Power to the office from ICL

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 April, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 April, 1993, 12:00am

ICL has made extensive enhancements to its successful office automatic software, OfficePower, a package which has over 300,000 users worldwide.

New features in OfficePower Version 7 include Client Object Integration (COI), to allow OfficePower to directly link with other software packages; new PowerConverters to enable users to read and write a wide variety of word processing, database, graphicsand spreadsheet data.

There is also a common spreadsheet format, to allow different computers to share transparently spreadsheet data via OfficePower, new help system with more screens of documentation; and CD-ROM on-line manuals with sophisticated search features.

There are also new, easy-to-read printed manuals; extended support for Loacal Areas Network (LAN) manager for Unix; greatly enhanced mail system; and superior resilience and fault-tolerant facilities.

Mr Garry Scarborough, marketing manager for ICL Hongkong, believes that OfficePower Version 7 offers users a more open software product, capable of linking into and exchanging information with many third-party products.

''OfficePower customers now have access to PowerConverters, a film converter set which is designed to be quickly updated as new software products are released on the market. Users will be able to utilise files from a wide variety of word processing, spreadsheet and database packages running on anything from Apple Macintosh computers and MS-DOS PCs and DEC and Wang systems.'' ICL also enhanced OfficePower's help system to allow for additional and extended help screens. However, it is the addition of a CD-ROM containing the Unix, OfficePower administration and user manuals with sophisticated search software which will provide users thorough on-line assistance.