Software suite

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A software suite or application suite is a collection of computer programs —usually application software or programming software— of related functionality, often sharing a similar user interface and the ability to easily exchange data with each other.

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Advantages

  • Less costly than buying individual packages
  • Identical or very similar GUI
  • Designed to interface with each other
  • Helps the learning curve of the user

Disadvantages

  • Some purchased features may never be used by the user
  • May take a significant amount of disk space (bloatware)
  • Likely to require significant effort for the software developer to update and maintain the entire collection of applications over time

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