Subscription-based software accessible via browser
You've spotted a trend: QuickBooks online, Microsoft Live, Gmail. There are no CD's and no software to install. All that you need is a browser. Software-as-a-Service enables web native applications to handle your organization's needs. Unlike "conventional" software packages you no longer have to wait for updates. The new applications are online and are frequently updated, so you don't have to wait for the next version, as the features are added continuously.