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  1. Chapter 5 Application Software

  2. Presentation Overview • Types of Application Software • Productivity Software • Software for Household Use • Graphics and Multimedia Software • Communications Software

  3. Types of application software for business users Types of Application Software

  4. What is application software? Types of Application Software

  5. What is application software? Packaged software – programs sold to the public on a retail basis Types of Application Software

  6. What is application software? Packaged software – programs sold to the public on a retail basis Customized software – created by programmers to meet a company’s specific requirements Types of Application Software

  7. What is application software? Packaged software – programs sold to the public on a retail basis Customized software – created by programmers to meet a company’s specific requirements Other application models Types of Application Software • Shareware – available for a small “contribution” fee • Freeware – provided free of charge • Open SourceSoftware – code is owned by a developer, but the public can experiment with it

  8. Examples of productivity software Productivity Software

  9. Word processing softwareallows users to Productivity Software

  10. Word processing softwareallows users to create (enter) text Productivity Software

  11. Word processing softwareallows users to create (enter) text edit text Productivity Software

  12. Word processing softwareallows users to create (enter) text edit text format the document Productivity Software

  13. Word processing softwareallows users to create (enter) text edit text format the document save and print the file Productivity Software

  14. Desktop publishing (DTP) software allows users to createimpressive documents with text, drawings, photographs, and graphic elements in full color. Productivity Software

  15. Electronic spreadsheets allows users to organize, calculate, and present financial, statistical, and other numerical information. Productivity Software

  16. What are the features of spreadsheets? Productivity Software

  17. What are the features of spreadsheets? Grids– formcolumns and rows in a matrix Productivity Software

  18. What are the features of spreadsheets? Grids – formcolumns and rows in a matrix Number formatting– formats numbers in a variety of ways Productivity Software

  19. What are the features of spreadsheets? Grids – formcolumns and rows in a matrix Number formatting – formats numbers in a variety of ways Formulas–process data derived from other cells Productivity Software

  20. What are the features of spreadsheets? Grids – formcolumns and rows in a matrix Number formatting – formats numbers in a variety of ways Formulas –process data derived from other cells Macros–automate complex or repetitive actions by a set of commands Productivity Software

  21. What are the features of spreadsheets? Grids – formcolumns and rows in a matrix Number formatting – formats numbers in a variety of ways Formulas –process data derived from other cells Macros –automate complex or repetitive actions by a set of commands Charting – makes data easier to read and understand Productivity Software

  22. Database Management Productivity Software

  23. Database Management Database–collection of data organized in one or more tables consisting of individual pieces of information Productivity Software

  24. Database Management Database –collection of data organized in one or more tables consisting of individual pieces of information Field – collection of related tables Productivity Software

  25. Database Management Database –collection of data organized in one or more tables consisting of individual pieces of information Field – collection of related tables Record – collection of related fields Productivity Software

  26. Database management system (DBMS) allows users to create and manage a computer database and to produce reports from stored data. Productivity Software

  27. Relational database allows tables to be linked and allows data to be retrieved from more than one table. Productivity Software

  28. Productivity Software What are the usual features of a database management system?

  29. Productivity Software What are the usual features of a database management system? • Sort– arranges records in many different ways

  30. Productivity Software What are the usual features of a database management system? • Sort – arranges records in many different ways • Find– locates information in a table

  31. Productivity Software What are the usual features of a database management system? • Sort – arranges records in many different ways • Find – locates information in a table • Query–uses more advanced features for searching the database

  32. Productivity Software What are the usual features of a database management system? • Sort – arranges records in many different ways • Find – locates information in a table • Query –uses more advanced features for searching the database • Links – joins tables in meaningful ways that make sense for a particular business

  33. Productivity Software Presentation graphics softwareallows users to create computerized slide shows.

  34. Productivity Software What are software suites?

  35. Productivity Software What are software suites? • integrated software programs designed to work well together

  36. Productivity Software What are software suites? • integrated software programs designed to work well together • information can be copied and pasted, or

  37. Productivity Software What are software suites? • integrated software programs designed to work well together • information can be copied and pasted, or • object linking and embedding (OLE) can link information and change or update it automatically among the programs

  38. Productivity Software Project management software is widely used to plan construction projects and to track schedules and budgets.

  39. Software for Household Use • Personal finance softwareassists users with paying bills, balancing checkbooks, keeping track of income and expenses, maintaining investment records, and other financial activity.

  40. 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.

  41. Software for Household Use • Legal software helps analyze, plan, and prepare legal documents.

  42. Software for Household Use • Legal software helps analyze, plan, and prepare legal documents. • Entertainment software is interactive games, videos, and music that provide fun.

  43. 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.

  44. Graphics and Multimedia Software Painting and Drawing Software • Painting programs create, edit, and color images in bit-map form (one bit at a time).

  45. Graphics and Multimedia Software Painting and Drawing Software • Painting 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.

  46. Graphics and Multimedia Software Painting and Drawing Software • Painting 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.

  47. Graphics and Multimedia Software • Video and audio editing softwares allow users to create and modify recorded video and audio clips.

  48. Graphics and Multimedia Software • Video and audio editing softwares allow users to create and modify recorded video and audio clips. • Web authoring softwares help users develop Web pages without learning Web programming.

  49. Graphics and Multimedia Software • Video and audio editing softwares allow users to create and modify recorded video and audio clips. • Web authoring softwares help users develop Web pages without learning Web programming. • Computer-aided design (CAD) softwares provide tools that enable users to create architectural, engineering, product, and scientific designs.

  50. Communications Software Electronic mail sends and receives messages over a worldwide system of communication networks.