Cloud Based Applications, Custom Programming, Software as a Service (SaaS) & Software Development
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At WorldZOO, our clients are demanding to know how "the cloud" can benefit their business and how to develop cloud software. If you've been wondering about any of those yourself, you're in good company – the businesses that are making the smart decision to put more of their applications accessible via anywhere are going to see the biggest benefits in productivity gains in the near future.
If you don't already know, the cloud refers to software that isn't downloaded or installed to any desktop computer. Instead, you access it via the web, the same way you would a website or a social media page. So, when you log onto your bank's website and pay bills from there, you're essentially using cloud computing. The same goes with online shopping sites. What makes cloud development different is that it encompasses more of the ways we traditionally use computers, like word processing and business applications.
The Cloud Can Make You More Efficient
Also known as web-based application development or Software as a Service (SaaS), the cloud can help your team work together and serve your customers more efficiently in a number of ways.
Here are just a few uses for custom based software package that takes advantage of cloud computing:
Cloud computing makes your most important software accessible from any computer or mobile device.
Without disks to pass around, or desktops and hard drives to install to, cloud computing makes it possible to use your company's software packages from almost any web-ready device, whether it's a desktop unit, a laptop, or even a smart phone. This can help you lower equipment costs, and increase productivity virtually overnight, and all through the accessibility that comes with developing a custom cloud-based software system.
Custom cloud web development makes instant software updates possible.
Keeping critical systems and applications up to date can be an enormous challenge, and one that can overwhelm your IT department, especially when you have dozens or hundreds of computer workstations involved. With SaaS, however, there's no need to install updated files on each unit – just make one change to the application in the cloud, and everyone will automatically have access to the newest version. Not only does this advantage of cloud computing make updates faster and less expensive, but it also reduces the amount of downtime your business experiences from out-of-service hardware.
It gives you the ability to track projects in real time.
It's not uncommon, when several employees are working on the same project, to see hundreds (or more) of e-mails being traded back-and-forth, largely owing to the fact that no one knows exactly where the project stands, and delegation and collaboration are difficult. With cloud-based applications, however, changes to common documents are instantaneous, and progress towards goals and milestones can be tracked and measured immediately.
Cloud computing brings different geographic locations together.
All of these problems, and especially the ones that have to do with sharing information on common projects, are magnified when you have more than one office, plant, or production facility. Through SaaS implementation, you can effectively put an end to miscommunication and the lag time that comes with lengthy e-mails being traded back-and-forth. In other words, cloud computing is a great way to put all of your teams and locations on same page.
With cloud computing, better accounting, customer service, and sales information are close at hand.
Cloud computing is most valuable to the parts of your company that rely on current and up-to-date information the most – particularly sales, customer service, and accounting.
With SaaS, account executives can check inventory and current pricing from anywhere in the world, customer service representatives can track orders and see the status of service tickets in real time, and finding out the status of a particular invoice or check request takes no more than a few keystrokes. These improvements alone could help most organizations to save tens of thousands of dollars or more a year, and they are only a few of the more obvious examples.
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WorldZOO engineers and programmers are experts at complex and crucial Web programming and Web-based software development.
WorldZOO has a distinctive aptitude for fusing highly creative front-end designs with complex web applications. We’ve developed and implemented hundreds of applications for a variety of business needs. When an application doesn’t exist, or an existing application isn’t appropriate for a particular implementation, we can create and customize a solution for your individualized needs.
Our applications take advantage of intuitive design feature sets that allow users to quickly navigate to essential and pertinent information. Beyond enhanced overall usability, our applications are always designed with the user in mind in delivering an appropriate visual experience for the objectives involved.
Service-oriented architecture allows you to have a powerful application built under demanding budget and time constraints. We can integrate a number of readily available and excellent Web-based software to create your ideal application for your organization. You can add more features in little time and all at minimal cost.
Our software development process is supported by our proven onsite development techniques. This, along with our quality management system, reduces the time taken for application development, giving our customers significant business benefits.
Our application development techniques can be used for:
- New application development
- Existing application enhancement
- Application consolidation
- Application migration
Design and development expertise: We provide both end-to-end solutions (analysis to maintenance) and specific design/development services. This flexibility is supplemented by our vast expertise in design and development of host-centric or n-tier client-server architecture across different environments.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is not just the application of technology, but is a strategy to learn more about customers' needs and behaviors in order to develop stronger relationships with them. As such it is more of a business philosophy than a technical solution to assist in dealing with customers effectively and efficiently.
Enterprise Application Services Applications are the lifeblood of any enterprise, supporting every aspect of how business is planned, managed and executed. As enterprises face the need to rapidly respond to customer requirements and competitive issues, these applications come under increasing pressure to support the business, do more for less, and deliver business value. Increasingly complex and integrated application portfolios, high maintenance costs, and scarce applications support skills can significantly distract attention from your core business and competitive issues.
Outsourcing enterprise application lifecycle management to WorldZOO can help you manage these challenges so you can focus on the strategic business and technology initiatives you need to achieve your business goals.
WorldZOO can help you get more out of your business website with custom web applications that work from the cloud, including real-time customer data and project collaboration software. Call us today to set up a free consultation and find out why hundreds of other companies in San Francisco and beyond have turned to us for expert custom web development.