Web applications are becoming more and more important for all kinds of businesses of all sizes. They have some clear advantages over software applications that are installed on client computers.
One of the most significant benefits is the ability to access the application from anywhere via a common web browser, thus eliminating the problem of cross platform incompatibility. Furthermore, web applications are more manageable since updates and upgrades only need to be performed on the server itself. Security is another benefit. Neither the back end servers nor the data is directly accessible by client computers, adding an additional layer to overall security.
The easy deployment of web applications becomes especially important if the application will be used by several if not thousands of users.
Good applications fulfill at least one primary need of users. Web applications are a perfect commercial and marketing business tool.
Web applications are usually a big cost saver when compared to the expenses that would otherwise be incurred for license fees, training costs and maintenance of proprietary software.