Out of the box (feature)

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An out-of-the-box feature or functionality (also called OOTB or off the shelf), particularly in software, is a native feature or built-in functionality of a product that comes directly from the vendor and works immediately when the product is placed in service.[1][2] In the context of software, out-of-the-box features and functionality are available for all users by default and do not require customization, modification, configuration, scripting, add-ons, modules, third-party tools, or additional fees in order to be used.[3][4][5]

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  3. ^ Mankoff, Steve (2001-09-15). "Ten Critical Success Factors for CRM: Lessons Learned from Successful Implementations". CIO. 14 (23): 124–125.
  4. ^ Littlefield, Matthew (2015-01-30). "Understanding Out-of-the-Box vs. Configured vs. Customized Software". Industrial Transformation Blog. LNS Research. Retrieved 2022-01-11.
  5. ^ Zelfond, Gregory (2016-03-12). "Six Reasons to use SharePoint Out of the Box Functionality". SharePoint Maven. Retrieved 2022-01-11.