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Spreadsheet solutions for small to large businesses.

Product Details

Leading spreadsheet and data analysis software. Typically bundled with Microsoft Office.

Contact Details

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com

Founded in 1975

Located in United States

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Starting Price

  • $8.25/month/user
  • $8.25 user/¿month (annual commitment)

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Excel Features

Analytics
Audit Trail
Calculators
Charting
Multi-User Collaboration
Templates

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David Y.
Editor and Designer
Publishing, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 14, 2019

“There Is No Comparison”

OverallOverall, I cannot recommend Excel highly enough. It has helped me to be more efficient (and accurate) in the work I perform each day. It has also enabled me to create schedules and provide data points to both work colleagues and clients. It takes a bit of practice to use, but once you've worked with it a bit, you will most likely find Excel to be an indispensable tool.
ProsI have used Microsoft Excel for many years, and the way I use this software has changed just as the software itself has evolved. Long ago, I used Excel simply as a means of cataloging or creating lists. Today my use is much more business oriented. Excel For example, I have found Excel to be the perfect tool for our production schedules. These schedules are long and complicated, and include multiple owners. Excel's Sort & Filter feature is the perfect way for owners to quickly see their assignments. But this is really only one of the countless features Excel offers. Creating formulas has never been easier using Excel, and I now use this software when creating royalty reports for our authors. This is helpful because it provides transparency between our company and the authors we work with. They can clearly see that we are not "fudging" numbers, because the formula shows the precise breakdown of profit and loss, unit sales, etc. Another feature that I've only recently discovered is Excel pivot tables. This is a powerful functionality within Excel that enables you to review data in new and different ways and perform deep analysis of the data within your spreadsheets. If you are not using pivot tables, you simply don't know what you're missing.
ConsLike any software worth using, Excel can be complex and even complicated. Users who have never been exposed to Excel may feel intimidated, particularly when making their first error while creating a formula. The best advice I can offer is to either take an Excel basics class or read and practice the free online help offered by Microsoft. There are also plenty of third-party sites that provide tutorials and help. I've utilized both the third-party sites and the Microsoft site to solve issues or test out functionality that I'd not previously tried. If you persevere, the payoffs can be great.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 14, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 12, 2019

“The Best Spreadsheet platform in the world (Excel By Microsoft)”

OverallVery Good application as a whole. It does what i want it do and what it was designed to be used for.
ProsIf you are familiar with any other Microsoft software such as Word Or PowerPoint for example then it is certain you will immediately understand the way the interface has been designed, which is very user friendly. I believe that anybody can learn how to use excel because of how simplistic the design is and also because there is even a function button that tells you exactly what you can use to perform a certain action using excel where it even simply gives you the option to search using words what it is you want to do. For e.g if you searched 'plus' or 'add' excel will present you with a function that you can use to add the value of two or more cells together,
ConsThere are not many cons to excel as i feel it is a software that has been designed to do exactly what is expected if it without any issues but if i were to mention a few cons it would be things that do not really have a negative effect on the application has a whole but rather just aspects that could have been improved on. Excel is not 100%. although there are security features in place like locking editing and so forth nothing prevents another person from simply access the data that may be stored in a table and then mimicking it in a brand new spreadsheet. Its difficult to troubleshoot when getting an error. Sometimes it may give you an error code but never telling you why exactly for a example maybe a function did not carry out. So now that requires new users to look up the error code to see what it actually means and why certain things are not working for them ehich i feel uses unnecessary time of the user
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 12, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Banking, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 10, 2019

“De facto software for Spreadsheet Management”

OverallI work in banking industry. My daily job is to collect different types of banking data from different business units and process them into meaningful information for policy makers. For this purpose I almost entirely dependent of MS Excel. Everyday I collect a number of excel files from different sources and process them using various Macros for time saving. Then I summarize them using pivot table and graph. Finally I create some graphical presentation for higher management's consumption. Till today MS Excel never failed to serve me. Ofcourse, it is very resource hungry and it has some limitations regarding rows and columns size but my overall experience with MS Excel is very good.
ProsMy daily activities are heavily dependent on MS Excel. I work with very large amount of data and following abilities of MS Excel helps me to complete my job timely and effectively: 1. Ability to present data visually by different types of graphs 2. Ability to summarize data using Pivot table and Pivot graph 3. Ability to collect data automatically from different websites using connections 4. Ability to automate different redundant activities using Macro and visual basic
ConsThe things I don't like about MS Excel are: 1. Its very resource hungry. You need minimum 4gb of RAM for day to day activities and 8gb to 16gb of RAM for bigger spreadsheet with more than 200k rows of data. 2. Though the size of Spreadsheets is adequate for normal day to day use, it has a limitation of 1 million (1,048,576) rows and 16 thousand (16,348) columns. Sometimes this limitation forces me to divide my spreadsheets in 2 or 3 parts which is not optimal. 3. The learning curve of MS Excel is not very smooth specially for new users.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 10, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Civil Engineering, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2019

“Excel - an all powerful tool”

OverallOverall I love Excel for the variety of inbuilt functions that help you make models. I have heavily used Excel for my Ph.D. research in the last three years, and I can assert that Excel still has new functionalities that I have not discovered yet.
ProsExcel is one of the most powerful tools that is used daily in Fortune 500 corporations. From simple graphs and tables to complex VLOOKUP functions that I use daily, Excel can be used in home, offices, and schools. I find Excel extremely useful to store and manage data. Excel can handle every large data sets and is very intuitive to conduct simple data analysis and visualize it. I have been using Excel for more than eight years now, and I can vouch for the plethora of functionalities it provides to make our lives easier. From making Pivot Tables to conducting sensitivity analysis in my financial research models, Excel is a one-stop solution for quick modeling work. I have found that sometimes, it is much easier to transform and clean data in Excel rather than writing complex scripts in Python or MATLAB.
ConsExcel's way of indicating errors in your formulas aren't always helpful to figure out the exact source of error. Plus Excel doesn't have an inbuilt autocorrection to check for spelling errors. You must double-check the spellings in your Excel model/document before sharing it with anyone.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2019
Meliksah T.
Engineer
Consumer Electronics, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 28, 2019

“Business solution with no better alternative”

OverallI used Excel as a student, where I carried out basic tasks. I kept using Excel as IT Business Analyst where I extended the amount and type of functions I used. I carried out project management and basic data analyses in Excel. Finally, for the past year or so, I work as data scientist and I sometimes use Excel to carry out data cleaning and inspection on Excel because it's the good old pal I know. Excel is my best tool at work and I totally, even emotionaly love Excel.
ProsThe ease of use, amount of functions, possibility of things can be done, writing functions within functions, giving link to cells between sheets and other Excel files. It's almost possible to create a database-like structure using VOOKUPs, HLOOKUPs, which result in "Join"s. Functions have not only basic operations such as sums, dot products, but also return statistical parameters too. For instance, one time I needed the slope of an array (I actually work as a data scientist and use Excel, too) and there was a function for this. All I need to do was to point out the array and Excel fits a linear regression in background, giving me the slope of it as I needed. Not only that but availability of VBA extends the functions of Excel even furthermore. For that reason I cannot imagine anything Excel cannot do that one would be able to do on paper and pen.
ConsAs I explained above, I work as a data scientist and I sometimes deal with huge amount of data "BIG DATA". As much as I love working on Excel, unfortunately Excel sometimes cannot handle big data, especiaily if there are millions of rows. That's the only downside of Excel I can think of.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 28, 2019
Suzanne S.
Graphic Designer
Graphic Design, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 21, 2019

“Often Underappreciated Beyond Offices”

OverallOverall, I think the learning curve on Excel makes many people hesitant to try it unless they see it as necessary for their profession. However, the basics of Excel really doesn't have much of a learning curve. The advanced stuff, yes has a learning curve (though not too bad), but the basics are pretty quick and easy to pick up.
ProsI use Excel regularly - sometimes for its intended functions like calculations and personal business organization, as well as sometimes just an easy way to keep track of things visually by assigning it different colors and locations. Many of my calculations are quick-and-easy numbers where it's easier to make a quick plot on excel than type everything out on a calculator. Other times I've made very extensive sheets to organize a lot of data and perform calculations for special projects. I find Excel useful for organizing and presenting data. There is a learning curve to understanding how to program it to perform different functions and calculations, but once you've gotten the hang of it then it is pretty easy to set things up to perform live calculations as you adjust your data. More advanced features include getting cells to change color based on the numbers or letters appearing in either that cell or others. Since I'm a very visual person, color coding is very helpful for me. And of course it is easy to convert your data into charts and graphs.
ConsWhen you type a formula incorrectly, excel's error messages aren't always very helpful in understanding what the error is. There is no way to exit out of the cell containing the error without either fixing it or deleting all the text inside and starting over later after you've figured out what you did wrong the first time. Creating graphs and charts isn't always as intuitive as it could be. Sometimes I've had to struggle a bit to get the data I want to appear along the axis I want in the correct intervals. It would also be nice if the chart would automatically adopt whatever color coding I used in the data cells so that I wouldn't have to manually modify the default colors. For some of the more advanced functions, the editor can get very clunky. For instance, I did a sheet once where I had it return a different string of text for whichever number in a range was entered. This quickly became a very unwieldy mass of code in a single cell that was difficult to edit in the small text box and caused some lag in the program. It's also annoying that when using search, I am limited to searching one sheet at a time instead of the whole workbook. I'd like to see more options to customize the location and parameters of my search.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 21, 2019
Ayesha D.
Application Consultant
Financial Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 6, 2019

“Best software which makes my life easier”

OverallI've been using Excel from my collage up to now, it means more than 10 years. Still I couldn't find any better substitute which can replace Excel. Now I use Excel at both my work and also for my personal stuff. All the formulas, pivots, connections are really helpful for the business use. Same time I use Excel for my personal purposes such as an expense tracker and a budget planner. If you can become an expert on Excel its gonna really help you to build your confidence at work and also to do your work faster than the others. All Time Best Spreadsheet Software.
ProsWell, I would just say Everything, but to more specific, I really love to work in the Excel by using short keys, it helps you to speed your work. Then it would be the formulas and the most useful would be vlookup/hlookup. Those are the things which makes my life easier on a daily basis. I usually don't even open the calculator no matter how simple the calculation is, it will always be Excel. Also I really love the Pivots and tables which are really cool, accurate and nice. Also everything can be customized in the exact way we wanted. Same time its very secure, you can protect the worksheet or the book. Having all these great features I use Excel even for any documentation needs instead of Word.
ConsAm just a normal user who used Excel at work and also for my personal analysis/documentation purposes. But I'm not an Excel pro who knows Macro and all that. Hence this software satisfies all my needs, so I cant think of any cons at the moment provided that I don't even get the maximum out of this amazing software. The only issue I have here in Excel is there is no inbuilt auto correction or a grammar, spell checker. I know we can always use F7 for that but it would be great if it is possible to underline the missed spell words by the the time we are typing them.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 6, 2019
Jenna M.
Artist
Arts and Crafts, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 31, 2019

“Great for business & list keeping”

OverallMy overall experience with Excel is that it is vital for someone running a small business and that it's reliability has been a major factor in me continuing to use it.
ProsI have been using excel for my personal business to keep track of payments, addresses, participants, buyers, and much more. I think that it is good that excel has kept its basic format over the years. I learned how to use this software when I was in high school and I did not struggle because it is rather intuitive. As the internet has become even more popular, if I ever want to do something fancy on excel, all I have to do is google and get the directions. I think that this kind of ease of use for a small business person is incredible important, it is all I have used to keep track of these important financial things and it has worked out quite well for me.I also like that the software can be combined with word to generate mailings, lists, and other important things at work. The ease between the different software allowed me to teach much older generations. I think that keeping the formatting of excel was important because I have seen so many other software companies drastically change things and then suddenly no one knows how to use it anymore and that just becomes a huge issue and also that is one big way to lose customers! I think it is great software. I really need it for my business and for keeping track of everything I would forget.
ConsI think that at times when I have tried to do the little math tricks using excel I've had some issues with things suddenly freezing or deleting and had to start all over again. I think that there have been some minor bugs in the hassle that have wasted some of my time or had me lose some info, but it is still more reliable than other software I have tried, and I still recommend it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 31, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Automotive, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 17, 2019

“Excel Review Details”

OverallObviously, my overall experience is great with Excel. It will be even better when I get better on "macros". I do not think people normally need to download another program since it is already available as a part of Microsoft office. I believe the cons I explained above will be improved in new updates. For example, previous it was not easy to open 2 excel files separately but it is lately resolved. It was a great step.
ProsI do not think none of us has enough time to write the pros of excel down but it is worth to mention about some critical points. Firstly, it is a part of Microsoft Office and it is free. You can easily get the data from excel and use in word, powerpoint etc. It is also possible to view data from tablet or smart phones. You can reach the data whenever you want. I like most "Pilot Table". It enables me to assess unlimited data and create some good summary table or graphs from there. No one would agree that it makes business life easier for us. Apart from these features, I also like "macros" but I am still not expert on it. It is like what you can do is limitless if you are using "macros" in a good level.
ConsThere are limited cons of excel for me. Firstly, I do not know why but it rarely does not show up. I am trying to open a file I previously shared. When I double clicked, a square pops up to show it is opening but it doesnot. I had to restart my computers but it happens very rarely. Another is with "macros". I wish it was more user friendly and it was easier to find out what is the driver of the error. Sometimes I am having big problems to resolve the issue. And "macros" makes the size of the file so much bigger. I am having issues to send it over by mails.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 17, 2019
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samuel t.
Chief Executive Officer
Investment Management, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 16, 2019

“Best Spreadsheet Software for Office Use”

OverallExcel is a great spreadsheet for office use. Microsoft really put a good ideas into its functions. The software is meant for everyone, depending on how you choose to use it. I worked with Excel for 2 years in my internship, and without it, I doubt if our works will be any less easy. It's is well organized, user interface is clean and easy to work on once you can use the software. Apart from the cons listed above, Excel is a life saver and I'm yet to see any good competitor in the market, and to think Excel comes with other Microsoft tools which is a benefit.
ProsFor Business usage, Excel is the best spreadsheet software out there; perfect for record keeping. The best part about Excel is it's perfect for everyone no matter your business niche. I did my intern in a property management company, we use excel for all property informations, especially on incomes and expenses. Excel made my work easy and fast, especially for calculating, data can be easily manipulated without stress of high knowledge on computer usage. I learned to use excel and was able to work on few things, I have helped friends to create graphs for their project. Excel can also help users in creating some other calculations like Statistics or Calculus; users can also create datas in table format, perfect for presentation. Calculations are accurate, so no need to worry about errors (except for human errors). The software have varieties of features that just work like a charm, most of which people don't know. My most favourite thing of the software is the clean interface and easy management of data which helps in getting work done fast.
ConsEven though I love this software for its functions, there are still few cons about it. My first problem about it will be the difficulty in learning. Learning Excel can be very overwhelming, this isn't a software that can be learn by oneself, rather you'll seek for someone to teach you or go out and take classes and you'll be surprise on how much people you'll meet there, I think Video Tutorials works best, sometimes I do forget some functions and going back to the video just work great. It will take a lot of commitment to learn this software perfectly. Another cons to this software will be inability to correct errors, although this is human error and not the software's but once you enter wrong information on the software, it will give wrong solutions and you won't know this unless if you're suspicious. Microsoft also need to rest on changing the user interface of the software, I wanted to use Excel on my friend's PC with 2013 version of Microsoft Office Tools, I was lost for few moment; most features' location was changed from how they were on my version and it made work a bit difficult.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 16, 2019
Julien E.
Executive Assistant
Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 15, 2019

“All you need for reporting”

OverallExcel is a life-saver. I use it for reports, catalogs, creating graphs, and charts. Basically, I use it all the time! I love the 2019 version and updates since it's smoother and it also looks prettier than the older one. Just a small issue with CSV export but that's it.
ProsI liked Excel for the longest time since there are a lot of useful tools available for use but I loved it better with the smooth transition after the updates. I'm using the 2019 version and the transitioning became smoother. Working online is also available and I am no longer afraid to lose any document I worked on. The ability to import the excel document to other formats especially PDF is a life-saver!
ConsThere's nothing much I hate about Excel since it helps me with all the reports I do. I'm just a little bothered with the CSV import after some updates were done. I noticed in the 2019 version, whenever you import a Data from text/CSV, it automatically goes to a new tab and the design has Header Rows, Banded Rows, and Filter Button. For me, it's more time consuming to remove those every time I import a CSV.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 15, 2019
Miguel F.
Owner
Accounting, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 14, 2019

“Microsoft Excel - An Accountants Best Friend!”

OverallKing of spreadsheet programs. Google sheets or any "free" suite programs don't compare to how powerful and easy Excel really is.
ProsEverything, literally! Excel is and can be as powerful as you need it to be. For the casual user, it a wonderful spreadsheet program that you can use to track just about anything you need to. For the heavy user, with the proper training, trial and error, or simply using the "help" button, Excel has formulas, tables, and other options that will allow you to track, analyse, and present your financial information like never before. Formulas, pivot tables, and copy/pasting will make your job so much easier and cut down on the manual data entry and manual having to add number together. I've built everything from a simple electronic checkbook register to extensive financial reports that only require you to copy your financial data from your account system and paste it into excel. And without doing anything else, you can have all the financial reports that you need.
ConsTo get technical this is one thorn in my side when it comes to Excel formulas. When using an "IF" formula that states to perform a mathematical function "IF" a particular set of cells meets a certain criteria. For Example: SUMIF Column A is "greater that 1" or IF Column A is "greater than one" sum what is in "Column B". The issue I have is working backwards to identify the cells that are being added that meet the criteria. When working with the small set of data, it isn't a problem. But if you have a long list of data, it nearly impossible without have to check yourself to determine when cells makes this statement true. Again, the casual user wouldn't understand this complaint.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 14, 2019
Christian C.
Pastor
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 14, 2019

“Spreadsheets with Power”

OverallExcel has been my go to for financial statement preparation (as an accountant). I have used it for the accumulation of tax data and preparation of tax forms. At one point, I programmed Excel spreadsheets to do many of its own functions for these very forms. Today, I continue to use Excel as a way to track data for the church I serve. I use it for time tracking, information gathering and formatting, and to track the data I maintain of people and thing in the church.
ProsI would consider myself to be a professional Excel user. I have been using Excel for more than 20 years and I cannot see using any other type of spreadsheet software. I started with Lotus (a predecessor of Excel) and have not looked back when Excel became the software to use. I am also one of those people who takes to using new technology relatively quickly. Excel provides so much in the way of capability that there are some aspects of Excel that I am not familiar with, even though I am no longer a daily user. The help function (the question mark in a box) is very user friendly and there are also many help topics that reside within the software. If you are asking a really tough or programming question, there are also online forums for those who would be considered power users. For those who are simply in need of a place to gather information and make some simple calculations, I also would not look any further than Excel. With the Microsoft 365 subscription, you get all of the most recent updates and functionality without the high price of buying the software license each time the software gets an upgrade.
ConsThe only con would be if you purchase the full license. When you subscribe through Office 365, you get all the latest updates without having to purchase a new license each time. If you are not familiar with spreadsheets, Excel's functions and tool bars can be a bit daunting to look at. But, if you take some time and familiarize yourself with them, they are quite logical in their layout and functions. You can also customize the toolbar to include the functions you need the most. It just takes a little time to do so.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 14, 2019
Zavud B.
Master Student
Environmental Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2019

“Review for Excel”

ProsI have been studying science for almost 6 years (my bachelor + my master) and I always need the help of Microsoft Excel when it comes to working with data. The software might not be the easiest when you use it for the first time, but once you understand and learn more of it, you will see how useful it actually is. I do a lot of research projects at my university and I always have to collect data for different purposes and subjects. After the collection of data, I always enter them on an Excel sheet orderly. It is very easy to insert my data into an Excel sheet for further calculation. What I personally think is when your data is too big, Microsoft Excel is the best software to deal with the problem. What I love most about this software is it incredibly saves my time. Because, I do a lot of calculation after having my data sorted on an Excel sheet. Excel does very complicated calculations in a considerably short time period that would probably take me days if I did it manually with my calculator. Last but not least, it enables me to create graphs and diagrams based on what my data shows. It is very helpful to analyze my data and present it clearly.
ConsWhat I like least about this software is it is not smart enough to detect the errors that I might have done while entering my data on an Excel sheet. Especially it sucks when the software does automatic calculations with my data and since there might be some errors, I might end up with an incorrect result (e.g., graphs, diagrams) that is unacceptable in the case of science. I would also argue that automatic graph suggestion by the software (assumed based on my data) is not always correct. Sometimes I am suggested a diagram, for example, that does not make sense at all. I personally think Excel's ability to create graphics and diagrams is less accurate than the other software like R programming language.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Music, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2019

“There's No Better Spreadsheet Application!”

OverallExcel has been utilised within our business by multiple departments to fit needs such as storing financial data, to automating the working out many calculations using formulas, to storing information in structured tables. It is very adaptable and can fit whatever use you find for it. Using Excel to automate some areas work has meant productivity within the business has increased, and as most - if not all - staff have previous experience using Excel it means our technical support staff receive less support tickets relating to Excel.
ProsExcel is a very well-established piece of software which meant for us technical staff it was easy to deploy and have staff use without needing to provide lots of training sessions, as everyone already had experience using Excel. It was very easy to deploy on computers through custom installation packages, and it can be maintained and administered using GPOs in an enterprise environment. Updates are provided regularly by Microsoft for the application, and there is a wealth of support information and user guidance online for how to use the software. Within Excel you can use 'functions' to complete formulas, such as adding all values in a column up or dividing a number of values and displaying results. Like other Office applications, it provides print support and can save in a number of formats including CSV, XLSX, or XML. Cells can be coloured in and fonts can be modified to make data look more appealing.
ConsIf there is a large amount of data saved in an Excel file, it can sometimes cause the program to run at a reduced speed as it struggles to cope; however this can vary depending on hardware and is only in extreme situations with large amounts of data, and most cases the software runs fine. Some functions aren't well documented and can be challenging to use if you haven't got previous experience with using functions.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2019
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Gordana M.
Contact centar agent-Digital
Accounting, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 6, 2019

“Best spreadsheet software.”

OverallExcel is a great program and i would recommend it to anyone that wishes to automate some of their daily routines or needs to analyze big sets of data on a daily basis. It's also great tool for ROTA and schedule creating which can always be used in private life as well. Overall Excel is a great tool and i highly recommend it.
ProsExcel is a great tool that i personally use on a daily basis. Some will say that it has a big learning curve and while that might be true it's worth it in the end since your daily job can get much much easier if you utilize it's abilities. I work in finance and i think that Excel should be mandatory to learn for office use to at least a certain degree if the employee is in contact with numbers, schedules etc. on a daily basis. I personally like it best out of it's competitors and it has been my staple choice for a while now. The UI has that Microsoft ring to it and while it can be improved to a certain degree it's more than ok to work in.
ConsAs i have said previously Excel has a big learning curve that can be a bit of an issue for an end user. A lot of people tend to back out of it because things get overwhelming not knowing how much it can help them in the long run. Don't get me wrong as there are great tutorials out there that you can use to excel at Excel no puns intended it's just up to you if you are willing to put in time to learn it. Another thing i dislike with Excel is how slow it can get with larger data sets and while that's an issue with every program of it's kind or at least the ones I've worked in it can be quite frustrating at times.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 6, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Education Management, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 25, 2019

“Excel - Make Yourself at Home with Data”

OverallMicrosoft Excel is a daily driver for me. I am constantly working in Excel to either prep data for another program such as Microsoft Power BI, or I am working with and looking at different data reports in the software. I highly recommend Excel as it is far above the competition.
ProsThe best thing about Excel is you can do so many things with the software. You can easily customize your data and create visuals to share your data's story. The ability to customize and make dynamic reports is great and if you need to really use some power features Excel lets you do that as well. Simply utilizing Power Query opens up a new environment and features to work with your data model. Still can't accomplish what you need then you can use some VBA to get the task done. The best part of Excel is that you can do so many things with the software and you would be hard pressed to find something that Excel doesn't do well. Excel also incorporates into other software and platforms, such as Power BI, really well.
ConsOne of the cons of excel is that there are really several different coding types you need to learn or at least be familiar with. If you want to do basic things you won't have any problems if you aren't well versed in Excel. However, to really get the job done you need to know all about how to write and structure formulas. If you need to get into the really advanced features you need to know DAX if you are in the Power Query editor, on top of that you need to know VBA if you want to accomplish customized tasks in the VBA window, and then there even macros. So, the worst part of excel is that it isn't uniform in that you need to know multiple coding languages if you want to use many of the advanced features Excel offers.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 25, 2019
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Mario L.
Social Media Manager
Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 24, 2019

“Keep marking the trend is the undisputed leader in its area.”

OverallThe organization is the most important aspect for any enterprise, or any work is fulfilled within the time lapses established, Excel is very easy to assemble formats within the office with instructions, which at the same time allow workers to add comments on relevant work elements for them within each process they carry out. Another benefit that we have observed when using Excel is the possibility of molding it to the activities that each department needs, of course, I do not mean the editing of a video or much better to the photographic edition, but in daily tasks for reports of activities and compliance with them. In addition, another great benefit is the little training that must be given because most of the staff already know the basic elements, which saves a lot of money in training.
ProsI really like that despite having so many years, it still includes improvements and cares about making the experience closer to the user. It is one of the most installed programs in the world, which allows me to do my work plans, schedules, relationships and other formats that I have, without worrying about compatibility. Another thing that I like most, is that I can automate processes that without Excel will take me a long time to do, especially in those activities of organization of publications in social networks, it is enough to make some formulas to keep a relation of each post and the content. Many people do not know the almost unlimited capabilities that Excel offers for all types of jobs, just having a little creativity and desire to do things better with this great tool of work.
ConsI am an advocate of the use of Excel for all administrative activities that are made from the office, however, I think they could make known all the benefits offered, not everyone knows the scope, the rest I find no negative aspects to highlight .
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 24, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Financial Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 21, 2019

“Excel is still relevant”

OverallI've used Excel to create countless spreadsheets during the span of my career. It's feature-rich and there is always some new tip or trick to discover. With the inclusion of Visual Basic for Applications under the hood, I've been able to use Excel for automation long before the current wave of business intelligence applications started to hit the market. In addition to it's obvious functionality as a spreadsheet program, the later versions of it feature pretty robust drawing tools which allow for business graphics creations in situations where you don't always have access to dedicated vector drawing software. In addition to my work at the office, I also make extensive use of Excel at home for keeping track of my family's personal finances.
ProsAs a financial analyst with 15 years experience, I've been using Microsoft Excel for quite some time. With all the new business intelligence software out there, some may be of the opinion that Excel is becoming obsolete. I would argue that is still has it's place in a today's analyst's toolbox. In our office we have utilized some of the fancier tools like Alteryx or Tableau to wrangle/present data but Excel still remains a major part of our regular processes. Excel offers tremendous flexibility in summarizing, analyzing and presenting data for whatever the deliverable calls for. It also acts as an excellent scratch pad for ad-hoc analysis via filters or pivot tables. What I like most about Excel is the fact that you can directly manipulate your data in an intuitive manner without the need for knowledge of programming or scripting languages. Bottom line, if you are an analyst, spreadsheets will always be part of your world and Excel is the industry standard.
ConsIt's honestly difficult to think of anything that I don't like about Excel as it has served me well for more than a decade and a half in my professional life. I suppose like any other software it can at times be slow to respond when your files get to large. Probably the thing I like least about it is the tendency to get corrupted when too many formatting options are used in a single workbook and/or the tendency to not always allow you to make a clean break when you want to remove a link to another file that another user has created. Other than that, it's pretty solid.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 21, 2019
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Jason B.
Vice President of Analytics
Package/Freight Delivery, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 16, 2019

“Excel will always be a classic staple of being a white-collar professional”

OverallOverall, Excel has and seemingly always will be a classic staple of the professional work life. For analysts, it's a must-have product but even for the average professional, Excel can bring a level of organization in data management that other platforms simply do not provide. It's hard to state if Excel is worth the money... at this point Excel dominates the market and there's very little in terms of competition (aside from Google Sheets, I can't even think of another tool). I couldn't function properly without Excel but here's hoping that another competitor enters the fray in what is essentially a monopoly.
ProsExcel is THE tool for analysts and engineers. While Google Sheets acts as a close competitor, for those of us who need the sophisticated capabilities that Excel provides, there really is no substitute. The ability to automate processes through advanced formulas and macros makes Excel the only solution for those seeking to manage and clean data. Excel has dominated the market for decades and you can rest assured knowing that everyone knows of Excel.
ConsMass adoption is a double-edged sword. Despite Excel offering a lot of value to the user, there's very little in terms of substitutes to even consider. If you coworkers, colleagues and clients use Excel, you need it as well if you hope to send them spreadsheets. The Microsoft Suite suffers from a range of technical bugs that seems to get resolved only sporadically. Every time a new version of Excel is released (usually once every few years), some aspect of the user experience ends up changing. To those of us who have ingrained habits in terms of where to find specific buttons or memorizing certain shortcuts, the changes can be frustrating.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 16, 2019
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Chaya W.
Trainee Software Engineer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 23, 2019

“Excel - formatting and analyzing data more effectively and efficiently ”

OverallExcel has emerged as one of the main data analyzing tools used in day to day life . With its facilities to store large amount of data, format data according to the users preferences, depicting patterns and analyzed information thorough graphs and charts it has become more and more popular among the users.
Pros Excel is an application which can be used to store large amount of data and organize them. Data entered to a excel sheet can be organized according to the user preferences easily with all the facilities supplied by the product itself. Users can organize the data in ascending or descending order very easily and filter the data and group them under particular name .Excel provide wide variety of data representation techniques . different types of graphs , scatter plots helps to analyze the data more effectively and efficiently .Also the product provides function which helps to deo automatic calculations easily. Users don't need to make the calculations from one point to another . Al they have to do is apply the formula for all the relevant places.
ConsWhen there is a large set of data to be applied it is bit difficult to enter all the data using Excel. As there is no any error checking mechanism to detect human errors in the process of data entering .Also entering large amount of data manually consumes a big amount of time which results in loss of productivity. The product is not for free. Whatever may be the advantages or disadvantages of the product in order to use Excel users have to make a payment and acquire a licensed copy of the product .For a beginner to Excel may need some time to be compatible with the product as the product is not very much user friendly . It is little bit difficult to operate with out proper guidance or practice
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 23, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 22, 2019

“Still the champion of spreadsheet software!”

OverallMy main purpose when using Excel these days is for conveying complex ideas to different stakeholders, whether they are other team members and colleagues, or clients. We prepare our project proposals in Excel, we calculate our advertising and operating budgets in Excel, and we sometimes even use it to build out calculators that help to take complex math around ad spend budgeting and make it into a user-friendly experience (with a little bit of formatting help to make it look nice, of course).
ProsI often need to do financial projections as part of my work, as well as organizing lists, information about different events that are being organized, structuring new projects that are being undertaken, and various other calculations that just need to happen in the course of my business, on a day-to-day basis. In other words, its fair to say that I basically "live" in Excel. The thing I love most about this tool is just how much you can do with it, when you take the time to really understand how to use it. Excel is simple enough to use as a place to keep a list of people who are coming to an event organized, and complex enough basically act like a mini database. The flexibility to use a single tool in so many different ways is one of my favorite things about this software.
ConsEven though I've used this software for many many years, probably a decade or more, and most people regard me as an expert in it, there's still functions and applications of it that I haven't yet mastered. There's so much going on under the hood that it's next to impossible to know absolutely every single function that this piece of software can accomplish for you. Which means that if I'm trying to do something a little bit more complex than my usual activities, and I need to stretch my own limits on what I know how to do with the software, I can often lose an hour or two hunting for how-to guides and videos on the internet to make sure that I get the result I really want. However, once I get it, I've just added another tool to my toolbox that continues to make the software even more powerful. So, all in all, even that is time well spent, in my opinion.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 22, 2019
jessica t.
operations analyst
Retail, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 21, 2019

“The spreadsheet software of your dreams”

OverallExcel allows me to analyze information quickly, and easily with simple functions like sorting and filtering. It also helps identify whatever parameters you set up, to be able to answer business questions and use your information to best suit your needs. It's packed with features and tools that make it easy to use and use your time efficiently.
ProsThere are many things to love about excel. First off, if you're familiar with other microsoft products, it feels very familiar in terms of layout, and the tool bar. It can be used for a wide variety of things from simple to complex lists, data sheets, graphs and overall any type of information management. I love that excel allows you to use a barcode scanner to input data within cells, this is especially useful if you're in inventory management. I love that excel calculates many different formulas and helps you sort/filter and categorize information in a smart way. Pivot tables are especially easy to create and use to summarize data, and get it to display quickly and easily in a summarized format when you're managing a lot of data. Excel has the capability to add multiple tabs to one document which helps if you're building a big data file to track various information, and you want it all accessible in a single file, yet still organized. Excel performs calculations you never have to worry about trying to do yourself, and there is also plenty of knowledge available on many different sites as well as, Microsoft, because its one of the standard programs widely used.
ConsExcel can be a bit overwhelming if you're using it for the first time. You may not know how to apply formulas correctly, and the best way to learn is piece by piece. Start by learning one tool, and building from there. Excel can also take long to load large files with tons of information, and can sometimes crash when you have too many large files open.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 21, 2019
Cindy C.
Web and Social Media Marketing
Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 18, 2019

“Excel Review”

OverallExcel has so many brilliant features, including pie charts and flow charts that I use for my business. It does all of my complicated yearly estimates and my company's quarterly projections beautifully, without any hiccups. All the calculations are done perfectly and I find the auto fill feature really useful too. For example I only need to write out the first two days of the week, or the first two months of the year and the rest of the months are filled in by Excel automatically for me, so I don't have to write everything out. The software is really impressive, I use Excel on a daily basis in both my business and for my personal home use, honestly I can't live without this software!
ProsWhat I like most about Excel is just how smart this software really is! I'm still impressed with it on a daily basis, whether it comes to the more complicated tasks such as filling in the sales numbers of what my company has earned for the week or doing the really basic calculations of what I have spend on groceries for the week. This software is reliable calculations every single time, I don't need a calculator, Excel adds and subtracts every sum I require within seconds. I see this software not only as my personal book keeper, but I also trust it to be a mathematical wizard all rolled in to one, incredibly smart every day helper.
ConsWhat I like least about Excel is just how complicated it can get! It's a brilliant tool to use to help you keep your books, but if you don't know how to use v-look up for example or what a cell is even, you are going to be so lost using this software. It does look intimidating, especially when you see the layout for the first time and seeing all the lines and the numbered grids so neatly categorized out before you, but do not get discouraged because Excel is an awesome tool to use! If you are a first time user you will definitely need either a course in Excel to unlock all of its wonderful features or a coworker that is fluent in Excel to help you get started in the beginning.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 18, 2019
Ruston R.
Owner Simple Stay Weekly Rentals
Real Estate, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 12, 2019

“The best thing since sliced bread”

ProsI remember once, many years ago I had a teacher saying that Excel was originally created to augment and support another spreadsheet program. However by the time they finished developing the original version it far out-shined the program it was meant to support. So much so that the other software was dropped entirely in favor of Excel. I don't know how factual this recounting is, but it wouldn't surprise me if it is true. Excel rocks. I use it all the time for my business. Yes I also have Quick Books and other accounting software. But nothing beats a good ol spreadsheet. I can put all of my numbers in and edit them with an endless amount of formulas. It is truly mind-boggling the depth of the program too. Sure it can auto-sum columns and sort data by the 3rd letter of someone's name, but it can do much much much more. I once created a program inside of excel to aid in the scanning of bar codes. We had a bar code scanner that would simply dump all scanned data into a single column in excel. Using the built in scripting I created a button that (after dumping the data in) would auto sort the data into it's necessary column and prep the sheet for printing and signatures. Not only that but I set it so that at the push of a button the end user could create the next week, month, or even yearly document at the press of a button. Also, using O365 you can have multiple people editing the same document simultaneously. This is Huge! No more editing copies of copies.
ConsI really can't think of any. I suppose how fun it is. I've wasted many many hours creating complex spreadsheets for my simple budget merely because I wanted too.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 12, 2019
Shel H.
Human Capital
Medical Practice, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 4, 2019

“It does everything but make my coffee”

OverallIndispensable. I cannot imagine using another software. My employer is a heavy user of Google Sheets and I simply freeze every time there's even a whisper that someone with share their sheet with me. I blankly stare at those pages the way I would some speaking to me in a foreign language. I just don't get it. Maybe more so its that I refuse to get it. Excel has been my trusted partner for so many years that the thought of using another software just guts me. I'm not too old to change. I'm just too loyal.
ProsThis software saves me more time that the quick pick-up line at the dry cleaners. Because it can be programmed to do so many different functions, there is nothing it can't do. From a simple list to a simple calculator to automated commands, to nested functions so long and complex that I would need web-like strings to attachment them on a chalkboard, its only limitation is my own knowledge. I barely breathe and I have excel already forecasting, calculating, anticipating my next move. This thing makes me look like a genius. And who doesn't want that?
ConsI learned this software after years of trial and error. That is to say that I had an idea that the tool should be able to do this or that and after web search after web search I was finally able to find a workable solution that I understood. Though my trips to the web in search for help are by far more limited than when I first started using Excel, I am grateful for a resource other than their built-in help tools, which really only addresses the simplest of tasks and does not do enough to present or explain solutions for our real-world usage - like how to brew my morning coffee.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 4, 2019
Amy W.
Associate Director of Development
Health, Wellness and Fitness, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2019

“This Product Has Very Useful and Extensive Capabilities ”

OverallElaborating on my favorite features of Excel, the following more specific functions are of tremendous help to me on a regular and ongoing basis: -The ability to easily sort lists based on any piece of your data, (for example, sorting by last name, by zip code, but dollar amounts, by dates, etc.) On top of that, you can sort by multiple data at once with one click of a button. -The formulas you can customize and insert into your workbooks are phenomenal. The program essentially does the math for you saving time and effort once you create and insert a formula. These can be very simple or very complex depending on your specific needs. -The graphs and charts Excel can create based on data you enter into a workbook are wonderful. Often when I create presentations for our board of directors, particularly when reporting on key data, the graphic element these add is incredibly helpful. There are multiple different types of charts and graphs available, and each of those is entirely able to be customized, from font to colors, to data included, and more. Even better, these can be used outside of Excel once created. They are easily copied and pasted into Word, PowerPoint, etc. to suit your needs as well, which I also do pretty frequently.
ProsMicrosoft Excel is truly amazing. I have used it for SO many things including the following: -Creating simple lists or databases -Utilizing more complex rules and formulas within my data -Creating a TON of different type of charts and graphs for data analysis and reporting These are definitely my top three favorite features and capabilities, and those that I use most frequently. In addition, everything can be customized to meet your needs and preferences in Excel as well. Fonts can be changed in size/type/color/style, cells can be highlighted, and charts and graphs can be customized in these same ways as well.
ConsThere is nothing I dislike about Excel, but I know that its capabilities are far beyond my knowledge and ability. It can seem complicated, but once you learn how to utilize all of its features, it can truly be an asset in so many ways. A personal goal of mine is to get some more training in that area so that I can take advantage of this software's capabilities to the full extent.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2019
Caleb J.
Junior Developer
Information Technology and Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 26, 2019

“Microsoft Excel - Most complete and advance spreadsheet application”

OverallMy over all experience with the software has been nothing but awesome and wouldn't not trade it for any other spreadsheet application on the market. My main love of the software is the ability to record and or write macros using the VBA editor, on a basic, intermediate and advance level which really streamline my day to day workflow which saves me hundreds of hours on and average.
ProsMicrosoft Excel - is one of the most complete and advance spreadsheet application currently on the market. The better question would be, what can't it accomplish as this is an application that is used across the board in many companies and careers. It has an awesome ribbon feature which houses many groups of frequently used tools and is super customizable. I doubt that there is any one person that can house all knowledge about this one application. Just to list a few of what can be done: * Write basic, intermediate and advance formulas and functions to carry out your day to day work. * Create basic, intermediate and advance conditional formatting to style your sheet and or highlight specific areas and or thing on the spreadsheet to draw focus. * You can create your own custom group to house your own list of preferred tools to be available at your finger tips. * It comes equipped with a quick access toolbar to hold frequently used tools right at the top of the sheet which is super easy to access and is something I use at all times while carrying out my day to day routines. * I love the clean and improved UI [User Interface] version over version. * It has collapsible tabs and commands to give you more screen real estate when working on small screen devices and or monitors. * The Developer option is the go to tab when working with VBA and Marcos. * It comes equipped with the option to record and or write macros using the VBA editor, allowing you to automate your work flow.
ConsI am not able to think about a con at the moment with so many pros available.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 26, 2019
Will A.
Manager
Aviation & Aerospace, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2019

“The Legend”

OverallI am my startup company's primary financial and market analyst and also have a background in the finance industry, so I have used Excel almost everyday for years and continue to do so. While I don't consider myself a true power user, I have a fair amount of miles on the clock with Excel. It's truly matchless in its versatility, which is why I like it. The more modern convenience features that I enjoy (the OneDrive/SharePoint integration comes to mind) and others that I could take or leave (enhanced help options) are nice adds, but they also make my machine run like a jet ski on gravel when I have a large file, so I'm more mixed on those than I'd like to be. Overall, though, an indispensable tool for any analyst.
ProsHow does one even begin to write a review of a software program as ubiquitous, and indeed genre-defining, as MS Excel? For that reason, I'll focus this review on my experience of moving form Excel 2013 to the O365 version of Excel 2016. The new autosave feature and its nearly seamless integration with OneDrive/SharePoint stand out to me as truly excellent additions for use in a business setting. It provides for excellent collaboration and provides peace of mind for data security as well. Beyond that, it's still the same extremely versatile tool it's always been.
ConsOn the other side of the coin, the new features mentioned above and many of the new automatic tooltips and help features are a little cumbersome and seem to bog the program down sometimes, especially on my ultra-portable work PC, which is obviously a little down on power compared to a conventional full size laptop or desktop. Some way to lightweight some the functionality would be greatly appreciated, especially to avoid eating the battery when I'm on the go.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2019
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Russell P.
Teacher, Consultant
E-Learning, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 4, 2019

“Still the gold standard for spreadsheets”

OverallI am very pleased with Excel!
ProsMicrosoft Excel is still the gold standard for spreadsheet creation and analysis. There is a crowd of competitors in the year 2019, but Excel is arguably still the most powerful/robust and accepted version of spread sheeting software. Here's what I like most about Excel: - In my experience, Excel just has a greater amount of advanced features. When you really need to take a deep dive with data, Excel seems to consistently check more boxes than the competitors. Sure - "add-ons" my help other spreadsheet platforms, but based on what naturally comes with the software - Excel has the most robust capabilities. - I would argue that it's logically arranged. If you've used any Microsoft software before, then I think learning the layout of Excel is not too difficult. You'll find it similar to Word, etc. - I think Excel is truly versatile, too. Due to its capabilities, lots of people can use it for lots of purposes (i.e., personal finance and budgeting, small business owner, tax records, non-profits, student/research statistical analysis, or even larger corporations). - In the last few years, Microsoft added the ability for multiple people to collaborate on spreadsheets. This was a phenomenal step and cuts out a lot of problems that existed beforehand. - I alluded to the before, but more specifically, the functions that Excel offers are incredible. The ability to do large scale calculations with a function and a few clicks is so easy and helpful. - Awesome template library.
ConsHere are some concerns I have with Excel: - There is truly a steep learning curve. If you've never used Excel before, you can get "lost in the weeds" of all the advanced features. Even more, without a lot of exploration or guidance, you may never truly know all of the advanced features Excel offers. In short, it just takes a long time to have a firm grasp on Excel, and if you don't need the advanced features, it may be best to use a less robust competitor. - Although collaboration is an option, I don't feel that Microsoft's method for this is as smooth as other big tech companies. I expect that to improve in the future, though. - I think another con is just the cost of Excel. If you do not need all the frills Excel offers, there are cheaper alternatives.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 4, 2019
Jorden B.
Owner
Health, Wellness and Fitness, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 31, 2019

“Microsoft Excel is the most advanced and intuitive spreadsheet software there is!”

OverallI use Microsoft Excel on a daily basis with my online business. One of the main reasons I use it is to keep records of my taxes. I can have multiple sheets that link to each other and allow me to see what my income and expenses are. But I use it for a wide range of other reasons. Whether it's for keeping track of client records or making graphs of key metrics inside my business. MS Excel is a must have for any business owner!
ProsThe uses of MS Excel are endless! Working within the spreadsheet you can do so many things. For instance, keeping logs or running totals or data. You can then turn that data into various types of graphs. They have so many templates to choose from to get you started. With these templates, you can make budgets, to do lists, planners, calendars, financial reports, loan calculators, resumes, contact lists, financial models, statistical analyses and even keep track of your taxes! I have so many various types of spreadsheets I use. I even created a custom fat loss calculator for my clients! Like I said MS Excels capabilities are endless!
ConsOne of the things I dislike about MS Excel is it can be expensive when upgrading from an old version to a new version. But for what it does and how much you'll probably use it, it can be worth the cost. Sometimes there are issues when someone with an older version is getting shared data from a newer version. When this happens there can be conflict and the software may not work right. Also, there is somewhat of a learning curve especially when it comes to using formulas. I have had to look up youtube videos numerous times on how to use certain formulas which did take time.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 31, 2019
Sue R.
Owner
Arts and Crafts, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 24, 2019

“A business must have!”

OverallI have used Excel for business, home and small home business. I started using Excel many years ago with no computer experience and taught myself mostly. I started using it to keep track of data and parts usage in automotive productions. I started simply and grew from there. Next I started using it to create and track part testing schedules. I was easily able to create the test parameters, details of these tests, add schematic and print information, dates, machine information, production lines, schedules, reports and file all completed tests and results as well as share these with engineers and customers. The ability to attach photos to these reports is a huge bonus. My next feature I learned with Pivot Tables and this opened a whole new arena of possibilities. I gathered all production line data and entered it into line items such as Production line, products coming off this line, counts, scrap, maintenance issues, costs, personnel and down time. This was them accessible in a pivot table I could manipulate to see where the cost where coming from, downtime issue and ways to cut costs and streamline production and maintenance. By simply clicking on which data I wanted to see, in an instant the data changed. From here I could transfer this data into charts for management to use at a glance.
ProsEasily store any and all data, information, photos, contacts... the use is endless. I believe I had only scratched the surface in Excel. The more I used it and explored its capabilities the more excited I got about how I could use it. It uses as it applies to large and small businesses is never ending. You can use it for home business and personal storage of information as well. My Grand kids even started to use it at age 5, obviously not for business but they taught themselves how to use it, PowerPoint and Word.
ConsI think the only issue I ever had was with updates. For personal use it is pricey when you need to update to the newest version, I suppose in the scheme of things and for its many uses its not that expensive though. Again for personal use when working or sharing with others the various versions can create some issues but they have gotten better about making sure each updated version can transfer data from the older versions Its only an problem when the person using the older version needs data thats on the newer version. As far as learning in Excel, there are so many books, tutorials and videos you can usually find what you need but there is also so many features in Excel I was only frustrated by wanting to know it all now rather than later.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 24, 2019
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Cesar J.
Ingenierio de Sistemas
Program Development, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 15, 2019

“Excel is a tool that optimizes many processes in an organization”

OverallIn my experience I started using Excel to create my school hours and after university, then in college I gave application for results of reports and database creation with records that I should take, in my current job I must work with Excel to generate the calculation sheets with the full staff that will attend each day, plus the notes when they are evaluated are downloaded in excel sheet from the application that is used for the purpose of the evaluations, in addition to possible presentation of reports and dynamic dashboards that it must generate for the management with respect to my part of the work. The reality my experience has been satisfactory and I am always comfortable working with excel.
ProsExcel is a tool that I have always liked because in addition to presenting a pretty nice design in its latest versions, its features allow you to take thousands of benefits, from list of products with prices, to generating lists of nominees to know how much you should charge each month, these applications can even be optimized through its powerful tool such as MACROS, which allows us to apply programming to optimize processes that must be performed very frequently. We can not let go that allows us to generate accounts reports to our liking, allowing the possibility of using the graphics that best fit for our presentation, this just to mention one of its valuable applications. The reality Excel has become a valuable tool for many processes within a company, since their applications are endless. Its simplicity to handle it makes that anyone with a little practice can handle it quickly
ConsThe tool has evolved a lot, providing many advantages today that make it have few negative details, so I think that although it can still improve, I do not see very negative things that should be highlighted.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 15, 2019
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Joseph M.
Artist and writer
Writing and Editing, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 4, 2019

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

OverallI 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.
ProsAny 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.
ConsIt has a bit of a learning curve. Its design and interface isn't especially user-friendly, so you can't expect an inexperienced team to be up and running with it on day 1 (but then again, what spreadsheet software is different?). I also wish it was easier to interface Excel with Word in terms of transporting data. And lastly, as someone who is primarily an artist, I wish I could customize my sheets even more to make them as visually pleasing as possible.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 4, 2019
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Andrew R.
Analytics Consultant
Computer Software, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2018

“Software's Swiss Army Knife”

OverallExcel 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.
ProsI 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.
ConsThere is a tendency to use Excel for everything and in some cases a database or dedicated project management tool would be more suitable to the task at hand. I've seen investment companies using Excel to monitor and report on millions of dollars of assets and personally used Excel to manage complex projects where other tools would have been much less manual. My criticisms may be due to lack of knowledge, but, I really struggled with collaboration and version control when working with an outside organization. We used the same Excel workbook and forwarded this document back and forth with updates. Manually keeping track of the versions and changes became a nightmare. I've also seen situations where you have functions referencing cells in other documents or tabs and the links can be fragile, easily broken - sometimes causing rework and potential errors.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Fine Art, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 1, 2018

“Excel is Good for Your Business & Academic Needs”

ProsI 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.
ConsI have used the Student and the free versions of this product. If this product is over your budget you may need to consider other options. However, if you pay for it once, and if you are likely to use the same product for a fair number of years, then you can invest in this product. If your Windows operating system is the most advanced version, you have to make sure the Excel program will match the exact version of your operating system. So, if you plan to get a more advanced computer or laptop, you have to account for the cost of getting an Excel program that will work with it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 1, 2018
Verified Reviewer
E-Learning, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 7, 2018

“Excel does the job just perfect!”

OverallHandling 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.
ProsThe 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!
ConsAs much as Excel simplifies complex tasks, understanding certain complex functionalites of Excel is a great challenge. I've messed up big time when it comes to dragging formulas over to a set of data or when copy pasting. Further printing a spread sheet is very difficult, considering that the cell alignments and margins has to be repeatedly adjusted. Sharing large Excel files is a challenge, which seems to be a drawback . Excel should be modified as to being able to reset the password of protected files ; the lack of which is extremely inconvenient.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 7, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 2, 2018

“Excelling at the Game.”

OverallMicrosoft 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 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.
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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 2, 2018
Nelsys M.
Civil Engineer
Civil Engineering, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 22, 2018

“the god of spreadsheeds softwares”

OverallI use Excel since the 90's. And as an engineer it is a vital tool for me, so much that I no longer only use it for my work, but I have created spreadsheets even to keep track of what is in my cupboard. Honestly, for me it is already natural to use Excel for any calculation of my daily life.
ProsI think I know Microsoft excel since I had my first computer in the 90's and since then it has been my favorite spreadsheet program. It has definitely evolved and improved over the years and now it has millions of functions that it did not have in the 90's and that make Excel the god of spreadsheets. Obviously you can do mathematical calculations associating cells, but it goes much further. You can generate charts of different formats from data from the spreadsheet, do complex calculations and format the sheet to improve its appearance, associate tables to documents or external links and print spreadsheets directly from Excel. It can be a bit overwhelming the first time you face it, but once familiar with the software, it becomes very easy and intuitive. In addition, the office help platform is great and has everything you need to take advantage of all the Excel functionalities to create maybe just a calendar to the organized calculation of your expenses and your monthly budget and the best thing is that you don't have to create the spreadsheet from scratch, because you can look for predesigned formats created by Office to enter up your monthly expenses, the programming of your daily activities, a record of attendances, a list of guests and more ...
ConsI think it is still very difficult to format a spreadsheet to go from the computer to the paper. I would like them to improve the printing process, since many times I have had to print a document over and over again and modify the sizes of the cells in a trial and error process to achieve a finished product that is pleasant once printed.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 22, 2018
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Frederick o.
ICT Officer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 1, 2018

“One of the Best Tools for Business”

OverallExcel is generally a powerful tool for business. I mean, the things I have been able to do with the application at work. I don't know what I would do without Excel. The alternatives are not as powerful.
ProsI have used Microsoft Excel like forever. I like Microsoft because of it's ability to help you organize large chunks of data. After organizing the data, Microsoft Excel can help you make you make visual presentations from the data like graphs, pie charts, pyramids and cones. This kind of graphical presentations are very instrumental in helping you make sense of you data. Another thing I like about Excel is the mathematical formulas offered by the application. When working with Excel, you don't need a calculator. Excel can help you compute very complex calculations in a matter of seconds. You only need to know to make the most of the formulas. This formulas come in handy especially when you are working with large amounts of data. I also like the fact that you can use excel pretty well with your phone. I use an android phone and am able to make quick edits using excel without much hustle.
Cons The problem with Excel is that the application is quite overwhelming. Before you can use Excel in any meaningful way, you need to undergo training. There is so much to learn in excel. The application can be intimidating and it's easy to mess up data if you don't know what you are doing. If you don't know the right formula to use in a specific instance, you will end up with wrong data. Excel can be hard to use if you are just starting out.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 1, 2018
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Trina H.
Coordinadora editorial
Arts and Crafts, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 24, 2018

“As you grow as a company, Excel becomes necessary and indispensable.”

OverallIn very simple words, Excel is a market pioneer in offering database services. Its function is essential and of great value for business growth, it also combines permanent updates that meet the demands of today's market.
ProsMany people have told us "why do you use Excel if you work with editorial projects, with literature, music, culture and traditions", but, it is the most erroneous concept I have heard in all my life. I say this because in our exponential growth as an editorial line, Microsoft Excel has contributed greatly to strengthen each of our internal processes and the interrelationship with our direct suppliers, customers, general public and internal ordering of the information we are capturing and systematizing. Thanks to Microsoft Excel we can organize, systematize and file each one of our advances in different types of files organized and defined by compilations, chapters, authors, types of traditions, musical aspects and other typifications defined by all our team. Currently we have a large database where we also host our suppliers, trusted bookstores, potential customers and our greatest treasure, the public that attends each of our activities, book baptisms, musical and artistic presentations. Excel brilliantly combines organizational practicality with information exposure, making it an absolutely necessary software for the growth of our editorial line.
ConsAs databases grow, it is important to diversify the management of these databases among the different members of our team, because when we have to hire new staff, it is difficult for them to understand precisely each of the elements described in the database. Sometimes we have had to make introductory courses to the staff only to understand the composition of each of our databases.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 24, 2018
Bonnie M.
educator
Higher Education, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 11, 2018

“Excel”

OverallI think Excel is great and I am not an accountant or bookkeeper! At work it helps me track open and close dates of events and programs, as well as help keep my budget on track. I even use its Alignment/Orientation function to print the names on graduation certificates. That one is a life saver! I also create calendars with Excel to help me remember reoccurring announcements that are posted only few times each semester, but not always on the same day/date (other calendar tools do not work as well for this). At home I use Excel to help me organize everything from names on a gift registry to costs and supplies for family birthday parties and Christmas wish/shopping lists. I use Excel every semester to help me organize the kids hectic school, sports, and activity schedules so we don't leave anyone without a ride or babysitter! (Color coding is especially helpful with this one.) And now that the oldest is in college and working part-time, I also use Excel to create an easy to read (and follow) college class and work schedule that I post on the fridge and family bulletin board so we all know when and where he is M-F (so we aren't bugging him if he is in class or at work). Believe it or not, I even use it to help me and my family track such things as household tasks/duties and even which new Fall premiers are airing first so we don't forget to set up the DVR. I use it literally every day.
ProsIt is more versatile than you can imagine. I use it at work and at home almost every day. I use it for so many tasks that go far beyond what a normal table or spreadsheet program could do. It is my go-to place for creating tables, calendars, lists, rosters, budget charts, food and calorie logs, shopping/grocery lists, and I could go on and on.
ConsI wish Excel would identify misspelled words within the cells as you are typing. Rather than having to remember to go find the spellchecker and use it each time.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 11, 2018
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Mike G.
Accounting Specialist
Food & Beverages, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 7, 2018

“Microsoft Excel is the most Dynamic tool for undertaking financial tasks like data entry.”

OverallWe have been able to solve a lot of business problems with Microsoft Excel. Below are some of the obstacles that we are able to overcome at workstation. 1. Financial reporting 2. Creating appealing spreadsheets 3. Carrying out data entry projects 4. Realization of arithmetic operations- Formulas on this software help us in such areas. 5. Statistical sampling Finally, I would highly recommend Microsoft Excel to all those individuals that are looking to save time and energy while carrying out some vital business operations like financial reporting.
ProsTo begin with, I must disclose that I have been using Microsoft Excel for more than six years +. In the midst of Microsoft Office suite, Excel is my favorite solution which has helped me to excel and is yet to do a lot. What I like about Microsoft Excel is that it is easy to install, setup, and reset up even with a little knowledge. Due to that, it is not necessarily to get comprehensive training in order to be a pro- since there is tons of tutorials in the entire internet. Personally, I used Excel in campus to solve some calculations, mainly repetitive calculations since it has all the tools for such capabilities. Nowadays, Microsoft Excel is one of the systems that help me to save time and energy since I am able to create, format, and edit spreadsheets. In addition, I like this software since it is available as both on-premise and cloud-based solution. With cloud-based solution or what we call Office 365, it is easy to work from anywhere provided there is stable internet connection.
ConsAlthough Microsoft Excel is the most advanced platform for carrying out data entry projects, it gets offered at a higher license cost per user. To make it competitive on the market, Microsoft should ensure that it increase the number of individuals that can use one account. Alternatively, Microsoft can reduce the total cost of getting a genuine Microsoft Excel. By doing that, they will be in a better situation to entice a lot of prospective customers, especially small businesspersons. Finally, the fact that Microsoft Excel is not available on its own is among the issues that I like least about it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 7, 2018
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Maryorie H.
Docente
Education Management, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2018

“Excel efficient multi-area spreadsheet”

OverallThe Excel is a tool of frequent use, as a teacher it allows me to take a history of attendance, grades, make previous and final notes, it is like a kind of a pre-record, also used it to analyze the behavior of the students in a particular way during the Semester development. As a researcher, he used it to empty the data and put together a base that allows the application of formulas to determine particular statistical aspects such as fashion, coefficients, variances and covariances, estimates, frequencies, intervals, means, medians, chi-square, correlation, others. It also allows to edit tables and graphs for the presentation of data and results. I have also used it to assemble accounting books and make purely financial calculations.
ProsIt is a very practical spreadsheet that can be used for countless tasks and areas of application such as audits, accounting, finance, mathematics, education, research, among others, which allows to empty data of various types that form a database that can be edit with the use of many formulas from the simplest to the most complex to execute calculations on data that in turn analyzes it to determine particular amounts that give answers to questions, mediating numerical results, graphs, tables, among others. Similarly Excell that the spreadsheet can be customized according to the tastes of who uses it, and according to the end of the information that is expected to meet in order to meet specific needs. It also allows multiple spreadsheets to be handled in a single file, which even gives the tools to connect them together. At the time of printing allows to hide information that is considered not relevant to display, even if the information from a previous spreadsheet is required, it can be copied to another sheet to work on it, leaving the original intact. Another function that is very good that generate database in my case education for student notes, and allows you to create macros to show only a case of particular notes (note of a student) and can even connect with the presentation of student behavior through graphs, without the need to show all the results of the database. .
ConsParticularly I do not have to object to the use of this tool, the times that I have presented some flaw is because I have not been configured for Windows installations are done automatically, a situation that has been corrected automatically at the end of the update.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2018
Rodrigo G.
Finance Controller
Accounting, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2018

“The most powerful spreadsheet software (yet simple by far, especially for large scale complex tasks”

OverallThe amount of work we handled could only be done by this software, we tried other alternatives and nothing worked, especially at the amazing speed of MS Excel. Many people have this software which makes it easy to share and collaborate. That is the reason why this software is the standard in industry.
ProsIt is extremely powerful, fast and reliable software for medium to large scale financial reporting. My personal experience with this software is a testimony of this statement. I have worked for years in (large scale) financial reporting, the position is called financial controller of car manufacturer which produces 500,000 cars per year. Our financial reporting software for the past 5 years has been MS Excel and to give you an idea of the scale, we use very large spreadsheets (100 sheets, with a couple of thousand used rows and hundreds of columns, linked to 30-40 files with a large VBA codes in them) we even had to migrate from .xlsm to .xlsb to speed up the process. We've integrated it with SAP (ERP software) and work flawlessly and fast, we have even developed our own MS Excel in house Add-ons. It is easy to track errors and formulas, you can combine Boolean conditions easily with the use of sum-product, lookup and indexing functions, it even has an optimisation solver embedded (simplex, non-linear and integer). The regression tools are at the level of specific data analysis software. But the best part of it is that many people have MS Excel installed in their computer which makes it extremely convenient and easy to share with anyone. I can only tell that by far is the best software (in general) I've ever used. I simply love it (as you can tell). Disclaimer: I've no longer work as a controller, I've moved to research and I still used it every day.
ConsWhen you are moving the same file in different devices with different display resolutions, sometimes it gets a bit messy with graphs losing their proportions. Also a big drawback of some of their online and mobile device versions is that those are not very well integrated with "complex" VBA code.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2018

“It is a wonderful software to work with numbers and simplify the work”

OverallIt has helped me in my daily work because it helps me to present the amounts of projects by companies of large macros to something easier and simplified is really recommended because the large number of tools they offer we can adapt to our needs
ProsExcel is a wonderful tool offered by Microsoft to simplify life for all of us who work with numbers, it has a great variety of formulas that according to what we need we can use it, with excel I have been able to simplify a large database in just what I need either inserting a table or a dynamic table, I can also represent in graphics some information that requires presenting to a third party, otherwise if you only need to see an information you can use the filters that allows you to filter the information by numbers, some keyword, the beginning of a sentence, colors among others its use is very relevant, it is an excellent tool if we learn to know it is not at all complicated and with its daily use we can get to know it better
ConsThe difficulty I feel in excel is that if you want to get more out of it you should take a basic course at least to start learning now if what you want is to manage macros you should know programming, not anyone can perform macros in excel is necessary previous knowledge, another against would be that depending on the amount of information handled the program can become a bit slow and heavy in the PC, you have to be aware because sometimes the option of automatic formulas is deactivated and passed to manual and therefore, if you add new numbers or numbers, these are not updated, but excel is usually great for your daily use
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Computer Games, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
1/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 16, 2018

“Excel is the best software Microsoft make”

OverallOur entire business is built upon our use Excel, we use it multiple times daily for literally any type of purpose you can imagine. There isn't anything that comes close to this software.
ProsWhere to begin with Excel? - Well, it's a spreadsheet software package that has been around for decades, the ubiquitous method of making numbers do the work on a computer. Need to track your shares? got it, want to keep a list of your staff's birthdays? no problem, want to calculate your mortgage repayments? doddle. There is literally nothing that cannot be achieved with Excel, it is a flawless masterpiece of computer science design. If you ever reach a point where Excel cannot do something you want it to, you can learn the Visual Basic language and that opens up a whole other world of scripting possibilities. As a software development team, we pretty much use Excel on a daily basis, ideas, calculations, lists, anything can be done with this software. It is the backbone of our entire business and we simply couldn't live without it. Over the years the developers have added more and more features to keep it up to date, (it can link with live databases, do pivot tables, filter lists and results, and infinitely more) - if you ever find something Excel can't do, then it simply can't be done.
ConsOur only problem with Excel nowadays is that the Google Sheets application "Does sharing better", with the google alternative we can simultaneously online edit Excel sheets on a live basis, for free, this is a whole new world of possibilities. However the google sheets application doesn't have the same functions (yet) that make Excel so powerful, (the scripting language, is nice, but requires much more security checking) - I think the years of excel dominance are under threat from Googles new upstart, but it will take years and years before we finally click the excel uninstall button. Everything we do is in .xls format and we like it being "locally stored" on our servers and PC's.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 16, 2018
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Anais B.
Quality Auditor
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 10, 2018

“Listings, indicators, graphs, data tables and much more gives you excel”

OverallMicrosoft has done an incredible task, not only creating quality software such as Excel, but striving permanently in their updates to make it more and more complete, leaving the competition behind, leaving Excel as a pioneering program in terms of databases are concerned. Excel is the blessing of the evaluators and designers of indicators.
ProsWithin the functions that I currently perform in my work, summarized in designing and analyzing indicators associated with administrative variables and prevention, Microsoft Excel is irreplaceable software. Excel is an old friend, he has been with me since my beginnings of higher education and now he does it in my work, he is a vital tool for my functions and that is why I summarize his benefits: In the first instance, it is an excellent database manager, which is complemented with multiple tools that simplify the elaboration and analysis of administrative indicators. These factors are necessary to perform a more precise and fast work. The linking of these indicators with different types of graphics summarizes a fascinating analytical and expository work, allowing not only to analyze indicators but to transmit them to my superiors. It also allows me to export this data to other software, diversifying my possibilities of analyzing indicators and their exposure. It has an excellent taskbar, combined with an exquisite presentation, which facilitates the work.
ConsDespite its complexity when it comes to familiarize with the software, I have no objection or criticism in relation to it, since everything is usual. When you get used to the software, using it is much easier
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 10, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Oil & Energy, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 9, 2018

“Extremely powerful spreadsheet software that is very versital”

OverallEasy to keep your data in an organized way for quick analysis.
ProsHas integrated plotting routines and is very easy to use with math functions performed on cells. Can also be used for organizing non numeric inputs too. Has several choices on types of plots that can be selected in order to fit the data type be used. Once data is inputted analysis is easy to implement. Using formulas is also easy on all of the data or any portion of the data, all you have to do is select the portion of the data you want the formula to act on. If you have trouble finding the ways to use the formula or selecting how to input the formula you can just do a search online for the question you have on how to implement it. It's that easy, since Excel is so widely used. It is also great for inputting data from other software programs in various formats. Also it is easy to copy and paste the charts and plots into other software programs which makes it easy to back up the point you are making in any report or research you are generating.
ConsCan be a little hard to format types of data at times since Excel wants to truncate leading and trailing zeros in numbers inputted. Some programs will not allow you to copy and paste charts or graphs into them but the list of programs that will not allow this is short. Also some programs have certain data formats that are not compatible with with Excel data formats , this is not a big deal though as most data can be reformatted for Excel to accept with a little effort. Also the plotting routines are a bit inflexible at times and it can be frustrating when you want display your data in a certain way.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 9, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Events Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 3, 2018

“Industry standard for good reason”

OverallExcel allows me to organize a lot of data into one place easily and quickly. When I need to involve data that is more number-based, Excel allows me to perform any mathematical function necessary to manipulate the data the way I need to for the given situation. Overall, Excel saves me a lot of time, headaches, and hassle, because so many people can use it at a level proficient enough for most needs.
ProsThere's a reason Excel is referred to as the industry standard spreadsheet software. This extraordinarily versatile software can perform basic operations like organizing data into meaningful ways, and can also perform more advanced operations like taking mass data and converting it into a visual to ease comprehension. In addition, Excel can perform sophisticated financial and mathematical tasks, reducing labor costs and costly arithmetic mistakes.
ConsUnless you pursued training or instruction, you probably will not know how to perform more advanced functions within the software from day one. There are sophisticated equations and formulas you can embed into workbooks, and just one slip of a keystroke can render these automatic formulas useless if you do not know your way around the software. Basic use is relatively intuitive, but more advanced and powerful use should be preceded with formal instruction. Since Microsoft is such a large organization, quickly getting in touch with a customer service representative is not likely to happen. Instead, most support is delivered via online Q&A portals, which may not provide timely enough support depending on the user, organization, and situation at hand.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 3, 2018