Desktop Software vs. Web Software
Traditional desktop software has been overtaken in recent years by web software, also known as "online software", "hosted software", and "on-demand software". Now more companies than ever are turning to the Web and in particular to online systems for business applications such as CRM solutions, Financial solutions, Project collaboration and more...
Why is web software the popular choice?
Because for your company to survive these turbulent times, it's more important than ever to be accessible anywhere, anytime, by any of your users, to help you be on top of every lead, every opportunity, and every customer interaction, without a big, up-front investment in software which is expensive to install and maintain.
Web software Promises Rapid Time to Value
Abolishing the need for a large up-front capital investment offers an immediate shortcut to success—and money stays in your pocket in the form of a much quicker ROI than most desktop software.
Web-Based software Offers Quick Deployment. Hosted solutions are usually implemented in a matter of weeks or months—compared to 12 months or longer with traditional client/server software.
Hosted Solutions Make Customisation Much Easier. With online software solutions, basic customisations are effortless so even business users can make modifications in minutes via a word-like interface.
On-Demand software Provides Unlimited Scalability.
On-Premises Software: The outdated, client/server model for on-premises software means you need to invest in IT staff, hardware and software, including networks and servers, to run your software. You also need to employ a team of IT professionals to install, deploy, and maintain the software as the vendor produces upgrades to features or functionality.
Web Solutions: Web software, hosted software, on-demand software or software-as-a-service (SaaS) - all these terms describe the same thing: a new model for delivering software across the internet. With this popular solution, there's no software or hardware to obtain, install, maintain, or upgrade.