In case you’re going to present enterprise displays, odds are you’ll be selecting between Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides, the 2 best-known presentation functions. They’re each strong, helpful instruments — and each have modified an awesome deal over time. Given all their modifications, chances are you’ll wish to rethink what you’re utilizing at present.
That will help you select, I put them by means of their paces by constructing a presentation that many enterprise professionals would possibly create: saying a brand new services or products line. In every program I began by in search of appropriate templates, then created a brand new presentation; added slides; juiced them up with graphics, video and animations; collaborated with others on it; and at last, gave presentation itself.
It’s a multiplatform world, so I labored on it utilizing a Home windows PC, a Mac, an iPad, an Android pill and an iPhone. I used the native shoppers and the net model of Microsoft PowerPoint, in addition to the cellular variations. Google Slides is web-based but in addition has shopper variations for Android and iOS, so I examined these as effectively.
The descriptions that observe are based mostly on the present, secure model of PowerPoint 2016 that’s a part of Microsoft Workplace 365. Among the options might seem in a different way on a Mac. The browser-based Google Slides is, after all, the identical on each Home windows PCs and Macs.
Earlier than we start, a couple of notes about value. Though Google Slides is a part of Google’s licensed G Suite package deal for companies, it’s free for particular person use.
Microsoft PowerPoint is offered as a part of Microsoft Workplace, which has quite a lot of completely different iterations for private or enterprise use, and is offered as both an annual subscription or a one-time buy. For instance, Workplace 365 House prices $100 per yr and can be utilized on as much as 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 telephones; it contains Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Writer and Entry, together with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage. In case you do not wish to pay an annual subscription payment, Workplace Skilled 2016 provides the identical functions for a single PC at a price of $400. There are different packages accessible as effectively, together with Workplace House & Enterprise 2016 for $230 for one PC. And, after all, there are a selection of plans for enterprise which have per-seat annual licensing charges.
With all that in thoughts, let’s get began.