Add-ins super-charge Microsoft Office
with the features you need to automate business processes and increase productivity.
While the Microsoft Office platform is rich in features there are many
situations where the need to extend functionality or add automation is
required. This is where Microsoft Office Add-in technology becomes invaluable.
Some simple examples of Add-in applications include extending analytic
functions in Microsoft Excel or adding a subscription based email process to
Outlook. Office Add-ins supply this capability while working within the
framework of the host application. Hughes Financial Services has extensive
experience in developing add-ins with particular emphasis on products for
Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
Add-ins have been present in some form in all versions of Microsoft Office.
Prior to Office 97, Add-in support consisted of simple templates, macros and
other software extensions. Office 97 added a rich Visual Basic for Application
environment to the mix. Finally, with the advent of Office 2000, Microsoft
introduced a technology call COM (Component Object Model) Add-ins. Microsoft
COM objects are typically compiled into DLL's (Dynamic Linked Libraries) for
maximum performance and to secure the code.