PCR's guide to business software

We take a look at the latest software on the market
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A lot of people dream of starting their own business, and with a wide variety of software available to help them get started, grow their business and manage their accounts, it’s a great idea to stock a selection.

PCR takes a look at the latest business software available…

AGE INSTANT PAYROLL
SRP: £110
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Sage Instant Payroll is ideal for businesses with up to ten employees and requires no in-house expertise, enabling you to run your payroll in 15 minutes. Sage Instant Payroll allows you to run your payroll in five simple steps; from setting up your employees to calculating deductions, printing payslips and making BACS payments.

NCH EXPRESS ACCOUNTS
SRP: £59.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Express Accounts has an intuitive design that allows you to start managing your finances within minutes. A wizard guides you through the basic setup, tutorial videos are available to show features in depth and the main interface includes a task bar with items that need to be completed. Save time organising the incoming and outgoing cash flow of your business with this easy and robust accounting software package.

MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL 2013
SRP: £261.50
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: For businesses and individuals who demand the best, Office Professional 2013 has what you need to communicate, create, and share documents from virtually anywhere. You get top-of- the-line tools and premium customer support for one year so that you can run your business and any project efficiently. The product key card is a single license card with no DVD media. The key number contained on the card will unlock Office 2013 software that has been pre-loaded by the PC manufacturers on their PCs.

IRISDOCUMENT SERVER 9
SRP: £4247
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: With IRISDocument Server 9 users can automatically convert a huge volume of images into fully searchable, structured and hyper-compressed documents adapted for editing and short or long-term archiving. Your documents are quickly retrieved, easily shared, cheaply stored and can be directly integrated into your back-end systems.

INTUIT QUICKBOOKS PREMIER & PAYROLL 2013
SRP: £202.86
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Run payroll in just three easy steps with QuickBooks Premier & Payroll 2013. Always accurate, this software automatically updates tax tables and combines payroll with advanced accounting and forecasting tools. Create and send branded invoices, track sales expenses and profit, as well as handle multiple currencies.

ZONEALARM EXTREME SECURITY 2013
SRP: £59.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Detects and removes viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, worms, bots and more. This software is independently tested to provide superior protection. Stop internet attacks at the front door and even catch thieves on their way out with ZoneAlarm’s two-way firewall.

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NCH BUSINESS ESSENTIALS
SRP: £69.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: This dual-platform, comprehensive suite allows you to manage and grow your business with easy, scalable business software applications. Track business cash flow and account balances and efficiently manage all inventory processes. The invaluable Web Access mode allows for remote access. Track staff check-in times and hours worked and improve productivity using reports on where employees spend most of their time. Maintain customer information, including contact details, interactions, notes and more.

MICROSOFT OFFICE HOME AND BUSINESS 2013
SRP: £145.75
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: Create professional reports and presentations that command attention with Office Home and Business 2013. Clarify your financial picture fast with analysis tools, charts and colour formatting that help you cut through the data clutter. Create professional-looking charts with ease and transform any presentation from simple to sophisticated with easy photo and video editing tools.

WEBEASY PROFESSIONAL 9 PLATINUM EDITION
SRP: £40.84
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Build a great website in one hour with WebEasy Professional 9. This software guides you step-by-step with built-in templates and e-commerce tools – no programming or HTML knowledge needed. Everything you need to create an impactful website is included in this package. In just one click WebEasy publishes your website in minutes for the world to see.

PAPERCUT
SRP: £448
DISTRIBUTOR: Midwich
THEY SAY: Encourage responsible use of company resources by silently tracking printing and associated costs by an individual user, office or department. PaperCut helps to create an environmentally aware workplace, as well as drastically reducing printing costs. Printing can be monitored and reported or charged back on a per-document, per-user, per-client or per-department basis. Actively manage the print process with filters, routing and redirection. Suitable for Windows, Mac, Linux and Novell, PaperCut is the most flexible and integrated print monitor solution available. Software packages are available from 100 to 3000 users.

DRIVER GENIUS 12 PROFESSIONAL
SRP: £25.52
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Driver Genius Professional 12 is a specialist driver management tool for updating, backing up and restoring. Recognising more than 80,000 devices and peripherals, and with a constantly expanding database of drivers, you can be sure that your PC is always up-to-date.

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 SMALL BUSINESS PREMIUM
SRP: Varies depending on subscription
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech, Westcoast
THEY SAY: With Office 365 you can get your work done securely and communicate real-time from almost anywhere. Combining Office with Office 365 unlocks the full potential of this software. It is the best solution for productivity, collaboration, communication, and worry-free IT. You can use Office 365 with many versions of Office or even without Office on your computer.

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FIX-IT UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL
SRP: £30.62
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Speed up Windows, stop PC crashes and freezes, repair system and hard drive errors, run comprehensive diagnostic tests, use one-click wizards and Active Intelligence technology, all with Fix-It Utilities Professional. No expertise is required as this software enables you to fix everything easily and automatically.

PARAGON PARTITION MANAGER 12 PROFESSIONAL
SRP: £40.84
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: The professional tool for flexible and reliable partitioning of virtual and physical disks. Any operation with a hard drive is critical, and reliability of performance is one of the most important tasks when choosing partitioning software. Paragon Partition Manager 12 Professional is the definitive solution for advanced virtual and physical hard disk partitioning management.

READIRIS CORPORATE 14
SRP: £599
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Readiris Corporate 14 is a powerful OCR solution designed for private users and small to large office users. Boost your productivity and save incredible amounts of time when converting any paper document, PDF, or image file into digital files you can edit, search and share to the cloud in a single click.

SAGE 50 ACCOUNTS 2013
SRP: £714
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Sage 50 Accounts is the UK’s market-leading accounts software. It lets you manage your day-to-day finances, customers, suppliers and VAT and keeps your finger on the pulse of your business. It's easy to get started and puts you in total control of your finances so you can spend more time running and growing your business.

CONTACTS
AVANQUEST: 01480 496666
ENTATECH: 0333 101 1000
GEM DISTRIBUTION: 01279 822822
MIDWICH: 01379 649 200
WESTCOAST: 0118 912 6000

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