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.
I put Office 365 to the test, trying out different tools and functions, and I compare them to my experiences with Google G Suite. It’s not a matter of badmouthing Office 365 or singing its praises. Instead, what I want to point out are the real problems that the software brings with it, especially from the user’s point of view.
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.