Application Suite

What Does Application Suite Mean?

A application suite is as a group of different but inter-related software programs that are combined and packaged together.


An application suite generally consists of two or more software programs delivered within a single executable and installable file.

An application suite is also known as a software suite, utility suite or productivity suite.

Techopedia Explains Application Suite

An application suite is designed to merge different software with related functionality into a single file to provide economical software applications for individuals and organizations. An application suite contains software from a single software publisher and encapsulates it into a layer of executable program, known as the installer. The installer enables the installation of the bundled applications individually or the entire software stack can be installed at once.

One of the best-known software suites is Microsoft Office, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other programs depending on the version.


Related Terms

Latest Privacy and Compliance Terms

Related Reading

Margaret Rouse

Margaret Rouse is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical, business audience. Over the past twenty years her explanations have appeared on TechTarget websites and she's been cited as an authority in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine and Discovery Magazine.Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages. If you have a suggestion for a new definition or how to improve a technical explanation, please email Margaret or contact her…