Standardizing Office Suites @ PAE Limited
Premier Auto Electric (PAE) Limited is a marketing and distribution company dealing in lead acid storage batteries, power backup systems and automotive parts. PAE wanted to standardize on a specific industry-standard office suite that would enable them to create complex documents, spreadsheets and presentation software. The office suite had to be cost effective and from a reputed software company with a long-term roadmap. PAE's IT department conducted an exhaustive review of office suites in the market. It found that IBM Lotus Symphony products offered all the features expected from a standard office productivity solution. Symphony supports the new ODF standards for file formats as well as Microsoft Office file types. Symphony integrated well with IBM Lotus Notes, which PAE was already using.