With the understanding that Tiller was started with Sheets, is there a general belief in time Excel will be on par with Sheets?
Are there things that Sheets does or features it has that Excel simply isn’t capable of doing? I’m a basic Excel user mainly because I’ve always used Microsoft Office. So Excel is more of a habit and more widely used, in my opinion.
I saw some older posts asking generally the same question, but for a couple of years, it seems as though Excel users have wondered what kind of commitment and resources Tiller will put into Excel to bring it in line with Sheets. Or if this will even be possible given Tillers’ self-admitted resource limitations with staff. And possibly limitations within Excel to achieve a similar experience for Excel users.
I saw someone from Tiller touting Microsoft’s outreach to Tiller and “exciting things to come” as a signal to Excel users that parity with Sheets is in the works. That was over a year ago. That kind of “sign off” from Microsoft would seem to imply either Microsoft modifying their Excel architecture to close some of the gaps with Sheets, or providing Tiller with resources (modifications, workflows, or capital investments) to help Tiller’s Excel advancement.
I haven’t seen any recent news from Tiller about a sudden accelerated push to bring Tiller up to par with Sheets. Just sort of rehashed comments about staff limitations and Excel features not part of the current roadmap or foreseeable future. Kind of mixed messages.
I wonder, and maybe this is what other Excel users wonder, is it beneficial or worth it to commit to learning how to use Sheets or is there truly a plan to make Tiller as functional in Excel in the short term?
My concern is taking what little I know in Excel in exchange for Sheets. I don’t plan to move away from Office, except for this one app if that’s the better route for using Tiller long term. I don’t want to start on one side only to find out the other option is where Tiller is committed to developing.
I would love to hear from both Tiller and the community about this path. How has Tiller advanced their Excel offerings since their announcement and what kind of timeframe commitment is planned for the Excel side?