Definition of groupware in US English:



  • Software designed to facilitate collective working by a number of different users.

    • ‘The creative anarchy of the wiki is the philosophical inverse of conventional corporate groupware software.’
    • ‘However, groupware developed specifically for life sciences centers around the in silico discovery process.’
    • ‘If you invite just a few people to post, and those same people are all who can read it, a blog is groupware.’
    • ‘Businesses may choose other collaborative software, or groupware that covers more informal, or ad hoc, processes that this cannot cover.’
    • ‘But it could be, because groupware is distinguished from other document collaboration software by three characteristics designed to work the way businesses do.’