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 Office 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:
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Microsoft Excel Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.7
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.3
5 reviews of 16,931 View all reviews
Dan O.
  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 28/04/2022

There is a reason Excel is the industry standard

I am happy with Excel overall. It helps me keep all different aspects of my life and business organized into clean customizable spreadsheets.

Pros

It is fairly easy to use and to learn how to use. It can be used to take information exported from other programs into one universal format. Easy to customize them to the look and format that works for your workflow. I use it for everything from budget spreadsheet to inventory of equipment for photography business, that I can use to keep organized and to send to my insurance company for business insurance.

Cons

Some of the formula and more advanced stuff takes a while to learn. I just take learning Excel a little at a time and it is manageable.

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.

Loide A.
  • Industry: Military
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
4

3
Reviewed on 02/06/2021

My review on Microsoft Excel

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.

Samuel M.
  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 07/04/2022

The best spreadsheet software out there

Just the best. It's the top if you're in a corporate setting and need to easily do calculations, presentations and collaborations.

Pros

Excel, especially used with Microsoft teams, allows for the most complex formulations and the best collaborations. Easy to use after some onboarding, easy to share. It is the industry standard and since everyone uses it, it makes work easier since everyone knows how to use it, even the complicated parts.

Cons

I would love a little more ease on shortcuts. Google sheets allows for some easier shortcuts and I would love to import a few (like deleting a whole section just by selecting and pressing delete).

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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