ERIC Number: ED252186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Software Packages. [Final Report.]
Frankel, Sheila, Ed.; And Others
This document provides an introduction to applications computer software packages that support functional managers in government and encourages the use of such packages as an alternative to in-house development. A review of current application areas includes budget/project management, financial management/accounting, payroll, personnel, supply/logistics/inventory control, library/reference, office automation/word processing, and mathematical/statistical. Topics addressed include the reasons for considering software purchase and the benefits such packages can provide. Guidance is offered on assessing whether an organization is ready to purchase a software package and on locating and using information sources, including periodicals, directories, reference services, trade newspapers, vendor literature, and organizations. An annotated list describes 40 periodicals, and a reference matrix identifies reference sources and categorizes the types of information they provide. Seven references are listed. (LMM)
Descriptors: Administration, Automation, Computer Software, Evaluation Criteria, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Public Agencies, Publications, Purchasing, Search Strategies, Selection
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC. Inst. for Computer Sciences and Technology.