There are variety of advantages to using web-based software in transportation businesses, as opposed to traditional stand-alone software. In this article, we will example exactly what web-based software is, and how it provides specific benefit to the transportation industry.
What is web-based software?
Web-based software is programming used through a traditional internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.). Rather than loading an external application on your computer or mobile device, the software can be accessed by the same programs you use to check your email, surf social media, and the like. Often, web-based software programs will also have compatible mobile applications, making their use even easier. Physical installations and direct downloads are not required, making user-end upgrades obsolete. Email clients like Gmail, as well as most traditional online banking services, are examples of web-based software; this mean you’ve likely already used it. Web-based software is designed to be this simple!
How does this benefit my business?
Web-based software lets you work from your home, office, a client’s office, on the road, and basically anywhere with a mobile web-connected device. When you use web-based software, your office can be everywhere as long as you’re connected to the internet. This also helps to reduces costs to tech support teams. The software provider handles all security, backups and upgrades. Web-based software can specifically help in dealing with payroll, which is why Pantonium has integrated invoices and billing into the platform. This means businesses will not have to deal with additional software to help with their billing, and once again, this function is enabled on any device with a web connection. For more information on how web-based software management systems help businesses, check out this great article from Yast.com.
A key organizational advantage to web-based software is having all of your data centralized and accessible over the web from any device connected to the internet. This makes the possibility of leaving a file or document on the wrong computer practically non-existent. The data can reached from wherever you are with a mobile web connection, while keeping the data safe, secure, and password-protected. This also helps to drastically reduce paperwork, as well as practically eliminating any possibility of duplicate information or work for your employees.
This type of software can also be used to retain stronger information on your employees. Through real-time tracking, employers can monitor the activity of on-duty employees and give feedback on how to improve performance and increase efficiency. By using a management platform with universal accessibility and real-time performance metrics, transportation companies can better serve customers and reduce unnecessary labour from employees.
When utilizing web-based software like Pantonium, you are always using the most up-to-date technology. Unlike traditional downloadable software, which requires the user to install updates and maintain security themselves, web-based software is updated automatically. This is particularly useful when using the software in mobile situations where you may not be able to install updates for your software otherwise. Version control is also synchronized, meaning you and your employees will never have to worry about platform consistency; current versions are universal on each employees’ device. Everyone stays on the same page, both literally and figuratively.
Also, web-based software is compatible with all operating systems, including Mac, Windows, Linux, and any other system capable of running a web browser. In this way, the software is designed to be as accessible as possible for all users, which is why Pantonium was developed as a web-based platform rather than downloadable software. We want our customers to derive as much out of our software as we have put into it.
Safety & Privacy
Web-based software is a safer way to utilize fleet management systems. It eliminates the possibility of employees saving data on their laptops, USB drives, workstations or portable hard drives and potentially having this data stolen or lost. Realistically, most computers in office environments are rarely backed up properly, and rarely configured with the latest security patches and updates. As well, when data is duplicated across multiple devices, the possibility of having the “true” backup misplaced becomes more significant. When you use web-based software, your data is stored on secure, continually-updated, encrypted servers which are backed up daily in a state-of-the-art, highly secure data center. Backups have backups and are protected by firewalls and monitored with 24-hour surveillance to keep your data safe.
Web-based software is trusted and used by respected and successful brands, and with good reason. It is safe, secure, reliable, fast and accessible. Specifically for transportation management companies, web-based software updates your accounts with the most up-to-date and accurate information. This type of software, as exemplified by Pantonium’s continued success with fleet management, helps transportation companies work as effectively as possible from anywhere they need to be. Web-based software offers these distinct advantages where downloadable software, while still necessary and relevant in many cases, simply cannot. For more information on getting the most from web-based software and cloud applications, check out this great article from project-management.com.
Find out for yourself as to why many have made the switch by touring the Pantonium platform today!