A software defect (bug) is an error or flaw or condition where the program is not doing what it was designed to do. A bug does not include a difference of opinion or the absence of a feature or capability.
- A bug might be an error screen. In Total Office Manager this is usually a form with a predominantly yellow background.
- A bug may also be a mathematical error on a report or a form.
- A typographical error or formatting issue can be considered a bug.
A Bug is Not
A bug does not include a difference of opinion on how the software should work beyond Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) compliancy. A bug is not the absence of a feature or capability.