What is a business application?
A business application is software designed to carry out a digitized and automated set of business tasks. Depending on the kind of business you run, your technological needs, and the users' roles, you could be looking at many different kinds of applications:
These are applications built for marketing, sales, HR, operations, or customer service folks versus an application for the logistics or the manufacturing industry.
Key consideration for developers: The ability of the application development platform to easily integrate with popular/legacy systems that are unique to an industry or a function.
For example, a bank portal for a customers’ personal banking needs versus an internal-facing portal for bank employees to onboard new customers.
Key consideration: Ability of the development framework or platform to achieve advanced UI customizations (in the case of customer-facing apps), in addition to offering a range of deployment and hosting options and adhering to reliable security and compliance standards.
Personal productivity vsbusiness use
From the use of straightforward to-do lists to manage your day-to-day activities, to advanced applications that can manage, optimize, automate, and report on the schedules of several thousand employees!
Key consideration: Collaboration, automation, and advanced data management features have become a key aspect when looking to build a business application vis-a-vis a consumer-facing, personal productivity application.