About Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a productivity solution that helps businesses of all sizes create spreadsheets to organize data and perform calculations. The platform enables managers to format and present data in charts, graphs, sparklines, tables and other formats. Administrators can share and collaborate with colleagues on workbooks using mobile applications on Android and iOS devices. Microsoft Excel offers an image recognition functionality, which allows teams to convert images into editable tables in real-time. Additionally, supervisors can import, view, organize and visualize data across financial transactions on a unified interface. Microsoft Excel lets stakeholders apply built-in formulas to create forecasts and predict upcoming trends. Pricing is based on monthly subscriptions and support is extended via FAQs, phone, email, self-help resources and an online contact form.
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Microsoft Excel pricing

Microsoft Excel has a free version and does not offer a free trial. Microsoft Excel paid version starts at US$159.99/one-time.

Starting Price:
US$159.99/one-time
Pricing Details:
Microsoft Excel is available as part of Microsoft 365 subscriptions. Office 365 Personal: $6.99/month or $69.99/year Office 365 Home: $9.99/month or $99.99/year Office Home & Student 2019: $149.99 one-time Office 365 Business: $8.25/user/month (annual commitment required) Office 365 Business Premium: $12.50/user/month (annual commitment required) Office 365 Business Essentials: $5/month (annual commitment required) Users can also access the web-based version of Microsoft Excel through the free OneDrive Basic 5GB, and the $1.99/month OneDrive 100GB subscription plans.
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
No

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Microsoft Excel Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.7
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.3
5 reviews of 17,037 View all reviews
Sergio D.
  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 24/05/2022

A must (if well used)

I have been using spreadsheet since Framework (under DOS), up to Lotus 123, Google Sheets and Excel: the latter is the last standing, and for a reason.: it sports all the functions you need, and the kitchen sink.
It leads power users to discover its inmost secrets and became Masters of the Universe with its advanced functionality and tricks

Pros

A standard for all your data analysis chores and for organizing information. It requires years of dedication to scratch the surface and enjoy its real, underlying power.

Cons

Somehow overkill if you just need to align strings and numbers; it could lead to the "hammer and nail" syndrome ("when you handle a hammer, everything seems to be a nail"). Could lead to a docu-centric view instead of a data-centric one.

Ajit johnson N.
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 19/06/2022

Excel: The Best Way to Organize Your Data

I have had a positive experience with Microsoft Excel. It is a powerful tool that has helped me to be more efficient and organized in my work. I have used it to create spreadsheets, track data, and perform various calculations. It is user-friendly and has multiple features that make it a valuable tool for anyone who needs to work with a small amount of data.

Pros

I use Excel almost on a daily basis. I like many things about it, but some of my favorite features are the ability to quickly create charts and graphs and the ability to perform quick calculations. I also like the fact that Excel is very user-friendly and with advanced features that are easy to learn.

Cons

Sometimes the auto-formatting can be disadvantageous, for example in my case it auto-formats "Gene Names" into dates.

Guira wesse T.
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
2
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 18/06/2022

Complicated to use

This software did not really allow me to work as I wanted.

Pros

Just the import of the data which is quite simple

Cons

The spreadsheet is difficult to use and you need to have some advanced training to use it comfortably

Eddie L.
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 05/05/2022

Improved substantially over time, still challenging for collaboration

Overall positive in it's ability to run locally with the most robust features, but in an era where collaboration must happen in real time on the Cloud, it has been frustrating to collaborate. Most fully featured platform though.

Pros

Most robust spreadsheet platform that has the most comprehensive amount of formulas, graphics, pivot tables, and just technical features, runs locally so if you're on the airplane you can still run everything.

Cons

Weak on Cloud and collaboration. You have to log out of the platform for a teammate to make edits. Since team members don't get to work on the project at the same time huge efficiency is lost as some teammates just have to wait until it's their turn whereas Google Sheets you can operate everything at the same time.

Matthew B.
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 09/05/2022

Widest Used Spreadsheet Tool

As a software architect in a fintech company, as part of my verification processes - Excel is core to my workflow. It allows me to also quickly look at our datasets and perform some basic analysis.

Pros

I like the fact that it is so commonly used in nearly every industry. Everyone in the workforce is guaranteed to have at least heard about Excel. It is the widest used spreadsheet software.

Cons

I don't like that Excel becomes very hard to use with very large datasets. I have had to abandon this tool for very large datasets. The memory management might need to be reworked for the software.

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