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A Great Outlook

If you own a small or mid-sized business you probably are already using Microsoft Office. Every modern office needs an email program. Microsoft Outlook just might be the best there is. One thing is for sure, it’s by far the most popular. What would any office do (what could they do) without good email software? Once again, Microsoft’s product offering is far and away the best there is.

You could say that Outlook has become the most utilized email program known to man.

Almost every office everywhere uses Outlook and everyone that does, knows how to use it well. The first thing Outlook users say they need to do each day is ‘check their outlook’. Replying, forwarding and sending new email while enjoying that first cup of coffee has become a morning routine. There’s no doubt that the ‘outlook’ on Outlook is looking great!

Has this happened to you?

There’s one Office product, however, that seems to be a bit misunderstood. Maybe that’s because the name is a little misleading? Small business have hoped to ‘excel’ by using Microsoft Excel to mange their ‘customer relations’ and ‘contracts’. Mid-size business have tried to ‘excel’ above the competition by storing their ‘inventories’ and ‘purchases’ in Excel. As far as spreadsheet programs go, Microsoft Excel is by far the most used – that’s for sure. Unfortunately, however, it has also become the most ‘mis-used’ Office product out there!

Did you know that “spreadsheets developed as computerized simulations of paper accounting worksheets“?

Excel’s developers didn’t intend for their software to be so misunderstood. All along Office programmers intended that our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data, Inventories and Purchasing data and all our ‘data related functions’ in between be entered and reported on in Microsoft Access. Everyone has access to Access, so why isn’t everyone using it?


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