Whatever the size of your business, MS Office 2007 could help revolutionize your company with its many programmes. From the individual freelancer to corporations employing thousands, the office suite has something for everyone. Packages are tailored to the varying needs of companies from the one-man band and beyond. In addition, web users using programmes as part of their studies are sure to benefit from what MS Office has to offer.
For instance those looking to compose simple files and send emails are likely to find that MS Office Basic 2007 meets their needs. This suite is ideal for students and smaller businesses that desire straightforward programmes that can produce professional-looking documents.
In addition to MS Word and Outlook, this package includes Excel, which can help you to put-together charts and graphs quickly and easily.
If the requirements of your business mean you need to present information to your employees or clients in an interesting, clear way you may be suited to MS Office Home and Student 2007. As well as including Word and Excel, this also boasts Powerpoint, which is ideal for creating documents that convey an array of information.
If you regularly attend meetings where you need to record information, this suite may prove useful as it includes MS OneNote, a programme that allows you to quickly jot down key points that you can later share with colleagues.
In order to create high-quality documents and presentations while also having a system setup so you can organise your email and communication, many businesses opt for MS Office Standard 2007, which includes all of these features. For larger businesses or those with more complex software needs there is MS Office Small Business 2007 and MS Office Professional 2007.
The advantage of these two packages is they both offer Business Contact Manager and Publisher, which can give businesses the professional edge. If you spend a large amount of time searching for the contact details of clients or compiling emails then Business Contact Manager may help you to get more organized. It allows users to collate information and emails so internet addresses are easily-accessed when you need to get in touch with people.
Both suites also allow you to create material that can be used for upcoming marketing campaigns and advertising via Publisher. MS Office Professional 2007 has the advantage that it includes MS Access 2007, which can help pull together vast amounts of information regarding your company into manageable databases.
Moving on from these packages, MS Office 2007 has several suites that increasingly cater for the many needs of growing businesses such as MS Office Ultimate 2007 and MS Office Professional Plus 2007.
Software that allows you to collaboratively view documents in a simple Outlook format is provided by both packages thanks to the InfoPath programme. If you have a project that requires updating a selection of people this is possible via InfoPath, which can pull in converted data from Excel and Word documents.
For further sharing of information between colleagues and clients, MS Office Ultimate 2007 boasts MS Office Groove 2007.
This server allows you to publish information that is not bound by security protocols, meaning you can give other companies instant access to information you have cleared without having to set them up with passwords or email addresses.
Although MS Office Professional does not include this option it does feature MS Communicator, which is an invaluable tool for keeping in touch with your customers and colleagues as it provides for instant messaging, voice and video conferencing and desktop sharing.
In order to benefit from the many features MS Office has to offer and to overcome geographical and time barriers that may hinder the communication between you and your clients you can opt for Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, which can meet the needs of established and up and coming businesses.
To get the best suite for your needs you can attend training sessions that show you the varied features of many of the previous packages that can help turn your business around.