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Overview

Microsoft 365, formerly Office 365, provides web, desktop, and mobile apps for Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote,...

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Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time.

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

User verdicts

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Kimberly H. chose Microsoft 365

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Pricing

Starting from

6.99

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

6

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

9.2K

3.2K

499

68

44

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

20.5K

6.1K

773

56

14

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

Pros

Very positive experience - any successful business would find significant efficiencies and opportunities by moving to 365.
I love how secure the platform is, the software is easy to navigate. I love the fact that it is accessable worldwide.
We utilize all that the product has to offer on a daily basis and are quite happy with the product. It helps us manage our business better and provides the tools necessary to communicate effectively.

Pros

I used this majority of my way in high school, college and now the post graduate work like. It’s so easy to navigate and I LOVE IT I share documents with my colleges ans co workers it’s amazing.
Super easy to use since it's just like Microsoft Office. Great if your device doesn't have Office and you need to use the same platforms.
I love how easy it is to use and how file sharing is super integrated. The quality for the cost of the product is super.

Cons

This is the sort of thing the hard drive resident application never struggled with. Conditional formatting layered up is the sort of thing that causes problems.
Sometimes i get logged out and have trouble logging back in. This is very rare but can be confusing and upsetting as everything is on there.
I hate, hate, hate, hate the fact that you cannot install each app on its own. It is pointless to force people who only need Excel or Word to install EVERYTHING.

Cons

Some options are missing from it, but that is to be expected from a web-based app. The only thing I dislike is how hard it is to open the documents generated in Google Docs through other software.
The downside of this is that someone can edit the document as you are presenting and mess with your presentation or confuse your line of thoughts.
The icons are small and it's easy to accidentally press the wrong button or hit the wrong combination of keystrokes and change the menu into tiny icons with no explanations.
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Key features

  • Total features71
  • @mentions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Address Book
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Trail
  • Booking Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Email Management
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Event Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Inbox Management
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Projects
  • Notes Management
  • Office Suite
  • Offline Access
  • Presentation Tools
  • Productivity Tools
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Management
  • Room Booking
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Team Calendars
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • To-Do List
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Total features17
  • @mentions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Address Book
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Trail
  • Booking Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Email Management
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Event Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Inbox Management
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Projects
  • Notes Management
  • Office Suite
  • Offline Access
  • Presentation Tools
  • Productivity Tools
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Management
  • Room Booking
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Team Calendars
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • To-Do List
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support

Integrations

  • Total integrations1022
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations351
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

User reviews that mention these apps

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Geronimo H.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft 365

Great tool but Google Docs is free

Reviewed 4 years ago

n/a - google docs

Pros

The ability to have office programs on all my devices without having to pay extra was nice. Wish there was an all in one app that does it all. That might improve the user experience.

Cons

As mentioned in title Google docs is free and does the same thing minus an email client. The price plans per year are fair over buying the office suite every year but this day in age there are other alternatives than using this product

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Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Microsoft 365

An expensive version of the free Google Doc

Reviewed 4 years ago

Back in the 90's we paid a lot of money to Microsoft to buy this software and is enabled our business to produce professional documents, excellent spreadsheets and to make professional presentations in an easy to use and efficient manner, when it didn't crash and lose all if the work that we did. Now we use Google Docs which I believe does the job far better and for free!

Pros

It does some of the things that Google Docs does.

Cons

Collaboration isn't as good as Google Docs, Access to your docs isn't as good as google docs. Without Google search, the find documents feature is inferior to Google Docs. This software is very expensive. What I don't understand is why pay to make the richest man in the world even richer, when you can do all of this faster, more efficiently and better in Google Docs for FREE?

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Government Administration, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft 365

Microsoft Office 365

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've enjoyed using Office 365 for business & personal purposes for over a decade! I just recently installed 365 on my brand new laptop and I'm very pleased with the simple sign-up & installation process.

Pros

I like how Office 365 integrates Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. into one easy-to-use, affordable package.

Cons

Sometimes formatting from Google Docs/Word Docs is goofy and doesn't keep bullet points in line.

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Internet, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft 365

An app for all kinds of docs

Reviewed 4 years ago

It's a great product packed with all the tools like docs, sheet, powerpoint which is needed in daily life but since free apps like google docs are available, I have started moving towards google things.

Pros

- Super tool for making presentation with hell lot of feature and options. - excel feature is very powerful and allows you to any kind of manipulation over any type of data.

Cons

- since google docs, sheet comes with free license , more people have started to use google docs, sheet. - sometimes it's complicated to use this app especially excel.

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Sam G.

Medical Practice, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft 365

Still the best

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Microsoft office continues to provide the best and most consistent documentation

Cons

Not as easy to share documents as google docs

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Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft 365

Excellent value

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Excellent bang for the buck, as it includes 1tb OneDrive and Skype. It is almost the same price of 1tb Dropbox or Google Drive, but includes full-fledge Microsoft Office suite.

Cons

Online editing is not as good as Google Docs.

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Christopher A.

Printing, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft 365

Great for team collaboration on document

Reviewed 2 years ago

Team collaboration is essential to having multiple people providing input to the same document to meet deadlines for school and work projects. Emailing copies of a Word or Excel file back and forth does not cut it anymore compared to this software.

Pros

This software makes team collaboration on document super easy as multiple people can edit and view documents at the same time. Having the files stored in the cloud also enables easy access from multiple computers or my mobile device.

Cons

Revision control is a little bit worse than Google Docs because Google Docs makes it easier to see what content is added in each modification of the document.

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Natalie M.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Microsoft 365

Great in theory and sometimes in practice

Reviewed 4 years ago

Honestly, I prefer google docs and its free.

Pros

ideally it allows you to share and store documents within an organization making it much easier to work together

Cons

the feature to have multiple people using and editing a document at once often doesn't work for us. Some of our staff have had issues with making changes and then the document not syncing, so the rest of the staff cant see the changes they made. this is a little better if you are logging in to the online portal, but when you are using the desktop to access we have had a lot of issues.

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Steven H.

Museums and Institutions, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft 365

Mostly great

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I think the Teams feature works really well, and I like that there's a place to have all Microsoft applications together.

Cons

Working simultaneously on documents isn't as seemless as Google Docs.

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Anna H.

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft 365

I use this for my college classes and it helps have all around tools.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I like that there are so many apps that I can use with this software. I also like that I can log in online and access it from any computer. My high school provides Office 365 for us for free.

Cons

It is more inconvenient to use than google docs and google applications. With google, it is already linked to my email.

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jimmy L.

Pharmaceuticals, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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So much power in such a small package!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great and trying to compete with google docs/sheets etc.

Pros

Excel speaks for itself. It is the goto for data crunching. Word and templates are must use on daily basis. I just started using Notes and syncs up to my phone. needs a little more polishing.

Cons

Excel is very complex and has quite a learning curve. I would like notes to be able to sync with calendar and events and better ways to organize and create lists. It's still a bit clunky of a UI.

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Azalee H.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft 365

Great when Microsoft office is not available

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

I use this software on computers that don’t have Microsoft office so I can complete my work anywhere just logging into my Microsoft account. It’s great!

Cons

It doesn’t have as many capabilities for organizing as google docs.

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Donald L.

E-Learning, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Office 365

Reviewed 3 years ago

Office 365 is a product I rarely use now because Google Docs is far superior in my opinion. Office 365 is by no means a poor product, it just has not caught up to Google Docs yet.

Pros

This is the cloud based version of Microsoft Office that makes it much easier to collaborate in real time.

Cons

Unfortunately, Office 365 is trying to play catch up to Google Docs and is not nearly as easy to use but it is also missing many of the features Google Docs offer.

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Shaina P.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Microsoft 365

Meh.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This software isnt my favorite. It seems like microsoft really just threw this out there in order to have a competitive state with others. However, it does have online functionality so it is not necessary to download an app.

Cons

I don't like how this is a competitor with google docs. I feel like google docs is much easier to use with functionality. There are many bugs in this system and much more complicated.

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Chasity M.

Alternative Medicine, 1-10 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Pricey but Utilized By Many

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I like the fact that is universally used

Cons

I prefer Google Docs because of the formats that you can download

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Liana F.

Staffing and Recruiting, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft 365

Exactly what I need and easy to use

Reviewed 3 years ago

Fantastic and would highly recommend to anyone to use

Pros

Great for communication. I love that my email, calendar, and contacts are all in the same place. It also integrates other software that we use for meetings

Cons

Doesn't have as many features as google like docs, slides, photos, etc.

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Brandon S.

Computer & Network Security, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft 365

The defacto Office software suite

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have been using Google Suite for years but due to work have started using Office 365 and have found this new version of Office to be fairly easy to use.

Pros

Lots of features and makes it easy to collaborate with others. While the Office products have been around for a long time they have not always facilitated collaboration. Office 365 makes it easy to create and share documents where others can collaborate and work on them with you.

Cons

Can be pricey compared to other options such as google docs and sheets.

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Khaleel M.

Venture Capital & Private Equity, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft 365

Never going back to on-premises version of Office

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Office365 ensures that the entire suite is always up to date, and they are constantly rolling out additional features that make work easier.

Cons

The cloud integration isn't quite as seamless as Google One/Google Docs, but still works well for my use case.

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Zach M.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft 365

All you need

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Office 365 really has everything you need on a daily basis for an office setting. Every company should purchase Office 365!

Cons

I'd prefer these apps to be cloud based similar to Google Docs, etc

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Adrian P.

E-Learning, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Microsoft 365

A great product that is slowly being overshadowed by many other options.

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience with Office 365 has been positive but again, the fact that there's software out there that is free is slowly going to make me transition over soon.

Pros

I love how Office 365 is basically the ubiquitous application out there for word document and excel spreadsheets. I've purchased this for my company AND my family.

Cons

The biggest con is the price. Office 365 is just getting to expensive when there are other alternatives, like Google Docs for instance. Not only is Google docs a great alternative, but it's also FREE...

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Retail, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Office 365

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This software includes the basics of what we all learned word processing on. Nice to have Office 365 when I receive a doc that others have created in Word or Excel and I need to open it.

Cons

I can do the same with google docs and enjoy the ease of sharing.

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Jake W.

Used other for 2+ years

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Microsoft 365

Pretty good, but not as good as Google Docs

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Microsoft Office has been the pentacle of office software for a long time. Word, Excel, etc are all very good and are used in professional environments all over the world.

Cons

The collaborative editing of documents cannot come close to Google Docs in this area. Google Docs has that down 100%. They lead the market in this area. Collaborative editing in Office is a royal pain in the neck.

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Printing, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Microsoft 365

If you need it, it's the best

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I'm a pro excel user and use this for so many automated reports. I can load all of our sales data and have excel automatically pull the sales made per salesperson and calculate the commission. It's fantastic.

Cons

Google docs is hot on their tail and they are starting to lose the value of the money for most users. Unless you need advanced functions or mail merge, google docs and sheets will likely fulfill your needs

AR
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Retail, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Microsoft 365

Its okay

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Pretty simple for word processing, kind of like google docs

Cons

Its alright, the email functioning could use some ease of use. kinda difficult to navigate.

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Jeremiah R.

Pharmaceuticals, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Microsoft 365

Not too bad for a subscription

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

If you can manage it right, you can actually get a lot of software for a little money. There is good value for those who need excel and powerpoint.

Cons

Google docs is competitive and free. The UI is complex if you add exchange.

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Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Collaborate right.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The ability to collaborate with others in document creation and editing.

Cons

offline access and file export in Microsoft Office 365

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Jose P.

Environmental Services, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Google Docs

Google Docs

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Is something very easy to use and you can run it almost in all the common devices with a browser like androids, computer and iOS.

Cons

It don't have all the features like Microsoft 365 environment.

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Gagan S.

Computer Networking, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Best online editing software

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have a had a positive experience using Google docs

Pros

The main advantage is it's integration with Gmail. I can access it from any device using my Gmail ID.

Cons

The features aren't as great as desktop softwares like Microsoft 365.

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Utilities, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Great real time modifications

Reviewed 3 years ago

great alternative to microsoft 365 with great real time syncing

Pros

I love how it is cloud based and syncs real time changes with multiple users. Also the shortcut keys are pretty intuitive

Cons

Doesn't work good well converting existing Microsoft word docs into google format. Doesnt have as many templates as i would like

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Joel S.

Automotive, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Google Docs

Smiths auto google docs

Reviewed a year ago

Not good lost many pieces of info changed to Microsoft 365

Pros

Found it fairly easy to set up and use but saving work is an issue

Cons

Saving work not easy at all and very often lose work done

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Amit V.

Information Services, 10,001+ employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Great alternative to Office suite of tools

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

- Backed by Google and fact its free and open source - Web based & also works seamlessly on Android & IOS - Great Syncing capabilities as well as allows for multiple users to work on a document at the same time. - Cloud hosted so it scales very well for large corporation as well.

Cons

- Integration with Microsoft Outlook is very poor there organizations that are Microsoft shops seldom use Google docs and instead prefer Office 365

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Christian O.

Media Production, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Google Docs - Seamless, But Only Sometimes

Reviewed 4 years ago

Although Google Docs lacks many capabilities typically offered in Microsoft Office 365, I use this powerful free software to collaborate in real-time with friends and associates and have never had any issues.

Pros

Great tool for those that do not own Microsoft Office with an ergonomic design. Not to mention it is free to use and easy for collaboration and sharing with my business associates and friends. Seamless export with a variety of format options.

Cons

Less efficient than desktop-based software. Does not include many features supported in Microsoft Office 365.

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Heather S.

Apparel & Fashion, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy Collaboration

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Instead of waiting for an email or other document with someone's input, Google Docs allows other users to make notes, changes and more to an existing document once the original user allows it. Easily keep track of what changes are made by whom. Best of all, it's free! Work on the same project at the same time.

Cons

Microsoft 365 offers some features that Google Docs doesn't, but overall it's a valuable piece of software.

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Dirk v.

Industrial Automation, self-employed

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Less common, but usefull

Reviewed 3 years ago

Online backup, overal availablity and free access. The ability to share (concurrently) with multiple users is great.

Pros

Concurrent use by multiple users. It was the first platform supporting multiple concurrent sessions in one document.

Cons

Microsoft 365 is jumping in this market full power, and is due to the desktop software addition much more common.

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Erika A.

Higher Education, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great for multi-user editing

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, I highly recommend Google Docs for tasks that do not require many collaborators but not high levels of security.

Pros

Google Docs is a wonderful way to create, edit, and share documents between multiple people. Easy to format, search for a document, and share.

Cons

Unlike other platforms, such as DocuSign and Microsoft 365, there are not many security features that allow for secure document sharing.

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51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A useful, light document suite

Reviewed 5 years ago

It helps me write, edit, and organise documents.

Pros

Google Docs is extremely easy to get into. Any user with a Google account can open a document and begin editing. It has many of the basic features you'd need.

Cons

On the other hand, Google Docs isn't quite a perfect replacement for Microsoft Word. It lacks some of the advanced features and ease of use. And Microsoft has now added automatic syncing with Office 365.

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Andrew M.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great free cloud based office tool for education.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

First of all it's in the cloud. This and it's versioning feature and online recycle bin makes it resilient to local virus treats. If the local servers are hit all you need to do is get the internet and wifi backup and all your chromebooks are good to go! It's also easy to monitor for inappropriate use. It also integrates into google classroom well.

Cons

It's not as feature rich as Microsoft Word especially in Office 365 but it makes up for this in price and ease to use.

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Rich S.

Financial Services, 1,001-5,000 employees