Microsoft

Excel


5 / 5
7032 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Spreadsheet solutions for small to large businesses.


Average Ratings

7032 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $8.25/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    $8.25 user/¿month (annual commitment)
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native

Vendor Details

  • Microsoft
  • www.microsoft.com
  • Founded 1975
  • United States

About Excel

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


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Excel Features

  • Analytics
  • Audit Trail
  • Calculators
  • Charting
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Templates

Excel Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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

Apr 16, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Excel 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.

Cons: Mass 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.

Overall: Overall, 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.

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Excel - formatting and analyzing data more effectively and efficiently

Mar 23, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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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.

Cons: When 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

Overall: Excel 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.

Still the champion of spreadsheet software!

Mar 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I 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.

Cons: Even 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.

Overall: My 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).

The spreadsheet software of your dreams

Mar 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: There 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.

Cons: Excel 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.

Overall: Excel 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.

Excel Review

Mar 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: What 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.

Cons: What 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.

Overall: Excel 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!

The best thing since sliced bread

Mar 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: I 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.

Cons: I 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.

It does everything but make my coffee

Mar 04, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This 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?

Cons: I 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.

Overall: Indispensable. 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.

This Product Has Very Useful and Extensive Capabilities

Feb 28, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft 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.

Cons: There 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.

Overall: Elaborating 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.

Microsoft Excel - Most complete and advance spreadsheet application

Feb 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft 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.

Cons: I am not able to think about a con at the moment with so many pros available.

Overall: My 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.

The Legend

Feb 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: How 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.

Cons: On 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.

Overall: I 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.

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Still the gold standard for spreadsheets

Feb 04, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft 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.

Cons: Here 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.

Overall: I am very pleased with Excel!

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

Jan 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The 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!

Cons: One 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.

Overall: I 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!

A business must have!

Jan 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easily 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.

Cons: I 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.

Overall: I 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.

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Excel is a tool that optimizes many processes in an organization

Jan 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Excel 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

Cons: The 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.

Overall: In 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.

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

Jan 04, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Any goal you have in mind for a spreadsheet, you can accomplish with Excel. It's a powerhouse and the industry standard for a reason. It makes tracking data efficient, and helps visualize plans for the future.

One of the most helpful features for me, as someone who isn't especially well-versed in the finer functions of the program, is the tips that pop up as you're typing a formula, and the detailed error messages when you inevitably botch one.

The ability to click and drag to select cells for formulas is also quite helpful and saves time for larger sheets.

Cons: It 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.

Overall: I use Excel to track just about everything. Primarily, I track my freelance work and my income from that (for the lovely IRS) and use formulas to see total earnings, average month/day/year earnings, projected income, data for slow periods, etc. It makes tax time a breeze, especially with the ability to coordinate across sheets and files.

I also use it to track prospective clients, money and work for my team, and even for my monthly bills and expenses. I used to just keep records in Word documents or on paper, and have to sort through them every week to figure things out; now it's all updated instantly and organized.

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Software's Swiss Army Knife

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Excel since the 90's and like how flexible the tool is. I've used it to create planners, budgets, to do lists, loan calculators, calendars, financial reports, reconciliation tools, resumes, contact lists, trip itineraries, financial models, statistical analyses, stock charts and surveys.

I really love how much formatting is possible, the depth of financial functions and the number of online resources to support use of this wonderful tool. Over time, the interface and functionality has got smarter and recent versions of the software seem to anticipate your needs and offer the correct options and functions based on the context of your current actions.

Cons: There 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.

Overall: Excel is so powerful and is the gateway for many people into harnessing the power of large data. It is indispensable for most office workers and individuals who need to input, track, manage and manipulate data in an increasingly complex world.

Excel is Good for Your Business & Academic Needs

Dec 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I have used the variations of the same product for over 15 years, and I have been happy with it. I do know that when I was an Economics Student my Econometrics professor recommended that we do not use MS Excel for statistical analysis, given that he preferred SPSS. However, it is possible to use MS Excel for statistics. It is very easy to make all sorts of charts and graphs to figure out the important factors in your mathematical model. MS Excel has various mathematics features that are always good to have in one program. Also, you can use this program for your general accounting needs. This program can also help you do a cost-benefit analysis and a budget. Hence, you can use it for your business needs and for academic needs. It is a reliable program, so I have been able to consistently open and close my files according to my needs. I plan to continue to use the same program in the near future and up to 2 years into the future.

Cons: I 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.

Excel does the job just perfect!

Nov 07, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The industry standard spreadsheet Excel has made my life much easier. I use Excel at least 3 times a day. From organising my daily schedule, budgets, calorie charts to fulfill my academic errands of simple and complex arithmetic functions.

Excel has proved to be user friendly and is being constantly updated. The versatile functionalities of Excel has simplified even the complex tricky day today tasks. I find it very convenient that the information can be represented graphically, especially when being shared. The filter system in which information can be filtered using numerals, keywords comes very much handy during quick reference. The suggestions with keywords has simplified the use of Excel further and I found myself using it more often - not to mention the accuracy.

Excel can be installed in to your PCs, mac and even your android phones.

My life has become much easier with Microsoft Excel and I love it!

Cons: As 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.

Overall: Handling the day today tasks has become very much easy for me. Why wouldn't it be? With Microsoft Excel hours of my day can be saved and yet the tasks could be done with utmost efficiency and asolutely accurate.

Excelling at the Game.

Nov 02, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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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.

Overall: Microsoft Excel is the total package, it's excellent for keeping data in spreadsheets. However, this is by no means a replacement for databases. Although the more basic functions of Excel is pretty straightforward and intuitive, the more advanced features do require the users to have a certain amount of training. Training on the other hand, is quite easy to come by, as a certified Microsoft Office Specialist myself (Office 2010), the training that is not as difficult as people say it is as long as you put in the effort to learn it, the benefits in terms of productivity is well-worth it. To me, in my opinion, Excel is at the top of the game when it comes to spreadsheet applications, other ones just don't feel as intuitive as Excel and that is where I feel Excel has the edge over them.

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A must have software

Oct 25, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft Excel is one of the best software developed by Microsoft Corporation. This tool is easy to install and set up. It is a must have in any organisation for easy data manipulation and presentation. The following are some things I like about Microsoft Excel.

1. It is one of the best and globally recognized spreadsheet software. This therefore means that there enough support information and experts in case you need to learn how to use it effectively.

2. With Microsoft Excel it is easy to organize and manipulate data to suit your needs. This will make it easy to locate data, understand it and easily observe trends even without further analysis.

3. With Microsoft Excel it is easy to analyze data and present it in different forms. For example, you can use graphs. This makes it easy to understand data trends and also presentable.

4. For those using Microsoft Excel excel to analyse data like in our organisation, there are predetermined formulas that makes it effortless to analyze data.

5. Security wise, I like the fact that you can secure Microsoft Excel files with a password. This is a great feature more so when the office uses a shared computer.

7. I also like the fact that Microsoft Excel is available in mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. It is also available for both Mac and Windows

6. I also like the fact that there are constant updates that make Microsoft Excel better.

There is so much to learn about Microsoft Excel and am yet to learn all of them.

Cons: Well, even though there is not so much to hate about Microsoft Excel, I have 3 main concerns.

1. The software is very expensive. Not all businesses can afford the licence.

2. The Microsoft Excel files are very large and this require you to have a lot of space. This also makes it hard to share files.

3. I also hate the fact that Microsoft Excel is not easy to understand. There are many features that are not easy for the average person. However, when you understand these features, there is so much you can do with this software.

Overall: Well, my organisation have had a good experience using Microsoft Excel. With this tool, am able to organize data for presentation. When I need to observe data trends, it is easy to analyse the data using the predetermined formulas and other custom formulas. This tool makes it easy to handle my day to day work as an Engineer. I would recommend this tool to any organisation and more so those who wish to organise, analyse and present data. As far as my work is concerned, Microsoft Excel is my best friend.

the god of spreadsheeds softwares

Oct 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I 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 ...

Cons: I 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.

Overall: I 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.

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One of the Best Tools for Business

Oct 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I 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.

Overall: Excel 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.

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

Sep 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Many 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.

Cons: As 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.

Overall: In 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.

Excel

Sep 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It 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.

Cons: I 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.

Overall: I 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.

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

Sep 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: To 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.

Cons: Although 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.

Overall: We 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.

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The most advanced Spreadsheet and data entry platform

Aug 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft Excel is an easy-to-use platform since it has a straightforward interface. For that reason, it is easy to set-up this software for the capabilities that will suit the needs of any organization. I like Microsoft Excel since it has all the features for small to large financial reporting. The organization that I am working for has used MS Excel as their financial reporting tool for more than six years now. Personally, I incorporate this platform to analyze large spreadsheets with many rows and columns. Ever since I started using Microsoft Excel financial reporting has never been daunting. Additionally, I like Microsoft Excel since it is available both as cloud-based solution and on-premise. With cloud-based solution, I am able to carry out significant business functions from anywhere, provided there is a stable cloud computing.

Cons: My only problem is on pricing. The license price cost per user is extremely high. To make this platform competitive on the market, Microsoft need to make sure that it reduce the valuation of getting genuine Microsoft Excel version whether cloud-based or on-premise. Also, I do not like the fact that Microsoft Excel comes as part of Microsoft Office, Microsoft, need to make sure that they produce Microsoft Excel on its own.

Overall: Microsoft Excel has the features that enables our business to perform some vital business functions such as financial reporting. This platform makes work easier since it performs tasks that could not be handled in a day by workforce. That way, we are better off to save teams time and effort while carrying out some essential obligations such as payroll and financial reporting.

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Excel efficient multi-area spreadsheet

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It 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.

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Cons: Particularly 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.

Overall: The 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.

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

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It 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.

Cons: When 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.

Overall: The 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.

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

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Excel 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

Cons: The 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

Overall: It 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

Excel is the best software Microsoft make

Jul 16, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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1 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Where 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.

Cons: Our 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.

Overall: Our 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.

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

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Within 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.

Cons: Despite 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

Overall: Microsoft 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.

Extremely powerful spreadsheet software that is very versital

Jul 09, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Has 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.

Cons: Can 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.

Overall: Easy to keep your data in an organized way for quick analysis.

Industry standard for good reason

Jul 03, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: There'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.

Cons: Unless 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.

Overall: Excel 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.

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My experience with excel has been quite good and has been improving over the years.

Jun 29, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about Excel is the ability to organize large amounts of data in spreadsheets and charts. With organized data, it is much easier to analyze, especially when it is used to create graphs and other visual data representations. In second place, the thing that I like most is that Excel processes data quickly, making mass calculations much easier than solving them on your own with a calculator. Excel also has formulas and equations that are used to quickly calculate simple and complex equations using large amounts of data.

and finally, Excel is considered the standard for spreadsheet software and, for that reason, it enjoys support on almost all platforms, including smartphones and tablets. Most other spreadsheet programs also support importing Excel sheets into their original formats and exporting their own spreadsheets as Excel files.

Cons: One of the disadvantages according to my opinion is that if it is true that almost anyone can choose Excel and start using it, getting the maximum benefit from its features requires a lot of practice. People who ignore the Excel syntax can also find errors in calculations and call other functions that have nothing to do with what you want. Second of the disadvantages I think that although Excel's automatic calculation functions simplify most of the calculations on a larger scale it is also true that Excel has no means to verify human errors during data entry, which means that Incorrect information can damage all results and finally entering data manually in Excel can take a long time, mainly if you have a lot of data to enter. The amount of time it takes to enter data manually can be quite long.

Overall: I have benefited a lot from the use of excel from the university as well as the work environment. In the university on repeated occasions I have had to resort to the use of excel to quantify data obtained in the field for certain jobs among other things and in the field of work has certainly been very useful for the counting of sales, prices, costs, losses among other data that must be constantly updated by the company for which I work. Without a doubt, it is a software of excellence that with each passing year becomes more useful and easier to use, more user friendly. If it would be convenient that the support and the documentation of the same one was a little more simple to understand for those people who just begin to use it.

With Excel you can sort the information easily and quickly, and separate tables and columns

Jun 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Use the conditional format

Excel users can format their spreadsheets using different color tones, bold and italic, to differentiate between the columns and bring the most important data to the front. This function can be useful in the presentation of accounting information, such as the benefit before taxes and the balance that will be transferred by the company. Users can select an appropriate color scheme using the quick analysis button, and then by using the Format tab.

Help identify trends

When presenting the data in the form of tables or graphs, it may be useful to include middle lines, which explicitly detail the key trends that emerge from the information. This can help demonstrate key points to other users in a direct way - for example, an executive from a different department during a board meeting. Excel allows trend lines to extend beyond the graph, to provide predictions of activity in the future - and such forecasts can help companies develop their future strategy.

Collect data

Excel can be used to carry information from different files and documents together, so it exists in one place. As well as raw data and information from other spreadsheets, it is possible to import text and images. Other objects can be added using the Insert tab, spreadsheets or they can be added to the file.

Cons: Disadvantages of Excel

Some people consider graphics insufficient or of poor quality

It is a payment program that does not have an affordable price available to everyone

It is a program unable to handle dates before 1990

Information may be lost when the application is divided into too many files

Files take up a lot of space

Viruses can be attached to an Excel file through macros

It is not an application of which one can be self-taught, but in general courses are needed to be able to get the necessary party

It is not useful at the domestic level

Does not work to be customized with financial subsets

Each operation must be entered manually

It requires, for your needs, a powerful computer and in good condition

Only compatible with Windows and Mac

It usually presents unexpected errors that cause the program to close abruptly and unrecoverable data is lost

Overall: Drawing graphics quickly and easily

Printing facilities being possible to preview the print on screen. You can print vertically and horizontally

Files can be protected with a password for greater security

Manage headers and footers, titles, margins, automatic numbering of pages, automatic insertion of date and time

Allows manipulating information directly, moving or changing size objects

Allows you to see two or more applications on the screen at the same time

Realization of arithmetic operations with formulas

I use Microsoft Excel a minimum of 5 times a day - it's that integral to my overall functionality.

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: There are so many things I live about Microsoft Excel. It is very intuitive in many cases and even makes "suggestions" on some of my tasks. I use Excel is multiple situations, and not just for number crunching as some people might think. Excel is my favorite software for charts and numerical reports, but I also love it for creating logs, lists, forms, graphs, and the list goes on. Microsoft Excel is very good with imported data, like files from software that uses Crystal Reports or similar applications. Excel is also good for creating and manipulating .csv files to export into other applications. I'm not an expert user, but the formulas in Excel are works of art. I can create a decent formula to yield specific information, however I often don't have to do so. Excel has a library of formulas from the simple to the impossible, and everything in between. I like that for simple formulas, I don't have to recreate the wheel - there is already a template for that. When I have trouble working out a formula in my head, there is likely a formula already existing in Excel that will produce the desire result. And when I have something super complicated, or it needs to reference multiple pieces of data on multiple tabs, Excel easily follows the formula to get the exact data needed.

Cons: My least favorite feature of Microsoft Excel is also my most favorite. For all its flexibility and multiple uses, Excel is a very rigid software. By that, I mean that any data introduced into the software that does not fit into very strict parameters (which are admittedly quite expansive), Excel is unable to accommodate or render the expected information. That is true of many programs to some extent, however, Excel's limitations are a bit more noticeable than other software. That said, there are almost always work-arounds to achieve the desired result.

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I consider it an excellent software, very complete and with a quite versatile spreadsheet.

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Mainly it is the most useful spreadsheet I have known, applicable to many areas, allows to perform any type of mathematical operation, whether in the field of engineering, administration, education or daily life, excellent for performing dynamic tables, allows to perform hyperlinks in a simple way, it allows to make multiple deductions with complex functions and insert them in the reports and presentations quickly, Excel also facilitates the work, since it allows filtering data and hiding cells to visualize only what we are interested in, Microsoft Excel is a very efficient, it is one of the best I have used and is indispensable in my professional life, this software has many versatile functions that are worth using.

Cons: One of the disadvantages that I get in this tool is that when activating the license it is necessary to buy it and its price is a little high, on the other hand there are certain functions that can only be done within the same sheet, for example when you want to transpose data, perhaps it would be interesting that it allowed to perform all the functions in different sheets that simplify the user's work.

Overall: Excel has been part of my life for many years, I used it in the student field to create dynamic tables and insert them into my reports, also to perform simulations with more complex calculations. In my professional life has been a fundamental ally, since I use it daily to perform calculations, tables, either for my reports or presentations, to make graphs of different types, whether trend lines, bars or circulars to compare values of different categories, has also been fundamental to perform financial calculations with multiple data, through the use of macros.

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A powerful product that meets all the requirements.

Nov 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It has been long time working on Microsoft excel and I am really happy and satisfy with this application. It amazes me every time whenever its team adds new easy to use functions or features. When I started using Excel I was not really a perfect user of it but it did not take long to make me an excellent user. I mean to add this details here; it is a user-friendly product and no doubt nicely developed as well. It gives us very simple and easy ways for calculations and manages our accounting work very efficiently. I love the way it can access with formulas and once we apply then they work automatically. The features and the functions of Excel all bring easiness for all users, so why not I'll love to use this application.

Cons: It is the application which can be used for different purposes. It provides quality services and hardly has to let me have any issue. It would be nice if Excel adds some more easiness while making graphs and sharing our data information with that. It has already provided many templates for doing this work and they are really helpful too. But if they add more functions we will be able to organize graphs and dashboards in more advance way. The experience I have that does not keep any down side of this application.

Overall: There are many points where I have to realize that Excel is giving me much benefit. And it is not even giving me benefits but also saves my precious time while working because of its being an advance development. Overall I would say it is completely wonderful and perfect application I have ever used.

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Good option to carry the accounting of your company

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Excel is a software whose main function is the management of databases or the storage of accounting data or finacioneros of some entity or individual, what I like most about this application is that the presentation of the data can be aesthetic according to what is wanted, differentiating columns or rows with colors, and thus having a better understanding of the data that is handled there, you can also use commands and functions to avoid the manual calculation of data, this is something super functional for the time that saves and the efficiency and accuracy that you have with the data obtained. It is also quite useful when handling large amounts of data so that you can have everything organized, and avoid the loss of important data and finally something that I find very useful is that the results or data obtained in some worksheet can be calls to another to apply certain functions that are desired.

Cons: Although Excel is very good, it has some things that I do not like, one for example is that its use is a little complex, so the person who is going to use the software needs a tutorial to use it, and learn to perform the correct functions to obtain the data you want, besides that the files have to be a bit heavy and finally I do not like that it is usually believed that in Excel you can take absolutely all the information and this sometimes becomes a problem level of organization, and what could be a benefit can convent in a counter.

Overall: I want to clarify that in spite of the things that I do not like about excel, my experience with excel has been very, very good, having met all the expectations, and the demands that I have given, I have been useful to manage company content and also for the management of my personal finances, it has also been useful for me to have inventory controls to the department to which I belong in the place where I work and thus avoid problems of loss or theft.

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A revolutionary software that is falling behind

Oct 29, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Excel from the beginning has made life for anyone working any form of an administrative job much easier. To have a program that can organize schedules, budgets, cost analysis, and countless other tasks, it has made work like much more efficient and more organized.

I specifically have used excel for countless tasks, but most notable were a schedule built through excel for a rotating group of over 30 security officers, keeping track of appropriate training completions by certain employees, and even keeping attendance records. This was a revolutionary program while I was growing up.

Cons: Unfortunately, Excel seems to be falling by the wayside while other contenders have began stepping into the field. Where before, you would need at least a course or 2, maybe even certification in Excel to use it to its full potential, other programs now such as Google's version of Excel are much more user friendly and require less training to take advantage of its amazing abilities.

Overall: I have used Excel over the years for countless business solutions. Whether it be for a public safety job, or the restaurant industry, you can find a use for Excel in any business field. Making self updating schedules, monthly budgets, even including it in your personal life with Excel sheets for tasks around the house and what supplies are needed, or a monthly/biannual list of house maintenance.

This program has improved job proficiency around the globe, and thus deserves the respect for what its done. However, in order to stay relevant, Excel needs to update and grow with the environment around it.

Excellent tool for data entry and spreadsheet management

Jan 02, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: There is virtually no limit to what Excel can be used for. One can make a simple list of action items for basic tasks, and then more experienced everyday users can create large spreadsheets to track company finances, experimental data, educational data, etc. Excel has a strong set of built-in functions to perform an array of mathematical functions.

The formatting options in Excel also allows users to create their own "visual-program" for colleagues to use. This involves table formatting, inputs, conditional formatting, and filters, to name a few.

The ability to trace dependents and precedents is also an extremely valuable tool when dealing with large amounts of data and complex formulas, and makes troubleshooting a lot easier!

Cons: The main drawback of Excel are the default graphing options. It is easy to spot an "Excel" graph, and professional reports typically avoid them. It would be great to see Microsoft update these default settings and provide better templates for plot creation.

It would also be useful to incorporate spell check into Excel.

Excel is not the most user-friendly program. It is an extremely powerful program, but requires at least a minimum amount of formal training to truly take advantage of its capabilities.

Overall: Excel is the quintessential spreadsheet and data processing software for all academic and professional applications. It's wealth of functions and capabilities makes it invaluable as a business and research tool.

The best go to for spreadsheets

Mar 01, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is such a versatile software that can truly be used for so many reasons both for personal use and in the workplace - especially for data management. Specifically, my favorite features include: sorting of data, formula use, data visualization (graphing and tabulating) and the ability to customize whatever you need to. Given that it is in office format, it is easy to navigate (being logically laid out) and use because I have been using Microsoft Office since my school days.

I am currently doing my PhD, and so this is a software that I use on a daily basis. The more I use it, the more I discover. I do not think people realize its capabilities - there areso many data management and analysis tools!

Cons: I think that one only learns of its capabilities with extensive use.. Initially, I stuck to the basics of excel because I had no idea of its features and utilities. Most people I speak to feel the same. I think Microsoft could definitely work on marketing excel to encourage people to use it. There are many mean of doing so. Built in interactive tutorials would be an amazing feature for this software. I think the biggest letdown for excel is that people get lost in the weeds with it . Its taken me years to learn what I know an become comfortable with this platform. Given the increase in competitors, this may deter some people from using it.

Overall: This is a must have software for researchers. A great platform for data management.

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Couldn't live without Excel

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Excel is the greatest for both casual and advanced users. The functionality of Excel is beyond everything else out there. Being able to program macros, being able to do data analysis and create tables, being able to open it across platforms, these are all just the beginning of what makes Excel so great. When you get Excel, you get a name brand you can trust, a program that can export and talk to other programs, and something that can perform robust database management for anyone who needs simple database capabilities. My vendors have developed complex workbooks with multiple tabs within them and sent them to me as a dynamic tool I can use again and again. I tried I tried using Mac's and Google's free versions but they really don't make the grade. I finally subscribed to Excel and I'm so glad I did. It's definitely worth the money and I'm never turning back.

Cons: I don't like the ribbon, and I wish the versions across Web, Mac and Windows were more alike. I'm in the minority in my profession on a mac, and so not only is it hard to explain what to do when I'm the phone with someone looking at the file I just sent them on a PC, but it is burdensome to have to re-learn how to do everything when I switch operating systems, or figure out how to do something quickly when I'm using the cloud version at an airport or on the go. Just pick an interface and make it identical across platforms!

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Complete and powerful

Mar 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's the favorite spreadsheet, which I've used all my life since I was a high school student. It is a very complete and advanced software. What I like most is the ability to configure its functions, the miscellaneous library of applications that are constantly updated. It is so much what you can do with Excel, it is very diverse and dynamic. I love the graphic library and the possibility of personalized, even cross data and generate new indicators. The tool is very easy to install and I have never had problems that Excel stops working correctly or that an unexpected error occurs. In comparison with other worksheets, it is the most complete and with a clear design.

Cons: At the beginning it can be overwhelming, many of the functions that I have used, I have had to watch tutorials; as well as doing small courses to master them completely. Another aspect to take into account, is that the version for mobile devices, is not very simple to use. The interface is not very intuitive, I only recommend it to visualize data and simple operations.

Overall: In previous works as geographer, I must analyze multiple variables of different nature, even some of those data should give them some treatment to purify the data, by means of statistical formulas like the nearest neighbor, normalization of database, chi-squared distribution. With this tool you can do everything. I currently use Excel to keep my business accounts and make sales projections. I think it's simpler than using a software or application specially designed for.

Microsoft Excel--what can't it do?

Mar 18, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I spend hours in Excel every day. I have been using this product for over 30 years (or since about version 2 or 3). Over time, I have learned many shortcuts for performing tasks in Excel. This is perhaps what I like most about Microsoft Excel. I can get around very quickly and perform many tasks quickly using shortcuts and what I call "quick procedures". I define "quick procedures" as tasks that can be performed via menus, but accessed with the keyboard. I've had people watch me work in Excel and actually gasp at how quickly I can re-arrange a spreadsheet into a more workable format. I can't imagine doing my job without Excel!

Cons: 1) Graphs. Excel is not a great tool for creating plots. I very seldom use it to make plots. I would rather use Minitab or JMP to create plots that I plan to put into PowerPoint slides.

2) Statistics. A few simple statistics in Excel are OK--calculating averages and standard deviations, etc. Also, a simple t-test. Beyond that, I would never do any statistical analysis in Excel. But then, I don't expect it to be a stats package.

Overall: I use Excel to prepare my data for formal analysis in a statistical software package. I use tables and pivot tables a lot for summarizing large data sets. I also use various lookup functions and logical functions for data manipulation. I consider Excel a very powerful tool. My co-workers consider me a "wizard" in my use of Excel.

PS--the only reason I've asked my review to be anonymous, is that I don't need more requests for help in Excel. :)

Best spreadsheet software, period.

Nov 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I mean... If you haven't heard of Excel... You must have been living under a rock or something. I would go out on a whim and say almost all companies use Excel in one way shape or form, all companies besides maybe Apple...

Excel does essentially everything you want it to do with a spreadsheet. All the complex formulas you ever want to run, all the conditional formatting and sorting and filtering can be done. People even run programs out of Excel coding, I've seen games done on Excel. Literally anything and everything is being done on Excel. It is easily integrated amongst all major companies and used constantly. If you don't own Excel or don't know how to use it, it is about time.

Excel is also getting better with every release. They are making things simpler and making things look a lot nicer with way better graphics and optimization than how it was before. I believe they release a new version every two years and it's always equipped with major updates and upgrades. Charts are also wonderfully crafted in Excel along with the great pivot tables you can run.

Shortcuts are getting smarter and quicker as well.

Highly highly recommended for every company there that wants to store or configure any type of data or do any type of analysis, Excel is a MUST!

Cons: Absolutely no CONs. Excel is the top of the pedestal and there is simply no competition.

Overall: Excellent

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Excel is an excellent, fundamental and useful tool

Feb 02, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft excel is a very good tool, I think that in any field in any company it turns out to be very efficient, I think I can recommend it with closed eyes to many people.

There are quite a few nice things about this tool, I like it because it is inside Microsoft and it is usually the package that is in the companies and it is very good.

It is easy to use, but if it is not intuitive but at the time of a good training everything will be easier, I like that I can create diversity of formulas and formats according to the requirement, I think it is very efficient the part where you can work with excel online and go sharing what is done is very useful when it is something in a group.

It is a very good tool, functional to all types of people from the youngest to the elderly

Cons: I think it is a very nice tool where getting negative points is not so simple, but I think that excel is usually a bit heavy, that is, when we save our files when sending them by mail or upload them to a Drive can be somewhat tedious , I also think that the part that does not correct our words could be improved, but that already depends on each person in my case I can do it directly

Overall: The experience with Excel has been very positive, I think many people have a long history working with Excel is like that trustworthy software and that many of us know, I think it is really beneficial even their dynamic tables that is something that not everyone usually uses is perfect who can serve

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Excellent software the reduces the time of work.

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best part of Microsoft is that it let us arrange and organize a very huge data in the form of spreadsheets. One of the most interesting feature of excel is that it consists of cells and columns that helps to calculate data rapidly. It gives us proper access of working by the way we want to work on it. There are lots of nice functions which make our work more attractive and impressive. I like the way formulas works with excel it is unbelievable that we can develop the formulation we want. I am a daily user of Excel to me this is a really helpful invention of Microsoft office. It provides really good and advance ways of developing database

Cons: Working on Excel satisfies me with this tool. I started using excel when I was studying, since I am using this tool I always find it useful for me. It has helped me to manage my own personal business account. It has been a long time I did not realize any kind of big error which I should write over here.

It provides so much interesting functions they helps me while handling large number of data volume. What I think about Excel it does not let the errors reach the users, so that is the main reason of being completely satisfied with its services.

Overall: Overall I can say Microsoft Excel is playing vital role in all fields of life It helps me a lot in my business. We can create basic statistics as well spreadsheets in a very short time. Finally I would say this is the application which keeps much value in our lives.

De-facto standard for spreadsheets, but too complex for everyday use

Mar 20, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: * De-facto standard for spreadsheets.

* Everybody knows what Excel is and how to use it. Easy to share info.

* Lots of tasks can be solved in Excel, no need for any special software.

Cons: * It was becoming more and more robust and complex each year. While it is good that you have lots of features, you shouldn't overwhelm your users with them.

* It's not cheap, while there are free similar software packages, like OpenOffice

* Nowadays, when everything is online, it's easier to use a more simple solution, like Google Sheets. I know they have online office 365, but it's pretty complex.

Overall: I've been using spreadsheets since I started to use computer. I even remember Lots 1-2-3! When Excel came out, I liked it from the start. It was easy to use and provided lots of features. I used Excel for everything. I had my contacts in Excel, my financials in Excel, some calculation formula sheets in Excel. It was much easier to use Excel than to search for a specialized software because with Excel you can customize and calculate everything on the fly and there were lots and lots of things you can do, especially if you dug a little bit deeper, not just the basic functionality. However, time passed and I noticed that Excel grows only bigger in size and slower in performance, not adding too much new value. Also when internet came and I started to work from different locations, having files accessible online became a necessity. I tried online excel, but didn't like it much, a more light-weight solution like Google sheet suited me better. However, if you need all the power of the spreadsheet with lots of formulas and layout options, you'd definitely need excel.

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Financial tasks, programming, graphics and more, the best on the market.

Jan 14, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I like many things about their abilities that are lost sight of, but perhaps one of the most I adore, is the possibility of molding my work in their cells and rows with a professional presentation quality. Another thing that I like most, is that the years go by and there is always something to learn when using Excel, I can go from formulas to present business images, to elaborate graphics for my clients. Definitely with Excel there are no limits, it contributes to increase the quality and organization of your work in a 100%, in addition, accounts with the support of Microsoft, so it is constantly updating and offering you new ways of seeing and linking your work with The new challenges that arise with each client.

Cons: A consolidated program like Excel has everything, and many people have surely contributed to its improvements, I think Microsoft should create a video series, which allows apprentices, all they can get by using this multi-purpose tool. This does not mean that it is a negative aspect, on the contrary, the greater the benefits that the weak aspects that you can find, without hesitation, is the market leader in this fascinating area of calculation, formulas, programming and more.

Overall: I have been using Excel since there is Windows 3.1, so I can give first-hand testimony about its evolution. I have found an important ally for the accomplishment of my daily tasks at work, in addition, I have learned over the years, other characteristics that continue adding an added value to my professionalism. Another thing that I like a lot, is that thanks to the almost infinite capabilities that Excel has, I can go teaching and learning from many people who know other positive elements that this tool has to offer. Currently there are many copies, but the original work far exceeds the imitations, is one of the many reasons why I recommend it to all my acquaintances and relatives.