Why web-based software?
Web-based software, often called Software as a Service (SaaS), has clear advantages compared to a locally hosted application:
1. You don’t need any extra fancy equipment. Whether you use a PC or a Mac, all you need is your computer (or mobile device) and Internet access. The software runs in your web browser. Church Community Builder supports most modern web browsers, including Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer versions 9+.
2. No installation necessary. Locally hosted applications require you either install the software on each individual computer or run it on a local server accessed through your network. Upgrades require installation on each computer and/or the server, adding to your support needs and decreasing the productivity of your technical staff. When Church Community Builder releases new features and functionality you’ve got ‘em — automatically. No extra fee to pay. No time wasted installing it. No bugs to fix.
3. SaaS makes your software available from anywhere you can access the Internet — the church office, your kitchen table, your favorite coffee shop, maybe even on that flight to the Bahamas. But please don’t work while you’re on vacation. Take a break, you’ve earned it!