FAQs - Custom Web Based Solutions
What is a ‘Custom Web Based Solution’?
In its early days the World Wide Web was used purely like a bulletin board. Technological
advances however, have made it possible to run complex applications across the web,
just as if they were installed on the user’s machine. Applications built in this
way have the advantage of being easily accessible from remote sites. In fact anybody
with a working internet connection can, in theory, use such an application. Here
at Designweb we specialise in producing custom document and project management software
using just this model.
… so if it's on the internet, can other people view it?
No, not if you don't want them to. To access one of our web based programmes users
have to log in with a User Name and Password, just as if they were logging onto
a windows network. The security model we use is based upon that used by UK banks
for their online operations, and has proved extremely robust. To date we have handled
large quantities of sensitive financial and commercial information without incident.
How long does it take to create the solution?
The length of time it takes to create a web based solution is dependant upon its
complexity. In the past, projects have run from a few days to a few months. Our
software is designed to be easily configurable, and hence most users should find
project times to be short.
… and who will maintain it?
Here at Designweb we have a commitment to software quality, and use industry standard
development techniques. Should a problem become apparent while the software is in
use we will undertake to remedy it as quickly as possible. In the past we have developed
mission critical applications in both the petrochemical and financial sectors.
Routine administration of the web hosting environment can be undertaken by Designweb
using one of our dedicated servers.
This is the most hassle free option, and the one preferred by most of our clients.
However, if your own IT infrastructure allows, it is perfectly possible to bring
such administration in-house.
Isn’t all this expensive?
Designweb believe in providing a costing mechanism that makes it clear to the client
what the total cost will be. This can vary depending on your needs. If you choose
to have DesignWeb provide hosting and administration services this will be covered
by a transparent monthly fee. Unlike most desktop packages Designweb will allow
unlimited users to benefit from the solution, without extra cost. We believe that
compared to tradition models of software pricing, the internet model provides exception
value for money. Designweb software gives any size organisation the ability to afford
a web based solution - for any project, of any size.
Contact Us for a no obligation quotation.
What equipment and training will I need?
All you will need is access to a standard Internet browser - anyone who's used the
Internet or an intranet system before will find the environment familiar. Once the
system is set up, you can access it from anywhere in the world, at any time of day
or night. There is very little training needed, as all our systems are configured
to be as user-friendly and jargon-free as possible. The online help texts provided
answers most queries.
What software and hardware do I need to access a web based solution?
All you require is a standard web browser with an Internet connection. Recommended
minimum requirements are:
- Operating System Windows 2000 or greater
- Processor speed - Pentium III or equivalent
- System RAM - 128MB
- Connection speed - 56kbs per person
- Web Browser - Internet Explorer 6.0 or equivalent