Think-Cell is one of the most used presentation add-in for Office in the world. A lot of companies, especially consulting firms, use it daily when going about doing their work. Modern Charts is the new kid on the block that has a different service offering. The biggest difference between Modern Charts and Think-Cell is that Modern Charts mainly offers infographic charts. Modern charts has one of the largest infographics charts library in Office 365, with over 20 charts in most of the major sectors.
Modern Charts is mainly aimed at assist people explain the data better through infographic charts and data indicators.
The following table details the other differences and why we think both tools can coexist.
Microsoft Office Platform
Unique Chart Types
Individuals and Companies
Sums, Averages, Max and Min
Layouts, Themes and Charts
Buildings, Wine Glasses, Cups, Sunflowers
PowerPoint (with Excel data links)
Layouts and Charts
Waterfall, Mekko and Butterfly
Modern Charts and Think-Cell are not direct competitors though they are both visualizations and charting add-in tools for Office. Both tools can be used by the same person for different reasons. Modern Charts is also linked to Office365.