NY99042 - Nursery Computer Software Evaluation

This report presents the findings from a survey of Australian nurseries concerning their use of computer software for selected business applications. The report also discusses the issues nursery managers should consider in making decisions about computer software and suppliers. Options for electronic commerce are also discussed. The project involved an analysis of the features of a small range of software programs. Programs selected for retail management and nursery production enterprises are summarized. A more detailed description of these programs including user responses and developer comments as well as thumbnail sketches of other software available to the industry which are based on information provided by software suppliers/developers is also provided.