Horizontal technology companies offer solutions that can be used by companies regardless of their specific customer segment, and includes varied business activities such as Human Resources, Business Intelligence, Supply Chain Management and Marketing, as well as systems such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). These can include point solutions that address a single aspect of a problem, or broad platform that can be used department- or company-wide.

Corum tracks key deals, trends and valuation metrics across the entire Horizontal Technology sector in its Tech M&A Monthly webcast, and annually in its Global Tech M&A Report.