A software is a native application with a dependency on its environment (Windows, Macintosh platform, IOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry), it is downloaded on a website or on a platform such as Apple Store or Play Store.
A web application such as PlanningPME Web Access runs through an internet browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Mozilla, Chrome), has no dependency on its environment , and adjusts accordingly.
To deploy or upgrade software, all users must download the installation package while for a web application, the application is installed on the server. Users instantly have the application on all computers, smartphones and tablets.
Software is faster than a web application, for the simple reason that the programming code is compiled for an environment, while the HTML of the web application is interpreted by the browser. Of course, computers are becoming more and more powerful, browsers run faster instructions, internet links are faster. As a result, the difference in performance decreases as technology advances.
A software directly exploits the technology of its environment whereas the web application can not do it via the browser: geolocation, camera, push, graphics card, file management etc.
What are the devices of my users: Computers (Windows, Macintosh, Linux), Tablets, Smartphones (Apple, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry)?
What is the functional perimeter of the solution you are looking for?
Many of our customers use other computer software and applications in parallel. PlanningPME offers a great flexibility of use and can interface with other tools that you already use within your company. Our team is there to assist you in the reorganization of your planning management thanks to its IT skills and a business approach.