Microsoft Excel Review - why 3.8 stars?

Microsoft Excel Review
ITQlick Score: 56/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.8/5)
Pricing: 5/10 - average cost
Category: Business Intelligence -> Microsoft Excel
Ranking:Ranked 463 out of 532 Business Intelligence systems
Company: Microsoft
Pricing: starts at $140 per license
Typical customers: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business, Private use
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: Microsoft Excel pricing, Microsoft Excel alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 26, 2019

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What is Microsoft Excel and its features?

Microsoft Excel 2010 is a spreadsheet and accounting calculation solution for personal and business use. It also features various graphics and calculation tools along with tables and visual assistance. The software was developed and launched by Microsoft Corporation headquartered in Washington, United States.


What is Microsoft Excel rating?

The rating of Microsoft Excel is 3.8 stars out of 5 and the total score is 56 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses Microsoft Excel?

There is no restriction of business size and industry to use Microsoft Excel. The software is suitable for all business sizes as well as for personal use. It can be used for office document management, in educational institutes, for basic financial calculations, for keeping records, and a variety of other purposes.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, Microsoft Excel makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is Microsoft Excel cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

No, currently Microsoft Excel can't be accessed on mobile, you would need to access it from your computer.

Is Microsoft Excel the best Business Intelligence system?

Microsoft Excel is ranked 463 out of 532 software in their category (Business Intelligence systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

The software features a grid of cells divided into rows and columns for data organization and manipulation. It offers various mathematical functions in order to perform statistical and financial calculations. Tables and graphs are available to augment the data analysis.

Graphic content generated with Microsoft Excel can be embedded within the exiting sheets and can also be used as separate objects. Display and content can be dynamically updated and modified.

What are Microsoft Excel's pros? (3 Pros)

  • Microsoft Excel 2010 allows you to embed the graphical components in the existing files.
  • The software offers support for various legacy and new data formats such as CSV, DBF, and DIF etc.
  • Excel offers wide range of predefined functions for financial and statistical needs.

What are Microsoft Excel's cons? (2 cons)

  • Microsoft Excel 2010 is not web based unlike Google Docs and thus can only be accessed from one location if external storage media is not available.
  • Unlike some other similar solutions such as Lotus, the software offers very limited customization capabilities.

Who are their main alternatives?

Two noteworthy competitors of Microsoft Excel 2010 are Google Docs and Lotus Symphony. Google Docs spreadsheet offers most of the core features that are available on Microsoft Excel. Google Docs are web based and can be accessed from anywhere, while Microsoft Excel has to be installed on the computer.

Lotus Symphony, just like Microsoft Excel, offers various tools such as graphs, tables, and grid structure. Open source nature of this software means that it provides greater customization capabilities compared to Excel.

What is the cost of Microsoft Excel?

The cost of license starts at $140 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 5 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Microsoft Excel.

What should you ask Microsoft during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Microsoft Excel and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Microsoft Excel in action.

List of categories

Spreadsheet

List of features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.