The main purpose behind including documentation for software development is to strike a balance between the availability and usage. Also, it helps to safeguard the freedom offered by the software companies, against misuse and abuse. Licensing is made mandatory to keep a check on and identify genuine packages from fraudulent attempts and elements. Documentation in software development helps to supervise:
- safety evaluation of the product and usage
- conduct surveys and avail of valuable fee-back
- communicate special business information about the product
Documentation in software development is physical evidence that protects the consumer and manufacturer. It helps to identify genuine products and services and in turn, build a rapport between the two market-segments, that of the user and provider. The documentation of records is undeniable and available for presentation, when and as the need arises.