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Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)

Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:39 am

Short for commercial off-the-shelf, an adjective that describes software or hardware products that are ready-made and available for sale to the general public. For example, Microsoft Office is a COTS product that is a packaged software solution for businesses. COTS products are designed to be implemented easily into existing systems without the need for customization.