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Software which is used to surround elderly software so that it can be employed in a modern system. For example, there are a huge number of database systems in existence which contain data such as stock levels, purchase orders, and delivery notes. If an ecommerce developer wanted to interface a Web-based system with such software then wrapper software would be used to enclose the elderly software. The wrapper software is able to communicate with the software used for the ecommerce application and the database at the same time.

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