Customized and Packaged Software

 

Q. Explain Customized software and Packaged software.

a) Customized Software

Customized software is a type of application software that is designed for a particular customer or organization. When packaged software does not fulfill needs of an organization then a programmer / software developer / software engineer is hired. The programmer will develop needed custom software for that organization according to the organizations specific needs and requirements.
Student Information software developed for Govt. Post Graduate College of Commerce, Rahim Yar Khan is an example of customized software.  It will be used to store all related data about students, admissions and examinations etc.

b) Packaged Software

Packaged software is a type of application software that is developed for sale to the general public. It is also known as off-the-shelf software or Pre-Written software. It facilitates the people to perform day-to-day activities. Examples of packaged software are word processing software and spread sheet software.
For example, Microsoft Office is a packaged software. Microsoft Office is a set of different application software like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Power Point.

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