UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark

UL Procyon™ Office Productivity Benchmark

Benchmark PC performance with Microsoft Office applications

The UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark uses Microsoft Office apps to measure PC performance for office productivity work. The benchmark workloads feature relevant, real-world tasks using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

The benchmark combines the relevance of testing performance with the same apps that office workers use every day with the convenience of a standardized test that produces consistent, repeatable results every time.

What’s more, the Office Productivity Benchmark is also easy to install and run from the UL Procyon app or the command line with no elevated permissions or complicated configuration required.

Features

  • Test PC performance with Microsoft Office apps.
  • Run tests from the UI or the command line.
  • Compare up to 4 results side-by-side in the app.
  • Export results as Excel, XML or PDF files.
  • Simple to setup and run. Can be used offline.
  • Compatible with Testdriver® automation.

Relevant results

Compare PC performance the easy way using Office Productivity Benchmark scores. You also get a sub-score for each test and fine-grained workload metrics. You can compare up to four results side-by-side and export results as PDF, Excel or XML files.

Designed for professionals

We created the UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark for enterprise IT managers, retailers and press reviewers who need relevant, standardized tools for assessing the performance of PCs for office productivity work.

Fast and easy to use

The benchmark is easy to install and run—no complicated configuration required. Run the benchmark from the graphical UI or via the command line. View benchmark scores in the app or export detailed result files for further analysis.

Measure real-world performance


The Office Productivity Benchmark is designed around common tasks from a typical day at the office. The benchmark opens Excel sheets, PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Outlook emails. These applications are running simultaneously as the focus moves from one task to another. For example, the benchmark copies a chart from Excel and adds it to a PowerPoint slide. It takes text from one Word document and adds it to another.

The benchmark focuses on measuring aspects of performance that directly affect the user experience, such as providing smooth interactions and processing large tasks quickly.

The UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark is compatible with Microsoft Office 2019, Office 2021 and Microsoft 365 (including trial accounts).

Word

The Word test features common tasks such as loading and saving, cutting, copying, pasting and editing content and images, finding and replacing text, inserting graphs from Excel, and comparing documents.

Excel

The Excel test features typical spreadsheet tasks like loading and saving, auto-calculation, inserting data, copy and paste, sorting, using a pivot table, exporting to CSV and PDF, and using common formulas.

PowerPoint

The PowerPoint test loads a document, adds images, copies images and text, adds and previews animations, merges content from other files, saves the file, and exports to PDF and video.

Outlook

The Outlook test includes tasks such as creating emails, moving emails, searching for text within an email, saving attachments, making appointments, and backing up folders.

For enterprise IT


With hybrid work becoming the new normal, it's vital for enterprise IT teams to understand and manage PC performance for their employees.

IT managers can use Office Productivity Benchmark scores to check performance before and after installing new OS images, security software or other applications. Specifying PC performance with benchmark scores helps ensure that IT procurement budgets are spent efficiently.

For retailers


UL works with consumer electronics retailers to help people choose the right PC for their needs and budget. Retailers use benchmark scores and testing data from UL at the point of sale to help their customers make informed buying decisions.

Retailers can use scores and performance data from the UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark to help customers who want to buy a PC for home office productivity use.

For public-sector procurement


Everyone benefits when public agencies save costs and operate efficiently. That's why UL is happy to provide qualifying public-sector organizations with complimentary benchmark licenses and advice for IT procurement and tendering processes.

The UL Procyon Office Productivity benchmark is ideal for governments and other public-sector organizations seeking a vendor-neutral solution for specifying PC performance in IT tenders.

UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark

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  • Annual single-seat license for UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark.
  • Priority support via email and telephone.

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Flexible licensing lets you pick and choose the individual UL Procyon benchmarks that best meet your needs. You can buy just one benchmark or add more in any combination. Contact us for a quote.


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Minimum system requirements

OS Windows 10, 64-bit, version 2004 or later
Processor 2 GHz dual-core CPU
Memory 4 GB
Storage 5 GB (Does not include space required for Microsoft Office applications)

Ready for Windows 11

UL Procyon benchmarks are compatible with Windows 11. The Office Productivity Benchmark is compatible with Microsoft Office 2021.

Required applications

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Outlook

Applications not included. You must install and activate licensed versions of the required applications on every system you plan to test.

The UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark is compatible with Microsoft Office 2019, Microsoft Office 2021 and Microsoft 365 (including trial accounts).

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Latest version 1.0 | October 4, 2021

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