Supply Chain Glossary - A

Supply Chain Glossary - A

applications software

A computer program or set of programs designed to assist in the performance of a specific task, such as word processing, accounting, or inventory management. See: application system

A set of programs of specific instructions for processing activities needed to compute specific tasks for computer users, as opposed to operating systems that control the computer's internal operations. Examples are payroll, spreadsheets, and word processing programs. See: application software


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