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Chapter 4, Problem 7DQ
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Describe three personal productivity software packages you are likely to use the most. What personal productivity software packages would you select for your use?

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Personal productivity software:

  • This software is also called as user software or personal application software.
    • Because, it contains the general-purpose tools and program that support individual requests.
  • This application software contains general-purpose program that allow users to develop their personal effectiveness, developing the quality and amount of work that can be complete.
  • Examples for personal productivity software are word-processing, spreadsheet analysis, database and presentation graphics.

Explanation of Solution

Three personal productivity software packages:

Three personal productivity software package are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and PowerPoint.

Microsoft Excel:

  • It is a spreadsheet application which is developed by Microsoft.
  • This application is used for calculations, producing charts and recording data about all sorts of business processes.
  • Benefits of Microsoft Excel:
    • These applications are easy to store data.
    • Analysis of large amount of data
      • These applications enhance user ability to analyze large amounts of data.
    • It provides many formulas that help user to solve both simple and difficult calculations.
    • User can use a password for security.

Microsoft Access:

  • It is database type of software which is used to store, organize and retrieve data.
  • This application is mostly useful for small business owners.
  • Advantages of Microsoft Access:
    • It reduces the matching data.
    • These application are used to improve the accuracy and consistency...

Explanation of Solution

Best choice of personal productivity software packages:

User can select a best of above three personal productivity software packages for their use is “Microsoft Excel”.

  • Reasons for selecting this software package:
    • Excel is used for complex statistical analysis.
      • Since Excel is easy to use and contains a more flexibility, a difficult statistical model can be made on excel...

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