Packaged software

Packaged software, also called a software package, is software that is often used together, performs similar functions, or includes similar features, and is bundled together as a set of software programs. For example, Microsoft Office is packaged software, including multiple software programs used in a home or office, such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Powerpoint. Video and audio editing software may be available as packaged software as well, as they may be used together for editing music and video files used in a movie.

Software programs included in packaged software may be available for purchase individually. However, purchasing the packaged software is often cheaper than purchasing each individual software program separately.

Also see: Bundled software, Software, Software terms