UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark

Procyon® Office Productivity Benchmark

Windows PC and Apple Mac computer performance in office productivity tasks

The Procyon office productivity benchmark from UL Solutions uses Microsoft Office applications to measure Windows PC and Apple Mac performance in office productivity tasks. The benchmark workloads are built on relevant, real-world tasks using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

This multiplatform benchmark produces standardized, consistent, and relevant results using applications that office workers use every day.


  • Multi-platform testing and comparison.
  • 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 and Mac 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 Procyon office productivity benchmark for enterprise IT managers, retailers and reviewers who need relevant, standardized tools for assessing the performance of PCs and Macs for office productivity work.

Better with the Testdriver Cloud Edition

Testdriver is a benchmark automation platform for enterprise IT managers, test laboratory managers, hardware reviewers, and other power users.

With the Testdriver Cloud Edition you don't have to be physically present at the devices you are testing. You can schedule, deploy and run benchmarks on any endpoint in your network from one convenient control console. Benchmark results are collected from each system automatically and stored in your central database.

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Using our Testdriver Cloud Edition can improve the user experience, offering simple and efficient benchmarking automation. The Office Productivity Benchmark can be installed and run from the Testdriver Cloud UI or the command line.

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Measure real-world performance

The Office Productivity Benchmark is designed around common tasks and usage patterns from a typical day at the office. The benchmark performs tasks with Excel sheets, PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Outlook emails all opened at the same time. These applications are left running in the background as the focus moves from one task to another. For example, copying charts from Excel and adding it to a PowerPoint slide or comparing and moving content between Word documents.

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 Procyon office productivity benchmark is compatible with Office 2019 (retail versions), Office 2021 and Microsoft 365 (including trial accounts).


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.


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.


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.


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 many people working either in the office, remotely, or in hybrid working roles, it's vital for enterprise IT teams to understand and manage system 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 and Mac performance with benchmark scores helps ensure that IT procurement budgets are spent efficiently.

For retailers

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

Retailers can use scores and performance data from the Procyon office productivity benchmark to help customers who want to buy a PC or Mac for home office use.

For public-sector procurement

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

The Procyon office productivity benchmark is ideal for governments and other public-sector organizations seeking a vendor-neutral solution for specifying PC or Mac performance in IT tenders.

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  • Annual single-seat license for Procyon office productivity benchmark.
  • Priority support via email and telephone.

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

Minimum system requirements on Windows PC

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)


  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish

Minimum system requirements on Apple Mac Computers

OS MacOS Monterey or later
Memory 4 GB
Storage 5 GB (Does not include space required for Microsoft Office applications)


  • English


Latest version 2.0 | May 2, 2023

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 Procyon office productivity benchmark is compatible with Microsoft Office 2019 (retail versions only), Microsoft Office 2021 and Microsoft 365 (including trial accounts).

Please note that volume licensed versions of Office 2019, such as Office Professional Plus 2019, are not compatible with the UL Procyon office productivity benchmark.

Ready for Windows 11

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

Ready for Windows on Arm

The Office Productivity Benchmark is compatible with Always Connected PCs powered by Arm processors running Windows 11 or Windows 10.