since I joined the team.
We did not evaluate other products. The company already had an enterprise license with Microsoft for the Office Suite, and we were able to get a license and installation of our product by using our company email address. The other option was using free tools, which I know from experience are quite horrible.
I haven't had to contact the support team directly, but there are a lot of support articles that you can find by doing a Google search. I've found them helpful enough to not have to contact their support team. The Office Suite is fairly intuitive unless you want to get into complicated Excel spreadsheet manipulation.

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

Yes

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

Yes

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

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft Office 2016 go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft Office 2016 again?

Yes

Office 2016 is well suited for companies and teams that frequently send documents, slide decks, and spreadsheets to each other and/or to their vendors. Some companies can make do with using the Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides), but it can get difficult to track the sharing of documents to maintain confidentiality with those. You can control the sharing/sending of documents through the Microsoft Office 2016 suite.