17
Apr

How to Consider When Choosing Business Software

Software means computer instructions or data. Software is a set of instructions or programs written by programmers/developers on various languages for computer to perform some specific task. A computer programmer (or several computer programmers) write the instructions using a programming language that tell the software how to function and what to do. Once the program has been completed, it is compiled into a language that the computer can understand. In 2017 the number of developers in the world reached 21 million according to Evans Data Corporation, which regularly conducts in-depth surveys of the global developer population. The demand for complex software systems has increased more rapidly than the ability to design, implement, test, and maintain them, and hence the reliability of software systems has become a major concern.

Software is often divided into two categories-

Software Framework

A software framework is a concrete or conceptual platform where common code with generic functionality can be selectively specialized or overridden by developers or users. Frameworks take the form of libraries, where a well-defined application program interface (API) is reusable anywhere within the software under development. Software Frameworks are generic building blocks for building actual applications or product.

How to choose the right business management software:

There are so many factors while choosing a management software for your business. It depends on factors such as the size, needs, tasks, and processes that need to be automated in a business. Besides, make sure your business management software has following features:

1.Project and task management
2.Time tracking capabilities
3.File storage and document sharing
4.Invoice and budget management
5.Resource management

Features of Software:

Functionality:

Functionality is performed to verify that a software application performs and functions correctly according to design specifications. During functionality testing we check the core application functions, text input, menu functions and installation and setup on localized machines, etc.

Reliability:

Software Reliability is the probability of failure-free software operation for a specified period of time in a specified environment. Software Reliability is also an important factor affecting system reliability.

Usability:

Usability is the degree of ease with which products such as software and Web applications can be used to achieve required goals effectively and efficiently. Usability assesses the level of difficulty involved in using a user interface.

Portability

Portability in high-level computer programming is the usability of the same software in different environments. The pre requirement for portability is the generalized abstraction between the application logic and system interfaces.

Security:

Software that provides security for a computer or network. There are many types of security software including antivirus software, encryption software, firewall software and spyware removal software. The two most common types of security software used for personal computer security are antivirus software (virus protection software) and antispyware software (spyware removal software).

Integration: 

Software Integration is the process of aggregating diverse sub-systems to combine to form one coherent multi-functional system.  It involves conjoining the system and the software applications to act as a whole.  The advent of the internet and proliferation of systems utilizing the cloud platform paved way for software integration.

Flexibility:

Software flexibility can mean a lot of things but when it is used to describe a whole system, it normally refers to the ability for the solution to adapt to possible or future changes in its requirements. The flexible points are categorized into five different types: potential FXP, available FXP, used FXP, current FXP, and required FXP, and four different levels: Self-Adaptive FXP, Low-level User FXP, High-level User FXP, and Developer-Level User FXP.

 CUSTOMIZABLE:

Custom software development is all about building a strong and credible asset for your company with the help of a respectable vendor. Most of the time, COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) solutions need customization before it can start functioning properly as per an organization’s needs.



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