DESKTOP BASED SOFTWARE :
Self contained software that can be independently and effectively put into action by utilizing it on a specific type of hardware is referred to as “Desktop Software”. For instance, to install Microsoft word, you need to download an installation that can run on your machine and can help the machine to install. This is considered to be Desktop Software.
WEB BASED SOFTWARE :
Whereas Web Based Software Systems runs on remote hardware and is being maintained by the tool’s owner thereby helping to deliver routing through the user’s web browser. Examples of such tools include Google Docs ( a web-based word processor ) or Salesforce.com ( a web-based customer relationship management tool ).
When we talk about the Software, the maintenance and security of the Data is a matter of concern. Considering this, many surveys conducted stated that the Data is considered to be Safe and secure if it is stored in the server of Host country when compared to that of the Parent Company.
Talking about the 21st Century where everything has shifted to technology based, Web Based Software pertains to gain more of the popularity when compared to Desktop Based. The below stated advantages of Web Based Software is sure to agree on the point stated below. Lets have a look !
ADVANTAGES OF WEB BASED SOFTWARE :
- It saves Time & Money
- It eliminates the error creating the need of rework
- It works in the Real Time
- It scrubs away all the claims
- It eliminates the need of Accounting Software
- It is safer
- It is accessible anywhere anytime
- No Installation is required
- It has Cross Platform Compatibility
- Automatic backup of your Data
Considering the above benefits of Web Based Software lets now look into how it is better than a Desktop Based Software:
|Feature||Desktop Based Software||Web Based Software|
|Internet||It does not require Internet||It requires an internet connection|
|Scalability||Dependent on the hardware of a Client||The Software providing hosting infrastructure can control the scalability|
|Installation||It requires Installation||Installation does not require|
|Maintenance||Requires high maintenance||Requires zero maintenance|
|Hardware Requirements||It requires hardware platforms||No Hardware requirements|
|Deployment||Must be installed and maintained on every workstation where it is used||No installation is required beyond logging into an account|
|Licensing||It takes to maintain a long list in terms of licence making the process complicated||It is considered to be smooth and simple processing for Licence|
|Cost||It turns out to be expensive||It is cheaper than desktop based|
|Database Security||100% chance of losing data, if system gets crash||Can be more Secure than desktop base|
|Data Privacy||Less Privacy compare to web based software||High Privacy than Desktop based software|