06-05-2012 08:28 AM
My business partner and I live in 2 different states but we both have Sage Act! Pro 2012 as 2 separate licenses. We try to keep our databases as up to date with each other as possible but are trying to find a way to be able to share 1 database since we both use the same accounts. How can we do this?
06-05-2012 09:13 AM
The best way would be to setup synchronization between the two systems. Here is a link for how to setup Hamachj so you can sync via the web.
06-05-2012 09:56 AM
It would not be real time but you could do a noon and evening sync to keep as up to date as possible. Because it only sync changes it shouldn't take very long each time.
06-05-2012 09:58 AM
We would prefer to be able to both be working in the database at the same time and have the database update on both ends each time we hit save. Is that a possibility?
06-05-2012 10:17 AM
Not really unless you went to ACT! or the WEB. The only real way for you to do that would be to use a hosting service for the database which would involve a monthly per user hosting charge. I've heard of peoplr trying to use a VPN for remote access to the database but the performance is very poor. Sync is still your best bet.
06-08-2012 02:57 PM
We are an ACT Hosting Provider (also a Quickbooks Hosting Provider) , we host ACT (the full desktop version - not ACT-web (lite). Everything is real time and works on any internet conected device.
07-26-2012 02:48 PM
I am a long time ACT user and been wanting to use it directly over the ‘net for some time, as opposed to using a master/slave DB and synchrnonization.
Your post suggests there is no problem using a VPN to access an ACT database from another computer over the internet, and this is what I also understand from the ACT KB article ID 14309 which says (shortened) : Can I Use ACT! With a VPN (Virtual Private Network) Connection?....
....ACT! is supported in the VPN environment. ACT! is designed to open a database and synchronize using a working VPN connection. This was not true in previous versions of ACT!.
Note: ACT! Technical Support will not assist with setting up your VPN. You must have a working VPN connection in order for it to work with ACT
I have my Hamachi set up and it is working. I am also using Teamviewer to access the accessing computer and transfer files.
I copied the PAD file from the host to the accessing computer, after modifying the “HOST=” entry to reflect the Hamachi host virtual IP address, and also putting in the server port number ie host="5.XXX.35.XX,52797". But when I try to open the pad file on the accessing computer I get the message “Failed to open a connection to the database”. Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong?