Web vs Windows
So what am I giving up by using a subscriber or web based database versus using the main host database?
The following is a breakdown of the differences between the main “host” database, “web” database, and a remote “subscriber” database for ACT! Premium 2013 or later. These distinctions will help users determine the deployment strategy most suitable for their team.
The “Host” database resides on your server, and can only be accessed directly with the ACT windows client by Keystroke authorized personnel. The “Web” database is the thin client means to access the host database with a browser, tablet, or smartphone. A “Remote” database, often called a “subscriber” database, is created from the host database and is designed to be deployed locally on customers computers for use with the ACT windows software. These databases synchronize with the host database to send and receive updates, but have certain limitations to the changes you can make to them – as illustrated in the chart below.
|Add, edit, or delete database fields||Yes||Yes*||No|
|Add, delete, enable, or disable users||Yes||Yes**||No|
|Create and manage custom activity types and priorities||Yes||No||No|
|Create and manage sales processes and stages||Yes||No||No|
|Create and re-create remote databases||Yes||No||No|
|Define a password policy||Yes||Yes||No|
|Install remote databases||No||No||Yes|
|Set a synchronization schedule||No||No||Yes|
|Set up automated synchronization using ACT! Scheduler||No||No||Yes|
|Unpack and restore remote databases||No||No||Yes|
* Act! v16 or newer, ** Act! 2012 or newer
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