Lotus SmartSuite


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Lotus SmartSuite

A suite of applications for Windows from IBM Lotus that includes the 1-2-3 spreadsheet, Word Pro word processor, Freelance Graphics, Approach database and Organizer PIM. Also included is a common toolbar for launching the applications and selecting predefined macros that provide tighter integration between the applications. Lotus Organizer and 1-2-3 are also available as stand-alone products.
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KeyView Pro 6.5 adds support for the soon-to-be released Microsoft Office 2000, plus Lotus SmartSuite Millenium Edition, Applixware Office Suite, Asian Microsoft Office and Asian Lotus SmartSuite.
Lotus 1-2-3, for example, can create a Dynamic Crosstab using the Lotus SmartSuite's database Approach.
There are a number of integrated suites on the market such as Microsoft Office 97, Corel Wordperfect Suite 8 and Lotus Smartsuite 97, which are at the top end of the market, while down at the budget end are found less featured products such as Microsoft Works at RRP pounds 99.99 and Claris Works at RRP pounds 119.99.
Chances are that if your company currently uses personal computers running Windows 95[TM], it also uses one of the "big three" Windows 95 software packages - Microsoft Office[R] 97, Corel WordPerfect Suite, or Lotus SmartSuite. Each of these packages comes with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation components.
Software "suites" or packages: (e.g., Microsoft Office, Lotus SmartSuite).
* Client Workstation Hardware and Software: HP Pentium 90 with 16 MB RAM, Windows 95, Lotus SmartSuite, Lotus Notes Desktop (version 4.x).
Because the software is compatible with software suites like Microsoft Office and Lotus SmartSuite, communications software like Novell Group-Wise and QUALCOMM Eudora Pro, and Finance software like Intuit Quicken, it can be used by a wide array of people to dictate documents and manipulate software commands.
Among the programs features are IBM's 1997 WorldBook Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lotus SmartSuite '97, two Edmark educational titles, and the Kids Room desktop software.
Lotus SmartSuite consists of a bundle which contains Freelance Graphics (a presentation program), 1-2-3 (a spreadsheet program), SmartSuite (the integrating package), Approach (a database program), Ami Pro (for word processing) and Organizer (for calendaring).
* Redefine the suite: For the moment, WordPerfect's most desperate market challenge is its lack of a true product suite to compete with Microsoft Office and Lotus SmartSuite. (Ironically, WordPerfect briefly flirted with the idea of selling its own spreadsheet, database, and presentations package as part of a suite three years ago, but top management decided that suites were just a price-cutting gimmick.) Rietveld's stopgap solution is a semi-integrated WordPerfect-Borland suite, but ultimately he has to convince customers.
Version 7.1 offers support for several new and updated file formats, including Microsoft Office XP, Corel WordPerfect Office 2002, Lotus SmartSuite Millennium Edition 9.6 and Sun Microsystems' Sun StarOffice Write 5.2.