Glossary

Software Vendor

A software vendor is a company that develops and sells software. Most commonly, the term software vendors refers specifically to independent software vendors (ISVs), organizations that create solutions for use by the larger market. In contrast, in-house software, for example, is developed by an organization that uses it for its own purposes and does not make it commercially available.

Software vendors can develop a wide range of consumer and business applications for a variety of devices, from computers and tablets, to mobile phones, to automobiles, manufacturing equipment, and more. The applications developed by software vendors can be deployed on premise or, increasingly, are cloud based and can be accessed via the Internet.