With Web-based Technology The Possibilities are "Limitless"
Web-based systems are essentially "limitless"
In a recent movie entitled "Limitless," the character Bradley Cooper is a
down-on-his-luck fiction writer who only sees the limits of his life. He
lives alone in a small New York City apartment. He talks to almost no
one. In the throws of a severe writers block, he writes little and
submits even less to his editor. One day he stumbles upon a pill that
gives him instantaneous access to 100% of all of the memories and data in
his brain. His limits disappear and he becomes an amazingly rich and
successful man almost overnight.
Before taking the pill, his memories were like notes taken on scraps of
paper then hidden in random locations that he frequently forgot. In the
real world, what kind of system would that be? If you're thinking this
sounds like your paper crew timesheets you are right. Recording
information once on paper only means you have to transfer it into another
media to allow for access and use of that information. The dreaded
"double data entry," that is, recording information on paper sheets and
then having data entry clerks re-enter the data again into a computer
system, might seem like a limiting practice, but it is very common
indeed. What's more, what kind of system is the data being entered into?
Is that data then easily and quickly accessible and reported on? Can it
be processed and analyzed properly? And what happens when your
organization grows – will your paper-based system scale?
Web-based systems are, like the character in the movie, essentially
"limitless." They capture data in real time and ensure greater accuracy.
They allow for real time processing of validation and other rules to
ensure that data is valid. They provide real-time reporting and
analytics. Web-based systems remove these severe "limits" of paper-based
1)There is no ability to access data on demand.
2)There is no flexibility in either the input or presentation of the
3)There is no ability to perform "what if" analysis.
4)Maybe worst of all, a structured-in "limit" or lower expectation of
what is possible.
If it's very difficult and expensive to do something (to try analyzing
data in a new or different way) then it can seem almost impossible. Web-
based systems, by speeding up the process, allow you to see and analyze
your business at a higher level, faster and more accurately. Is there
anything more "limitless" than that?