Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Software

Office Suites

AppleWorks 6.0
Vendor:APPLE COMPUTER
Phone number: (800) 538-9696
Street price (packaged): $79
Operating system requirements & features: Mac OS 8.1. Combines word processing, drawing, painting, spreadsheet, database and presentation capabilities. Incorporates text, spreadsheets, digital photos, images, sounds and movies in a single document.


WordPerfect Office 2002 Professional Edition
Vendor:COREL
Phone number: (800) 772-6735
Street price (packaged): $499
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Complete office suite with graphics and Internet applications. Includes Corel, Peachtree, Symantec, WordPerfect and Internet postage software, plus Dragon Naturally Speaking 5.0, Paradox 10 and WordPerfect 10 (with a publish-to-HTML feature).


Smartsuite Millennium Edition 9.6
Vendor:LOTUS DEVELOPMENT
Phone number: (617) 577-8500
Street price (packaged): $472
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/98/95. Includes Lotus' Organizer application, a new version of FastSite and new help dialogues that use IBM's ViaVoice speech-recognition technology.


Office 2000 Small Business
Vendor:MICROSOFT
Phone number: (800) 426-9400
Street price (packaged): $499
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Suite for small businesses that includes Business Planner, Customer Manager, Direct Mail Manager, Excel, Financial Manager, MS Word, Outlook and Publisher. Integrates with Intuit, Peachtree and Quicken.


Office 2001 for Mac
Vendor:MICROSOFT
Phone number: (800) 426-9400
Street price (packaged): $499
Operating system requirements & features: Mac OS 8.1. A good fit for businesses with both PCs and Macs. Includes Entourage, a new e-mail and personal information manager, Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint.


StarOffice 5.2
Vendor:SUN MICROSYSTEMS
Phone number: (800) SUN-0404
Street price (packaged): $39.95
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/98/95, Solaris (SPARC/Intel), Linux Kemal 2.0 or higher. Award-winning alternative office productivity suite. Includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, scheduling, e-mail, graphics program and database. Interoperable with Microsoft Office file formats.

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This article was originally published in the May 2001 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Software.

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