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The latest Office software reviews at PC Advisor. Office software user reviews, ratings, buying advice and price comparison

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  • Mamut Office Standard

    Mamut may be a new name to us, but not to its 75,000 customers across Europe. The Norwegian company has recently set up in the UK to market its range of integrated…

    £269 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • TAS Books Payroll

    Pay as you earn (PAYE) applies to statutory sick pay, maternity pay, paternity pay, adoption pay and various other benefits that employees receive. PAYE is also used…

    £105 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • MYOB BusinessBasics

    The generally quite staid accountancy software market has been looking pretty shaky recently, with Intuit announcing it is to concentrate on its QuickBooks software…

    £79 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • AskSam 6.0

    If your idea of a freeform database is an enormous Word document listing names, phone numbers and email addresses, then it’s time to meet AskSam. We recently tested…

    £82 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta

    If you're thrifty and you use an office suite, it's hard not to like OpenOffice.org. Version 1.0 does most things Microsoft Office can do. And it's free. So what's to…

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Business Plan Pro UK 2006

    If you are considering starting up a company but don't want the headache of creating a business plan from scratch, Palo Alto's Business Plan Pro is the market leader…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • FileMaker Pro 8.0 Beta

    FileMaker Pro, the easiest fully fledged database program PC Advisor has seen, made a great leap forward with its last release, adding relational capabilities. So…

    £258 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Linksys CIT200

    VoIP is a neat way of making free or low-cost calls via your PC. It has finally come into its own, having been floating around for a handful of years waiting for both…

    £100 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Office 12.0 Beta 1.0

    A completely new interface, a totally new file format – but will Office 12.0 have any new features? How about better charts and graphics, time management,…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Microsoft Works Suite 2006

    The 2006 version of Microsoft's budget-friendly alternative to Office brings some hefty software into the mix. Reading the list of applications brought to mind a line…

    £70 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Google Talk Beta

    Gloriously clutter-free, Google Talk's beta gives you text and voice messaging, smooth integration with Gmail, rudimentary customisation options… and that's about it.…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Ipswitch WhatsUp Professional 2006

    It can be challenging to manage a single computer, let alone a network full of them. That's why network managers need software to help – such as WhatsUp Professional.

    £1,310 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • QuickBooks Pro 2006

    The 2006 version of QuickBooks introduces some of the most significant upgrades to Intuit's small-business accounting software in years.

    £129 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • OrgPlus 6.0

    OrgPlus pretty much has the organisational-chart market wrapped up. The reason for this is that, while it may look like a simple drawing tool, it's actually much more.

    £175 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • US Robotics USR809600

    Only on the internet is it feasible to get something for nothing. VoIP is the latest craze, promising free phone calls over the web.

    £19 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • MYOB Accounts Plus 15.0

    With just a few names dominating the entry-level to mid-range accounts software market, choice is limited. Nevertheless, MYOB is a front-runner.

    £352 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • PaperPort Professional 11.0

    This program is designed to help organise scanned documents. It allows the creation and sharing of PDFs and includes basic OCR.

    £100 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Google Spreadsheets

    We found this free web-based spreadsheet tool did a surprisingly good job as a basic number cruncher. It's still at an experimental stage, however.

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • FileMaker Pro 8.5

    Pro's ease of use and cross-platform nature seem to have put its rivals out of the running. A new version would need some seriously useful tools to make upgrading…

    £258 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Mamut Enterprise 5.5

    Mamut provides a range of software for SMEs covering accounting, CRM, inventory and e-commerce. Enterprise 5.5 is its most comprehensive package.

    £938 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

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