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Office Suite Smackdown

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A brief comparison of the different business productivity suites on the market at the moment - Office 2007 vs OpenOffice, Star Office, WordPerfect, Google Apps, PeePel and Zoho Office …

A brief comparison of the different business productivity suites on the market at the moment - Office 2007 vs OpenOffice, Star Office, WordPerfect, Google Apps, PeePel and Zoho Office

Session delivered by Paul Woods at OfficeDevCon08 in Sydney, Australia - 14/15 November 2008

http://www.thenewpaperclip.com
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  • 1.  
  • 2. IN THE BLUE CORNER
  • 3. IN THE RED CORNER
  • 4. IN THE...OTHER RED CORNER
  • 5. Office Suite Smack down
  • 6.
    • Paul Woods
    • 25 / Capricorn / Good Bloke
      • By Day Marketing for Data # 3
      • http://www.paul-woods.com/
      • By Night
      • The New Paperclip
      • http://www.thenewpaperclip.com/
      • Ex-Public Servant
      • Ex-Microsoftie
      • Ex-Unix Admin
      • Ex-Trainer
  • 7.  
  • 8. Smack down Objectives
  • 9. The Administrator
  • 10. The Spreadsheet Warrior
  • 11. The Sales and Marketing Machine
  • 12. The Contenders
  • 13. Open Office.org 2.4
  • 14.  
  • 15.  
  • 16. The Results
    • For
    • Core functionality is there
    • Pretty tight integration
    • Cost (licensing)
    • Against
    • Interface is soooo 1997
    • Calc will not stand up for power users
    • Impress is good for simple decks, but flog it and you will be disappointed
      • Especially when multimedia is concerned
    • Cost (migration)
    • Not complete (mail/calendaring anyone?)
  • 17. Star Office 8
  • 18.  
  • 19. OpenOffice with a Sun Logo Compared to OO CONS: Support for fewer languages Support for fewer o/s Licence fee PROS: Support A few more fonts Indemnification ... And you get a sneaky Google toolbar installed as well!
  • 20. Corel WordPerfect Office X4
  • 21.  
  • 22. Wordperfect Classic 5.1
  • 23. Wordperfect Legal Mode
  • 24. Wordperfect “Word” Mode
  • 25. Wordperfect “WordPerfect” Mode
  • 26. Quattro Pro “ Quattro Pro” Mode
  • 27. Quattro Pro “ Excel” Mode
  • 28. Quattro Pro “ Lotus 1-2-3” Mode
  • 29. Presentations “ Presentations” Mode
  • 30. Presentations “ PowerPoint” Mode
  • 31. The Results
    • For
    • Core functionality is there (and has been for a LONG TIME!)
    • File compat
      • Even does Word for DOS files!
    • Against
    • Office has surpassed WordPerfect in a number of areas
      • Quattro Pro
      • Presentations
    • Lots of annoying things that need to be fixed
      • Word count anyone?
  • 32. Google Apps
  • 33.  
  • 34.  
  • 35.  
  • 36. Wordpad with collaboration
  • 37.  
  • 38.  
  • 39. The Results
    • For
    • Basic Functionality is somewhat there
    • Accessible through a browser (multi plat)
    • Collaboration
    • Gadgets
    • Cost
    • Offline editing (with Gears)
    • Against
    • Basic Functionality is somewhat there
      • Some annoying things though
    • Accessible through a browser (multi plat)
    • Speed can be an issue
      • i.e. Images
    • Custom templates
    • The old security/privacy thing that IT managers get hung up on
      • Policy/control mechanisms etc
      • Data locality
  • 40. Peepel
  • 41.  
  • 42.  
  • 43. The Results
    • For
    • Basic Word Processing and Spreadsheeting
    • Accessible through a browser (multi plat)
    • Speed is very good!
    • Collaboration
    • UI
    • Aussie!
    • Against
    • Annoying things like Google Apps
    • No charting
    • Offline editing
    • Templates
    • The old security/privacy thing that IT managers get hung up on
  • 44. Zoho Office
  • 45.  
  • 46. The Results
    • For
    • Core functionality is there
    • Accessible through a browser (multi plat)
    • Speed is alright
    • Collaboration
    • UI
    • Most complete range of business apps in an online productivity suite
    • Against
    • Annoying things like Google Apps / Peepel
    • Show is very feature poor
    • Templates
    • The old security/privacy thing that IT managers get hung up on
  • 47. So what?
  • 48. Which one is right for your org?
  • 49. Office 2007 Standard Office 2007 Pro Office 2007 Ultimate Open Office 2.4 StarOffice 8 Wordperfect Office X4 Google Apps Peepel Zoho Office
  • 50. The Administrator
  • 51. The Spreadsheet Warrior
  • 52. The Sales and Marketing Machine
  • 53. Office Suite Smack down
  • 54.  
  • 55. “ Just FYI: I hate Office 2007”