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7 reasons your business needs to utilise web apps

Web apps offer amazing value for your company. In this Insight, we delve into 7 reasons why your business needs to have a web app! Let’s do this.

Giz Edwards
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Web apps offer amazing value for your company. In this Insight, we delve into 7 reasons why your business needs to have a web app! Let’s do this.

Web apps, or web applications, are computer programs that use a web browser to perform a specific function. An excellent example of a web app you may have seen recently could be an online form or a shopping cart.

Why web apps are great for businesses

Web applications can perform many different functions. These functions depend on the needs of the business. They can be externally facing; i.e, to the public, like the shopping cart example, previously mentioned. Or they can be internal, something that helps the business streamline its operations.
Whatever reason you may have for creating the web app aside, there is a multitude of various benefits. This insight will dive into 7 of them.

Benefits of web applications

1. Reduced workload

Over the last decade, we have seen a mighty shift into the digital era. More and more businesses are slowly making their internal processes more ‘online’. The main reason for this is that programmes, like web apps, can perform tasks that otherwise would have required a member of staff to dedicate a portion of their time to complete.

A good example of this is onboarding new employees. Creating a web application that allows employees to learn the processes needed to complete their roles effectively is a real game-changer. This takes away the need for a member of staff to train the recruits with the smaller details and allows them to focus on the areas that will allow them to succeed in their job.

2. Maintenance

As with most technology, a key benefit of creating a web app comes in its ability to be scaleable. As a web app is hosted on the internet, it does provide the opportunity for multiple users simultaneously, and lots of traffic.

Unless there is an enormous increase in usage, the web app will be able to handle continuous and varied functions from user to user.

3. 24/7 accessibility

As mentioned above, web apps are hosted on the internet, meaning that they have constant availability to the users. Meaning that if something came up outside of the normal working hours that needed to be dealt with in haste. Then the user is not dictated by the time of day to access the web app and make those changes/amendments etc.

4. Scalability

As with most technology, a key benefit of creating a web app comes in its ability to be scaleable. As a web app is hosted on the internet, it does provide the opportunity for multiple users simultaneously, and lots of traffic.

Unless there is an enormous increase in usage, the web app will be able to handle continuous and varied functions from user to user. 

5. Security

As web apps utilise the power of the internet browser to provide their users with the desired functionality, there is a lot of documentation provided for developers to ensure that the security of a web application is strong. Ranging from identification and authentication procedures, API security, HTTPS protocols, and many more, thorough and rigorous quality assurance and testing processes can identify any weakness in the security of the final product.

6. Lower hardware costs

Lower hardware costs
Web apps are accessed over a browser, therefore there is no need for expensive hardware costs. This also adds to the scalability benefit mentioned previously. As long as you have a device that is capable of accessing the internet via a browser, then you do not need to download anything to make the web app work.

In recent days you often see waiters and waitresses using a mobile device to take your order at a restaurant. This is because a mobile device can access its web app for ordering.

7. Zero downtime

The only time that the web app will be unusable is when you are updating the functions of said app. Other than that there is a good chance that the app has little to no ‘downtime’.

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