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One of the questions prospective purchasers ask most often is, "How does FoodWorks compare with the other nutrient analysis software packages on the market."  To help you find the software that is best for you, we visited the Food Professor SQL website and read their feature list, technical requirements, and pricing to create this comparison.  Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of either program's features, but instead reflects the features prospective purchasers report as being important in their decision-making process.

Items marked in blue indicate differences in FoodWorks.  We hope you find this information to be helpful.

 

 

 

 

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FoodWorks

Food Processor SQL

Features

Foods in the database

   Includes USDA Standard Reference

   Includes Canadian Nutrient File
Intuitive user interface

Diet analysis and recipe planning

Recipe and menu development

Free companion tool for clients

Add unlimited foods to the database
Nutrition Facts Label
Spreadsheet Report
Bar Graph
Single nutrient
MyPlate
Dietary analysis
Recipe planning
Customized recommendations
Exercise tracking
Calories and fats report
Technical support
Serving or batch size recipe scaling
Import/export of data
Ingredient cost entry
Yield Calculations
Weight loss/gain feature
Add a new ingredient or food
Multi-day diet recall
Exercise activity analysis
Food names with product/manufacturer
Advanced food name searches
Create new food lists based on existing food lists
 

Technical requirements

Processor type and speed
Minimum RAM requirement
Support for Windows XP (Home or Professional

  SP 2 or higher) or Windows Server 2000 (SP4)

  Windows Server 2003 (SP1), Vista, Windows 7

   and Windows 8.
Support for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, or 2000
Hard Disk space required
Internet Explorer 6.01 or higher


Pricing
Single User


Additional LAN Stations (each)

 

Upgrades to new editions

Import/export utility
 

 

 

 

Basic price difference

 

40,000+

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

FoodMate

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

220 characters

Yes

Yes

 

 

No minimum

No minimum

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

98 megabytes

Not required

 

 

$199.95

 

$50.00

  (free after 6)

$49.95

Included

 

 

 

 

$499.05 less

 

45,000+

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Food Prodigy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

60 characters

Yes

Yes

 

 

Pentium 4 (2 Ghz)

512 megabytes

 

 

 

Yes

No

350 megabytes

Required

 

 

$699.00

 

Not stated

 

Not stated

Export included.

ESHAport import/export utility $1,175.00

 

$499.05 more

 

* The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference does not include a comparative serving cross-reference for "MyPlate" servings.