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Pros
"The cloud service and Skype are the most valuable features.""It is very easy to deploy.""Most of the work that seems not to work offline works perfectly with Microsoft Office 2013, like converting a Word document to a PDF file.""The functionality that is most valuable is the solution's ability to detect patient data in email attachments. Whenever a user sends out an email with patient data embedded in an attachment, it triggers an alert. The tool can detect a social security number and various other forms of patient identity. Emails are then automatically generated and sent.""It's very stable.""Many of the features in Office 365 are good, but I think Excel is a very good tool.""The most valuable feature is the integration with OneDrive, which has allowed us, a small business, easy access to a cloud environment, with no need to back up the data from five different computers.""The integration with other applications is pretty good."

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"The entire product is good."

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Cons
"Using Office 365 is not that flexible on some mobile devices, like Android.""The feature to convert PDF file to a Word document needs improvement as well as the feature to save the file automatically when typing, without using the save command.""Improvements can be made to the products generic offering. It's not customized for health care. It doesn't understand the meaning of health care related concepts. Providing a greater degree of industry specificity would make the tool much more unique and valuable.""There are several additional features we would like to see, such as advanced features of SAN protection in Office 365. The main thing is the SAN protection; we would like to see a lot of advanced features added because we had a lot of spam attacks.""Using Visual Basic, I have had a lot of trouble with relative paths when programming for Excel, and sometimes it is very difficult to debug programs.""Integration between Outlook calendar and Google Calendar would be a good improvement since many of our team use Android phones and personal Gmail accounts as their main calendar application.""If two people update the same file, it causes issues.""I'm not sure if there are areas of improvement. For us, it's working quite well."

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"The area that needs to be improved is modular asset management. When we are uploading the assets in bulk, it is not aligned."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is good for all the features that we receive, e.g., Skype for Business.""The pricing is not really high, but one can get the software with the license key for free.""The pricing is high and has actually caused us to limit the number of licenses we purchase due to budgeting.""I think that we pay $9.99 USD per user, monthly."

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"It's a costly product, but the number of available features justifies it."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Office 365 has got variety of subscriptions. Very good option for small and medium business. Office 365 email solution is excellent, very good admin control console to enable security features to… more »
Top Answer: The entire product is good.
Top Answer: It's a costly product, but the number of available features justifies it.
Top Answer: The area that needs to be improved is modular asset management. When we are uploading the assets in bulk, it is not aligned. We have to upload the asset in part, based on location. We have more than… more »
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Microsoft Office 365, Office 365 Enterprise, Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E5, Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, Office 365 F1
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Overview

Office 365 is more than just Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It provides powerful services like business-class email, online storage, and teamwork solutions that you can access from anywhere. Bring teams and resources together with solutions like Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business that make working together more productive and enjoyable regardless of where participants are located. Easily implement security and privacy controls to help protect business data and devices against malicious threats and help you meet your compliance obligations. Automatic updates ensure your employees will always have the latest features and security updates.

Symphony’s secure, cloud-based communications service delivers the next wave in organizational productivity where markets and individuals come together to create vibrant communities in which to share content, insights and opinions without compromising on organizational compliance.

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Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company26%
Computer Software Company17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Financial Services Firm30%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider16%
Construction Company6%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
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Office 365 is ranked 1st in Content Collaboration Platforms with 22 reviews while Symphony is ranked 6th in Enterprise Social Software with 1 review. Office 365 is rated 8.4, while Symphony is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Office 365 writes "The control aspects are top-notch, it could email quarantine details, block, and allow domains". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symphony writes "A feature-rich, scalable, and stable solution for asset management". Office 365 is most compared with Atlassian Confluence, TeamViewer, Workplace by Facebook, Zoom and HCL Connections, whereas Symphony is most compared with Slack, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Mattermost and Atlassian Confluence.

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