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What are the 2 types of application software?

Generic and specific

What is generic software?

It is that which can be used for a variety of uses, and is not designed for a particular type of application

What are some examples of generic software?

Word processing packages, spreadsheet packages, databases, presentation packages and graphics packages

What are integrated packages?

They are things such as Microsoft Works that have word processing, spreadsheets, etc. They have less features included but they are relatively cheap

What are software suites?

Something such as Microsoft Office that contain a bundle. They are cheaper than buying each package separately and you can import/export data between packages easily

What is specific software?

It is software that is designed to do one particular task such as payroll system, stock control, library and accounts

What are the 2 different types of specific software?

Off-the-shelf and bespoke

What is off-the-shelf software?

It can be bought to do a particular task, e.g. Sage Accounting is an off-the-shelf Accounts package

What is bespoke software?

It is software that is written specially for a client. It is useful if no suitable pre-written packages are available however it is expensive