09-03-2008 06:22 AM
I just joined new company as a remote user, we have three prople to share (sync) one DB. I had used and managed ACT! system some years ago - and the trend to higher cost and less functions seems to be continuing.
Our comapny uses a VPN with no shared server space (i.e. only VPN access is through applications (GroupWise, intranet etc.))
Is there any way to synchronize just the data (not e-mail or attached documents)- the only reference is a 17 page white paper, requiring Act Premium, and also (in reality) some IT support. In all all I can see are solutions that cost 3 + times what ACT basic costs annually. I do not make the buying and IT decisions - so "just spend more money and more resources" is not really an option.
Here is how I see it:
Oh Premium $ 250
Blackberry software (have you seen Palm market share for corporate users?) $240 per year
(external hosting $ 300+)
IT support (I hour per month ~ $ 50 x 12 - $600 - / 3 200)
$700 to $1 000 / year (new version every year right ) - per user.
09-03-2008 07:06 AM
11-17-2008 08:51 AM
Hello Again :
As I mentioned in my original post we use a VPN but only via an application - we can not "see" the server files via the vpn.
Since the person I need to sync with is also remote - there is no way to set up a direct network connection.
Is there is no way to e-mail a file that we can sync to? Or some other basic method of sync.
We do meet on a monthly basis - can you sync over a PTP WiFi or USB connection?
Any help would be appreciated.
11-19-2008 08:10 AM
If you can't configure it to see files, it's not really a VPN...
You can sync over any method where you can create a network connection to the other P, so the monthly meet would work.
You might look at using Hamachi between the two of you as per this ACT! Knowledge Base article - http://tinyurl.com/5mynyn