Microsoft 365 Business Competitors and Alternatives

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MarcAllaire
Real User
President of Operations for Montreal Area at Transition Consulting Inc.
Dec 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The DBMS (Database Management System) is really excellent. We also use facilities to manage the data that is accessed by our users. We need to upgrade our services from Oracle to manage our data on the cloud and our own servers for synchronization. We also need a better data dictionary and business… more»

What needs improvement?

We will need to implement prototypes in our data warehouse. We will have to implement and to support some different types of files like video, audio, pictures, and non-structured data. So we are working on that. We would like better integration for data security. We will have many partners, eight or… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are in relation to the city of Montreal in Quebec. We are the leader of this major platform with several databases. Some of them come under the ownership of the city of Montreal. The technological integration will be defined by paying next February. We are working on the governance scheme of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At the time that we were looking for a solution, we also evaluated an IBM solution and the SAP solution. The advantages of Oracle above the others is that Oracle was ahead feature-wise. We needed relational DBMS and Oracle was also chosen for other major projects in the provincial government. So we… more»
DennisMartens
Real User
Director of Strategic Sourcing at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Oct 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature in this product is that it allows for fairly high productivity without the requirements for bespoke (i.e., custom made) tools. Microsoft 365 is like a Swiss army knife. You can do pretty much everything you need for a company with it all in one compatible package without… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us all the tools we need to practice business in a single, unified, compatible package.

What needs improvement?

The parts of the product that can be improved are the Forms and Flow features. They can be more intuitive and productive.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people who are considering the use of this product is that if you are starting from scratch — from absolute zero — take some courses or training in the product to make sure you have some basic understanding of each of the products in the suite. You need to know what they do and have… more»
YannickEberle
Real User
Sharepoint Application Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The conversation capabilities and document management are the solution's most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The solution could use better calling functionality. The solution should offer a way for people to virtually raise their hands in a meeting so that everyone can speak. There's a user voice for this already, but it would help if there was some sort of visual cue as well.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have some experience on SharePoint, and all the products of the Office 365 lineup. Microsoft Teams combines most of the Office 365 products in one very convenient product. And you can combine every Office 365 app in Teams.

What other advice do I have?

The solution is only available as a cloud deployment model; there's no on-premises version. I use Teams every day for my daily workflow. My company is also rolling out some training on Teams. It's heavily used in our organization. I'd advise others considering implementation to contact experts… more»
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