Principles of Information Systems ...

12th Edition
Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285867168



Principles of Information Systems ...

12th Edition
Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285867168
Chapter 4, Problem 2TA
Textbook Problem

Form a group of three or four classmates. Identify and contact an employee of any local business or organization. Interview the individual and describe the application software the company uses and discuss the importance of the software to the organization. Write a brief report summarizing your findings.

Explanation of Solution

Application software uses in company:

Some of the application software’s are used in the company are given below:

Word processing software:

  • User can create the text based document using this software.
  • This software tools are most flexible and widely used. It also used to create reports and personalized pages on the web.
  • Importance of word processing software to an organization:
    • Each company requires word processing software skills for their business.
    • This application software is used to create the letters and reports.
    • This software offers spelling and grammar checkers to guarantee the grammatical error free content.

Database management software:

  • This software is used to build and maintain a database.
  • It also enables individual business application to take out data they need without having to create separate files in their computer programs.
  • The database software helps in increasing better access to data and also enhanced management of the data.
  • Example for this software is MS Access, Oracle and MySQL.
  • Importance of data management software to an organization:
    • This software provide a highly efficient method for handling multiple types of data.
    • Databases help to manage a huge amount of information and help users to perform more than one task at a time.
    • In business, this application is used in the below ways.
      • Processing sales orders.
      • Handle inventory
      • User can order the new or recent supplies.
      • Transfer letters to customer and final pay employees.

Spreadsheet software:

  • This software is used to organize, analyze and graph the numerical data such as company financial reports and budgets.
  • Example for spreadsheet software is Microsoft Excel.
    • This application software is developed by Microsoft.
    • This application is used for calculations, producing charts and recording data about all sorts of business processes.
    • Storing the data will be easier in this application.
    • These application software enhance user ability to analyze large amount of data...

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