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Microsoft Excel Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Microsoft Excel product overview

What is Microsoft Excel?

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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base

Training options

Videos

Microsoft Excel pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

15,9k

Starting from

$

1.99

/momonth
Per User

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Microsoft Excel features

Functionality

4.7

/5

15,9k
Total Features21 3 categories

Most valued features by users

Collaboration Tools
Search/Filter
Drag & Drop
Data Import/Export
Customization
Customizable Templates
Templates
Ad hoc Analysis

Functionality contenders

Microsoft Excel
Functionality
#1
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Functionality
#2
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Functionality
#3
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Functionality
#4

Microsoft Excel users reviews

Overall rating

4.8

/5

15,9k

Positive reviews

98%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.13/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

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23

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Pros
Great, I have loved the ease of building reports.I found it easy to learn and easy to use from the start.

RR

Rhonda R.

Super convenient and great way to organize table format data. Use it for budgets and super easy to input and find values.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

I love that you can enter a great deal of data and be able to manipulate it for various reports. It can automatically do math like add and multiply for quick totals.

JC

Janice C.

Cons
The software cannot be readily integrated or harmonized with other information systems. The software is totally insensitive to human errors; it does not prompt the user when there is an error.

DG

David G.

It can be hard to figure out your mistakes. The macro feature cant be undone and can be harmful if ran an accident.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

When there is a large amount of data entered into a spreadsheet it's inevitable to have trivial human mistakes made. Sometimes it's very difficult to find those mistakes later.

MN

MARAT N.

Overall rating contenders

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excel - Cant Imagine a day without Excel

Reviewed a year ago

the overall experience with excel cannot be described in one word or in one sentence. I have recommend all my friends to use the excel in their daily routine. Excel is a part of my daily work and it had simplified all my works.

Pros

I have been using the excel for the past 20 years and the most excel features i use on my daily routine are the pivot table, vlook functions, graphs, calculations and it keeps on going. all the monthly salary calculations, deductions, are all compiled into one sheet and its very easy to share the files with password protection facility. i have purchased both home office 365 and for business. very compatible with the microsoft teams. Another feature of excel is the low

Cons

everything in excel is very easy to learn, but only while using Macro and Micro features, i had found a little bit of difficulties. but using the help button itself, the same can be resolved within few minutes. the total features in excel in overwhelming and i feel like that i have been using only less than 20% of the total features of excel.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The industry standard

Reviewed 8 months ago

Honestly, I love Excel. The truth is, once you unlock the various features there is very little you can't do. For fun I've created a dynamic resume', a slide presentation and even a couple of games inside Excel just to see if I could.

Pros

Excel's greatest value is its ability to be many things for many people. I would say 90% of the people I've seen use Excel only use about 10% of its capabilities, and it's great for that. People are making quick budgets, schedules, to-do lists and even recipes books with excel and don't need many "pro" features for that. Then there are the people who use it for contact management and data-processing, I've even seen an Excel instance that used extensive scripting to handle CRM, inventory and mail-merge marketing. I don't suggest it, but if you really want to get into it, it's very possible. I'd say the greatest advantage of using Excel is that it's the industry standard for spreadsheets. If send someone an excel sheet you can bet that they will have a way to open it.

Cons

For cons, it does annoy me a bit that the Mac version isn't nearly as good as the Windows version. It's not surprising, of course, but it is annoying. I use Excel on different platforms and operating systems and the difference is striking. Also, if you do plan on getting in the weeds with excel for business intelligence and data processing, you can literally spend years studying ti and getting proficient with the all of the capabilities. And finally, it can be a huge processor hog and slow down everything else on your computer if you aren't careful. Even a simple spreadsheet with a simple formula involving whole columns can suddenly bring a stop to your workday.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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easier to learn and easier to adapt for a wide variety of tasks

Reviewed a month ago

We have relied on Excel for a variety of processes right from project reporting, institutional administration, questionnaire design, electronic survey programming, data management, data analysis, etc. It has been our most frequently used amongst our the large array of different software we rely on for our research needs. Besides gmail for communication, Excel will likely be our most essential software, and it serves as extremely well.

Pros

Pivot Tables have been my favorite feature in Microsoft Excel. The raw power of this simple-to-execute feature alone more than doubles the potency of my team presentations and makes explaining otherwise complicated theories much easier. In terms of everyday use, one of the most fun to do features is dragging down formulas for automatic computations.

Cons

Cell and workbook formatting options should be expanded to become more of a hybrid between it's statistical makeup and Microsoft word's text handling structure.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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My review on Microsoft Excel

Reviewed 2 months ago

The principal project that I truly scholarly a great deal about Excel in was building an accounting page to track and plan my course enrollments with as a rookie in school. I needed to figure my aggregate GPA and GPA by term, and I needed to design the entirety of the courses I would take every semester from my first semester in school to my final remaining one. By that point I realized how to utilize...

Pros

Colossal degree as Excel has mathematical and literary capacities; you can add hyperlinks and pictures thus significantly more. Numerous sheets can assist it with acting practically like a social information base when joined with separating and arranging capacities. Mistake catching should be possible utilizing.

Cons

The one fundamental hindrance of the extent of MS Excel is that an excessive number of individuals are self trained and the manner in which they have made the accounting page is undocumented so over the long run individuals attempt to alter and present mistakes. Naming cells makes formulae more significant and simpler to fathom. I once attempted to figure out an accounting page individuals had been utilizing for a very long time and found there was an entire section of qualities incorrectly being remembered for an equation. Somebody had been advised to erase a section however they had quite recently concealed it from see so every one of the qualities were all the while being included messing genuine up. Knowing the contrast between concealing qualities and erasing them is quite major.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft Excel is the best spreadsheet, I grudging admit

Reviewed 2 months ago

Excel's versatility means we can use it for business planning, basic analytics, and even some data science we work on. The tools are solidly intuitive and everyone has some experience with Excel so it often becomes a common location for us to store and manipulate data.

Pros

Excel really perfected the spreadsheet as an analyst's tool. It's powerful, relatively easy to use and it gives you solid feedback when you do something wrong. There is an ocean of excellent templates available to run just about any function one could want, but the basic functionality of Excel is incredibly robust as it is. This is the crown jewel of Microsoft's Office Suite and the only one of their products I still use regularly.

Cons

The connection to the Microsoft ecosystem, which is getting better but it's quite pricey and the support has been terrible in the past. Office is a workhorse, but it seems immune to innovation.

Microsoft Excel FAQs and common questions

Microsoft Excel has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $1.99/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription


Microsoft Excel has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Microsoft Excel supports the following languages:
Korean, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), English, Czech, Chinese (Traditional), Hungarian, Dutch, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Thai, Russian, Irish, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Indonesian, Swedish, Turkish, Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Finnish, Danish


Microsoft Excel supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad


No, Microsoft Excel does not have an API available.


Microsoft Excel integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft 365


Microsoft Excel offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base

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