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For a company of your choice, describe the three most important application software packages you would recommend for the company’s profitability and success.

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Three important software packages for company’s profitability and success:

  •  Microsoft Outlook:
    • This software is used to exchange the messages between the computers to computers and within the organizations.
    • It can be used as a stand-alone application.
    • In a business, this software can work with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint server for many users.
    • Benefits:
      • It is filled with a search function that permits user to rapidly find whatever users are looking for.
        • This feature could be used in any of the Outlook programs, counting calendar, task manager and contact manager.
      • This software developed with advanced security features to protect user email account from third-party people.
  • Spreadsheets software:
    • The spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.
    • Using this software, user may be able to categorize and understand information more easily and effectively.
    • Excel spreadsheets are commonly used in the business to show financial information and other significant to the business management...

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