Google to improve its Apps suite to 90 percent of MS Office

Posted on Wednesday, December 26 2012 @ 16:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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In an interview with AllThingsD, Google VP and head of its Enterprise unit Amit Singh revealed that the search giant's goal with the Google Apps suite is to reach the 90 percent of users who don't need to have the most advanced features that Microsoft's Officer delivers. Singh explains Google Apps is improving week by week, and that for most consumers, the Google office suite will soon be a worthy replacement for Microsoft's expensive Office suite.
In the last year, if you look at the depth of where we’ve gone with Docs, both in the core features and in the desktop fidelity, we’ve made tremendous progress. Our goal is to get to the 90 percent of users who don’t need to have the most advanced features of Office. Sheets does tables graphing, etc., out of the box. In Q3, if you import from Excel into Sheets, you won’t be able to tell the difference in Sheets. We know the gaps between our features and theirs. We’re improving them week by week. We’re going to get to the the 90 percent. If you need the last 10 percent, you’ll want to use the desktop. The next thing is the import from PowerPoint to Slides. That’s where QuickOffice is going to help us a lot.




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