One of the greatest benefits of buying Excel 2019 is the perpetual license, which allows you to use the program indefinitely.
When you buy an Excel 2019 license, you own it forever. If you choose Excel 365, you’re actually renting a license to use that software.
In addition, organizations that are dealing with sensitive data usually opt with Excel 2019 since you’re not in any way connected to the cloud.
A lot of users also reported that funnel charts and pivot tables are more improved in Excel 2019 compared to Excel 365.
You also can’t ignore the fact that Office 2019 (and it’s predecessor, Office 2016) is more stable than their subscription counterparts. The reason for that is they don’t receive feature updates which are could be clunky (rarely happens).
On the negative side, since Excel 2019 doesn’t receive feature updates, you will have no access to new features added on Excel.
Lastly, the price will set you back at least a hundred bucks for a year.
- Perpetual license (indefinite use of the software application)
- Unlikely to be hacked
- Improved funnel charts and pivot tables
- More stable
- No access to new features
- No collaboration options
- More expensive initially