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Application Software (functional)
  • Routines and programs designed by, or for system users and customers. By using available automated system equipment and basic software, application software completes specific, mission oriented tasks, jobs, or functions. It can be either general purpose packages, such as demand deposit accounting, payroll, machine too/ control, or specific application programs tailored to complete a single or limited number of user functions (base-level personnel, depot maintenance, missile or satellite tracking). Except for general purpose packages that are acquired directly from software vendors or from the original equipment manufacturers, this type of software is generally developed by the user either with in-house resources or through contract services. (AFR 205-16)