Abak Web and Abak Classic, let’s clear things up

With the recent Abak Web launch, we received questions about the differences and similarities between Abak Web and Abak Classic, the software our clients use every day.

Here is a comparison that should clear things up!

 

Abak Web

Abak Classic

Screen  Accès Abak Web Accès Abak Classique
Differences
    • No installation required on user’s workstations.
    • Accessed via the Web browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera).
    • No update required for end users when the server is updated.
    • Works on Mac and Windows.
    • All new features to be released on Abak Web starting in 2012.
    • Abak will be 100% Web in 2014.
    • The application is installed on the user’s workstation.
    • Abak is accessed via the application on the workstation (a shortcut on the desktop, for example).
    • Software updates are required for end users whenever the server is updated.
    • Works on Windows only.
    • Only bug-fix releases from 2012 – no new features.
Similarities
    • Abak Web and Abak Classic use the same database.
    • Abak Web and Abak Classic can be hosted either on our servers or installed on yours.
    • Abak Web and Abak Classic can be used at the same time, on the same Abak server.
    • A user can work on Abak Web and Abak Classic at the same time.

Abak Web is the future of our software. By 2014, Abak will be a 100% web-based system. We’re currently porting Abak’s features to the web, which means that we Abak Classic will eventually become obsolete, once all features have been ported to the web.

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