In this series of blog posts dedicated to helping you, deciders, key users, IT managers, to precisely reckon the ROI of an advanced document viewer such as ARender, we detail what are your expected benefits and potential ROI.
Today when calculating ARender ROI, we focus on ROI of saving network bandwidth: saving network bandwidth is a benefit from streaming document content, and falls in three different flavors.
How ARender allows to save network bandwidth
- Reducing the number of bytes required to display the document: because the images produced by ARender are optimized for the user screen, they are generally 30% smaller than the source document.
When larger definitions are required (printing, close zoom-ins), the size is nearly equivalent to the source document, yet these scenarios are marginal and do not impact the global “default displaying” use-case.
- Pro-active streaming means ARender conveys pages on-demand, while the user is browsing the document.
This slicing in pages means a smoother network usage, compared to “download the full document once”, which involves the whole network bandwidth for a given timeframe.
- Last but not least, when it comes to very large documents (100+ pages), there are few chances the users will need to display all pages in full content.
Whether they are using thumbnail pages, annotations, bookmarks or search, they will jump to the pages they need to read. All the non-displayed pages are bytes spared on the network.
ARender requires less network bandwidth. Agreed.
But what are financial benefits from reducing network bandwidth usage ?
Two major benefits can be estimated
Network operators charge on a maximum available (or maximum guaranteed) network bandwidth. And document content is one of the largest consumers of such a bandwidth. Reducing the peak network bandwidth demand means reducing the network bill, or allow a higher number of users to share an existing network resource which would have needed an upgrade otherwise. This is easily accountable, especially for remote offices.
When ARender uses less network, it just spares network resources for other applications, meaning a better response time for these applications.Network bandwidth saved: watch video
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