Benefits of Web-based Software Over Traditional Desktop Software

August 7, 2008 at 6:15 pm Leave a comment

There are a small number of fuel tax software programs on the market today and an even smaller number of web-based programs.  We receive numerous calls with questions about web based software, including:

  • ‘Is your internet software safe?’
  • ‘Can hackers steal my credit card information?’
  • ‘Is my data secure?’

First of all, web-based software has numerous advantages over traditional software installed on a computer including:
Safety:
1.  Data is stored on remote servers instead of your computer.  If your computer is lost, stolen, or breaks, your data is safe.
2.  Transferred information is encrypted by the highest level possible, preventing other users from stealing your information.

Accessibility:

  1. Available wherever you have access to a computer and the Internet.  Can work from home, office, hotel, coffee shop, or anywhere else you can access the internet.
  2. Doesn’t require multiple user licenses per machine.
  3. Runs from a browser, so tends to work from all operating systems, including Vista.

Maintenance:

  1. Doesn’t require version upgrades for additional functionality or bug fixes.
  2. If you get a new computer, you don’t need to re-install any software.


In addition, when we accept your credit card information, your credit card number is never stored anywhere on our servers.  If we don’t store your number, it is impossible for hackers to steal the number.

We continually update our application.  We update the quarterly fuel rates, add new functionality, and offer free services so the next time you log in, you immediately get access to the new features.  Desktop software can’t offer that.  What do you think?  Do you commonly use web-based software like IFTA Plus, or are you still stuck in the 90’s using desktop software?

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