Web based applications have evolved significantly over recent years and with
improvements in security and technology there are plenty of scenarios where
traditional software based applications and systems could be improved by migrating
them to a web based application.
Below are some of the core benefits of web based applications.
Cross platform compatibility.
Most web based applications are far more compatible across platforms than traditional
installed software. Typically the minimum requirement would be a web browser
of which there are many. (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape to name but a
few). These web browsers are available for a multitude of operating systems
and so whether you use Windows, Linux or Mac OS you can still run the web application.
Web based systems need only be installed on the server placing minimal requirements
on the end user workstation. This makes maintaining and updating the system
much simpler as usually it can all be done on the server. Any client updates
can be deployed via the web server with relative ease.
Due to the manageability and cross platform support deploying web applications
to the end user is far easier. They are also ideal where bandwidth is limited
and the system and data is remote to the user. At their most deployable you
simply need to send the user a website address to log in to and provide them
with internet access.
This has huge implications allowing you to widen access to your systems, streamline
processes and improve relationships by providing more of your customers, suppliers
and third parties with access to your systems.
Secure live data
Typically in larger more complex systems data is stored and moved around separate
systems and data sources. In web based systems these systems and processes can
often be consolidated reducing the need to move data around.
Web based applications also provide an added layer of security by removing
the need for the user to have access to the data and back end servers.
Web based applications can dramatically lower costs due to reduced support
and maintenance, lower requirements on the end user system and simplified architecture.
By further streamlining your business operations as a result of your web based
application additional savings can often be found.
Web based applications have come a long way and now offer competitive advantages
to traditional software based systems allowing businesses to consolidate and
streamline their systems and processes and reduce costs.
Why not contact us to find how a web based application
could work for you.