Advantages of Thick Clients

 

Thick Clients mean lower server costs
The Thick Client can perform most of the processing and this means that server hardware requirements are reduced.
WebPublisher Studio runs on machines with only workstation software installed resulting in much lower installation and maintenance costs.

Work Groups can operate offline
Systems can be designed to allow processing to continue whilst disconnected from the database server.
Once reconnected the system can upload data and allow the server to batch process transactions.

Platform independent
WebPublisher Studio is designed to deliver the same user experience regardless of the users operating system.
Thick Client applications behave identically on Windows PCs and Apple Macs.

Utilises existing computing resources
A Thick Client application written in WebPublisher Studio takes advantage of the processing power of machines installed on user's desktops.

Bandwidth Minimisation
The Thick Client only exchanges actual data with the host because all of the interface is built into the application.
Compare this to most web applications where the entire page and all of the markup must be sent - we're talking bytes compared to kilobytes.

Scalability
Concentrating processing on the Thick Client means that more users can be supported without degrading overall performance.
WebPublisher Studio is capable of supporting 15-20 concurrent users per instance, depending on network speed and transaction size.

WebPublisher Studio Thick Client is a 'real' application

WebPublisher Studio's rich application environment delivers on features including:

- Multiple Windowing for Lookup Tables, Entity Data, Lists, Tree Lists, Tables etc.
- Client-side processing for error validation, data markup, localised rules, currencies etc.
- Simplified work flow supported by comprehensive user event logging.
- Uncluttered appearance by not sharing duties with web browsers

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