2 Presentation Overview Types of Application SoftwareProductivity SoftwareSoftware for Household UseGraphics and Multimedia SoftwareCommunications Software
3 Types of Application Software Types of application software for business users:
4 Types of Application Software What is application software?Packaged software – programs sold to the public on a retail basisCustomized software – created by programmers to meet a company’s specific requirementsOther application modelsShareware – available for a small “contribution” feeFreeware – provided free of chargeOpen Source Software – code is owned by a developer, but the public can experiment with it
5 Productivity Software Examples of productivity software
6 Productivity Software Word processing software allows users tocreate (enter) textedit textformat the documentsave and print the file
7 Productivity Software Desktop publishing (DTP) softwareallows users to create impressive documents with text, drawings, photographs, and graphic elements in full color.
8 Productivity Software Electronic spreadsheetsallows users to organize, calculate, and present financial, statistical, and other numerical information.
9 Productivity Software What are the features of spreadsheets?Grids – form columns and rows in a matrixNumber formatting – formats numbers in a variety of waysFormulas – process data derived from other cellsMacros – automate complex or repetitive actions by a set of commandsCharting – makes data easier to read and understand
10 Productivity Software Database ManagementDatabase – collection of data organized in one or more tables consisting of individual pieces of informationField – collection of related tablesRecord – collection of related fields
11 Productivity Software Database management system (DBMS)allows users to create and manage a computer database and to produce reports from stored data.
12 Productivity Software Relational databaseallows tables to be linked and allows data to be retrieved from more than one table.
13 Productivity Software What are the usual features of a database management system?Sort – arranges records in many different waysFind – locates information in a tableQuery – uses more advanced features for searching the databaseLinks – joins tables in meaningful ways that make sense for a particular business
15 Productivity Software What are software suites?integrated software programs designed to work well togetherinformation can be copied and pasted, orobject linking and embedding (OLE) can link information and change or update it automatically among the programs
16 Productivity Software Project management software is widely used to plan construction projects and to track schedules and budgets.
17 Software for Household Use Personal finance software assists users with paying bills, balancing checkbooks, keeping track of income and expenses, maintaining investment records, and other financial activity.Tax preparation software aids in analyzing federal and state tax status, as well as prepares and transmits tax returns.
18 Software for Household Use Legal software helps analyze, plan, and prepare legal documents.Entertainment software is interactive games, videos, and music that provide fun.Educational and reference software include encyclopedias, dictionaries, and tutorials.
19 Graphics and Multimedia Software Painting and Drawing SoftwarePainting programs create, edit, and color images in bit-map form (one bit at a time).Drawing programs use lines, curves, and other features to draw images; enable users to create images that can be modified.Image editing programs allow users to touch up, modify, and enhance image quality.
20 Graphics and Multimedia Software Computer-aided design (CAD) software provide tools that enable users to create architectural, engineering, product, and scientific designs.Video and audio editing software allow users to create and modify recorded video and audio clips.Web authoring software help users develop Web pages without learning Web programming.
21 Communications Software Electronic mail sends and receives messages over a worldwide system of communication networks.
22 Communications Software Web browsersallow users to move from one location to another on the Web and to access and retrieve Web pages.Search enginessearch, locate, and retrieve information from various Web sites.
23 Communications Software Instant messaging software enables people to communicate with other users over the Internet in real time.
24 Communications Software Groupwareallows people to share information and collaborate on projects.Webconferencing softwareallows online meeting between two or more participants at different locations using computer networks.
25 On the HorizonBased on the information presented in this chapter and your own experience, what do you think is on the horizon?Suggested final slide for each chapter.CLH SLIDE Please have this slide be the final slide for each chapter.