Product Family: Act!
Product: Act! Pro, Act! Premium
Version: 2005 and later
Using a Publisher – Subscriber relationship, remote database synchronization allows you to turn your main database into a Publisher database by creating one or more special copies of the main database, called remote databases. A remote database (also known as a Subscriber database) contains information about how to connect to the main database and once restored to a user’s workstation, is used to synchronize changes made in the main database back to the remote database and vice versa. These synchronizations are initiated from the workstation where the remote database files reside. Synchronization can be performed manually or on a schedule, and can be done either across the network or across an Internet connection (depending on version of Act!.). Remote synchronization is ideal for any users who need to access the data from outside their main database’s network, or from an area with no access to internet. Users simply go out into the field, make changes as necessary, and once they are able to establish a connection to the server again, they can synchronize any changes that were made.
For information about the different types of remote synchronization and how to configure it, refer to the following knowledgebase article:
How do I set up remote database synchronization in Act!?