These are just some of the advantages of using web-based software like Merco:
What is Web-Based Software?
Web-Based Software is software you use over the internet with a web browser as the interface. This eliminates the hassle of installing CDs or worrying about upgrades and allows the system to be accessible over the web from any computer at any time.
- Software Can Be Accessed From Anywhere
Wherever there is an internet connection Merco can be accessed safely, securely and password protected. You can work from home, work, or on the road, your office is everywhere. At work, at home, a hotel, at a client's office, even on your mobile phone. You data is accessible anywhere with internet access.
- Always Using the Latest Version
Unlike traditional software, updates occur automatically over the internet whenever they are released so you know everyone is always using the same version with the latest technology and features.
Software used to only be available for certain platforms such as Windows software, Mac software, etc. Our software works on any platform with a web browser and internet connection. Mac, Windows, Linux are all supported.
- Easier Support and Maintenance
Web access allows our support team to deal with any issues remotely saving you time and money.
Easily add more users or branches to the system by simply giving them access via the internet eliminating the need for expensive and time consuming set-up procedures required by most other software.
- Data Available in Real Time
Web-based applications allow any information that has been input into them to be immediately seen by other users, no need to call them with the info as its there immediately!
- Multiple Concurrent Users
Web-based applications can indeed be utilized by multiple users at the same time. No more need to screen share or send a screenshot when multiple users can see and even edit the same document together.
Everyone uses a web-browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome so the web interface is familiar and intuitive to use.
- Improved Interoperability
Using internet technologies based on industry-wide standards, it's possible to achieve a far greater level of interoperability between applications than with isolated desktop systems. For example, it is much easier to integrate a web-based shopping cart system with a web-based accounting package than it is to get two proprietary systems to talk to each other. Web-based architecture makes it possible to rapidly integrate enterprise systems, improving work-flow and other business processes.
Web-based applications are typically deployed on dedicated servers, which are monitored and maintained by experienced server administrators. This is far more effective than monitoring hundreds or even thousands of client computers, as is the case with new desktop applications.