Which Are The Big 4 Software For Business


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The most common requisite in business operations in software would include a complete package of accounting, database management, word processing and spreadsheets. The accounting software programs majorly take care of payrolls, inventory stocks, check clearance and anything related to a business process’s housekeeping. The database programs deal with keeping track of customer reports, invoices, expense reports and maintenance of customer transactions. With spreadsheets, calculations of invoices, financial planning, forecasting and maintaining the financial and statistical numbers are done. Word processing programs help in documents and preparing templates for professional documents etc. These are enabled with grammar checking and internet connectivity.

These basic 4 components required in business processes are known as the Big 4. The Big 4 are detailed as below:

  • Accounting

The accounting program has been developed by M.Y.O.B. (Mind Your Own Business) from Best Ware who have integrated the capabilities of payroll functions, checkbook, sales, purchasing, card file and inventory in to a single accumulation. The latest version 6.0 is a combination of bookkeeping as well as everything that makes up a powerful accounting program. It provides about more than 100 templates for business processes and comes with tutorials to make the work easier. It also comes with charts and graphs for data analysis and presentation. It can be run with 4 MB RAM and 18 MB free space in the hard drive with Windows 3.1, Windows 95 as well as 386 or higher processor. Retail price is $99.

  • Database

It helps to maintain important client data and information in pre-defined templates with several ready made layouts. This comes handy while dealing with time sheets, expense reports, invoicing, lead tracking, contact management, mailing labels and other analysis. This also comes with an on screen tutorial. The basic requirements include 8 MB RAM and 15 MB free space in hard drive which can be run on Windows 95 or Windows NT 3.51, 386 or higher processor. Retail price is $129.

  • Spreadsheet

This program offers faster calculation and data analysis. Most importantly it claims to perform 50 % faster in its latest version with daily activities in a business operations like file opening, copying and pasting, recalculations, simple graphs and charts etc. It comes with several in built spreadsheet templates which can be implemented in financial planning and forecasting as well as expense tracking. There are also flexible analytical functions which support better averages, counting and summing up, finding out maximum and minimum measures etc. The auto correct options also comes handy in need. The basic requirements are a 6 MB RAM and 18 MB free space on hard drive which can be run on Microsoft Windows NT version 3.1 or latest ones, Windows 95 operating system with a 386 or higher processor.

  • Word processor

A text documenting program that provides the basic requisites for webpages, ads, project and contract descriptions and flyers, important operations and process documents etc. Generally word processing documents are easy to access and it is so simple that new users can adapt to it in a day or two! There are easy formatting options, multiple font choices, drawing tools, images, graphs and charts can be imported from other sources and it comes with several templates.

A perfect offshore software development package is a combination of the big 4 which comes at a reasonable price!

James Warner
James Warner is a highly skilled and experienced offshore software developer at NEX Softsys. He has bright technology knowledge to develop IT business system which includes user friendly access and advanced features.


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