Software are used for a variety of different tasks, from word processing to gaming to sending rockets to the moon. For each type of scenario, there are different types of software that can be used. For an example, the user cannot use a word processing software to create a graphical animation or use a graphical animation software to create a program to run an automated teller machine in a bank.
Advanced software are software which are tailor made for users who have unique requirements. There are many software companies who are dedicated towards developing software for specific requirements. There are several techniques that are used by these companies to develop the required software. First the analysts visits the relevant client and talks to all the employees and the management and tries to understand the requirement of each party. The management will of course be more interested about the financial areas and if implementing a new system to their company is worth their while. The employees will not be questioned about the financial issues, rather they will be questioned about the requirement of usage. Once these factors are figured out, the analysts will examine the environment in which the system is to be implemented, the hardware resources available and whether new hardware devices are required for the system to be effectively used.
Once these factors are figured out, all the possible methods of developing the system will be checked and the most effective method will be chosen. Once the system is developed it will be implemented and the required training will be given to the users. Then comes the maintenance or after sales part, which many software companies consider to be the most important part of implementing a software system. The software should be flexible enough to expand and bend in the way the company expands and bends.
Then there are systems which are used to take decisions for the organization. When these types of software are implemented, the analysts will visit the organization and observe the behavior of the management and or a specific person who makes the decision. These types of systems take time to be implemented because the analysts will be spending a significant amount of time analyzing the behaviors of different people and how they coordinate with each other and how it affects the way they take decisions. Once enough information has been gathered, the system will be developed and implemented. Then again, the analysts will be observing the system and checking if the system coordinates with the other decision makers in the company. After the system is fully launched the analysts will be closely monitoring the system, so that the system can be expanded according to the requirements of the organization.
These types of software are not readily made for mass usage by a lot of users. Yet there are advanced software which are created for mass usage, such as graphical animation software, program development software and so on. But the issue is that everyone cannot use these software. Proper training and a good knowledge in the specific field is required to work with them. Once the user learns and understands how to use the specific software, the amount of work that can be done through them will be much greater than that of using a normal software which is designed to be used by a majority of people with minimal training.
Summery: This article explains how advanced software packages are developed to meet individual corporate requirements and how useful and productive such advanced software systems are in today's busy world