Business Applications are the computing programs that
are installed on servers and workstations that allow your
company's end users to access and manipulate the data within
your corporate IT environment. Choosing the right applications
will help your company improve its overall productivity and
help it gain a technological edge over its competitors.
Because there are so many business applications to choose
from, an experienced IT consulting firm like Thruway
Consulting can help you identify which programs will best meet
your corporate IT needs.
Thruway Consulting, an IT support company that has been
providing IT outsourcing services to small and medium
businesses for more than a decade, has worked with thousands
of clients, helping them to choose the best business
applications for their unique corporate needs. As such,
Thruway Consulting has more experience than many other IT
consulting services providers with most business applications
available and can help your corporation choose the best
applications to meet its unique needs.
Business Applications in General
Business applications can be broken down into two major
categories: server and workstation. While server applications
are not directly used by end users, they can significantly
influence the ease of access to services offered by business
servers, and ultimately, they are very important to your
company's overall productivity. Workstation applications are
equally important and need to be chosen with consideration for
their functionality and ease of use. Both categories of
applications can be hosted on individual machines (i.e. server
or workstation), virtualized on servers, or be delivered from
the web as SaaS (software as a service).
Server Applications distribute data and services to your
company's end users and do most of the heavy lifting when it
comes to data crunching. Server applications also enable your
users to centrally store and dynamically share client data,
documents, database information, etc. Many IT outsourcing
providers agree that four of the most popular server-level
business applications are as follows:
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a server
application that will help your corporation manage clients
and sales prospects while giving users access to project
management tools and other useful features.
- MS Exchange is recognized by many IT
services providers as the leading email mail distribution
application to help your company communicate efficiently.
- MS SharePoint is a customizable
collaboration platform that makes it easy for your
business' staff to work together, manage documents, and
share date with other users, partners, and vendors.
- MS SQL is a popular application that
will help your business store, process, and analyze
Workstation applications are the primary applications that
your end-users will use on a daily basis. IT companies suggest
that the best workstation applications should be intuitive,
user friendly workstation applications that will help your
users get their jobs done more efficiently. The most popular
workstation applications focus on the following areas:
- Locally installed productivity applications
are end user applications that can be installed on
individual workstations or virtualized on a local server.
Popular workstation software selections include word
processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation
- Specialized applications such as
financial programs or industry specific programs like
AutoCAD will help your company's end users efficiently
complete tasks that could take hours, if not days, to
complete by hand.
- Web-based applications offer some of
the preferred productivity and specialized applications
that users need, but instead of being installed locally,
are hosted offsite and delivered through a secure
How we Can Help
Because choosing the best business applications for your
corporate server and workstation needs can be difficult,
Thruway Consulting advises that you consult with IT
outsourcing experts that have had years of experience working
with the different applications. To learn more about the best
business applications for your business, please contact the IT
experts at Thruway Consulting.