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Business & Home Office Software: The Tools You Need to Get Stuff Done

Nowadays it seems that a lot of people use their laptop and desktop computer for things like bingeing Netflix shows or video chatting with faraway relatives. However, these powerful machines can do a lot more (especially with the right software) and are essential for getting work done. 

Business and home office software can turn a laptop or desktop computer into a productivity machine that'll help you run a small business, track your finances, or take care of your school projects. Browse Best Buy's wide selection of business software and home office software for the tools you need to take your productivity to a whole new level. 

 

Types of Business and Home Office Software 

If you think of your computer as a toolbox, then the software applications are the tools you use to get various jobs done. Here are the main types of software that'll help you achieve your goals. 

Office Suite Software 

Whether you're writing an essay, planning your monthly budget, or creating a presentation for the next team meeting, office suite software gives you the tools you need to complete your work. Most office suites include applications that handle word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, emails, calendars, and more. Microsoft Office is the best-known office suite software on the market, but there are products available from other companies as well. 

Accounting and Financial Software 

Unless you're the type of person who enjoys crunching numbers and thinks of your calculator as one of your closest friends, it can be challenging to maintain your finances -- especially if you're running a small or home business. This is where accounting and financial software can be a useful and stress-relieving tool. These software applications make it easier to track your financial data and handle tasks like generating invoices and creating budgets. 

Productivity Tools 

Some software applications are designed to serve very specific functions. Voice dictation software translates your spoken words into text, which can eliminate the need to do a lot of typing. Résumé writing software helps you craft the perfect summary of your work experience and skills, so you can make the best first impression during your job hunt. 

Virtual server and workstation software applications allow you to get under the hood of your computer and configure it in different ways so you can get stuff done the way you want to. 

 

Hardware Requirements 

Before you buy any business or home office software, it's always best to check the hardware requirements to make sure the software will work properly with your computer. Most software applications list the hardware (or system) requirements on the side of the box or in the Details & Specs tab on BestBuy.ca. 

Another thing to look out for is the operating system (usually PC or Mac). It may seem pretty obvious, but in some cases it can be easy to miss. Make sure you choose the right software for your system, e.g. office software for PC or office software for Mac.