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The advantages of a custom web application

by Sawab Allaladé on 17/06/2020 |

Updated at 19/09/2021


In the process of digital transformation of your business, investing in a custom web application could be your best investment. In this short article, I would like to share with you the benefits of investing in a web application for your business.

If you are a business that has recently been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, you have probably realized that an improvement in your process and means of communication is needed and that technology may be your only solution. With the endless list of consumer web applications available online, I wanted to take a few lines to emphasize how a custom web application could help your business improve its performance.

What is a web application?

A user might have a lot of difficulty to perceive the difference between a website and a web application.

According to the dictionary definition, a web application is "a program or set of programs designed to help a computer user perform and process a specific task". We can then say that a web application is a tool that basically aims to facilitate the execution of well determined tasks using the web as a method of operation.

Contrary to a website which is a communication tool allowing the company to present its brand, its mission and to offer services or products, a web application would be rather a tool for executing tasks.

How does a web application work?

To function, a web application needs to be connected to the internet. This means that if you don't have access to an internet connection, you can't use a web application. To better illustrate this, imagine accessing Facebook without a connection. It's impossible isn't it?

Facebook is a web application that allows its subscribers to create and share content in addition to being able to do a multitude of different actions.

Apart from Facebook, there is an infinite number of web applications on the internet today that offer the possibility to their users to perform specific tasks.

In the case of your company, a custom web application would be a software accessible from a URL that will allow you and your employees to quickly complete certain tasks that used to take you forever to do. In the business jargon, we also use the term "enterprise resource planning" to designate a web application.

What are the advantages of a custom web application?

Work quickly and efficiently

With a web application, you can accelerate certain management or operational processes in your organization, especially through automation.

Save thousands of $$$

With a web application, you can eliminate certain operating costs that were exploding your expense budget. Investing in a custom web application can be expensive depending on the complexity of your needs but it is the best solution to save substantially and grow your business.

Work from anywhere

All you need is a PC and Internet access, no matter where you are on the planet. That's cloud computing. With a custom web application, you can even monitor what's going on in your business in real time, analyze performance reports (KPIs) and make quick and informed decisions.

Your data is more secure

A web application gives you better access and control over your data. With features such as "ID and certificate controlled login" or "automatic backup" you benefit from the security of large datacenter infrastructures.

You save the environment

Bye bye to software on CD roms that you have to install locally on your computer. Bye bye to the abusive use of paper and sometimes even the use of fuel.

A custom web application integrates all your company's needs into one tool and allows your employees and collaborators to improve their productivity and performance.

Conclusion

A web application is a tool that allows a user to complete specific tasks often in a general way (example: Facebook, Hubspot, Mailchimp, etc).

A custom web application on the other hand has the same function with the only difference that it is designed to meet the needs of your business in a very precise and unique way.

Investing in a web application can therefore not only allow you to speed up your processes, track your operations, understand your data, but most importantly save a lot of time and money to increase your company's returns.

So how do you create a custom web application?

Unless you have a team of experienced developers within your company, to design your custom web application, you will have no choice but to call upon a Web Development Agency like ours. At Oshara, we are a team of geeks who are passionate about web development and care about your project.

Contact us for a free evaluation of your project.

Frequently Asked Questions

A web application eliminates some of the operating costs that can blow up your spending budget. Investing in a custom web application can be expensive depending on the complexity of your needs but it is the best solution to save substantially and grow your business.

The Web application! Say goodbye to software on CD-ROMs that you must install locally on your computer. Goodbye to the abusive use of paper and sometimes even the use of fuel.

A web application is a tool that basically aims at facilitating the execution of well determined tasks using the web as a method of operation.

- Work quickly and efficiently - Save thousands of dollars - Work from anywhere - Your data is more secure - You save the environment



Sawab Allaladé

Sawab A, is the co-founder and Managing Partner at OSHARA. He is passionate about Branding and Marketing and he helps businesses grow their brand and reach new heights of success using simple but efficient web technologies and digital marketing. His expertise and ability to listen and execute bring an added value to any team.

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