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Why Every Business Needs an Online Database

Will your business survive the new reality of the digital information economy?

Surging Demand for Custom Apps

Forrester estimates that the world now has 1.25 billion information workers — people who use smartphones, laptops and other devices for work.1 This highlights the importance of data accessibility and reliable systems to allow employees to do their jobs.

At the same time, it puts immense pressure on IT departments to scale infrastructure while delivering the applications employees require. Demand for purpose-built applications is accelerating as 93% of executives state that custom applications bring strategic advantages to their business.2

Unfortunately, not everyone is keeping pace. According to Gartner, 75% of organizations will experience noticeable disruptions due to the scarcity of IT talent.3 Caspio research also found that 81% of businesses lack sufficient budget for application development and maintenance.4

Migrate Your Data to the Cloud

In response to surging demand for online applications, the global cloud database market is estimated to double by 2025.5 In fact, Gartner expects two-thirds of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform by 2022. On the contrary, only 5% are expected to be brought in-house.6

An online database eliminates the risks of maintaining in-house infrastructure. But to free up IT talent to work on critical projects, businesses must empower non-IT professionals to build their own tools on top of an online database that addresses the security and compliance capabilities required by IT.

Ultimately, the key to thriving in the digital age rests in your ability to leverage all the efficiencies of the cloud — including online databases, low-code platforms and modern application development options that deliver on the promise of digital transformation.

10 Ways an Online Database Helps Your Business

  1. 1

    Multi-user access to information

    A centralized online database gives you immediate access to the most current information, reducing time spent on searching for data. Break down departmental data silos and allow multiple users to modify data in a secure environment using any device. Benefit from increased productivity with real-time data management and automated workflows.

  2. 2

    Access data on your terms

    Create custom reports and interfaces that are tailor-made for your business. Allow multiple departments to access data based on their permissions. Modify the frontend and backend of your web database to provide the exact functionality required by your organization.

  3. 3

    Connect your data to other services

    You should be able to easily integrate your online database with a rich ecosystem of third-party cloud services. Leverage a database platform that includes data connections with Microsoft products, Google apps and cloud repositories to enhance the reach of your online database.

  4. 4

    Eliminate spreadsheet chaos

    Online databases eliminate the need to reconcile different versions of files saved across various locations. Simple spreadsheets like Excel are not true databases and don’t provide interfaces to effectively manage data updates, workflows or permissions.

  5. 5

    Streamline workflows and processes

    Build custom business apps on top of your web based database to make it easier to manage requests, assign tasks and track status updates. Using a visual logic builder, business professionals with little to no coding experience can create custom apps to automate business processes and share information across the company.

  6. 6

    Operate on a single source of truth

    Promote cross-functional collaboration and data sharing by integrating multiple department applications on top of a database that serves as the company’s single source of truth. Build dynamic dashboards that provide real-time business insights based on the same information used across the entire business.

  7. 7

    Improve user experiences

    Revolutionize how you connect with prospects, customers and partners by implementing online applications tailored to your unique business processes, resulting in a more personalized approach. Unlock opportunities and deliver superior user experiences along the entire customer journey.

  8. 8

    Reduce IT burden and costs

    Reduce upfront investment and long-term costs that come with owning and maintaining your own infrastructure. Since cloud database services take care of all the infrastructure, there’s no need to drain IT resources on maintenance and upkeep tasks. Instead, keep your IT team focused on more critical projects.

  9. 9

    Built-in data security and recovery

    Secure your data in the cloud instead of taking chances on your own on-premises operations. Take advantage of compliance programs, security audits  and automated backups from cloud platforms that run on enterprise data centers around the world.

  10. 10

    Ensure business continuity

    Leverage the latest in cloud technology to facilitate remote work and ensure business continuity in case of disasters and other emergencies. Mitigate the impact of unforeseen events by hosting your business-critical information in a secure and accessible web database.

One Powerful Database, Thousands of Possibilities

Whether you’re a decision-maker who wants a single source of truth, a manager brimming with ideas to streamline operations, or a field representative who needs to make quick updates from a mobile device — you can build custom database applications that meet the exact requirements of your specific use cases.

With Caspio, the range of applications you can build is limited only by your imagination. Start by exploring these popular Caspio use cases.

Real-World Success Stories

Take inspiration from Caspio customers who turned their legacy systems into modern database applications, freeing their organizations from data silos and manual processes.

Research Support Company Improves Clinical Trial Outcomes

With over 13,000 patient appointments scheduled worldwide, Paragon Global CRS needed a way to automate their data management while maintaining healthcare compliance. Caspio’s HIPAA-compliant platform enabled their staff to reduce data entry time by 80% while working within a secure environment. This allowed Paragon to optimize their day-to-day operations and focus on humanizing the clinical trial experience for every patient.

Energy Firm Overcomes Shortage in In-House IT Resources

Facing an industry-wide depression in the energy sector, the short-staffed IT team of J-W Power Company was overburdened with requests to build custom apps. Caspio emerged as their development tool of choice due to its ease of use, IT-recognized features and cost-effective price point. Using Caspio, J-W Power’s IT team migrated existing spreadsheets to an online database and built 15 feature-rich apps in just six months, all without hiring additional personnel.

Government Agency Tears Down Information Silos

With over 3,000 employees in 100 locations, the Tennessee Department of Health struggled with data silos and spreadsheet chaos within the agency. Their Operations Analysis team needed an online database to centralize information across different units and improve data management and collaboration. With Caspio as their online database platform, TDH developed a sophisticated inventory control system that now monitors over 20,000 assets.

National Retailer Digitally Transforms Operations

With 800 stores and 3,000 employees, the field managers of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores used to run operations with handwritten paper logs, spreadsheets and Microsoft Access — a database system that ultimately crashed and failed to recover. Caspio served as the permanent solution to replace their manual processes with a secure and reliable online database. Sears now uses over 40 Caspio-powered applications across the organization.

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What to Look for in an Online Database

Not all online databases are created equal. With your business information on the line, make sure you choose an online database that provides these core features:

MASSIVE SCALABILITY

To support your current needs and future growth, choose a database that includes automatic scaling, unmetered records and unlimited users. Per-user license fees and arbitrary usage restraints will only hamper your growth as your web based database applications are successfully adopted and expanded.

PROVEN RELIABILITY

Subscribe to a database platform that is built on industry-leading cloud infrastructure such as Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, and ensure the service is committed to at least a 99.9% guaranteed uptime to prevent costly outages and disruptions.

ENTERPRISE-GRADE COMPLIANCE

Thoroughly check whether the web database provides built-in security standards and compliance. Look for an online database service with certifications like SOC 2, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), PCI and GDPR and others more specific to your industry, such as HIPAA compliance for healthcare sector.

FULLY-RELATIONAL DATABASE

It’s essential for online database solutions to support table relationships, whether one-to-many or many-to-many. The experience needs to be simple and intuitive, too. Visual drag-and-drop tools are ideal for relating and filtering data across multiple tables.

INTUITIVE & EASY TO USE

Using visual point-and-click or drag-and-drop methods, a simple application builder should serve as the core of your user experience. Even with limited technical skills, you should be able to design, customize and deploy database applications with minimal effort.

NO-CODE / LOW-CODE TOOLS

An online database is incomplete without its application interfaces. Choose a platform that allows you to create pixel-perfect interfaces and custom workflows on top of your data — without requiring knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript or other programming languages.

EFFICIENT DATA IMPORT / EXPORT

Expand the reach of your web database by importing data from existing repositories such as Microsoft Excel, Access and SQL. Look for a database builder that supports a wide range of file types (.txt, .csv, .xlsx, .mdb, etc.) and can migrate data efficiently using bulk processes.

READY-MADE TEMPLATES

Check if your online database offers a selection of customizable templates or ready-made applications for accelerated development and deployment. You shouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel for simple use cases like login screens, contact forms or searchable reports.

INTEGRATION & EXTENSIBILITY

Your database should provide options for native plugins to connect with other online services and software suites like Microsoft Office. And for maximum reach, check if the platform supports integration through Zapier, which links your data and workflows to more than 2,000 online apps and services.

OPEN STANDARDS

Verify that the platform supports standard coding languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and SQL. Tech-savvy users who enjoy coding should have the freedom to customize interfaces and workflows to their exact requirements.

USER ACCESS CONTROLS

Not all databases support the level of user management that is required for secure, multi-user applications. Make sure you can easily grant users with secure access to your web database applications through authentication, encrypted passwords, record-level security and role-level privileges.

FINE-GRAINED PERMISSIONS

Administrators should be able to configure access permissions for all users, groups and APIs that create, view, edit or delete objects in your online database. Be sure you have the ability to assign fine-grained privileges for everyone in your team, down to each individual table as necessary.

RESPONSIVE USER EXPERIENCES

With over 50% of worldwide website traffic generated through mobile phones, it’s not acceptable for your database applications to be viewable only on desktops. Make sure that the interfaces you build on top of your records are optimized across desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone devices.

DATA PORTABILITY

Prevent valuable information from getting trapped in data silos and incompatible systems. Streamline your data workflows with a database platform that supports automatic data export to multiple platforms such as AWS S3, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.

The Online Database Leader

20 Years Strong, 12,000 Customers, 150 Countries

With over 20 years of cloud expertise, Caspio offers a complete online database platform with an ever-evolving feature set. Business professionals embrace the platform for its ease of use, while IT departments trust its security, compliance and scalability. Today, Caspio powers database applications for over 12,000 customers, ranging from global corporations and government agencies to universities, nonprofits and small businesses.

The Richest Platform

In the latest Forrester Wave report, Forrester named Caspio a “Low-Code Leader” with the “richest platform for business developers”. Caspio earned the highest score for overall product strengths among the 12 most significant vendors. It also ranked at the top in 16 distinct criteria, including:

  • Database development and features
  • User interface development
  • Reporting tools
  • Identity and access control tools
  • Cloud services and SLAs
  • Security audits and certifications
  • Vision and strategy

There’s simply no better option for business professionals who want to build web database applications without coding.

Forrester Wave Report showing Caspio as the Low-Code leader
Technology and Compliance Leader

Caspio is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner, ensuring customers benefit from cloud infrastructure that meets the highest standards for reliability, security and compliance. Caspio’s backend database is built on Microsoft SQL Server. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Caspio gives users unparalleled scalability, performance and security features like data encryption at rest.

Does your business operate in a regulated industry like healthcare, government or education? If so, you’ve found the right solution. Caspio’s database platform is completely secure and compliant with industry, government and international data security requirements.

Caspio maintains compliance with the following regulations and certifications:

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2)
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
  • Security Operations Center (SOC 1,2,3)
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO 27001/27017/27018)

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