Pros: MS Office 2007 look and feel with extra features like better support for math and scientific notation; Professional version includes eM Client Pro to add email client, tasks, contacts, and calendar that syncs with Google, Exchange, and others.
Cons: German software feels slightly different at times.
Compatibility: Promises file compatibility with MS Office for creating, opening, editing, and saving Microsoft file formats; short learning curve before users feel comfortable.
Pricing: SoftMaker Office Standard 2012 $79.95, Office Professional 2012 $99.95; three licenses included in each box.
Bottom Line: Good option for commercial software equal to MS Office for less money and some added features; channel focused on European market.
SoftMaker Office Standard 2012, Office Professional 2012: www.softmaker.com/english/of_en.htm
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