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Office Suite Smackdown

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

  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> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By Night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The New Paperclip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </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 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”