Topic 7- Application Software

Topic 7- Application Software

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Topic 7- Application Software

  • Application Software is software designed to do a particualr job or application
  • You will have used applications software at some point in your use of computers
  • Examples include word processing application software such as Microsoft Word

Sources of Information

  • Organisation need information in order to function and this information can from a variety of sources such as:
  • Files in disk
  • Files on removable media
  • CD-ROMS's
  • Databases
  • The internet

Application Software

  • Application software is a software that is capable of doing a specific job
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Topic 7- Application Software

  • A job is called an application
  • Example include word-processing software, CAD software and accounts software

General purpose software is applications software that:

  • Can be used in any type of business
  • Includes word-processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing and presentation

Specialist software is applications software that:

  • That is specific to the business
  • Includes kitchen design software, software for running a garage, hairdressing booking system etc.
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