What Is an Integrated Package?

An integrated package refers to a combination of multiple programs into a single software application, that typically contains a graphics part, word processor part, database management part and a spreadsheet part. It may also contain other applications, such as email, address book and calendar.

Since all the applications within the integrated package are part of a larger application, they were written by the same company. This makes is easier to use the applications because they all have similar menu structures and commands. They can also be accessed from a common launching pad. The individual components that form the integrated package are typically less powerful and have fewer features compared to general purpose packages. Apple Works and Microsoft Works are two popular examples of integrated packages.