Process and Crunch on the Desktop
Nothing beats the richness of the interface of a desktop application - from quick hierarchical presentations, windows controls, non-modal forms and multi-select functions. Imagine doing complex operations like Monitoring live risk, Auto-making payouts of Shares and Money, and Settling Quarterly settlements using the restrictive interface of a browser ! It is no wonder that the, so called thin-client, browser-based applications have by-and-large failed to deliver on that front. No wonder, The largest enterprise-wise applications in today's world - like Oracle Financials and SAP - are still largely desktop client-server apps.
The browser for Outsiders
But Clients and Associates use the presentable browser-based applications that need not necessarily involve complex crunching but work as a presentation layer. The browser based App works for :
- Clients at home
- Clients on the Move on the cellphone
- Associates like APs and Fund Managers
- Employees like Sales Reps, RMs and Customer service executives
browser based reporting forms the best combination and the best bet for a complex business that requires quick upgrades.