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- Bond International Software products now no longer limited to Internet Explorer, unlike many competitors -
Bond International Software, the global provider of recruitment & human capital management software & services, has announced that their latest version of the Bond Adapt Version 11 recruitment software is fully browser independent as standard.
As a result, Bond customers using this version will be able to access their Bond Adapt Version 11 systems irrespective of which browser they are accessing the internet through and without time-consuming and costly customisation a technical advance that sets Bond apart from many of its competitors, who are only able to provide access to their systems through Internet Explorer.
Daniel Richardson, Chief Technology Officer at Bond International Software, comments, Initially, Internet Explorer held a hugely dominant market share in the browser market, leaving barely 10% of the market for any competitors. However, on account of perceived claims of faster service from alternative browsers, we have seen a dramatic variety in browser adoption, first in Asia-Pac and then across EMEA. Browser independence therefore becomes far more important now than ever before as the methods of internet access have suddenly broadened.
Bonds products are often provided over the internet via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, and those that are hosted on the customers sites also have an internet-based remote access capability, making the ability to accommodate different working practices vital.
Richardson continues, With the increasing variety of browsers, our growth potential was threatened, especially overseas. As a result, we have spent a great deal of time and effort retrospectively ensuring that the latest releases of Bond Adapt Version 11 are entirely compatible with any browser. This has entailed an adaptation of underlying code, and also a proactive effort in ensuring that later development is future-proof.
Bonds browser independence sets its portfolio apart from that of its competitors, as while tailored work has been undertaken by some other recruitment software providers to ensure compatibility with selected browsers, Bond is the only organisation that is able to claim full browser independence. Richardson adds, Through dedicating development resource to ensuring robust browser independence, we have fully adapted our current Adapt Version 11 offering and our ongoing development programme. This is a level of effort and activity that many of our competitors simply do not have the resources to commit to, which is why we believe we are the only organisation to have managed to achieve this.
Richardson concludes, Independence has always been our ethos, be that in terms of, for example, the user interface language or the underlying database. Showing full browser independence is the final piece of the jigsaw.


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