The PYCOH suite architecture
SaaS Web Applications
An architecture for easy deployment and operation
Since the early days of computing, application models have evolved in order to maximize the effectiveness of shared resources. The term Cloud Computing is a new name for an old concept in that direction. PYCOH Software leverages cloud computing to sell software as a service.
This article overviews both the computing and the business models under the PYCOH suite of web applications.
Web applications take advantage of the ubiquity of web browsers in today's devices like PCs, tablets, mobile devices, etc.
The ability to update and maintain web applications without distributing and installing software on potentially thousands of client computers is a key reason for their popularity, as is the inherent support for cross-platform compatibility. 
Use any device to connect to the PYCOH applications using a web broser.
Software as a Service
Thanks to the PYCOH applications being deployed in the cloud, users take advantage of the following features of SaaS :
- global access,
- low setup cost,
- no installation required,
- quick deployment,
- automatic updates,
- regular backups...
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Products and services
- IDM: identities and users.
- MNT: plant maintenance.
- Posh: point of sales.
- FDK: hotel front desk.
- Cres: central reservations system.
- WebEn: web booking engine.
- MProv: materials and provisioning.
- FooBar: food & beverage.
- Hermess: messages and alerts.
- Asma: fixed assets.
- Fin: finances and accounting.
- Humar: human resources.
- HotelFace: facebook booking app.
- SalMar: sales and marketing.
- HExped: expedia interface.
- Bro: broker console.
- Chas: online chat.