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What You Need to Know About Application Packages

An application package is simply a bundle of computer software or programs that is created and compiled to address specific business needs. At times, hardware is also included in the package to make work easier. Generally, programs included in a package are interrelated; they increase productivity and they help accomplish tasks easier. Many packages work on a specific operating system or computer but more often than not, a software developer offers a particular package for many operating systems. Software developers invest time and money to come up with applications that can help people do their tasks efficiently and effectively. Packaged applications are indeed necessary to meet the requirements of different business situations which is the reason why they are upgraded and made better from time to time. Why is there a need for an application package? Application packages are ideal for businesses because it provides convenience. All necessary programs for a specific business need are compiled into a set which can be bought in a single package. For example, you need not worry about converting files because everything from data input until the printing process is covered by the package. If you are engaged in foreign exchange or stock exchange, there are packaged applications which can help you monitor your stocks. Let us say that you are a businessman. Why do you need a packaged application on your computer? The answer to that is it can do the work for you or if not, it makes your work easier such as monitoring the inventory, computing the payroll, computing taxes, encoding business files, and other tasks necessary for your business. If you will do it manually, it can be time-consuming and you may end up neglecting your more important activities such as actually managing the business. Benefits from application packages There are benefits which can be derived from acquiring a packaged application. First, it helps business to be more efficient. Instead of spending time doing the work manually, there is a lot of software which can crunch the numbers for you. Second, it offers convenience. Why bother searching each application you need on the internet if a package can do just well? If everything you need is there, you don’t need to worry. Most packages are user-friendly and easy to use and they are less expensive than developing your own software for your business. Lastly, packaged applications are readily available because most can be purchased and downloaded online. There are also disadvantages to it which includes functions which you cannot change and specific requirements which do not suit your business. However, the pros outweigh the cons most of the time. Packaged applications are important especially for business because they perform tasks which are impossible or at least take a long time to accomplish if done manually. Businessmen install applications which usually come in bundles or packages for correct calculation, grammar and spelling checks, and for data storage. In addition, applications are a cheaper way to maintain business because you send notices through email instead of the post office and you save costs on paper by using a word processor instead of a typewriter.

General Application Package

As the name suggests, it is a compilation of applications which can be used to do many things by way of special application programs. This category of packages includes accounting packages, salary or payroll programs, or inventory application. Applications under this category are used for a general purpose only because there are apps which can be used for special tasks such as photo editing, video editing, and stock control. One example of a general application package is Microsoft Office. While there are several programs under this package, there are specific tasks that each program can do.

Specific Application Packages

Specific application packages are those developed for a particular use. For example, there is an application for monitoring your inventory, an application to monitor the attendance of your employees, and almost anything that can contribute to your efficiency and productivity in the workplace. One example of a specific application package is an illustration package. Illustration packages are ideal for artists and photographers especially those who do layouts and designs. An application package for illustrators may be composed of photo editing software, a drawing app, and a printing program compatible with the software included in the package. The best examples would be Corel and Adobe Photoshop.

Other types of packages

Word processors, spreadsheets, graphic presentation software, and web browsers. Although it is common that word processor software is already installed when you buy a computer, it is still an application package which is free. For most businesses, it is the most important application next to spreadsheets which they use for budgeting, payroll, and other computations. Most schools however avail of database packaged applications as it is necessary for their business. Schools need it because they maintain lists which include student lists, grades, syllabi, and other school matters. Because there are many data necessary in a school setting such as enrollment records, student information, library catalogues, and other things, they need software and programs to maintain these. Microsoft Office would not suffice in this case. Hence, the need for a particular application arises. Lastly, businesses transform and evolve. Some enter into mergers and consolidations. There are presentations required to be done along the way. One application which is necessary for day to day business affairs is Microsoft PowerPoint or Prezi because they come in handy when presentations are required. Since business requires research, web browsers are also necessary. They are tools to find a lot of things—people, things, places, and almost everything can be found on the internet. Without a search engine, it is difficult to look for anything, if not impossible.

Most Used Application Packages

There are two common operating systems used today—Microsoft and Mac iOS. It is not a surprise then that Microsoft Office Suite is the most widely used application package because it contains many programs that are helpful. It provides Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Access. Because it is sometimes free when you buy a PC or a laptop, people use it outright instead of downloading or purchasing other application packages. Also, people are used to these programs as they have been there for quite some time now. For illustrators, photographers, and visual arts enthusiasts, a common application package they use is Adobe Photoshop. It is a package because Photoshop CC can go with Photoshop Lightroom and Illustrator CC. In other words, it has everything that an illustrator or graphic designer needs!

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