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Overview

Explore Excel. New data analysis tools help you track and visualize your data for greater insight, plus more ways to share your data.

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  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
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  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
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  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
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User reviews

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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.

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Rhonda R.

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

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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.

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Janice C.

Pros

The best bang for the buck easy to use and easier to set up user friendliness at its absolute finest.

Raymond M.

I like that the product constantly evolves and improves. I love having the integration to my Microsoft One Drive so that I can auto-save there as well as make quick updates.

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Anonymous Reviewer

I like that I can easily create, save and share documents using this app. Its also available for Android which is a great benefit.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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.

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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.

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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.

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MARAT N.

Cons

I hate that I can’t input texts or photoshop picturess and I hate how it’s only for Windows not apple.

Miguel T.

Interface can be confusing and hard to figure out where to go.

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Anonymous Reviewer

I dislike that Microsoft Word formatting sometimes gets messy and difficult.

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Key features

  • Total features21
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Calculators
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Automation
  • Document Management
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Forecasting
  • Geographic Maps
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Offline Access
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real-time Updates
  • Search/Filter
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Total features10
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Calculators
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Automation
  • Document Management
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Forecasting
  • Geographic Maps
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Offline Access
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real-time Updates
  • Search/Filter
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing

Integrations

  • Total integrations770
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • SharePoint
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations245
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • SharePoint
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

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Microsoft Excel

Its the standard for a reason

Reviewed 3 years ago

I put almost all of my business on excel spreadsheets as it is easy and contains more options, even for actions you would expect to use Microsoft Word.

Pros

The fact about excel is that it's what everything is based on. It's both the original as well as the foundation for many other programs that look fancier. It is hard to critique when it can do everything you would need from it. It also helps that because it is the foundation, it is compatible with the vast majority of programs.

Cons

If you have never used Excel it can be a tough time getting used to and figuring out where everything is. It's eventually pretty easy to use, but I would definitely recommend taking a class.

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Microsoft Excel

Spreadsheets everyday

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use Excel for everything from summarizing bank statement expenses and tax return information to calculating various formulas as well as for basic addition and subtraction. I sometimes will even write memos or letters in Excel rather than using Microsoft Word. The possibilities are endless.

Pros

I use Microsoft Excel daily as a CPA and can't imagine what I would do without it. There are so many features that can be used for various types of business and careers. It is user friendly and can be used for the most basic of functions or for much more complex uses depending on the user's needs. What I like most about Excel is the variety of uses and basic learning curve for use.

Cons

My only complaint about Excel would be the inability to split worksheets between dual monitors. Sometimes, I need to look at multiple worksheets within the same document but am unable to easily look at them both at the same time.

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Microsoft Excel

Reigning Spreadsheet Champion

Reviewed 3 years ago

As a central business office, Excel solves virtually all of our statistics and analysis issues, as well as handles most of our database and tracking needs. We don't have the resources for specialized or custom software packages, and rely heavily on Excel for a huge number of our projects and tasks. We might actually use it even more than Microsoft Word.

Pros

The technical depth of Excel is entirely unmatched. No matter your field, task, or study, you will find the tools built into this software that you need. From accounting to statistical analysis to engineering, Excel has exactly what you need, and then some.

Cons

The learning curve can be a bit steep, and any updates to Microsoft's overall design aesthetic will undoubtedly cause some head scratching. Fortunately, total redesign aren't at all frequent.

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I use excel for everything. From my HR side, I use to maintain data of Employment data such as hire

Reviewed 3 years ago

Being able to provide back-up data for different issues through the spreadsheet, and reporting features. Whether it is a pie graph representation of line graph, the data is visual rolled out to show the data.

Pros

I like being able to compile data and saving different worksheets related in a workbook . I also like being able to import and export data with excel to build reports. I like printing my file lables within excel opposed to Microsoft word. I enjoy the ability to have calculations automatic flow once spread across the column.

Cons

I don't really have a con for excel, I been using in every job I have had going back for 10 years between HR and payroll. Excel has been great for organization and tracking data.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft Excel

Excelling at the Game.

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

Pros

+ 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...

Cons

- Spelling mistakes won't be auto-corrected like they do in Microsoft Word. It would a pretty useful feature if it's applied here. - Lower end computers might have some difficulties working with spreadsheets that have a lot of data. Optimization could be better, especially how most office workstations do not have expensive hardware to work with.

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Microsoft Excel

Excel: Money Magic

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall Experience with Excel is that it is a totally awesome software that I use day in and day out. Microsoft Excel is my go-to software when I need to make tables or inventory list.

Pros

This software is so easy to use and very functional. The color schemes make your tables very nice and colorful. It makes inventorying stuff. It also makes it easier to copy and put it into Microsoft Word. Microsoft Excel makes great charts for presentations. All in All Microsoft Excel is very awesome software that I use day in and day out.

Cons

Microsoft Excel does has somethings not so lovely like having the row be different sizes where you can not make them all the same styles. Somethings on Excel are harder to understand like the functions and the formats.

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Microsoft Excel

Best Spreadsheet Software

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is great and very easy to use. It has a wide variety of built in functions that are intuitively found.

Pros

It has a lot of tools, basically everything you need in order to use data. Many built in functions such as linear algebra and statistics functions, to name a few, make calculations easier. It is integrated to other Microsoft software so you can easily copy charts and graphs to Microsoft Word or Powerpoint. It supports over a million row size giving you a lot space in which you can work your data

Cons

If you have too much data or are using a complicated macro it can become slow and even crash, making you to lose progress. Apart from that I don't see any cons with the software

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Excel Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use Excel every day. I've gotten much better at it. But it shouldn't be harder than physics. There is an endless amount of functions which makes it impossible to use since Excel doesn't show you how to do it. I think that needs to be more of a focus. More focus on the users. Make easier functions. One little mistake within the function and the whole equation doesn't work. It should be like Microsoft word and offer correction options so that you don't have to start over.

Pros

I like that you don't have to think hard and it fills in all of the information once you do the correct function. Math becomes easier with Excel. I like the many different formats that you can use with Excel. Excel becomes the customer support is ok. It's easy to navigate if you know what you want to do.

Cons

I think there needs to be a better way to find functions. It's extremely hard if you are just a beginner. You have to take a course to learn how to use the correct functions. It definitely is not user friendly. You can get frustrated very fast and give up. When you contact customer support they don't really help you. You have to watch a YouTube video or Google how to use certain functions.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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My experience was very confusing, due to the complexity of the system

Reviewed 3 years ago

When I started using Microsoft Excel my experience was frustrating, because I did not have the basic and necessary knowledge, and the work was done slowly and I did not advance in what I was doing, but as I got to know it better, I was able to perform efficiently in the company and Progress with the pending work I had when I performed them manually.

Pros

One of the most interesting things I noticed when learning how to use excel was that I could create formulas to perform calculations as simple as adding, and in turn to make them in rows and columns, using the sheets to store numerical data, the truth eventually I knew I used it and it became easier for me to work, because previously I did the work in Microsoft Word, and I did it more slowly. Excel made the job easier for me.

Cons

To start using it, you need a person who trains you correctly, because it cost me to learn it on my own. It can also be used only with macintosh and windows. By knowing how to use excel, work becomes easier.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Excel

Powerful tool for all your data analysis requirements

Reviewed 2 months ago

Microsoft Excel is a popular software that is used in almost all companies across the world. I have been using Excel for many years and cannot imagine a day without it. I use Excel for performing advanced calculations and data processing. The user interface and built in features make it very easy for anyone to use.

Pros

Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful data analysis softwares I have used. I use it everyday in my job as an engineer to extract equipment parameters, analyze historical data, plot trends, and predict the health of equipment. Furthermore, Excel Macros are an invaluable feature that help perform repetitive tasks. I use Macros to process and generate reports to Microsoft Word in a couple of minutes. Microsoft Excel is easy to learn for beginners and there is plenty of resources available online to help users.

Cons

One of the biggest problems I face with excel is that it tends to become slow when processing large volumes of data. Often times I have noticed errors that pop up during data processing without a valid reason which disappear on subsequent attempts.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Excel

A must for everyone and everything!

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

I am a big fan of Microsoft Excel. This product is great for budgets, project management and so, so much more! The shortcuts of Microsoft Word like copy and paste are the same, plus basic arithmetic functions are easy to use and very helpful. If you dig deeper, other functions like concatenate, count and macros are super helpful and just take a little more time to learn. With so many copy cats out there, this is a must have for any student or worker out there.

Cons

It's definitely for spreadsheets so text heavy or photo heavy projects don't work well in this program. Also if you have a number that starts with 0, it removes it by default unless you change the cell's formatting.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excel- The Master Review

Reviewed a year ago

It's one of the smartest software ever created for making spreadsheets, tables, charts and graphs. In simple terms, the best way how to organize your data. Throughout my working career, excel has been a huge part of achieving my goals and client demands. I would highly recommend excel to any Windows user and even Linux users because excel is such a great tool for accomplishing your work quickly once you for considerable time.

Pros

With Excel usage, it has totally eliminated paper and pen use in my work calculations And these calculations are always correct and to the point. It saves ton of my time as calculations can be done automatically while using huge data. You are provided with option over text formatting (Bold, Italic, colors, fonts, underlines, strike-through etc) just its available in Microsoft Word. Options to create various graphs and pivot charts gives me opportunity to display complex data in simple format, making my clients easy to absorb information quickly and easily.

Cons

I have exprienced at its software hangs in an idle state when the file size increases to some extend (ex.200MB) With amount of formulae available and lack of directions for beginners, it can be extensive learning activity and confusion. I have observed, it cannot run directly on the Linux operating system, and as a frequent user of both excel and Linux I would have preferred this way if permitted I am not happy with the non-intuitive UI and difficult way to simply save files.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excel - lent!

Reviewed a year ago

The overall experience of working with Excel is predominantly positive, functional and widely used helping kept it at the top of our data collaboration and material 'take-off' worksheet functions in our industry.

Pros

I like the wide variety of functions that Excel can do, I have not even used everything it can do! One of the things I like most about the Excel software is the wide global use of this product and from school level to big business. This means many people are versed in the basics of Excel so can be collaborated on in many industries.

Cons

Perhaps one of the cons with the excel software would be the limited functionality of some features when trying to be compatible with earlier versions or interfacing with Microsoft Word which I have as need for. A minor gripe considering all the benefits it offers me for my job. One other gripe is I'm not a fan of subscription based software which this software can be bundled in the Office software subscription. I also struggle with the online version of Excel compared to the actual version on my computer.

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I couldn't do my job without it!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I do all my end of the week reports on it because corporate requires it. I create a lot of other spreadsheets because it makes my job easier. I have created spreadsheets to submit expense reports and petty cash expenditures. I even use it for certain forms and documents because I can't figure out how to do tables in Microsoft Word, but it is easy to do in Excel. I also import information about my competitor's rates into Excel so that I can study it. It isn't in Excel format to begin with and I find that Excel allows me to make grids that help me to determine what our price point should be.

Pros

I like the ease of use for non-indepth user. I am not a bookkeeper who works mainly with spread sheets so I can't review the software from that standpoint. But I have never taken a class or done any training for Excel and I am able to do a lot with it.

Cons

The search within Excel. I just use the search for Windows, it is easier to find what I am looking for. I have tried on a few occasions to do graphs and chart and have never been able to. It isn't intuitive in my opinion. I have never bothered to watch a tutorial or ask for help, so it could be that with a little training, it would be easy.

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Microsoft Excel

Excel - an irreplaceable tool to store data

Reviewed 2 years ago

I use Excel for a large array of projects. Here are the most common utilisations. Excel is a simple but highly effective tool to keep track of my freelance income. Add the months of the year on the first row and insert the money generated during each month. From now on you can calculate the average monthly revenue, expenses, create graphics to visualize the income, profit, and so on. At the same time, I use Excel at work to create basic databases. Excel is golden to create lists of sites, group them depending on various criteria, keep track of leads, customers, and write a few math formula when needed. Briefly, Excel simplifies my life considerably and I hardly believe that any tool can replace it.

Pros

I can’t recommend Excel highly enough. The biggest advantage is its complexity - it helps you from doing simple math operations to create complex graphs or write basic programming concepts (IF/THEN). It's probably the best spreadsheet software and as a result is an irreplaceable tool for many businesses. Paradoxically, even though it’s a complex tool, Excel is relatively simple to use. People who previously used Microsoft Word and PowerPoint won’t face big problems when using Excel. I like the most to create pie charts or any visual - these says more than a plethora of rows and columns. Excel is the best at this chapter.

Cons

Using the basic functions of Excel is simple. However, getting the most from this amazing tool is pretty challenging. Excel is jam-packed with useful features and some users might face troubles. There are tons of YouTube tutorials or Udemy courses teaching you how to use Excel like a pro. Check any of these courses if you want to become an advanced Excel user.

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Amazing Tool to Organize Scientific Data

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, my experience with Excel has been excellent. Like I’ve mentioned, I’ve mostly only used it with my science and biology labs in college but for those purposes it has been great. I’ve never lost any of my work, it always auto saves and has backups. I also am always able to find the answers to any questions I have about the program on Microsoft.com.

Pros

I really enjoy that when I input my data I can do specific calculations with pre-determined equations. It makes doing the most simple and most complicated equations easy and user friendly. Furthermore, I like that it’s closely related to Microsoft word and I can color code columns and rows as I see fit. Lastly, I enjoy that I can import and export data from other programs I use, especially in my science and biology labs. For example, when measuring heart beats or pulse rates with a separate program I can afterwards export it to Microsoft excel. My absolute favorite thing is the ability to take the data and make it into charts and graphs.

Cons

I sometimes find the specific equations difficult to find. In my science labs in college I would have play by play directions on how to do my calculations, which taught me how to navigate excel better. However, without those step by step directions finding equations and making those calculations would he harder. Also, making very specific graphs can be a little hard to navigate without proper training.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I've finally learned!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've wanted to learn how to REALLY use Excel for years and now that I'm in college and just finished a 6-week course in Microsoft Office (word, excel, powerpoint); I feel a lot more comfortable with the system. There's just something about being able to use formula's in Excel that makes a person feel like a super hero or "cool" haha!

Pros

I love how there are SO many options to do a variety of things with Excel, but the best part is....everything is designed to be able to keep both hands on the keyboard and not have to use the mouse at all; GENIUS!

Cons

There's a tutorial that shows up when opening a new Excel doc via search on the computer. I feel like it's extremely general and doesn't make that much of an impact. I think the tutorial/training section should be updated and made a bit more "reader" friendly.

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Microsoft Excel

A great tool to use

Reviewed 18 days ago

MY own personal experience with working with Microsoft Excel will be the best way to navigate through the software if you don't fully understand how Microsoft Excel works.

Pros

I have been using Microsoft Excel for years. I first started using Excel while I was attending college which required me to use the spread sheet a lot. I use Excel to manage my bills on a monthly bills. I also use Excel for work that requires the use of Excel. As a Community Outreach Specialist, I use excel to track numbers that requires me to use Excel on a daily basics. The bonus is that you can get Microsoft Excel in a bundle with Microsoft word which I utilize also on a daily basic. Excel is an amazing tool with unlimited possibilities. Excel has a wide range of possibilities like generating reports, creating columns and keeping up to date with projects in a spreadsheet.

Cons

I would have to say the only disadvantage of the program will be the price and that is only because I am cheat. Another disadvantage will be navigating throughout Excel if an individual is unsure of how to operate Excel.

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Microsoft Excel

Can’t live without it.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Must have software for every PC.

Pros

I’m gonna be honest: I can’t imagine what would I do without Excel. Just as Microsoft Word, I take Excel for granted. I use it on a daily basis for such a plethora of things… Starting from simple calculations for some home expenses, through tables, reports and charts for work to some really complex and macro driven files which I use for my hobby. Excel is such a mighty tool with hundreds of functions. Most of the options and tools accessible, right there on the ribbon for to choose from and use. So even if you are an inexperienced user, you can create tables and use simple formulas quite easily. Although it haven’t had changed much over the years, I like the UI of Excel and find it practical and easy to use.

Cons

This is the kind of a software that doesn't have a con. It's easy to learn and somewhat hard to master.

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Easy to use & Understand with Great Functionality

Reviewed 8 days ago

I use excel as a tracking tool, as my receipts tool, as my income and expense tool, it is a pivital program to the continued operation of my business.

Pros

I like how easy it is to customize a spread sheet, and have it calculate and track your data entries. Excel makes it possible to understand your personalized input and practically retrieve your information from any devise since Microsoft is everywhere. And because Microsoft is everywhere it is also part of an affordable package. Microsoft office "word, excel, power point & access"

Cons

In all my years of using Excel, it has always been easy to use, but the only negative thing I would have to say about it is, when you hit delete over a function slot that you created to also erase the function, and that can change your entire spread sheet. I would like to learn if there was a way to lock the function in so that it is permanent.

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I am a teacher and a user.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Although there is bunch of complex software for data analysis, still Microsoft Excel for me is ideal for beginners and even to more advanced users.

Pros

I am a teacher by profession and Excel has a great benefits to my job. Microsoft Excel has many features that allow me to manage and analyze data. It has the ability to process the number amount of data. That includes filtering, sorting, and search toolbar to quickly and easily find stuff. It also has tables, graphs, pivot tables and many more to assist you in data analysis. What I also like about Microsoft Excel is its ability to produce multiple spreadsheets that allow the users to have multiple tasks in a single monitor. When it comes to compatibility with smartphones and any other device Excel did a great job on it. I personally used Excel whether on my desktop, laptop and even on my smartphone. It's like Microsoft word with more enhanced features that we can enjoy.

Cons

Considering those features mentioned, Microsoft Excel can sometimes be a little tricky to use. You may have to explore just a little bit to be familiar with its functions so you can fully utilize its uses. Furthermore, even though you can multiple spreadsheets in one monitor still the data are scattered across different folders and less effective in consolidating data.

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The go-to software for spreadsheets and keeping records!

Reviewed a year ago

Its a piece of software that has never let us down, and always comes in use. In the computing world, it is almost a mandatory need of everyone and anyone. It is quite complex but trust me, when you learn the core features, you will need it all the time!

Pros

The most desired features is probably the formula feature that allows one to calculate large sets of data across many columns, rows and even sheets. And the speed at which it performs it is remarkable. Its a feature that users from all sorts of backgrounds can find useful. Not only that, but there are a huge number of formulas that one can use to perform various mathematical operations. It is not...

Cons

Only thing is its difficult to use and there are just so many features that it becomes really difficult at times to look for something, especially if you are new to the software. It can be hard to actually deduce where a certain feature is located and how to get to it. The help feature is decent but its not always accurate to be honest. A lot of times, one has to use something like YouTube to learn of a feature in Excel.

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Microsoft Excel

The perfect Accounting Solution

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have personally used Excel for over 15 years now, and each version adds new capabilities. The only software that just keeps on giving! The calculations are always correct, there is never any faults with the software, and although we have a separate software nowadays that is cloud-based for our shops, we still like to use Excel daily. Its a perfect solution for any startup to medium sized business, and a MUST for any accountant. Definitely highly recommended by myself.

Pros

EVERYTHING is easy with Excel. You have the options to colour co-ordinate cells, selections, and entire spreadsheets. You can name each sheet for easier clarification. Calculations can be done automatic which is a huge time saver with very large amounts of data. Currency symbols can automatically be added to certain columns, rows, selections. You have the option to use number formatting (to include...

Cons

There is no options to have a cloud based Excel spreadsheet. If there were, I am pretty sure most businesses would ditch their current software and stick with Excel. Our business has multiple physical shops, so being able to share to document amongst all shops for them to collaborate would be ideal. But unfortunately Excel doesn't have this. Such a shame.

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Microsoft Excel

Awesome Spreadsheet App

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am using Excel on a daily basis for analyzing official data and creating charts/pivot tables which helps me ease my effort. Also the VBA-macro facility has been used by me to develop various macros to get the desired output through simple programming. Also the same can be interfaced with various other Microsoft applications(Word/PowerPoint) and other third party apps too which helps us perform the activity in an automated way. All the inbuilt spreadsheet functions provided by excel are easy to understand and its a very powerful app which can be used for various calculation/graphic/data analysis purposes

Pros

Simple and easy to use with trusted brand of Microsoft. Lots of inbuilt functions have been provided to analyze data and create graphs, pivot tables from the same. If the user wants to analyze the data on customized requirements then excel also provides the macro-enabled features where can code the requirements too (including user-forms)

Cons

When the data to be analyzed is huge/large then the application goes slow and sometimes does not respond to any commands

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Microsoft Excel

The Spreadsheet that excelled the competition

Reviewed 8 months ago

Overall, the app is very intuitive and has its arsenal of functionalities that can be used by any user. It keeps on adding great features over the years which makes it very interesting as you are always looking forward to take advantage of the new ones its developers will add.

Pros

I've used this product in the beginning just for simple tabulation as opposed to inserting tables on a Microsoft Word document, because it is more convenient with its drag and resize function and other customizations. I used it for organizing my expenses into assets and liabilities and anything related to finances, kinda like my own crude Point of Sale tracker. It turns out it has a lot more to offer...

Cons

Although this is a good thing for some users, I find it a bit annoying to have my work saved every 10 minutes, which is Excel's default time for auto recovery. But this can be easily remedied by going to preferences (for older version) and options for versions 2016 and up. It would also be nice to not close the message box if you've mistakenly entered the wrong document password to avoid starting over by clicking on the document again.

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Student's best friend

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

All my papers and projects are completed using Microsoft Excel. I love the various fonts and the customization present in the app to produce clean, professional work.

Cons

Though they are improving, I have been mostly unimpressed with some of the default templates that are provided (i.e. cover letters, business reports, etc.). I usually have to make some major modifications to some of these templates to get the appearance that I want.