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Horizontal Application

Definition - What does Horizontal Application mean?

A horizontal application is any software application that is designed to be used by many different types of users and businesses. It is a type of generic application that has usability and utility within a broad range of users.

A horizontal application can also be called a general-purpose application.

Techopedia explains Horizontal Application

A horizontal application is designed to provide multiple functions for users/businesses with different backgrounds. It is one of the most commonly used application types because it can be used by most types of users to support or complement routine tasks and business processes. Typically, a horizontal application is a stand-alone application that operates independently. Common types of horizontal applications include productivity/business applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, personal/business tax management, accounting and more.

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