2ndSite has changed their name to FreshBooks. I’m pretty excited about new products like FreshBooks and QuickBooks Online Edition. Web 2.0 apps promise a rich desktop application-like user interface, but can these products really keep up the requirements of data entry clerks that are accustomed to entering lengthy orders without looking up at the monitor?
We had a user complain one time about performance of our sales order entry once when entering an order with over 1,000 lines. It turms out it was a simple problem in the code and we fixed it, but I can’t imagine that these web apps can keep up with large orders like that. Of course, I assume that FreshBooks and QuickBooks Online Edition are targeted toward casual users that are not in the distribution business.