What exactly does software packaging mean?
The term “software packaging” generally describes the customization and preparation of software installations. These installations are configured in the form of a software package that does not require intervention by the user. Packaging software is therefore an important part of software deployment. It is also a preparatory activity that ensures software deployment is secure and convenient. In addition to standard software packages, customized software packages are available to accommodate a specific IT environment to make it more efficient. Moreover, the job of a software packager is to test the software packages so that installations run smoothly and are automated.
The amount of time and expertise needed for software packaging is often underestimated. This work is actually very complex, prone to errors, and time consuming. For every 300 clients there are on average ten applications with approximately ten updates each year to be packaged. Each package takes approximately two hours to create at an hourly rate of €50. 10 applications x 10 updates x 2 hours of work x €50/hr = €10,000.