Software enables business organizations to move forward, interpret and utilize information for benefits.Naturally, business organizations have to deal with changes in hardware platforms, software operating systems and commercial and regulatory requirements, all software needs ongoing changes. The software may become a software as a service product and possibly be integrated into the cloud. The developed software is created in order to meet the needs of the enterprise. In outsourcing, “application development and maintenance” means the process of managing the design, coding, testing and ongoing improvements and debugging of software.
Business organizations that use proprietary software may use internal resources – subject matter experts and process managers – to prepare and update the overall business requirements definitions for new software. Then they can outsource the coding, testing and implementation on a work-for- hire basis.