Software House

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What Does Software House Mean?

A software house is a company that primarily provides software products. These companies may specialize in business or consumer software (either out-of-the-box or single-license software) or software-as-a-service (SaaS) products. The common definition is that the company is mainly invested in developing and distributing software products.

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Techopedia Explains Software House

The goals and objectives of a software house vary, depending on the client base and a structure for software release. Some houses specialize in contractor jobs that are commissioned for specific corporate clients. Others create public out-of-the-box software to be sold on store shelves. Each specific approach requires its own design process, set of professional rules and distribution strategy, taking into account, for example, time zones, user system requirements and much more.

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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret 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 IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.