Business Software and Database Management System : An Introduction

Business Software and Office Automation

Business Software and Database Management System :  An Introduction 

There are two major parts of the course.


  • Concepts and use of Business Software
  • Database Management system



What is business Software

Business software or business application is any software or set of computer programs that are used by business users to perform various business functions. These business applications are used to increase productivity, to measure productivity and to perform business functions accurately.


  • Business users may range from workers to managers
  • Business functions means any task related to an organization ranging from simple letter writing to a full fledged Enterprise Solution.
  • There are many advantages of adopting business software mentioned in the definition. By using Computer software one can save time hence can increase productivity. By using different software like MS Excel we can perform calculations.

Types of Business Softwares

There are two types of the business software knows as off-the-shelf software(General Purpose) and on-the-shelf software (Special Purpose).

A software specifically made for the business requirements of certain organization is called on-the-shelf or special purpose software. For example MIS of each Bank. Accounting software used in different cellular companies. These software are made on the request of a certain organization.

A software which offers a general set of operations for identical nature of business tasks of organizations is called off-the-shelf or general purpose software. For example, MS Office, Peachtree, Sage or any other general software being used by more than one organization. These softwares are provided by different vendors in the market. In Market, one particular kind of business software might be provided by more than one vendors. Like Office applications are Provide by Microsoft, Open and Sun etc.



  • Accounting Software
  • Construction Software
  • E-Commerce Software
  • Office Automation Software
  • ERP Software etc.



Microsoft word, excel, and PowerPoint are the business softwares which will be taught in this course. We will try to discuss some more advanced level software used in today’s business functions.

Database Management System (DBMS)

“DBMS is set of programs that are used to create, use, maintain, update, and administer database.” Database is a logically shared collection of data of an organization.Database is a data source for any organization or business. Database are used to store and retrieve data efficiently and in a compact manner.

There are many DBMSs are in market. the simplest version of DBMS is Microsoft Access which is used to create small scale databases.

Microsoft has another Professional level DBMS named Microsoft SQL Server. Oracle and  MySQL are also examples… of DBMS.


Microsoft Access is the part of our course in which we will learn to create tables, forms, queries, and reports.

Types of DBMSs


  • Flat File or Navigational
  • Relational
  • Object Oriented

Author: Habibullah Qamar

Its me Habib Ullah Qamar working as a Lecturer (Computer Sciences) in Pakistan. I have an MS(M.Phil) degree in computer sciences with specialization in software engineering from Virtual University of Pakistan Lahore. I have an experience of more than 15 years in the filed of Computer Science as a teacher. Blog Writing is my passion. I have many blogs, This one is special made with the aim of providing 100% Free online coaching and training to the students of under-graduate and postgraduate classes. Most of the students enrolled in computer sciences, information technology, software engineering and related disciplines find it difficult to understand core concepts of programming and office automation. They find difficult in understanding and solving their assignments.

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