Industrial software is a collection of application programs, processes, methods and functions that can aid in collection, manipulation and management of information on an industrial scale. Sectors that make use of industrial software include operations, manufacturing, designing, construction, mining, textile mills, chemicals, food processing and service providers.
Industry has been revolutionized by the power of strong processing devices and the availability of huge amounts of memory. Industrial software helps to digitize the real work data for analysis or to keep a non-physical record that cannot be destroyed, lost or stolen. Industrial software is available in a large variety of configurations to serve the wide range of processes that an industry utilizes. Use of each type depends of the type of industry it is being deployed into, and can perform tasks ranging from forecasting, job appraisal, building administration and development to highly specified solutions for product design and engineering manufacture processes.