Microsoft Excel

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Spreadsheet software for formatting and analysis.

About Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a software program, developed by Microsoft and sold as part of the Microsoft 365 suite. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.

Features of the Microsoft Excel application include user friendly formatting options that make formatting numbers and data easier, pattern matching and value lists that save time when typing in information by using an interface similar to filling in a form, and custom number formats that allow users to add leading zeroes or change number separators.


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Overall rating

4.8 /5
(18,948)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Josh
Josh
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Comes on many computers and is Fantastic especially if included.

Reviewed on 5/08/2021

I have used Excel for over 20 years and I have not even scratched the surface of what can be done...

I have used Excel for over 20 years and I have not even scratched the surface of what can be done with it. It can do so many things when you need to make calculations, spreadsheets or do something with accounting. I love it and really for me a numbers guy I think it is fun.

Pros

It is so versatile. I use it instead of Calculator as I can easily see what I am calculating. I have made a simple payroll system with it and have used it for many weekly tax calculations. Calculating using fields from other pages is fantastic. Really anything you need to do with accounting can be done with it.

Cons

Two things if you don't have it free with your computer then you have to buy it and it can be kind of expensive and if you want to be able to collaborate and make on the fly changes with others then you need office 365 and you have to pay monthly you can never own it.

Alternatives Considered

LibreOffice and Google Sheets

Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Excel

While LibreOffice is the best option for free and that is a software for your computer, my wife ended up getting Microsoft office 365 free from work because of remote work so this is the main reason I have gone to excel as it is a little better and I didn't have to pay for it.

Switched From

LibreOffice

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Excel

I do still use google sheets for mine and my wife's budget and we can change it on the fly at the same time if we need online. I used LibreOffice as my main until I got Office 365 from my wife's work. I think Excel is better than the other two in sheer offline and spreadsheet features but not sure I would pay more than about $50 for office 2019 and don't like paying monthly for 365.
Nicholas
Nicholas
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Go-To is still the most capable

Reviewed on 19/10/2021

I enjoy using and learning more about Excel. There are so many ways in which to use it that no...

I enjoy using and learning more about Excel. There are so many ways in which to use it that no review can truly capture the breadth and depth of its capability. When it is frustrating it is because of an inability of process or lack of me as a user being able to achieve what i know to be possible and thus I approach it as a puzzle to be unpacked.

Pros

Excel is a versatile spreadsheet application that continues to benefit from its age, the weight and momentum behind it, and the continued focus on it as core Office app. The variety of applications of this application are what continue make it a winner.

Cons

Stemming from the same positive attributes of its age and flexibility are the downsides to its age and flexibility - its overlapping years of feature additions and subtractions to the building more on top of pre-existing structures mean that somethings need to be unpacked in order to work how you'd like them too and the robustness of the product can be daunting. Knowing that you'll never know ALL that it is capable of and that the best way to achieve anything is to picture it and then hunker down for an evening of searching and learning.

Alternatives Considered

Google Sheets

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Excel

The familiarity of administration and staff in using Excel and the ease of interaction with other organizations sealed the deal.
Fujie
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  • Industry: Textiles
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Super easy way to manage your data

Reviewed on 17/06/2024

Overall excel help me so much to complete my job.

Overall excel help me so much to complete my job.

Pros

I could express what i want to find with all of the formulas i can use. Especially "IFs" function, where you can find logical value with a lot of criteria. I love it!, it help me so much

Cons

Some times when complex formula applied between worksheet, it says inconsistencies formula.

Loide
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  • Industry: Military
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

My review on Microsoft Excel

Reviewed on 2/06/2021

The principal project that I truly scholarly a great deal about Excel in was building an accounting...

The principal project that I truly scholarly a great deal about Excel in was building an accounting page to track and plan my course enrollments with as a rookie in school. I needed to figure my aggregate GPA and GPA by term, and I needed to design the entirety of the courses I would take every semester from my first semester in school to my final remaining one. By that point I realized how to utilize rotate tables and some other information decrease recipes, yet I didn't actually have a clue how to utilize query works yet. I assembled a large portion of that bookkeeping page around a capacity to naturally ascertain letter grades dependent on rates, and afterward essential SUM capacities for the GPA computations.

The subsequent case was for designing and cleaning a humungous fix of information in my last semester of school. 32 cycle Excel wasn't made for the errand I was utilizing it for around there, however it worked effectively with some content cleanup that I would not like to figure out how to do utilizing standard articulations somewhere else.

This experience was and stays educational for me. I learned more a long time of doing those undertakings than my companions who took classes to learn Excel.

Pros

Colossal degree as Excel has mathematical and literary capacities; you can add hyperlinks and pictures thus significantly more. Numerous sheets can assist it with acting practically like a social information base when joined with separating and arranging capacities. Mistake catching should be possible utilizing.

Cons

The one fundamental hindrance of the extent of MS Excel is that an excessive number of individuals are self trained and the manner in which they have made the accounting page is undocumented so over the long run individuals attempt to alter and present mistakes. Naming cells makes formulae more significant and simpler to fathom. I once attempted to figure out an accounting page individuals had been utilizing for a very long time and found there was an entire section of qualities incorrectly being remembered for an equation. Somebody had been advised to erase a section however they had quite recently concealed it from see so every one of the qualities were all the while being included messing genuine up. Knowing the contrast between concealing qualities and erasing them is quite major.

David
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Good features but at a cost

Reviewed on 13/04/2024

It's been fine. It's included in my operating software though.

It's been fine. It's included in my operating software though.

Pros

Lots of features that aren't available on Google sheets. Exporting and importing never seem to have any issues.

Cons

The price. Google sheets is free and has almost as much features and more people that use it to collaborate with

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Microsoft Excel FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft Excel offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$6.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

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.

Microsoft Excel has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Microsoft Excel supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Microsoft Excel supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Microsoft Excel integrates with the following applications:

123FormBuilder, ActiveCampaign, Acuity Scheduling, Airtable, Alchemer, Any.do, Asana, Basecamp, CRM Analytics, Cascade Strategy, ClickFunnels, ClickUp, Clio, Constant Contact, Discord, Dropbox Business, Eventbrite, Evernote Teams, FastField, Firebase, Formidable Forms, Formsite, Formstack Documents, Freshdesk, GoCanvas, GoToWebinar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Gravity Forms, HubSpot CRM, InstaPage, Instagram, Jira, Jotform, Kajabi, Knack, Landingi, LinkedIn for Business, Mailchimp, ManyChat, Microsoft 365, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft To Do, Miro, MySQL, Ninja Forms, Notion, OneDrive, Paperform, Parserr, PayPal, Pipedrive, Pipefy, Podio, QuickBooks, RingCentral Contact Center, Shopify, Slack, Smartsheet, Squarespace, Stripe, SurveyMonkey, Todoist, Trello, Twilio, Twitter/X, Typeform, Unbounce, Venngage, WPForms, Wave, Webflow, Wix, WooCommerce, WordPress, Wufoo, Xero, Zapier, Zendesk Suite, Zoho Forms, Zoom Workplace, mailparser.io, monday.com

Microsoft Excel offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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