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Five free or low-cost alternatives to Microsoft Office

Over the years, Microsoft Office has established itself as an industry leader. However, these days you can find serious alternatives that, depending on the application, are quite sufficient and, in some cases, they perform even better. In this article we’re bringing you a brief overview of a few of the most interesting office alternatives out there today. We’ll also recommend what type of user these Office alternatives benefit most; in other words, one might be a better fit for an individual user, while another might be a good fit for a company seeking an office alternative.

Microsoft Excel Online vs. Google Sheets: Comparing Twelve Features

The vast majority of organizations use some sort of browser-based spreadsheet app, and Microsoft Excel Online and Google Sheets are industry leaders in this area of professional software. Both are also part of larger collections of business software organized into office suites: Excel Online is a Microsoft Office 365 module and Google Sheets is a G Suite application. In many ways Excel Online and Google Sheets are quite similar, especially functionally. I’ve chosen to focus on reviewing twelve functions where I could really see differences between the two pieces of software. These twelve areas are especially relevant for more advanced users; those who have extensive experience working with spreadsheets software.

Templates and blueprints in Confluence

You can use templates and blueprints to create pages, saving time and making sure that you establish a uniform structure to your pages. What are Templates and Blueprints? Basically, templates are pages but with predefined content. This means that your area administrator can create templates using the standard Confluence editor, and then they can make those templates available to your team. Blueprints are even more powerful than templates. As a result, they greatly simplify the page creation process.

Alternatives to Office 365: How poor usability makes it difficult to correctly configure MS Office

If you’ve considered moving to a cloud-based office solution, you may be unaware that you’ll find a good alternative in Google: G Suite. My goal with our video series on this subject is not to make a feature-by-feature comprehensive software comparison between Office 365 and G Suite. Instead, I walk you through by using Office 365 like a normal administrator and user. In this episode I actually wanted to take a look at SharePoint but had frustrating administrative problems!

Comparing Office 365 and G Suite – Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets

When comparing different software options, it is essential to look past simplistic feature overviews and consider the gray areas in between. To help our customers decide which solution suits them best, we have created a video comparison where we take a detailed look at the features offered by Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets and show the features in use.

MS SharePoint as a Wiki: Few Functions, less Compatibility

The basis for this article were recently constructed under the leadership of Martin Seibert at an open-space session at the WikiSym in Portugal. The original document is available in English under the title “How good is MS Sharepoint as a wiki?”

Without professional knowledge management, companies are losing potential, wasting resources, and acquiring unwanted competitive disadvantages. Along with many other companies, the industry giant Microsoft has rolled out its own application, SharePoint, which allows data to be centrally deposited and edited.

Diagrams in Confluence and JIRA: draw.io versus Gliffy

draw.io allows the creation of a diverse range of diagrams within Confluence and JIRA via an intuitive and responsive interface. Possible diagrams are flow charts, network diagrams, org charts, UML diagrams, mind maps and many more. draw.io is based on a market leading diagram technology that has been developed by JGraph in 2005 and therefore has matured a lot by now. In 2012 the application draw.io was created and is available as a plugin on the Atlassian Marketplace, directly offered by //SEIBERT/MEDIA.