Lotus' SmartSuite Millenium Edition 9.5 goes beyond traditional office suites to help you work the Web better . SmartSuite 9.5's many enhancements will ease IT administrative tasks, lower the total cost of ownership of the Lotus applications and increase end-user productivity. Lotus is also the first company to introduce integrated voice technology to a desktop applications suite. Designed with the Internet and voice-recognition needs in mind, SmartSuite includes the following applications, several of which can be purchased as stand-alone apps:
Ready to talk to your computer? Lotus 1-2-3 comes with IBM ViaVoice and voice-enabled SmartMaster templates that let you perform a host of 1-2-3 tasks - from entering data to creating charts and expense reports to calculating loan payments while hearing your data read aloud. Check out 1-2-3 "Web tables" that let you bring in live Web-info and perform analysis on it with SmartLabels and SmartFill features that know what you want to do even before you type in the commands.
Lotus Approach is the award-winning relational database designed to manage, analyze, update and report on business information. It offers unprecedented cross-product integration, connectivity and outstanding analysis capabilities. Approach 9.5 lets users seamlessly connect to all data, whether it is stored in dBASE, DB2, Oracle, Lotus Notes or almost anywhere else.
Created with the end user rather than the webmaster in mind, Lotus FastSite provides a quick and easy way for non- technical users to contribute information to an Internet, intranet or extranet site. FastSite enables users to easily convert groups of files, of different file formats, into Web pages. FastSite then instantly builds a complete site with a consistent look, hyperlinks and navigation buttons.
Lotus Freelance Graphics Millennium Edition for Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0 transforms presentation graphics into an everyday visual communications tool for individuals and teams. Awarded Best Presentation Graphics Software, Freelance gives users a faster, easier way to develop plans, reports and proposals by helping them organize and summarize their ideas, while simultaneously providing visually compelling documents.
If you're like most people, with more things to do, places to go, and people to see than you can fit into 24 hours, then you need a personal information manager like Lotus Organizer Release 6. Organizer lets you set up appointments, keep track of business and personal contacts, and autodial phone numbers. Create to do lists. Make notes. Sort information. Log onto your favorite Web sites. Even share calendars and set up meetings over the Internet.
Lotus ScreenCam turns your PC into a VCR that records every click, scroll, and action on your screen.
You can add captions and the sound of your voice. You can then edit your instant PC movies and share them over the Internet or by e-mail with customers, colleagues and employees who can play them back even if they don't have ScreenCam on their computers. Screen Cam lets you use up to twenty movie segments to do various task such as demonstrate new products, troubleshoot software problems, train new employees or create custom tutorials.
WordPro creates reports, documents and proposals with the features of today's Internet-centered world. You talk and Word Pro will type -- with IBM Via Voice for Word Pro. Word Pro offers file compatibility with Microsoft Word, plus a choice of other menu formats, including Lotus Ami Pro, and WordPerfect.
Lotus SmartCenter enables users to access Web-based information from leading Internet companies like Yahoo, PC Quote, Intellicast, MapQuest and Travelocity without having to launch a browser. With the click of a button, you have instant access to live Web content from any desktop application, including Microsoft Office.
For more information on SmartSuite applications, visit: http://www.lotus.com/home.nsf/welcome/smartsuite .
This was first published in October 2000