Enhancement

What Does Enhancement Mean?

An enhancement is any product change or upgrade that increases software or hardware capabilities beyond original client specifications. Enhancements allow software and hardware product performance scalability.

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Techopedia Explains Enhancement

Hardware component enhancements, such as those to integrated circuits, are often small and demand few resources.

In general, product enhancements include:

  • Additional functionality
  • Error/bug repair and handling
  • Greater processing speed
  • Better cross-platform compatibility
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