Why Use Web Based Software?

Why Use Web Based Software? from simPRO

By: simPRO  02/11/2009
Keywords: electrical contractors, estimating, scheduling software

simPRO is a web-based software system for estimating, scheduling, purchasing, job & project management, stock control, invoicing and reporting that increases performance, productivity and efficiency within your business.

Since web-based applications can be accessed through any web browser, no desktop installation or updates are required. Web-based applications are required to be installed on a server. With simPRO you have the choice of running simPRO on the secure servers that we host, or you can choose an intranet solution which can be installed on your own server.

Web-Based Software (also known as browser-based) is software you use over the internet, or on your own intranet, with a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera etc). You don’t have to download or install any software, no need to hang onto CDs and license numbers and you never any need to worry about upgrades. If you use internet banking or a web-based email program like Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo Mail then you already use web-based software.

Using web-based software in your business means that you don't have to worry about anything technical. We handle the support, backups, upgrades and all the security. Essentially we handle all the “IT” stuff and you stay focussed on what you are good at - running your business. You also don’t need to buy and maintain additional hardware, we do all that too.

It’s true. When using traditional, locally installed software, you and your employees save data on desktops, on laptops, USB drives, or portable hard drives. It’s not as safe as it sounds. Laptops are stolen & lost, computers are rarely backed up properly, and it’s unlikely everyone’s machines are up to date with the latest security patches and updates. When you use our simPRO software, your data is stored on our secure, always-updated, backed up daily enterprise-class servers in a state-of-the-art, highly-secure data centre.

We use simPRO ourselves to manage our own business. We trust our entire business to our products and security policies, so you can feel comfortable that we are walking the walk.

One of the single biggest advantages of simPRO’s web-based software is that all your data is centralised and accessible over the web from any computer at any time. You can’t forget to bring something home to work on because everything is stored centrally on the web accessible servers. You can get to it from anywhere. Safe, secure, and password protected, of course.

Your data is automatically backed up every day. We even `back up’ our backups for additional redundancy. We’ve never lost anyone’s data and we won’t lose yours.

Unlike traditional software that requires you to download and install updates yourself, simPRO is updated automatically.

With simPRO there is nothing to download or install. Just log in with the web-browser you already have (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome etc).

Software used to only be available for certain platforms. There was Windows software, Mac software, etc. Our software works on any platform with a web browser and internet connection. Mac, Windows, Linux are all supported.

Since everyone in the business logs into the same centralised system, you have a single database with everything in one place. There is no more asking “Is this the latest quote for XYZ” or is this the current job summary for ABC” - everyone has access to all the latest information.

When you use simPRO’s web-based software your office is where you are. In the office, at home, a hotel, on a job site – we even can get you access to simPRO on your mobile phone. Your data is accessible anywhere with internet access.

“The best thing about simPRO being a browser based package is the constant improvement and evolution of the product is accessible to everyone without needing to install updates or new software.”

Luke & Sarah – Prestige Power

Keywords: electrical contractors, estimating, estimating software, project management software, scheduling software, simpro, stock control software, web based application