PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2016) - WPS Office Software, a leading office productivity suite for PC and mobile devices, announced today it is the subject of a recent On the Radar report, published by global research firm Ovum. After an extensive evaluation of the software, Ovum concluded in the report that WPS Office is "the fully functional, highly compatible, low-cost alternative to Word, Excel and PowerPoint."
The report points out that Microsoft's dominance of the personal computing and office productivity markets has weakened in recent years, with the emergence of Google and its native apps and, more recently, with the arrival of fully functional, highly compatible, mobile apps. Used by consumers, students, and mobile professionals, these newer office productivity apps have found favor with an entire generation of users whose go-to device is a smartphone or tablet device running Android or iOS.
The Ovum report highlights four key aspects of WPS Office, which is available as a full suite that supports both mobile devices, as well as Windows and Linux-based PCs:
- WPS Office is a fully functional, highly compatible, low-cost alternative to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and is immediately familiar to users of these products.
- Available for Windows and Linux-based PCs (but not mac OS), WPS Office is one of the most highly rated and downloaded apps on Google Play and the Apple app stores.
- In addition to the consumer and prosumer spaces, the market opportunity for WPS Office is in the SoHo and SME market, especially cost- and value-oriented verticals.
- For those organizations not tied to Microsoft and its services, integration with Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive extends cross-platform functionality and business value.
The report states that "We live in a world where mobile devices complement, and sometimes compete with, the Windows PC, and where apps now deliver the kind of capabilities that were once the sole domain of expensive software packages. Thanks to products such as WPS Office, the democratization of information technology tools looks set to continue, especially as new generations of employees, and all peoples of the world, gain access to powerful, connected devices and affordable, quality software."
"We are exceptionally pleased that after evaluating our software, an industry leading research firm such as Ovum is validating WPS Office as the fully functional, highly compatible, low-cost alternative to Word, Excel and PowerPoint for a new and growing base of users who are not tied to Microsoft Office or who seek an alternative," said Cole Armstrong, senior director of marketing, WPS Office Software. "Consumers, prosumers, mobile workers, students and small businesses are increasingly demanding a superior, integrated computing experience, but without the high cost. WPS Office is well-positioned to capitalize on this trend as we set our sights on expanding our global footprint."
The full On the Radar Ovum report is available at https://www.ovum.com/research/on-the-radar-wps-office-offers-a-low-cost-alternative-to-word-excel-and-powerpoint/.
About WPS Office Software
Palo Alto-based WPS Office Software is a leading office productivity suite for PC and mobile devices. With more than 1.2 billion installs, WPS Office is a high performing, yet considerably more affordable solution that is recognized as a preferred alternative to Micosoft® Office and is fully compatible and comparable to Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word. The WPS Office suite is available for Windows and Linux-based PCs as well as Android and iOS. WPS Office Software is a subsidiary of Kingsoft Corporation, China's leading Internet services and software company. More information can be found at http://www.wps.com.
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