In case you’re going to provide enterprise displays, odds are you’ll be selecting between Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides, the 2 best-known presentation purposes. They’re each strong, helpful instruments — and each have modified a terrific deal over time. Given all their adjustments, chances are you’ll need to rethink what you’re utilizing at present.
That will help you select, I put them by their paces by constructing a presentation that many enterprise professionals may 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 eventually, gave presentation itself.
One distinction between Slides and PowerPoint is worth. Though Google Slides is a part of Google’s licensed Google Workspace (previously G Suite) subscription for companies, it stays free for particular person use. PowerPoint is a part of Microsoft Workplace, which has quite a lot of totally different iterations for private or enterprise use and is on the market as both an annual Microsoft 365 or Workplace 365 subscription or as a one-time buy (what Microsoft calls the “perpetual” model of Workplace). People can use the on-line model of PowerPoint totally free, however its performance isn’t as sturdy because the desktop shopper’s.
This evaluation focuses on the PowerPoint desktop utility for Home windows in Microsoft 365/Workplace 365. People and companies who use the perpetual model of PowerPoint could not have all of the options coated right here. As a result of it’s a multiplatform world, I additionally examined PowerPoint’s macOS desktop shopper, its internet model, and its Android and iOS cellular apps. Google Slides is web-based, and I used it in my Edge and Chrome browsers; Google additionally provides Slides apps for Android and iOS, so I examined these as nicely.
With all that in thoughts, let’s get began.