Software maintenance in software engineering is the modification of a software product after delivery to correct faults, to improve performance or other attributes. Software application maintenance creates great advantage to the software owners such that they get to leverage the complete benefits of the application without any hassles.
Majority of the software maintenance programs will include up gradation of the program. A maintenance program for software entitles the user to a full year of free upgrades the upgrades are designed in order to address and fix issues encountered by users of the application. These upgrades improve the overall performance and functionality of the application. Moreover, they enable the software to last longer by increasing its life cycle.
Fixes various bugs
The software maintenance packages that are provided by the vendors at the time of software purchase keep you covered from all the bugs and various software issues. Since they are in a warranty period for a particular time period, these fixes are free of cost. However, post expiration of the warranty period, the owner needs to shell out the maintenance charges from one’s own pocket.