For our purposes, business applications are programs running on an individual PC that perform business functions. The top-selling software titles are loaded with various business applications. For instance, the top-selling Microsoft Office is a bundle of common business applications, including a word processor (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), and presentation software (PowerPoint).
Some versions of Microsoft Office contain an email and calender program (Outlook) and a database (Access). Both of these applications are covered in other chapters. Financial programs such as Intuit's Quicken and Microsoft Money are also essential business programs. Graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, and Microsoft Visio round out the list of business programs.
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