types of software products:Generic products and Customized products

Types of software products


Software Product:- Software products are nothing but software systems delivered to customers with the documentation that describes how to install and use the system. In certain cases, software products may be part of the system product where hardware, as well as software, is delivered to a customer.

Types of software products

Generic Products
These are stand-alone systems that are produced by a development organization and sold on the open market to any customer who can buy them.

Customized Products
These are systems that are commissioned by a particular customer. Some contractor develops the software for that customer.

Characteristics of software products

Adaptability
The software system should have the ability to get adapted to a reasonable extent with the changing requirements.

Dependability
It is the ability of the software that should not cause any physical or economic damage in the event of system failure. It includes a range of characteristics such as reliability, security, and safety.

Efficiency
The software should not make wasteful use of system resources such as memory and processor cycles.

Functionality
The software system should exhibit the proper functionality i.e. it should perform all the functions it is supposed to perform.

On-time
the software should be developed well in time.

Usability
The software should have an appropriate user interface and adequate documentation

Within Budget
The software development costs should not overrun and it should be within the budgetary limits.

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