Techopedia Explains VendorwareVendorware is any software application that is built outside the firm that consumes it. Typically, vendorware is packaged software that is designed and developed around a specific business process, such as accounting, payroll, inventory or enterprise resource planning (ERP). This software is provided to the user under an agreed license. Vendorware often requires that an organization buy a license for each machine or user. Because these are copyrighted and licensed products, vendorware cannot be altered or modified by users.
Vendor Software, Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software (COTS)
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