In today’s world, time is money more than ever before. Some emergency situations just cannot wait till the next day at the office, and being able to access your work at any given time, regardless of where you are can make a world of difference. This is why the commonly used desktop systems are gradually being replaced by web based systems.
A web based system possesses everything a standard desktop system does, with the difference of being accessible over the internet, wherever the user might be.
In this text we will go over some of the main reasons for this transition.
Accessibility, regardless of time and place
Having a web based reservation system allows you to do your work from anywhere. Regardless if you are at the office, on a train or sitting on a beach (as long as there is wi-fi to be had), you can connect and work with no impairments. Just don’t overdo it with the cocktails.
No installation required
A web based reservation system needs nothing to be installed or saved onto your computer for it to function. From the user’s point of view, everything is on the web, and you only need a computer (or mobile phone) and internet access. Your software vendor takes care of everything else. Just punch in the web address, log in and you’re ready to go.
Completely platform independent
There is no Windows version, Linux version or any other versions you need to worry about. Use your preferred web browser and the application will adjust to you.
Simpler software maintenance and updates
Having your software on the web nullifies your need to update it. Your vendor does it for you, at any given time. This makes both upgrades and fixes available as soon as they are out, with minimal wait.
Most of the work is performed on the server
Even if you have a very complex system, your machine doesn’t need to be powerful. All of the hard work is done on the server (a very powerful machine) and only the results get sent back to you. Your old laptop or even cellphone will do nicely, as long as the screen is large enough.
With web based reservation systems, there is only one database – located on the server. You never need to wonder if your colleague has entered something you need, or if you need to do it yourself. Just log in and see for yourself.
Easier migration to mobile platforms
A web based reservation system is already made to be handled by most computer platforms. This is only one step away from mobile platforms (everything is already remote, made to work with different web browsers, with minimized resource consumption etc.). All it needs are final touches that are specific for every mobile platform, but all the prerequisites are already there.