Web or Desktop Based Software : All about Right Choice

A number of textile software applications are available in the market. Computer Aided Design (CAD), Point of Sale (POS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Pattern Making Software, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), etc. are few of the textile software programs available in the market. They assist in smooth functioning of a textile firm. They can be divided into two main groups: desktop based and web based.

All the software applications were desktop applications in the beginning. Software used to be installed in the PC and an icon that let the software to be accessed was placed on the desktop. Users clicked on the icon to work on the software. They could work without the help of internet but could not work on different computers in different locations. It was necessary to install them in a particular computer for it to work on that computer.

With the development in internet, web based software applications became popular with business owners. This type of a software application enabled users to access the application on the World Wide Web (WWW) platform. It can be accessed from anywhere in the world and by anybody in the textile firm through the internet with the help of a login ID and a password. It was dependent on the internet connection, though!

Modern textile firms prefer to use web based software applications as compared to the desktop applications. This is because web based applications being recently developed offers many advantages over the former. Large firms with many branches especially prefer to opt for this kind. In fact, many textile software developing firms are only developing web based software programs, nowadays, owing to its excessive demand.

Web based programs can be accessed from anywhere in the world with the help of the internet. The internet is present all over the world. This makes the manufacturing work easy. Large firms with many branches integrate all their data in a single web based application and assign a valid login ID and password to all its users. Authentic users having the login ID and password can access the data at anytime and from anywhere.

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