IN THE BLUE  CORNER
IN THE RED  CORNER
IN THE...OTHER RED  CORNER
Office  Suite  Smack down
<ul><li>Paul Woods </li></ul><ul><li>25 / Capricorn / Good Bloke </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Day Marketing for Data # 3 </li>...
 
Smack down  Objectives
The  Administrator
The Spreadsheet Warrior
The  Sales and Marketing Machine
The  Contenders
Open Office.org  2.4
 
 
The Results <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Core functionality is there </li></ul><ul><li>Pretty tight integration </li></ul...
Star Office 8
 
OpenOffice  with a  Sun Logo Compared to OO CONS: Support for fewer languages Support for fewer o/s Licence fee PROS: Supp...
Corel  WordPerfect  Office X4
 
Wordperfect Classic 5.1
Wordperfect  Legal Mode
Wordperfect  “Word” Mode
Wordperfect  “WordPerfect” Mode
Quattro Pro “ Quattro Pro” Mode
Quattro Pro “ Excel” Mode
Quattro Pro “ Lotus 1-2-3” Mode
Presentations “ Presentations” Mode
Presentations “ PowerPoint” Mode
The Results <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Core functionality is there (and has been for a LONG TIME!) </li></ul><ul><li>Fi...
Google  Apps
 
 
 
Wordpad  with collaboration
 
 
The Results <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Functionality is somewhat there </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible through a bro...
Peepel
 
 
The Results <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Word Processing and Spreadsheeting </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible through a ...
Zoho  Office
 
The Results <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Core functionality is there </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible through a browser (mult...
So what?
Which one is right  for your  org?
Office 2007 Standard Office 2007 Pro Office 2007 Ultimate Open Office 2.4 StarOffice 8 Wordperfect  Office X4 Google Apps ...
The  Administrator
The Spreadsheet Warrior
The  Sales and Marketing Machine
Office  Suite  Smack down
 
“ Just FYI:  I  hate  Office 2007”
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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

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

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  • Office Suite Smackdown

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

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