Most business computers have an office suite installed so they can perform tasks like editing documents, working with spreadsheets and creating presentations.
What’s in an office suite?
Office suites are also called ‘office software’ or ‘office packages’. An office suite is a software package which consists of several different – but closely linked – pieces of software. These usually include:
- A word processor, to create, edit and save documents like reports and letters.
- A spreadsheet program, for calculations and manipulating data on a grid.
- Presentation software to build a set of slides for use during a talk or lecture.
- An email and calendar package, to allow you to use email and manage your diary.
Most office suites will include other programs too. Note-taking software, accounts packages, database systems, customer relationship management software, graphics, design and desktop publishing packages may all be included.