The industry standard exists for a reason. Collaborate using the tool all the others try to emulate.
June 01, 2021

The industry standard exists for a reason. Collaborate using the tool all the others try to emulate.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Powerpoint Online

Primarily, our organization uses Microsoft PowerPoint online to develop collaborative presentations that require a good deal of input from a variety of people. As a company that operates from multiple geographic locations, using the online version allows us to plug in a wide range of people in a single presentation. Examples of the kinds of presentations we develop collaboratively are pitch presentations and quarterly or annual reporting presentations.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint online allows for collaboration across offices and teams. That's a big deal and it resolves version control issues.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint online lets us download a PowerPoint native presentation that is easily opened in the desktop version with minimal issues.
  • The online version really does a good job of emulating the offline experience, so there's virtually no learning curve for new users.
  • Running a presentation from PowerPoint online has been a disappointing experience. Things just don't react as smoothly as they do in the offline version because we're relying on sometimes iffy internet connections.
  • Video does not play well when it's embedded and played through the online version.
  • Downloading a PPT file that was created online creates almost no inconsistencies, but in my experience uploading a PPT to the online version that was created offline sometimes does create issues with fonts and formatting.
  • Online collaboration
  • Ability to transfer between online and offline versions
  • Same controls in both online and offline versions
  • Using this collaborative version of Microsoft PowerPoint online has saved us a lot of aggravation and allowed us to more efficiently create necessary presentations for the company.
  • I would say that using it has reduced costs and increased efficiency simply due to the fact that we're saving time and maintaining our momentum.
  • One of the best features is that anyone on the team can go in and tweak the live presentation without having to create additional versions that then need to be circulated.
Microsoft PowerPoint online (and its offline sister) are the industry standard for a reason. They have been around the longest, and most people are familiar with how to use them. The competitive software packages are all built on the same foundation as PowerPoint, but none of them do it quite as well. Additionally, there's simply more adoption of PowerPoint in the world of business, so sharing a presentation without having to save as a PDF and lose embedded items is a huge plus.

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Anyone who needs to use Microsoft PowerPoint collaboratively with team members in different locations would do well to let PowerPoint online take care of the dirty work. If you experience issues related to version control - and who doesn't? - this is a worthwhile investment. Plus, PowerPoint online is really the gold standard. Other online software suites do things similarly, but learning curves are eliminated altogether if you are collaborating with a team member who's already familiar with PowerPoint.