simply server install

Sage 50 Accounting - Canadian Edition

Sage 50 Accounting - Canadian Edition
Solutions are just a click away as you share, learn and network with other small business owners, bookkeepers, and accountants. Sage 50 Accounting support specialists and knowledgeable fellow users are ready to help!

simply server install

  • Hello all;

    I am attempting to create an sbs2008 server for the almost express use of remote access to Simply Accounting. The main use will be by an accountant and  book keeper, each located at separate remote locations, that need to access the data.  What is the best practice method to access the data? VPN, RWW? The users will never be in the same location as the server and only need to access remotely. I would assume that only the data needs to reside on the server and that there is no point in having them run simply on the server. Any ideas and help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • Cartman

    Hello all;

    I am attempting to create an sbs2008 server for the almost express use of remote access to Simply Accounting. The main use will be by an accountant and  book keeper, each located at separate remote locations, that need to access the data.  What is the best practice method to access the data? VPN, RWW? The users will never be in the same location as the server and only need to access remotely. I would assume that only the data needs to reside on the server and that there is no point in having them run simply on the server. Any ideas and help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

     

     Hi,

    Simply is client-server, so it might be possible to run it by VPN.  I wouldn't!  the connection between the Simply software seems fragile when the data never leaves my laptop, mildly flaky when it's across the network, and downright unreliable on wireless.  That's within an office.

    The Simply Accounting Connectory <--> MySQL transfers a lot of data, and there are a lot of requests.  Add in VPN latency and even with a 'fat pipe' it'll be hopelessly slow. 

    I'd recommend RWW.  We use it here as well as Terminal Server, running SA 2010 Enterprise.  The consultant moved the data to the same Terminal Server and we saw a further speed increase.  VPN or Internet connection may drop, but the user can usually log back into the same connection and not lose any work.

    I hope that helps,

    Randy Wester

     

  •  Thanks for the help. I have struck VPN off the possible list of solutions as I have heard too many complaints about it being slow despite having lots of internet speed.

  • The reason it won't work is not bandwidth, it's latency

    As an analogy:

    I'm shopping for a book, I read an excerpt online, decide to buy it, and order it as an EPUB. I can load it in my Kobo and read it almost right away.  This is like the latency of a local server.  Bandwidth is not an issue, the size of the book is tiny.  If I was on dial-up it would take only a few minutes longer than a fiber connection. 

    If I mailed away for a sample, waited for it to arrive by post, then mailed back an order form, and waited for the book to arrive, this would be like the latency of the internet.   No matter how wide the bandwidth (or the road, in this analogy) it takes ages by comparison to complete the transaction.  Whether I buy 1 book or a thousand, it takes weeks.

    A VPN will work great, so long as you use terminal server / citrix.  Canned solutions like gotomypc logmein, etc. are cheap, and can be set up in minutes.