Microsoft Excel Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Microsoft Excel

Spreadsheet software

4.74/5 (4,511 reviews)

Microsoft Excel overview

New available Excel version is cleaner, but it’s also designed to help you get professional-looking results quickly. You’ll find many new features that let you get away from walls of numbers and draw more persuasive pictures of your data, guiding you to better, more informed decisions.
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Pricing

Starting from
$9.99/month
Pricing options
Free
One time license
Subscription
Value for money
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 other languages, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
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Microsoft Excel reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Joseph Massaro

Efficient tool for organizing and tracking work, finance, and personal data

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-04
Review Source: Capterra

I use Excel to track just about everything. Primarily, I track my freelance work and my income from that (for the lovely IRS) and use formulas to see total earnings, average month/day/year earnings, projected income, data for slow periods, etc. It makes tax time a breeze, especially with the ability to coordinate across sheets and files. I also use it to track prospective clients, money and work for my team, and even for my monthly bills and expenses. I used to just keep records in Word documents or on paper, and have to sort through them every week to figure things out; now it's all updated instantly and organized.Any goal you have in mind for a spreadsheet, you can accomplish with Excel. It's a powerhouse and the industry standard for a reason. It makes tracking data efficient, and helps visualize plans for the future. One of the most helpful features for me, as someone who isn't especially well-versed in the finer functions of the program, is the tips that pop up as you're typing a formula, and the detailed error messages when you inevitably botch one. The ability to click and drag to select cells for formulas is also quite helpful and saves time for larger sheets.

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Andrew Riley

Software's Swiss Army Knife

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-08
Review Source: Capterra

Excel is so powerful and is the gateway for many people into harnessing the power of large data. It is indispensable for most office workers and individuals who need to input, track, manage and manipulate data in an increasingly complex world. I have been using Excel since the 90's and like how flexible the tool is. I've used it to create planners, budgets, to do lists, loan calculators, calendars, financial reports, reconciliation tools, resumes, contact lists, trip itineraries, financial models, statistical analyses, stock charts and surveys. I really love how much formatting is possible, the depth of financial functions and the number of online resources to support use of this wonderful tool. Over time, the interface and functionality has got smarter and recent versions of the software seem to anticipate your needs and offer the correct options and functions based on the context of your current actions.

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Anonymous

Excel is Good for Your Business & Academic Needs

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-01
Review Source: Capterra

I have used the variations of the same product for over 15 years, and I have been happy with it. I do know that when I was an Economics Student my Econometrics professor recommended that we do not use MS Excel for statistical analysis, given that he preferred SPSS. However, it is possible to use MS Excel for statistics. It is very easy to make all sorts of charts and graphs to figure out the important factors in your mathematical model. MS Excel has various mathematics features that are always good to have in one program. Also, you can use this program for your general accounting needs. This program can also help you do a cost-benefit analysis and a budget. Hence, you can use it for your business needs and for academic needs. It is a reliable program, so I have been able to consistently open and close my files according to my needs. I plan to continue to use the same program in the near future and up to 2 years into the future.

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Anonymous

Excel does the job just perfect!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-07
Review Source: Capterra

Handling the day today tasks has become very much easy for me. Why wouldn't it be? With Microsoft Excel hours of my day can be saved and yet the tasks could be done with utmost efficiency and asolutely accurate. The industry standard spreadsheet Excel has made my life much easier. I use Excel at least 3 times a day. From organising my daily schedule, budgets, calorie charts to fulfill my academic errands of simple and complex arithmetic functions. Excel has proved to be user friendly and is being constantly updated. The versatile functionalities of Excel has simplified even the complex tricky day today tasks. I find it very convenient that the information can be represented graphically, especially when being shared. The filter system in which information can be filtered using numerals, keywords comes very much handy during quick reference. The suggestions with keywords has simplified the use of Excel further and I found myself using it more often - not to mention the accuracy. Excel can be installed in to your PCs, mac and even your android phones. My life has become much easier with Microsoft Excel and I love it!

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Anonymous

Excelling at the Game.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

Microsoft Excel is the total package, it's excellent for keeping data in spreadsheets. However, this is by no means a replacement for databases. Although the more basic functions of Excel is pretty straightforward and intuitive, the more advanced features do require the users to have a certain amount of training. Training on the other hand, is quite easy to come by, as a certified Microsoft Office Specialist myself (Office 2010), the training that is not as difficult as people say it is as long as you put in the effort to learn it, the benefits in terms of productivity is well-worth it. To me, in my opinion, Excel is at the top of the game when it comes to spreadsheet applications, other ones just don't feel as intuitive as Excel and that is where I feel Excel has the edge over them. + Really easy to use. Some training might be needed to fully take advantage of its features. + Mistakes can be avoided really easily if you know how to use their formulas. You don't need to manually count and insert all the data by yourself, it's automated once you get the hang of it. + A lot of data visualization options to choose from. Data analysis is made simple with this, really useful if you have a plethora of data to work with. + There's a 'free-mium' online version available. It's essentially free but you can fork out some money if you want to purchase it (There are some differences between the free Online version and the retailed software, and they're all listed in Microsoft Excel Online's support documentation). The online version also allows the files to be shared to, and be editied multiple people, which is really useful if they are working on the same project in different areas where they are unable to get the files in person. + Integration with OneDrive (Microsoft's Cloud service) for both the online and retail version is available. + The business subscription deal isn't expensive considering it being bundled with other Microsoft Office applications.

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Microsoft Excel pricing

Starting from
$9.99/month
Pricing options
Free
One time license
Subscription
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Monthly subscription - $9.99

Application stand alone (one-time licence) - $109.99
Microsoft Office bundle (one-time licence) - from $139.99
30 days trial for free.

Microsoft Excel features

Drag & Drop Interface

API (189 other apps)
Access Control (131 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (89 other apps)
Activity Tracking (81 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (117 other apps)
Chat (109 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (190 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (140 other apps)
Commenting (130 other apps)
Communication Management (84 other apps)
Customizable Branding (92 other apps)
Document Storage (127 other apps)
File Management (93 other apps)
Instant Messaging (82 other apps)
Permission Management (122 other apps)
Projections (114 other apps)
SSL Security (103 other apps)
Search Functionality (163 other apps)
Third Party Integration (116 other apps)

Additional information for Microsoft Excel

Key features of Microsoft Excel

  • Easily reformation and rearrangement of data
  • Quick complex analyses with Pivot Table
  • Variety of charts to illustrate data better
  • Chart Formatting Control
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