Desktop Software

Desktop applications run stand alone in a desktop or laptop computer, unlike Web-based applications, which require the Web browser to run. Desktop applications dominated the software world for many years, however, with the rise of the internet, web applications became more popular. With the introduction of smartphones and notepads, mobile applications are now hughly in demand, pushing desktop applications lower in the demand pecking order. That being said there is still an incredible amount of software development happening in desktop applications. Consider programs like Excel, Adobe Photoshop and the Chrome browser.

WHY SHOULD DESKTOP SOFTWARE STILL BE CONSIDERED?


There are still many good reason why desktop applications can be useful today, some of those are:

  • The application doesn’t have to be connected to the internet
  • You can interact better with the user’s PC.
  • Web applications run in a sandbox environment and block almost all interactions.
  • Desktop apps have better performance than web apps
  • Running serious algorithms on the client side is possible but much harder with a web application.
  • Utilizing Threads is much easier and more effective in a desktop application.

DOESN’T CUSTOM SOFTWARE COST MORE?


Despite custom software being considered more expensive, in the long run, it can prove to be a wiser investment, things to keep in mind:

  • Based on the return on investment and other long term considerations, Off the self software is likely to have hidden costs to your business e.g. changing your process to fit. This will mean having your own business app is actually likely to be less costly than getting one from the open market. An app from the open market requires investing more money to improve, and in the end, may never meet your business needs as well as a customized app can. Costs are further contained since you are able to identify and incorporate all your specific needs into the software at creation.
  • Custom software gives businesses the freedom to use and modify the application to meet needs and allows total control of the software allowing for further personalization to meet specific needs.
  • Security is at the heart of business and software success, especially for online businesses; you do not want an application that will be easily compromised from inside or outside. Custom software reduces these security risks, reducing security-related costs by letting you worry about fewer specific and targeted attacks. You can have extra security measures in your software to ensure safety if required.
  • Custom software is made for and allows easy integration with already existing and in use programs and other software in your business. The software can be designed for seamless integration for uninterrupted and easy adoption. Easy integration translates to easier adoption and acceptance of the tool within the business for improved productivity.

WHY SHOULD I USE EXCELLON SYSTEMS?


Here are a few key items why we feel we can provide you with the system you require:

  • All software is written and tested to exacting internal standards based on ISO 9001 and software development guidance used in the finance and aviation industries, so quality is assured.
  • A User specification will be generated from your requirements which need to be agreed before we start implementation, so you will know exactly what you are getting, but with sufficient flexibility to cater for changes and new requirements as we progress.
  • From the initial requirements capture an appropriate Software Development Process / Life cycle will be defined and used for the project, with customer preferences taken on board, making you central to the development process.
  • If required a user guide or on-line help system can be provided.
  • On delivery of the software 12 months free support to resolve issues, identified from the agreed specification.