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Web vs client/server?

Tuned Listener
Posts: 43
Country: Denmark

Web vs client/server?

Could anyone outline the pro's and con's of using either a web based solution or a client/server solution?

 

Best regards, 

 

Andreas. 

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Country: USA

Re: Web vs client/server?

the web version is a "lighter version of ACT".  It requires several browser settings and a few office integration programs to be installed and configured.  IT is missing a few of the features of the desktop version.  Things to watch out for are automatic updates to your browser before that new broswer version is supported.

 

IT is fairly easy to install and can integrate with local installs of MS office with some configuration.  Does not have a way to do imports and some customization (reports and dashboards especially and database design prior to version 16 of ACT are not possible).

 

Client server works well if everyone is in the same place all the time.  IT does not perform especially well over a vpn and for a out of the office solution, it may be better to go with synchronization or a Citrix/Terminal services model.  Pros of Client /server are that everyone gets the full desktop version of ACT.

 

This is not an exhaustive list.  It really just depends on what situation best fits your needs. Your favorite act consultant can help with this.  I'm happy to talk people through this decision.

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Jon Klubnik| ActTrainer.com
(866)710 4228

ACT! Certified Consultant / ACT! Premier Trainer / ACT! Hosting Provider

Tuned Listener
Posts: 43
Country: Denmark

Re: Web vs client/server?

Thank you for the response. 

 

When having a web solution, will I be able to extract data from a SQL database? 

Or how is data stored when having this kind of solution? 

 

 

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Re: Web vs client/server?

there are no connections to the database backent via the web client, but you can make those connections from the server.

Test Drive Act! and Quickbooks over Citrix http://GoTryAct.com

Jon Klubnik| ActTrainer.com
(866)710 4228

ACT! Certified Consultant / ACT! Premier Trainer / ACT! Hosting Provider

Tuned Listener
Posts: 43
Country: Denmark

Re: Web vs client/server?

So I will be able to extract data directly from the main server via for instance microsoft access or a different database managment system?

 

 

Tuned Listener
Posts: 43
Country: Denmark

Re: Web vs client/server?

And how does the cloud thing actually work? Are you synchronizing to transfer data to the server, like if you have a client/server solution?