Web browsers/Internet platforms are rapidly catching-up on Windows based Desktop Applications as a vehicle for delivering bespoke business solutions and database applications.
Easy access any place, any time
Allowing instant access to applications by staff on the move, eg. sales staff, engineers, delivery drivers, etc. - staff needing instant, remote access to update information from a distance. Web access allows access to the latest information, at your fingertips - increasing efficiency and productivity.
Benefit from increased productivity and data accuracy with simplified, specific purpose data entry capability including - time sheet recording, expense sheet recording, in-the-field job sheet completion, client visit recording, and general data maintenance.
A Web Application - Web Eclipse
Access to and/or updating large databases via secure access by large, widespread user base
Typical uses would be - availability of reference information,catalogues and similar information and collection of data via secure web based data entry. Centralising data management for geographically widespread organisations increases productivity and eliminates data duplication. Global management increases visibility from "local" data entry, providing easily accessible, current, essential data.
Freedom from the Windows platform for data entry and display
Web browser based applications are hardware independent. Benefit from reduced IT overheads and instalation costs, increased productivity, easy bug fixing, version updating, and deployment of new releases
Service very large, or potentially unlimited user base
Add extra users as required, without the need for extra installations. Extra users can even authenticate themselves via the web application itself. This provides greater flexibility, reduced licencing costs, reduced IT staff involement and zero installation costs. Web browser/Internet based applications which can be used by anyone with access to a Web browser from PC to mobile application, home to workplace - access is as unlimited your application potential.
Internet/Web browser applications that are up to the job
Web browser applications have been `clunky in the past think of the average fill in form then submit scenario. Rapid advances have brought the ability to develop bespoke Web applications - developed using the most current techniques, tailored to match your needs. Bespoke Web applications today can be fully interactive, with look-up lists, and multi-line grid entry similar to a desktop application. Visit our Visual DataFlex web site to find out more and for specific examples/case studies, please see below.
Extending the reach of applications beyond the physical confines of the office can be a security concern. We have been providing secure, login and password protected applications with role based application control for the NHS for several years, and there are few more security conscious organisations than the NHS!
Asckey have been building complex web database applications for large scale use in the NHS for a number of years. With our proven development tool set, we can maximise the benefits of the increasingly interactive potential of bespoke web applications for your organisastion. We combine the best of both web and windows options to meet your needs including Business Intelligence style, self-service reporting.
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For more information on how Asckeys Web Applications, Web sites, and Web Hosting can be applied in your organisastion - please visit the Asckey Hosting web site, email or call us on 0845 270 7747 for more information.
Web applications in action
"Our Eclipse-fm® Facilities management system web module provides simplified access to the Facilities Management system allowing for non specialist staff to create and track maintenance and repair tasks. New staff are enabled by providing a log-in and password, and can use the system from any browser equipped PC of any make. The detailed task scheduling etc is carried out via a Windows desktop application, using not only the same data, but the same application code, so we dont have to develop and maintain two separate applications".
The Belgian developer NICE Software B.V. has created a very extensive "ParaNICE " electronic Patient Record application which is entirely web based. ParaNICE allows healthcare professionals to record their findings, and allows the back office staff to plan the patient visits, including multidisciplinary and group sessions.
This application illustrates how far Web Applications can now take on complexities that have traditionally been seen as the province of local, Windows bound desktop applications." We are now deploying it [via the Web] as an ASP and it works like a charm! Now we only need to discuss functionality with our customers, not the techniques of deploying and installation."
These examples illustrate the ability to develop combined Web/Windows applications, and the resulting simplicity of deployment and management.