Computer Software as opposed to hardware (the physical components of the system) consists of programs that enable a computer to perform specific tasks. When you are starting or running a business, it is important that you analyze your computing needs. Computer software includes application software which enables a user to perform a task (e.g. word processor) and system software which enables other software to run properly by interfacing with hardware and with other software or custom software made to user specifications (e.g. operating system).
When starting or running a business, it is important that you analyze your computing needs. This will assist you in making purchasing decisions. Various types of computer software can be purchased for various applications. These may include accounting, word processing, database, spreadsheets, presentations, and imaging.