Comparison of NutriBase to its Two Closest Competitors

The chart below compares NutriBase Professional Nutrition and Fitness Software with the top two competitors designed to address the needs of dietitians, trainers, doctors, educators, food service organizations, chefs, and health professionals: Food Processor SQL and Nutritionist Pro.

Do you have a comment regarding any aspect of this Comparison Chart? Do you feel something is ambiguous, requires clarification, or is misleading? Whether you're a current user, a prospective software user, or if you are a NutriBase competitor, we invite you to make your comments known. Our goal is to make this chart as accurate as possible. Please tell us the Item Number of the feature in this Comparison Chart to which you are referring. If your comment has merit, we'll remove, modify, or clarify our comment as needed to improve its accuracy. This chart was updated on February 6, 2014.

When you're faced with a difficult task... who you gonna call?
Compare the top three nutrition software programs.

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General Information
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Name of the company who develops, markets, and supports the software productCyberSoft, Inc.Esha ResearchAxxya Systems 
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Telephone number for product information877-223-5459800-659-3742800-633-3453 
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Web address for the software maker.nutribase.comesha.comaxxya.com 
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Retail price for a single-user edition of the software.$795$699$595Click here for more information about this topic.
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Free annual support and updates after the first year of purchase? <29>
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Free updates.
No annual fees.

"Support Plan" required - adds $100's per year

"Support Plan" required - adds $100's per year
 
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Generate Publication Quality U.S. Nutrition Facts Labels (WMF, EMF, JPG, PDF) at no additional charge?
($4,999.00 - and up for software that does)

($595.00 additional for software that does)
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Generate Publication Quality Canadian Nutrition Facts Tables (WMF, EMF, JPG, PDF) in English, French, English/French or French/English at no additional charge?
($4,999.00 and up plus "option fees")
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Does the software let you synchronize your data (food logs, recipes, client information, meal plans, etc.) on all your computers no matter where you are located so you are always using the latest data?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Does the software let you collaborate by sharing your real time data (food logs, recipes, client information, meal plans, etc.) with two, ten, or hundreds of colleagues on computers located in the same city, state, country, or planet?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Does the company's Web Site provide links to its competitors?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Does the company's web site provide an update history page to indicate all changes and enhancements made to the software from version to version?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Does the company's web site provide a list of the unique features (features that no other competing software products offer) of their software?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Does the company provide free updates via 24/7 Internet download links to registered users of the current versions of the product?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Does your purchase include a complimentary set of Digital Body Fat Calipers?
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Does your purchase include a complimentary OrbiTape loop-style one-handed body measurement tape?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Does your purchase include a complimentary set of MetaCal Body Fat Calipers?
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Does your order include a hard copy comprehensive 250-page User's Manual?Click here for more information about this topic.
Get the facts. Buy informed. Don't be sorry. Footnotes:
0. If you are an educational facility - a college or university - you may qualify for special discount pricing on the 50-node Enterprise Edition of NutriBase. For details, contact CyberSoft at 877-223-5459 (Monday - Thursday, 8-3, Arizona time) or email us.

29. NutriBase is $795. This is not a subscription plan. There are no annual fees. Toll-free phone support and email technical support never expires for new or previous editions. Updates are free for the version you purchase. Upgrades to major new releases are available at significant discount.
  Food Processor costs $699 and includes product support and updates for one year. Thereafter, you may extend your "Priority Support" for several hundred dollars per year (this fee changes over time so please contact software maker for latest pricing).
  Nutritionist Pro costs $595 and includes product support and updates for one year. Thereafter, you may continue paying your "annual subscription fee" of several hundred dollars per year (this fee changes over time so please contact software maker for latest pricing). <back>

40. Neither Food Processor SQL nor Nutritionist Pro have the ability to calculate, track and set goals based on Body Fat Content... so having the ability to measure body fat content would not be useful in the software.

Why buy NutriBase? Why buy NutriBase? We understand that you may have another product in mind... one that you've heard good things about. One whose full page four-color ads you've been reading for years. Or maybe it's something that a friend or associate has recommended. But before you spend your money, we urge you to look at the top reasons that make NutriBase your obvious choice.

Click here to send us your comment regarding any aspect of this Comparison Chart.Do you have a comment regarding any aspect of this Comparison Chart? Do you feel something is ambiguous or requires clarification? Do you feel something is outright misleading? IF SO... here's your opportunity to get this rectified. Whether you're a prospective nutrition software user, a current user, or especially if you are a NutriBase competitor, we invite you to make your comments known. Our goal is to make this chart as accurate as possible. To reduce the possibility of a misunderstanding, please tell us the Item Number of the feature in this Comparison Chart to which you are referring. We'll likely reprint your comment verbatim and include our response, if any. If your comment has merit, we'll remove, modify, or clarify our comment as needed to improve its accuracy. If you have anything to say about anything in this chart, this is your opportunity. :-)

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Does the software use a research quality nutrient database that includes the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference? 
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Does the software include data from the Canadian Nutrient Files? 
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Has the data from the nutrient database been published in millions of nutrient information books?
(over 3 million copies!)
Click here for more information about this topic.
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Total number of nutrient information books (titles) in print based on the nutrient information contained in the software.Seven??Click here for more information about this topic.
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Total number of unique brand names in the database.1,232500+500+Click here for more information about this topic.
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Total number of unique restaurants featured in the database.7420+20+Click here for more information about this topic.
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Total number of restaurant menu items in the database.6,0511,600+? 
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Does the software display color-coded background “Alerts” for Sodium, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol values?  
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Ability to display the complete nutrient data for more than one food item at a time as a result of a search across the software's nutrient database? <3> 
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A Nutrient Density View that allows you to compare - in a spreadsheet view - the nutrients from for all foods at a serving size defined as a specific calorie-level of each food?Click here for more information about this topic.
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A Nutrient Density View that allows you to compare - in a spreadsheet view - the nutrients from for all foods at a serving size defined as a specific gram-level of each food?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to locate USDA food items by their Nutrient Databank numbers? 
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Is the displayed nutrient data keyed to indicate where the nutrient information came from? 
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Ability to conduct searches within your search results? 
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Can you conduct your food searches across any or all databases, including: USDA, Canadian, Brand, Personal Foods, Recipes, and Meals? 
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Ability to jump from a given word or phrase within your search results? 
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Ability to resize the nutrient data display and have the software remember the change? 
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Ability to sort all the food items you are viewing live from high-to-low based their values for any nutrient by clicking the column header for that nutrient? (Then reversing the sort order by clicking the header again?) 
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Ability to define which nutrients get displayed as a result of searches in the nutrient database? (For example, can you display only the saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol values for all the foods located by a search of the nutrient database?)Click here for more information about this topic.
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Search screen that permits you to search by food name, brand name, recipe (by ingredient or by name), or meal (by ingredient or by name)? 
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Ability to view live nutrient data (alphabetically, by food name) in a tabular, spreadsheet format of columns and rows? <8> 
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Ability to re-sequence the columns of live nutrient data by dragging-and-dropping their column headers and have the software remember the new sequence for you? (This allows you to compare the nutrient values, on-screen, for several similar foods at once.) <8> 
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Ability to resize column-widths of live nutrient data by dragging the right edge of column headers left or right in the nutrient database? (This allows you to display more columns of live data on the screen at once.) <8> 
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View data for any food item located in the spreadsheet view of the live nutrient data in a single-screen view by double-clicking on it? <8> 
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Ability to display categories of foods (such as: "cereals, ready-to-eat" or "diabetes/glucose intolerance") and their associated nutrients (alphabetically, by food names) in a tabular, spreadsheet format? 
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Ability to highlight all occurrences of a given word or phrase within your search results? 
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Does the database provide commercial ingredients in the database? (These are the ingredients - sometimes difficult to pronounce - that appear on the ingredient listings of many commercial foods.) 
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Can you produce a Nutrient Density Index (NDI) Report. (The “NDI” is an estimate of the mean value per calorie for the sum of the total amount of each of up to 25 nutrient factors.)Click here for more information about this topic.
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Few decisions are more important than your choice of software.

Footnotes:
Seven top-selling nutritional information books have the name ''NutriBase'' on their covers.3. Looking at the nutrient data one item at a time is like peeking at a huge nutrient database through a pinhole. This approach is cumbersome, inefficient, and clearly inadequate for today's sophisticated nutrient analysis requirements. Yet this is precisely how you view the live nutrient data (defined in footnote 8 below) with programs like Food Processor and Nutritionist Pro... one food item at a time

NutriBase supports food name searches, brand name searches, and the View, Rank, Nutrient Density View, and Query functions. The results of all of these types of searches are always displayed in a tabular, spreadsheet format with as many as 40 columns of data for over 60 food items at a time (even more if you use a large monitor running at high resolutions). (If you want to view the nutrient data for a single food item, you can do that too - just double-click on any food item of interest.) <back>

NutriBase software provides the publication-quality <a href=nuts.html>nutrient information</a> used in the NutriBase series of books.6. The ability to flag missing values is a very important capability for professional users. All of these programs include this capability to some degree. NutriBase flags and footnotes missing values in every report (the user has the option to disable this feature in the Options section). Food Processor indicates missing values for nutrients in two of their report types (by showing a "-" where the nutrient value would normally appear); Food Processor does not flag the nutrient totals or footnote the nutrient totals to indicate that they were derived by summing food items with missing values. Nutritionist Pro reports not only offer to indicate that there are missing values, but even provide the actual number of missing values. <back>

7. In Food Processor and Nutritionist Pro, the food name and brand name searches are actually the same search because the brand names and food names are combined under their food descriptions. NutriBase provides separate fields for Food Name, Brand Name, and Comments, but also provides an Advanced Search function that allows users to conduct searches across all three of these colmuns simultaneously. <back>

8. "Live nutrient data" is the actual nutrient data from the database that the software product relies on for its source of nutrient data. "Live nutrient data" does not apply to pre-selected lists of food items such as those that may exist in reports for intakes, meal plans, or recipes. <back>  

What's new in NutriBase 9? What's new in NutriBase? If you're interested in learning what's new in NutriBase, click through here. NutriBase has a long history of updates to the software. We document these updates so you can see what we've added in terms of functionality and data.

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Rank (sort) food items from high-to-low or low-to-high based on Percent Calories from Protein, Percent Calories from Carbohydrates, Percent Calories from Fat, Calories from Protein, Calories from Carbohydrates or Calories from Fat? 
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Rank (sort) foods from high-to-low or low-to-high based on their values for any selected nutrient? 
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Global ranking capability across all nutrient databases, recipes, personal food items, etc?Click here for more information about this topic.

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Conduct queries (Boolean AND Searches) on the nutrient data for one ("1") specific food, brand name, and/or serving size by specifying upper or lower limits for as up to ten ("10") nutrient components?
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Conduct queries (Boolean AND Searches) on the nutrient data for multiple foods, brands, and/or serving sizes by specifying upper or lower limits for as few or as many nutrient components as desired?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to query the nutrient database to show you all the menu items from, say, Burger King, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s with at no more than, say, 8 grams of saturated fat, sorted from low-to-high based on their values for saturated fat? 
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10. Nutritionist Pro can perform Boolean AND searches for a maximum of ten nutrients. Nutritionist Pro does not allow you to limit your search to a list of foods or brand names... you can limit your search to a single food name or brand name. (This means you wouldn't be able to locate - for example - all the Hamburgers, French Fries, and Milk Shakes from Jack-in-the-Box, McDonald's, and Burger King that contain a maximum of 20 grams of Fat, no more than 500 mg of Sodium, and at least 4 grams of Protein.) Nutritionist Pro does not allow you to specify upper or lower limits to Percent Calories from Fat, Percent Calories from Protein, Percent Calories from Carbohydrates, Calories from Fat, Calories from Protein, or Calories from Carbohydrates. <back>

What should you be looking for? What should you be looking for in nutrition software? Today's nutrition and fitness software is far more sophisticated than yesterday's product offerings. It's a good idea to get familiar with the kinds of capabilities and features you will expect from your nutrition and fitness software. Once you've determined which features you must have and which features you can live without, you'll be better prepared to make the right decision regarding your choice of software.

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Will the software tell you the Next Best Food To Eat - the "NBFTE" - based on what you've eaten so far compared to your daily nutrition goals?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to assign a food item to a particular meal or snack while adjusting its serving sizes?Click here for more information about this topic.
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A mode for researchers with the ability to record an intake "blind" to an ID number and without the need to first obtain profile information such as age, gender, weight, height, etc? 
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Support for tracking and graphing diabetic factors correlated with meals and snacks from within the Food Log function?Click here for more information about this topic.
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View analyses of a Food Log day's individual meals or snacks (both numerically and graphically) by simply clicking their tabs? 
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Ability to copy a Food Log (or selected meals and/or snacks from a day's intake) from any client to any another client (or clients) on any day (or days) you specify? 
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Ability to create a food list that will be auto-recorded to a client's Food Log each time you open a new day's Food Log for that client? 
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Ability to copy intake food items (and portion sizes) into an editable shopping list? 
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Calendar that can be set up to award "thumbs up" (or "thumbs down") icons when clients meet (or don't meet) daily nutrition goals? 
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Analyze intake relative to customized client goals? 
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Automatically display Total Calories and the PCF (Protein-Carbohydrate-Fat) Ratio (or CPF Ratio) for all intakes? 
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Set alarms to trigger when clients exceed any nutrient limit(s) you program for them? 
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Ability to track "steps per day" in the food log (pedometer tracking)? 
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Footnotes:
NutriBase software provides the foundation for the <a href=nuts.html>nutrient information</a> in the top-selling NutriBase series of books.

15. NutriBase defines a "Food Log" as a list of food items that a client has eaten (or has been recommended to eat) over a specified period of time. Food Processor refers to a Food Log as a "foodlist" ( Food Processor also calls recipes and meal plans "foodlists.") Nutritionist Pro refers to a Food Log as a "diet." <back>

View the chronological history for NutriBase updates. View the reverse chronological history for NutriBase updates. CyberSoft releases free updates to NutriBase software. Each update fixes all the bugs reported by NutriBase users up to the release date of each update. You can download these updates any time - day or night - to bring your installation of NutriBase up-to-date. Click through here to view our detailed log of NutriBase updates and major new releases (upgrades) since January of 2000.


Click here to send us your comment regarding any aspect of this Comparison Chart.Do you have a comment regarding any aspect of this Comparison Chart? Do you feel something is ambiguous or requires clarification? Do you feel something is outright misleading? IF SO... here's your opportunity to get this rectified. Whether you're a prospective nutrition software user, a current user, or especially if you are a NutriBase competitor, we invite you to make your comments known. Our goal is to make this chart as accurate as possible. To reduce the possibility of a misunderstanding, please tell us the Item Number of the feature in this Comparison Chart to which you are referring. We'll likely reprint your comment verbatim and include our response, if any. If your comment has merit, we'll remove, modify, or clarify our comment as needed to improve its accuracy. If you have anything to say about anything in this chart, this is your opportunity. :-)

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Generate customized recipe reports that look precisely the way you want, then publish them in word processor format? (This allows you to publish a word processor formatted cookbook from the software.) 
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Ability to create recipes by defining serving sizes of ingredients in calories? (This gives you the ability to create, say, 200 calorie "snack packs" from cereals, nuts, etc.) 
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Do you have a streamlined Food Cost Database that allows you to quickly and conveniently edit existing food costs, add new ones, and/or delete existing records? (This allows the software to tell you what it costs you for a single servings of any recipes, meals, and meal plans.) 
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Ability to organize tabbed notebooks of recipes into Recipe Folders? This allows you to organize your recipes by type (i.e., low-fat, low-sodium, vegetarian, weight-loss, etc.)Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to view your recipes, along with their nutrient values in a spreadsheet view, then rank (sort) them from high-to-low based on any nutrient by clicking the column header? (Then reversing the sort by clicking the header again?) 
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Ability to move recipes from Recipe Folder to Recipe Folder?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to select and copy recipe food items (and portion sizes) into an editable shopping list? 
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Are recipes compatible, exportable, and transportable across other editions of their software?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Stamp recipes with your byline (authorship, credentials, copyright, company, phone, etc.) before distributing them? 
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Ability to format cooking instructions by setting fonts and point sizes, inserting bullets, italicizing, boldfacing, underlining, and aligning your text? 
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Automatically display Total Calories and the PCF (Protein-Carbohydrate-Fat) Ratio (or CPF Ratio) for all recipes? 
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Record recipes-within-recipes? (That is, use a recipe as an ingredient in another recipe?) 
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Ability to record a recipe as either a recipe (one entry) or as a list of ingredients (multiple entries)? 
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Change the number of servings per recipe? 
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Ability to view nutrient information for a recipe as a percentage of Daily Values? 
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Customize your recipes to make them look any way you want, then publish them in a web page format that perfectly matches the look and feel of your Web Site? 
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Customize your recipes, then publish them automatically - in WP or web page format - dozens or even hundreds of reports at a time? (We call this "batch processing" of custom recipes.) 
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Recipe scaling (changing the amount of each ingredient in a recipe to make a different total amount)? 

Footnotes:
The NutriBase series of books let you take your <a href=nuts.html>nutrient information</a> with you wherever you go.19. Food Processor lets you select the nutrient you wish to see "sources and amounts for single nutrient." The bottom portion of the screen shows the amounts, the percentages, and a bar chart. As you click on other nutrients, the data on the screen changes to provide information for the selected nutrient. All rankings are high-to-low... Food Processor won't display the values sorted low-to-high. <back>

20. Nutritionist Pro displays nutrient values for all ingredients of the recipe in a spreadsheet format. This makes it fairly easy to see which ingredient contains the most Fat or Sodium... as long as the recipe doesn't include too many items. Nutritionist Pro doesn't rank the ingredients based on selected nutrients or show the percentage of the nutrient that comes from each ingredient. Nutritionist Pro lists the nutrient values for ingredients when you generate a report for printing... no sorting capabilities are supported. <back>

21. Nutritionist Pro organizes recipes in its cookbook into a tabbed notebook composed of 26 fixed tabs labeled "A" through "Z". Nutritionist Pro uses a "cookbook" metaphor... you open "cookbooks" to access recipes by source. <back>

27.The ability to organize recipes into a tabbed notebook, then add, delete, and rename tabs allows you to organize your recipes into categories of foods (beverages, desserts, soups, etc.). NutriBase allows you to drag and drop recipes from tab-to-tab. NutriBase also uses this organizational approach to personal food items (new foods and frequently used foods). <back>  

Summary of NutriBase features. Summary of NutriBase features. NutriBase Nutrition Software was designed to meet the needs of professional users. Click through here to peruse a listing of the features and capabilities that have led Jordan Gold (author of "Get Fit with Technology")to say: "NutriBase is much more powerful than competing products, with more reports, options, and bells and whistles than its competition... NutriBase is nutrition software on steroids."

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Track diabetic factors including rolling average Blood Glucose (BG), high BG value, low BG value % of values within range of 70 to 140, carbohydrates, PCF Ratio, and exercise?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to generate a Nutrient Density Index Report?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to batch process (automatically generate) dozens or even hundreds of custom, multi-page Initial Assessment Reports in word processor format?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to generate custom, multi-page Initial Assessment Reports in ready-to-post Web Page format for clients?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Auto-Insert custom text or graphical bitmap report headers featuring your logo, name, address, phone, etc.) at the top of every report? 
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Save recipes, meal plans, and other documents or reports as Web Pages (HTML Format)? (This facilitates the addition of recipe reports and other reports to an existing Web Site.) 
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Ability to generate custom, multi-page Initial Assessment Reports in ready-to-post Web Page format for clients?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Save recipes, meal plans, and other reports in Rich Text Format (RTF)? This lets you open your report with your favorite word processor with all formatting retained (font sizes, tab stops, centering, bolding, etc.). 
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Ability to capture your company name (or your own name) as a macro for automatic insertion into your Assessment Reports? 
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Ability to generate custom template-driven Assessment Reports that allow you to create highly customized multi-page reports for each of your clients?<22> 
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Ability to batch process (automatically generate) dozens or even hundreds of custom, multi-page Initial Assessment Reports in HTML (web page) format?Click here for more information about this topic.
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22. NutriBase Assessment Reports contain up to 177 client-specific facts about any selected client. To customize the assessment report, users edit their "template files" by inserting "macros" as needed. Each "macro" - which may be inserted anywhere in your report - represents something NutriBase knows about the selected client. These macros include client information such as first name, last name, salutation, current weight, desired weight, daily calorie goal, etc. You edit a "template file" using these macros anywhere you wish. You control the formatting (bold, italics, font size, centering, tables, font and background colors, etc.) Include information you want to add to the report (exercise routines, dieting tips, phone numbers for them to call each week, a reminder to take have their body fat analysis done on a certain date, etc.) There are separate template files for those who are losing weight, gaining weight, and maintaining their weight. (These reports give the impression that you gave up your evening to produce them... yet they take only a few seconds to generate.) <back>

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Export reports in Excel format, CSV format, and word processor formats? 
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Nutrient Food Log analysis that lets you select the client (or clients), the dates (cherry pick or select a range), the meals and/or snacks, the nutrients, the factors (percentages, totals, averages, etc.) and personal information 
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Recipe analysis that lets you select the nutrients you wish to analyze and offer the option to include complete nutrient information for every ingredient in the recipe, if desired. 
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Capable of handling nutrient intake Group Studies involving large numbers (tens to even thousands) of individuals? 
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Ability to compile data for studies by sharing the data (food logs, recipes, etc.) with personnel situationed in remote locations around the state, country, or world? 
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Support for highly configurable Formatted Reports? 
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Meal plan analysis that lets you select the days of the meal plan, the meals and/or snacks, the nutrients, and the factors (percentages, totals, averages, etc.). Generate a checklist format summary organized by meals for clients to carry with them. Record the meal plan as the client's intake, then edit it for changes from the hard copy summary?  
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An advanced Under/Over capability that lets you automatically insert "Under" or "Over" comments (that you create and/or edit) into your intake analysis report when a client is under or over any goal for any nutrient.

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Ability to calculate exercise calorie expenditures that takes the client's body weight into consideration?
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Track and graph body fat content as well as body weight?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Set exercise calorie expenditure goals (with calculations based on your client's current body weight) and track them?
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Create, edit, save and retrieve workouts for use with clients? 
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User customizable Gym Log for tracking anything you want about your workouts? 
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Ability to calculate exercise calorie expenditures that take the client's age and gender into consideration? 
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Full support for Target Heart Rate Training with the ability to customize up to five Training Heart Rate Zones (by letting you define Zone Names, set min and max zone ranges, and the primary benefits)? 
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Ability to calculate exercise calorie expenditures that take the client's resting pulse and exercise intensity (as measured by heart rate or by perceived intensity ratings)? 
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Ability to move exercises and activities from list to list (to prevent having to scroll through dozens or even hundreds of activities you rarely perform to find the few that you actually perform)? 
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Ability to record the calories and other information provided by monitored exercise machines (like programmable treadmills or heart rate monitors) and enter this directly into the software for calculations? 
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Ability to batch process (automatically generate) calorie expenditure reports for dozens or even hundred of clients at once? 
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Ability to produce a client-specific Expenditures Report listing how the exercise calories a client would burn with calculations based on the client's age, gender, body weight and exercise intensity (as measured by in-zone heart rate) in performing any of a variety of exercises for 30 minutes?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to track your 24-hour activity and exercise calories separately from your daily food intake so that you can generate a direct comparison of calories burned to calories taken in?Click here for more information about this topic.

Footnotes:
24. Nutritionist Pro uses "calories per minute" values which disregard the client's body weight - Nutritionist Pro will calculate the same calorie expenditure for 30 minutes of aerobics for an 82 lb. girl or a 250 lb. man. NutriBase and Food Processor both take the client's body weight into consideration when calculating calorie expenditures. NutriBase uses "Kcal/hr./lb." or "Kcal/hr./Kg," depending on whether the user has selected "English" or "Metric" measurements in the Options section. Food Processor uses "Kcal/hr./Kg of body weight. <back>

Take a look at NutriBase screen shots. NutriBase Screen Shots. Click through here to view a broad variety of NutriBase windows. These images will help you get a feel for the depth and variety of capabilities that you can access through NutriBase. These images are briefly annotated to point out capabilities you can tap into while on these windows.

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Client Intake Module - the ability to burn a Client Intake Module CD from within the application to give to your clients so they can install the software and record their own food intakes and exercise/activities, then email you their results with the click of a button?Click here for more information about this topic.
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A royalty-free Client Intake Module that never expires and that you can offer as a free download from your web site?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to customize your Client Intake Module by embedding your return email address, a custom image, Personal Foods and Recipes?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to customize the name of your Client Intake Module software by embedding your own software caption to be displayed by the software?Click here for more information about this topic.

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Integrated backup and restore program to make it easy to move your data back and forth between computers?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to backup and restore your information to and from your flash drive and any other removable media?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Will the software email your backup to another user (or to yourself)? 

Footnotes:
38. The NutriBase End User License permits you to use NutriBase on multiple computers as long as you are the only user. (You can also permit multiple users to access the software if it is installed on a single computer.) <back>

View the nutrients tracked in NutriBase. View a listing of the nutrients tracked in NutriBase . Clicking here will take you to a chart that itemizes the nutrients and factors that we currently track in NutriBase Professional and higher editions. Nutrients include vitamins, minerals, proximates, fatty acids, amino acids, and a variety of other nutrition-related factors.

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Track and graph Diabetic factors correlated with meals and snacks?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Track and graph Body Fat Percentages as well as Body Weight for all clients? 
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Track and report on body chemistry (triglycerides, uric acid, etc.) and personal information (doctor, pharmacist, etc.)? 
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Establish weight goals based on percentage body fat content, then track the progress for all clients?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Track and report on anything you want to track (with date and optional time stamping)? 
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Track and report on measurements (waist, pant size, etc.) and miscellaneous items (ovulation, cigarettes, etc.)? 

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Ability to synchronize your data (recipes, food logs, meal plans, etc.) via the Internet to assure you always have the same data on all your computers no matter where they are located? 
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Ability to fully customize a recipe or meal in your software and save it as a web page that looks like any web page on the Internet that you want it to? 
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Ability to create a database on your servers to capture information surfers place by filling out a web-based questionnaire on your web site?
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Ability to generate custom, multi-page Assessment Reports (containing up to 177 facts the software "knows" about that client) for surfers who have completed your web-based questionnaire?
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Ability to have the nutrition software log-on clients from a web-based database that is fed by a web-based questionnaire you've placed there?
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Ability to deliver custom, multi-page Assessment Reports for surfers in Rich Text Format (compatible with word processors and suitable for printing), text format (for inclusion in email messages), or in HTML format (to post as a page on your web site)?
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Ability to log-on clients from a web-based questionnaire installed on your site? 
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Ability to "batch process" (automatically generate) dozens (or hundreds) of custom reports in ready-to-use web page format that are ready to upload to your site? 
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Ability to export your client list for use with your email client (like Outlook Express) for mass mailings? (This is useful for sending your clients newsletters or special promotions.) 
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Ability to instantly and automatically generate custom, multi-page Assessment Reports for surfers who've completed your web-based questionnaire?Click here for more information about this topic.

Footnotes:
34. Applies to the NutriBase Professional SE Edition <back>

View the documentation for the <a href=nuts.html>nutrient database</a>. View the documentation for the nutrient database. NutriBase contains the data from the USDA nutrient database for Standard Reference, the Canadian Nutrient Files, and thousands of brand name and restaurant items. Click through here to learn just about anything you may want to know about our nutrient database.

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Ability to synchronize your data (recipes, food logs, meal plans, etc.) across all your computers no matter where they are located? 
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Support for tracking and graphing diabetic factors correlated with meals and snacks?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Support for password protection to keep unwanted personnel from snooping into confidential information? 
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Support for a user-customizable Quick Access ToolBar? 
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An integrated Work Planner that allows you to schedule and your work schedule day-by-day?  
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A Client Home Screen that gives you a summary of how any client is doing?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to select which formulas are used to calculate calories requirements, calorie expenditures, max heart rates, training zones, etc? 
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Ability to selectively reset all formulas used in the software to original defaults? (This will save you in the event you make a error while modifying a formula.) 
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Ability to convert the serving size of any new food item you enter into the database so that you can use it in your most common serving size? 
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Support for indirect calorimeters? 
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Automatic support for using the Mifflin St. Jeor method for calculating calorie needs? 
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Automatic support for using EER (Estimated Energy Requirements) to calculate calorie needs? 
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Support for using the Harris Benedict formula for calculating calorie needs? 
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Ability to customize the formulas used in the calorie calculation methods (like Harris Benedict and Mifflin St. Jeor)? 
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Support for indirect calorimeters? 
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Ability to modify the selected formula (by changing the formula's variables) to modify the way the software calculates calories requirements, calorie expenditures, max heart rate, training zones, etc? 
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Ability to tell the software to automatically select the appropriate nutrient goals based on age and gender as desired?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to tell the software to automatically select 1/3 or 2/3 DRI? 
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Ability to edit your auto-selected DRI's (to include the nutrient goals that have not yet been established for DRI's)? 
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Ability to select frequently used food items from the nutrient database and organize them as personal food items in a tabbed notebook for quick access for use in your recipes, intakes, and meal plans?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to organize your personal food items by adding tabs, renaming tabs, and deleting tabs?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to add your personal food items to a tabbed notebook, then organize them by dragging and dropping these items from tab-to-tab?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to create U.S. Nutrition Facts Labels and Canadian Nutritions Facts Tables from within the software?
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In addition to the basic nutrition label data, can you add data for Polyunsaturated Fat, Monounsaturated Fat, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Chloride, and/or Molybdenum?
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Ability to save Nutrition Facts Labels as JPG (Web-friendly format) or as a BMP (document-friendly) format?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Generate customized Personal Food Item reports that look precisely the way you want, then publish them in word processor or Web Page format? 
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Ability to organize tabbed notebooks for frequently eaten foods into Personal Food Item Folders? This gives you the ability to organize your meals by type (i.e., supplements, frequently eaten foods, recipe ingredients, etc.)Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to export your client's email information into a format suitable for email programs (like MS Outlook) for mass mailings (like email newsletters) to your clients? 
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Ability to move personal food items not only from tab-to-tab but also from PFI Folder to PFI Folder?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to add food items to the program by entering the Percent Daily Values (as provided on Nutrition Facts Labels)? 
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Nutritional data published in world's most popular series of nutritional information books? <26>?Click here for more information about this topic.
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Ability to format your client notes by setting fonts and point sizes, inserting bullets, italicizing, boldfacing, underlining, and aligning your text? 
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Glossary of foods, healthy food substitution lists, dieting tips, toll-free numbers for food makers? 

NutriBase is different from its two closest competitors.Footnotes:
25. Food Processor's Nutrition Facts Label report generator produces a single ("one") label format. Esha recommends that you purchase their Genesis R&D software ($4,999.00) to create Nutrition Facts Labels. For commercial-quality Nutrition Facts Label generation using Nutritionist Pro, Axxya Systems recommends you purchase the optional Nutrition Facts Label Module, available from Axxya Systems for $595.
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26. CyberSoft holds the copyrights to the seven books in the top-selling NutriBase series of nutritional information books. (Avery Publishing Group, publisher) <back>

NutriBase 's top-selling books and software products feature the world's most comprehensive nutrient data.

Note: This chart was prepared to help you sort out the differences in these various packages. Because of the complex interactions that exist among the software components of today's high-end nutrition programs, there is often more than one way to get a job done. CyberSoft acknowledges that it may be possible that these software packages can accomplish one or more of these tasks in a way that was not clear to us even after hours of rigorous testing. For this reason, we recommend you visit Esha Research and Axxya Systems for up-to-date information regarding their latest software. Their telephone contact numbers are also provided above. If you know of a feature that our competitors have that we don't support, let us know... we'll add it to this chart and give ourselves a "no" until we implement our own version of any new feature. :-)


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