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ISV (Independent Software Vendor)

An independent software vendor (ISV) is a person or company that creates and sells software but isn't associated with a hardware manufacturer (think physical devices such as a memory cards and computer components). An ISV can be compared to an independent film producer who isn't owned or controlled by a larger movie studio. Unlike hardware companies, ISVs exist to independently develop, promote, and sell software products. While hardware manufacturers typically sell software and hardware, ISVs are independent and unaffiliated with specific hardware or hardware manufacturers.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About ISV (Independent Software Vendor)

Independent software vendors are known for creating versatile software products that can be customized for specific business purposes. ISV products can include software created for realtors, health clinics, and other specialized industries. For this reason, ISV products are especially popular with small to midsize businesses that need customized software to meet their unique business needs.

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