Retail software is computer software typically installed on PC-type computers or more recently delivered via the Internet (also known as cloud-based).
Traditionally this software was delivered via physical data storage media sold to end consumer but very few companies still provide their software using physical media.
The software is typically sold under restricted licenses (e.g. EULAs) or in the case of cloud-based software sold as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.
Retail management software is a platform that contains an integrated set of tools that retailers can use to operate their businesses.
For example, a retail management system can contain tools for inventory management, point of sale, and customer relationship management (CRM).