There are lots of spreadsheet packages. What you will want to get depends on what features you need, how much you are willing to spend and what operating system you are using. Google Sheets is free and has most of the basic spreadsheet features, and is accessible online (and you can use your Google Sheets offline too). Microsoft Excel comes as part of the Microsoft Office suite and is one of the most commonly used spreadsheet packages. OpenOffice is free, can run on Linux-based systems, and consumes less memory than Microsoft Office. Lotus 1–2–3 was one of the first and most widely used spreadsheet packages back in the 80’s-90’s but it has been overtaken by Microsoft Excel in terms of popularity.
While it may be true that some of the things mentioned above could be done in a word processor, spreadsheets have a huge advantage over word processors when it comes to numbers. It would be impossible to calculate multiple numbers in a word processor and have the value of the calculation immediately appear. Spreadsheets are also much more dynamic with the data and can hide, show, and sort information to make processing lots of information easier.