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Recommended Software

Based on our experience, we have selected the following range of software packages that we proudly recommend.  We will correctly install and configure the software on your computer(s) and coach you on "how to" best use the program. 

Onsite Coaching rate: $55 per hour-
Most programs can be installed in less then 30 minutes, however, configuring the pr
ogram multiple users and/or coaching users requires more time. The Installation of a new Operating System i.e Windows, 98, 2000, XP requires

Callfor a software consultation based on your requirements. Skye Southwick

Business & Office
Finance & Accounting
Design & Multimedia
Security & Utilities
Operating Systems

Business & Office

Microsoft Office XP
The ultimate office suite that is integrated and web enabled.
  • AutoRecover saves your work
  • New context-sensitive smart tags
  • New task panels
  • New Outlook condenses all your personal and professional e-mail into one central location--even Web-based e-mail
  • Includes Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Professional Edition - $349

Standard Edition- $179

WinFax Pro 10.
The leader for group fax sharing and mass fax broadcasting.
  • Drag-and-drop faxing
  • Advanced dialing
  • Enhanced user interface
  • Photo-quality images and laser-quality text
  • Detailed reporting
  • $99.00
ACT! 6.0
An inexpensive and effective contact management solution that will allow you to share contacts, calendars, tasks and more!
  • Lets you access complete history of your contact-related communications
  • Can be used with Microsoft Outlook, WinFax PRO, Microsoft Word, and Quicken
  • Includes built-in Internet links
  • Includes Palm Pilot link software
  • $199.00
FileMaker Pro 5.5
An excellent user-friendly database management system that can easily create custom database that everyone can share and access.
  • A comprehensive information management solution
  • Handles customer management, inventory, payroll, and more
  • Extensive connectivity capabilities
  • New Web features offer greater control and flexibility
  • Supports hundreds of simultaneous users
  • $249.00
Put the power of CRM to work for your business. GoldMine offers robust CRM solutions that put customers at the center of your organization.

Only the GoldMine family of products provides sales and marketing solutions, integrated with service and support, specifically designed for professionals and small organizations. With GoldMine, you will improve the functions of your organization.
  • Enhance communication with prospects and customers

  • Automate marketing and lead follow-up processes

  • Access critical information and analyze key business metrics

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Adobe Acrobat 5.0
An essential tool for creating contacts and sending important documents online.
  • Convert documents from a wide variety of applications to Adobe PDF files
  • Capture research information from the Web and combine it with reports
  • Enhanced integration with Adobe Illustrator 9.0 and Photoshop 6.0
  • Extra security options
  • Batch process PDF files with settings for adding security; cropping, rotating, and inserting pages; and more
  • $199.99
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 5.0 Preferred Edition
The best voice recognition program on the market.
  • Create text by speaking aloud
  • Dictate into virtually any Windows program
  • Text-to-Speech mode reads e-mail messages and other documents aloud
  • NaturalWeb lets you browse the Web by speaking URLs and links
  • Version 5.0 designed for greater accuracy and ease of use
  • $199.99
Microsoft Project 2000
If you manage any type of large or complex projects with multiple parties and resources, this program is extremely effective.
  • Categorize and view rolled-up task and resource information any way you need
  • Customize network diagrams with new filtering and layout options
  • Create custom report formats and request/receive team member status updates
  • Use formulas in custom fields to create "red light-green light" reports
  • Display Outlook tasks directly in your project task list
  • $466.99
Microsoft Visio Standard 2000
This is a powerful flowchart program that can help many industries document complex procedures and processes.
  • Concise, memorable, and universal visual diagrams
  • More flexible importing and exporting
  • Enhanced graphics, text, and color
  • New online resources
  • Improved property reporting and database connectivity
  • 199.00

Finance & Accounting

QuickBooks Pro 2003
This program is the preferred accounting solution for small and medium sized businesses with invoicing, customer statements, time billing, payroll, bank account reconciliation an much more.
  • Batch report printing
  • QuickZoom lets you keep your place in reports
  • E-mail or fax invoices and estimates directly from QuickBooks
  • Create up to 20 different custom price levels for products and services
  • $189.99
Quicken 2002 Home and Business
This program focuses more on determining your personal net worth and managing your investments and assets.
  • Quicken 2002 Deluxe, with added functionality
  • Create customizable invoices
  • Simplify business taxes
  • Track accounts receivable and payable
  • $79.99

Peachtree First Accounting 2003
Many users love the easy use of this program and its simplicity.

  • A complete professional accounting solution
  • Check-writing, inventory, and payroll management
  • Wizards and tutorials to get started right away
  • Comprehensive analysis and reporting tools
  • Ideal for small businesses
  • $89.99
Quicken TurboTax
A popular and time saving program everyone can use
  • Use Automated Tax Return (ATR)
  • Import tax information from multiple sources directly into the correct TurboTax forms
  • EasyStep Interview places answers directly onto IRS-approved forms and automatically performs all calculations
  • Finds errors, overlooked deductions, and entries that could trigger an audit
  • Lets you electronically file to get your refund faster, or prints your return onto IRS-approved forms
  • $19.99

Security & Utilities

Norton AntiVirus 2003 NEW VERSION
An essential program for every computer
  • Automatic updating over the Internet
  • Industry-leading virus protection
  • Maximum Internet virus defense
  • Expert help with new viruses
  • $49.00
Black Ice Defender
If you require more security and want to have more information about intruders to your system, this product is for you.
  • Painless configuration
  • Comprehensive help tools
  • Easy-to-understand alerts
  • Evidence logging
  • Event coalescing and tracing
  • $39.00
Norton Personal Firewall 2003
For most users this program with Norton Antivirus will provide all the protection needed.  This program is essential for DSL and CABLE user to prevent malicious software and intruders.
  • Suitable for dial-up and always-on connections
  • Keep Web servers from retrieving personal information
  • Selectively block cookies, Java applets, and ActiveX controls
  • Easily customize with Security Assistant
  • $49.00
pcAnywhere 10.0 Host & Remote
The program is the easiest way to connect to your office or home from any other computer running the same software.
  • Secure remote control
  • New encryption wizards
  • Fast file transfers
  • $149.00
Net Nanny 4.0
This is our preferred program to automatically protect your children form the internet.
  • Limit access to inappropriate material
  • Prevent the threat of cyber strangers
  • Deny the misuse of personal information
  • Fully customize lists and log
  • Choose from multiple-action options if a violation occurs
  • $29.00
Norton SystemWorks 2003  Standard Edition
This program is a complete suite of utilities to help you better manage and protect your computer.
  • Stop viruses with AntiVirus 2003
  • Maximize your PC's performance with Norton Utilities
  • Eliminate hard disk clutter with CleanSweep 2002
  • Run a series of tests with one-button checkup
  • $59.00

Design & Multimedia

Dreamweaver 4.0/Fireworks 4.0 Studio
This is the software most often used by professionals when designing high-quality websites
  • Common Macromedia user interface
  • Pop-up menu creator and drag-and-drop rollovers
  • Masking and layers panel enhancements
  • Refined Photoshop import and export
  • Get integrated Web graphics design and professional Website development
  • $349.00
Microsoft FrontPage 2002
This program is the leader for user-friendly web designing for the entry level designer.
  • New photo gallery
  • PowerPoint-like drawing tools
  • Usage-analysis reports
  • Database Interface Wizard
  • SharePoint Team Services allows you to quickly set up a team Website for intranet or Internet users
  • $169.00
Flash 5.0
For web animation with or without sound FLASH has become the industry standard.
  • Design beautiful, compact Web animation
  • Build intuitive interfaces that maintain branding
  • Produce stand-alone, run-time animation applications
  • Close integration with Macromedia Web publishing products
  • $339.00
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
For powerful and professional photo editing this program is the "top of the line"
  • Image editing software with an extensive toolset and powerful new features
  • Use for graphic and website design, photography and collage, pre-press, and more
  • Easily combine crisp, resolution-independent type with pixel-based images
  • Output sharp type edges with your image to produce high-quality results
  • Includes extensive new type formatting controls to produce the best-looking text
  • $564.00
  • upgrade $178.00
PhotoImpact 6.0
This is a very useful program for creating images for the web
  • Edit images and create complete Web pages
  • Full array of imaging and painting tools
  • Vector 2-D and 3-D graphics
  • Over 60 exclusive special effects and filters
  • Visual Web page layout and one-click HTML output
  • $89.00
Adobe Publishing Collection 10.0
For the serious desktop publisher or web designer this package is the foundation.
  • 4 powerful design applications
  • Adobe PageMaker 7.0
  • Adobe Photoshop 6.0
  • Adobe Illustrator 9.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 5.0
  • $999.00
Adobe Illustrator 10
This program is perfect program for logo design and all detailed graphic design jobs.
  • Provides support for exporting files to Flash (SWF) format and to the scalable vector graphics (SVG) standard
  • Specify pixels as a global measurement unit for sizing, editing, and laying out your artwork
  • Convert type and graphic objects to editable rectangular or elliptical shapes
  • New palette lets you apply transparency to any graphic object, bitmap image, or type character
  • Offers integration with Photoshop, GoLive 5, and LiveMotion
  • $382.00
  • Upgrade - $134.00
Adobe Photoshop Elements 1.0
This program supports photo shop with a variety of utilities and tools.
  • State-of-the-art image-editing tools
  • Flexible image-capture options
  • Prepare images for print, e-mail, or the Web
  • Color correction and enhancement
  • $89.00
Ulead Video Studio 5.0
This is our preferred desktop video editing program.
  • Plug-and-play capture
  • Drag-and-drop effects
  • Timeline/storyboard editing modes
  • Batch capture
  • Automatic scene detection
  • $79.00

Operation Systems

Microsoft Windows 98 2nd Edition
  • Update to Windows 98
  • Helps support older Windows-based applications
  • Includes a variety of enhanced capabilities related to the Internet
  • Windows 98 Service Pack
  • Enhanced hardware support
  • $89.00
Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Designed for home computing, built on Windows 2000 platform
  • Manage digital pictures, music, video, DVDs, and more
  • Built-in voice, video, and instant messaging support
  • Video software to help create, edit, and share home movies
  • New visual design and Internet security features
  • Full Version: $99.99
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Designed for businesses of all sizes
  • Manage digital pictures, music, video, DVDs, and more
  • More security with the ability to encrypt files and folders
  • Built-in voice, video, and instant messaging support
  • Integration with Windows servers and management solutions
  • Full Version: $149.99

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Upgrade
Despite the failure of Windows ME, Windows 2000 is much more stable and reliable than Windows 98.  We highly recommend Windows 2000 instead of windows 98 or ME.
  • Best for developers/programmers or business and mobile users with a previous version of Windows
  • Robust, highly secure operating system for corporate, small-business, and mobile use
  • Simpler, more intelligent interface reduces desktop clutter and adapts to your usage patterns
  • Wizard-driven configuration and setup with improved peripheral support
  • Increased support for mobile users
  • $149.00

Microsoft Windows 2000/2003 Server
This the most powerful server software available with the ability to host your own website, setup remote access, ftp access, file and printer sharing and much more with all the security features you could require.
  • Best for ISPs, small-business owners, developers, or programmers upgrading from a previous version of Windows
  • Active Directory improves manageability, enables security, and extends interoperability with other operating systems
  • Provides high-level interfaces for database access and Active Directory services
  • Lets you use COM+ to run component-based applications, integrated Web applications, and message-queuing services
  • Transaction Services feature makes it easier to develop and deploy server-centric applications

 Full Version (5-client)  $689.99
Full Version (10-client)

Red Hat Linux 8
Linux is an alternative server software package that can support most dedicated server requirements with unsurpassed security.
  • Ideal for the experienced user
  • All the basics for setting up a Linux workstation or server
  • Red Hat-tested 2.4 kernel
  • XFree86 4.0.3 for improved video performance
  • Expanded USB support
  • $39.99
  • Red Hat Professional Server 7.1- $179.00
SuSE Linux 8 Professional Edition
An alternative operating system if you don't mind using a different operating system that is not compatible with some hardware and software.
  • Best for IT professionals and ambitious home users
  • All of the advantages of kernel 2.4
  • Includes StarOffice 5.2, Netscape 4.76, Moonlight3D, and Gimp
  • More than 2,000 programs in all
  • Loses none of the convenience of SuSE Linux Personal
  • $69.00


Final Draft 5.0
The entertainment industry's standard for Script writing.
  • Extensive online user manual
  • Full word-processing capability
  • On-the-fly spell checking
  • 50 free TV-show templates
  • Built-in script registration
  • $199.00

We Serve the following Los Angeles Areas without a travel charge:

West Los Angeles:

Los Angeles, Santa Monica,  West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Venice, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Pacific Palisades, Marina Del Rey, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Century City, Playa del Rey, Mar Vista, Westchester, Malibu

San Fernando Valley:
Sherman oaks, Van Nuys, Reseda, Canoga Park, Studio City, Universal City, Woodland Hills, Agora. Chatsworth,

Central Los Angeles Area:
Downtown Los Angeles, Silverlake, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Gardena, Pasadena, Huntington Park, Vernon, Commerce, San Pedro, Downey, South Gate

Southern Los Angeles & Bay Area:
Long Beach, Torrance, Hawthorne, Inglewood,  El Segundo, Lawndale, Carson, Gardena, Huntington Park, Vernon, Commerce, San Pedro, Downey, South Gate, Compton, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates

(Service to locations outside of these areas, including out-of-state, may require additional travel fees. Callfor details) including out-of-state service require a travel charge. Callfor details)

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*Free delivery is only available with a minimum commitment of 1 hour of service (PC -$70, Mac - $90).  Time required to setup and install software is billable if requested by client.

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