11-29-2010 11:06 AM
We are thinking of implementing a new process for call follow-ups and want to use the 'schedule a call' feature in ACT. However, these customers are totally separate from our big ACT customer db. We want to set up a second db for this process but some people will need to have both databases available at the same time.
Do you know of any problem associated with having ACT open on the desktop two times, pointing to two different databases? Is that even possible, and if so, are there any issues we should be aware of?
Thanks very much for any info.
11-29-2010 01:42 PM
There are very few legitimate reasons to have more than one database in most companies. Usually the desire to do so creates many more problems than it's worth and it's much easier to have a single database and differentiate the contacts with groups, lookups, and limited access features in ACT.
11-29-2010 03:27 PM
Thanks, Roy. Is there any way at all to do this? What if the second instance of ACT resided on a different server? Could they have ACT on the desktop two times, with one pointing to one db and the other to a separate db? I'm guessing that again, the answer is no but any suggestions?
11-29-2010 03:46 PM
Not with ACT! 6. The limit of one database open continues with the later versions of the ACT! program. However in the later versions of the ACT! program it is possible to have access to more than one database at the same time through the use of ACT! for the WEB. In fact I do support work with the ACT! instance installed on my local system and I also have our business database which is hosted on a remote server open at the same time via ACT! for the WEB. Contact me if you want more information.
12-14-2010 06:55 AM
Actually do it all of the time with Act 6.03
You need the following:
Another pc with Act installed on it that you can remote in to.
Thin client application (WinConnect Server XP) to allow multi user Remote desktop connections (allows concurrent 5 users - $300)
Keep the remote app open in a window - use regular Act from your own pc.
12-14-2010 07:45 AM
Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.