Expense Category
What expense category does Heroku fall under?
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Heroku is categorized under the 'Software' expense category, specifically in the 'Cloud Application Platform Software' subcategory.

Role of the Expense in Business

Heroku provides a cloud platform for deploying, managing, and scaling applications, essential for developers and businesses in application development and deployment.

Practical Example

A software development firm using Heroku for app deployment and scaling would categorize these expenses under 'Cloud Application Platform Software'.

Specialized Expense

For smaller projects or startups using Heroku for basic app hosting, it might be categorized under 'General Cloud Services'.


Heroku's specialization in application deployment and management places it within the 'Software' expense category, particularly for cloud application platforms.

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