We are still in the decision making process about changing from Goldmine (has priced itself out of our universe) to Act!. We are a virtual office working from 4 home office sites 3 in the local Hampton Roads, VA area and 1 in Toronto Canada. Wtih Goldmine we send Sync sets back and forth by email (Goldmine compresses them). I understand we can synchronize with Act and I have read and reread the Knowledgebase information but I simply don't understand. I assume that the remote computers send a sync set back to the parent and then the parent must send a "backup" or new database out to each of the remotes so that everyone has the same information. Is that correct?
Secondly, I assume that the best facility for us would be to subscribe to an FTP server (I guess this will cost about $125 a year or so) to send these large files back and forth. Is that the best course?
Is anyone else working with with non-networked computers and synchronizing without difficulty? We need all staff to have the same information, including emails that other staff members have sent.
Dear Cynthia, We had the same problem--working with four other "remote" recruiters on stand alone computers. To sync, we copy the synced database onto a CD and import from the CD at the remote location. That has worked fine, but is a little cumbersome. We only sync about once a quarter, so it is not too bad. Bob Bandholz 864.877.1874