A web-based application is any program that is accessed over a network connection using HTTP, rather than existing within a device’s memory. Web-based applications often run inside a web browser. … Web-based applications are also known as web apps.
Having multiple versions of spreadsheets or shuffling around piles of paperwork is not only time-consuming but also leaves your business vulnerable to errors that are not easily spotted until it’s too late. Web applications help you streamline your business processes so that you can get more done in less time and with greater accuracy. What’s more, you’ll have greater visibility of your business as you will be able to run reports that are updated with real-time information.
When it comes to desktop-based custom software application development, consideration has to be given to the power of the machines that will be running. Sometimes a rollout of a demanding new software program can require a complete hardware overhaul too. That’s a huge expense. However, when web apps are used, they can be used from almost any device with a browser. The computing power is coming from the server, which cuts down on necessary on-site hardware requirements.
Not only is being able to use a less powerful computer (or tablet) a benefit of web apps, having a different operating system is not an issue either. It’s all about the browser. Whether the user is on Windows XP or 10, Mac OS or Linux, the web app is built for the browser. True, some browsers do not play nice with others. However, It’s generally much easier to code for different browsers than it is for different operating systems. On top of that, the interface will usually be much more familiar to the user.
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