IBM Announces New Symphony

Jun 23, 2009

IBM now provides support for Microsoft Office 2007 with the newest version of IBM's Lotus Symphony no-charge productivity suite. The ability to import Microsoft Office 2007 files into Symphony means that Microsoft Office customers can save on licensing costs by switching to Symphony while retaining access to, and use of, the contents of their Office files. IBM's alternative to Microsoft Office 2007 makes cost-free document software an option for many companies. Lotus Symphony 1.3 offers DataPilot Table improvements as well as enhances mail merge and envelope printing. Symphony 1.3 also provides animation presentations and interoperates with Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. The ability to drag-and-drop plug-ins that extend symphony's use to other business applications is another key feature of the new version.