Microsoft 365 Business Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of Microsoft 365 Business competitors and alternatives

Real User
Implementation Specialist - Application Solutions at a music company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 30 2020

What is most valuable?

I would say the most valuable feature is that it is a Microsoft product so it is well integrated with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and all the other products in the Microsoft suite. In OneDrive, when you use Excel, Word, or PowerPoint it… more »

How has it helped my organization?

OneDrive has improved our organization by making things faster. People do not have to use email anymore for file transfers because communications and collaborations are handled via OneDrive. Instead of sending attachments to different… more »

What needs improvement?

Syncing is one area that can be improved. When you click on sync on the online version, what happens is that it creates a drive on your desktop. Basically, it is like you have the online version directly on your desktop. Syncing has been an… more »

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

We did previously use Box in our company. The reason we switched from Box was not that there was any problem with the functionality. It was just a money-driven decision. If everyone has a Microsoft license and they have OneDrive included… more »

What other advice do I have?

If they fixed all the little things, it could be a great product. It pretty much is a great product already. The integrations are still good. Initially I was really amazed. But then I got to know its many bugs and glitches and I have to… more »
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 »
Real User
Principal Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jun 21 2020

What is most valuable?

The two best aspects of the solution for me are the calendar and the email (Gmail). In terms of email, I could probably do the same things with other programs, however, I find 90% of my usage is Gmail.

What needs improvement?

If I were to think about what could be improved for G Suite for business, if you're talking about automated processes or that kind of functionality, that would be great. If there were pre-programmable items, I think that would be very helpful for me. For instance, there's a lot of steps that I take to line up an agreement. I get a signed agreement, I scan it, it goes onto my computer (which is… more »

What other advice do I have?

I'm just a customer. I'm not sure of the version I'm currently using. I just use the business G Suite. I believe it's always the latest version that's available. The only thing I use in G Suite is Gmail, Drive and the Calendar and that's about it. I'm not really using Google Ads. I do a little bit of YouTube stuff, but I'm fixing to convert that into putting the videos on my website. I just… more »
Real User
Head of Solutions Delivery (Systems) at a health, wellness and fitness company with 201-500 employees
Jul 28 2020

What is most valuable?

It's nice that it's an all-in-one solution and everything is all in one place. You can have your meetings, your meeting history, you can record meetings, you've got a place for meeting notes, you can create your task board, or have planner… more »

What needs improvement?

The one big problem with the solution is if you are presenting in Teams and someone puts their hand up, you don't get a notification. If you are running a meeting and just presenting you don't know that people have their hands up and want… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I'm not sure how much our organization pays for licensing.

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

We still use Office, or Outlook, for emails. Previously we used that and then we used Slack for collaboration instead of Teams. Teams obviously has more integration with other tools. Slack had the chat capability and it allowed us to have… more »

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We do not have a partnership with Microsoft. I'm not sure which version of the solution we are currently using. I'd recommend this solution to other organizations. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
Reseller
Senior Product Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 17 2020

What is most valuable?

I would say the collaborative part of the product is the most valuable. You can just send a link to to content to other people. You can get stuff done in one place and keep it centralized rather than attaching documents into a emails. Working this way just makes the job function a little bit easier.

What needs improvement?

The product has a lot of room for improvement. A lot. The UIs are really clunky and Microsoft needs to fix that. Their access control is horrible and they need to fix that as well. I think overall that the look-and-feel and usability are really 10 years old. They have not done anything to improve… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think we have a corporate license for SharePoint. We have a special arrangement with Microsoft because we are a reseller for pretty much most of the Microsoft products. Whatever our pricing is will probably not be like the standard model.

What other advice do I have?

I think SharePoint is a good tool. This is especially true if you are in the Microsoft ecosystem — as in being an Office 365 user — then SharePoint is definitely something you should look at as a solution for collaboration and file sharing. It is well integrated within the Office suite. They also… more »