License Options

If you are thinking about having multiple installations of PAM and would like to know what the differences are between a standard site licensePAM SaaSNetworking and MultiClient (add on module)… please read on. Also, discover what is considered to be a Site License

 Standard Site License:

This option is ideal for the operator that would like just the one data entry point, but does like to use a laptop from time to time.
The standard site license is used on multiple computers via the Backup and Restore system to transfer the data from one computer to the other. The trick with this option is to remember that every time you restore Pam data to a computer, the existing data on that computer is overwritten.

Eg: You start off in the morning and wish to take your lap top with you during the day… you do a backup to floppy from the desktop computer in your office and restore the data to the laptop (remember that this will overwrite the data on the laptop). Your day continues, you may, or may not do any data entry into PAM, but if you do, you can do a backup to floppy from the laptop computer and restore it to the desktop computer (this will overwrite the data on the desktop computer). The desktop computer will then have the full dataset, including any of the data that was entered during the day into the laptop.

 PAM SaaS:

Software as a service (SaaS) is a software application delivery model where a software vendor develops a web-native software application (PAM) and hosts and operates the application for use by its customers over the Internet from any location. Customers do not pay for owning the software license itself but rather for using it.
The fee for the PAM QA & Mapping SaaS is an annual fee on a per User basis and is payable yearly in advance.
Included in this fee is 
• Current versions of the software automatically
• Facsimile technical support on Fairport Technologies software
• FREE Telephone technical support on Fairport software
• FREE eMail technical support on Fairport software 
• Secure Backup Service

 Network Installation License:

This option is suited to the office environment where there is a physical computer network for PAM to work over. During the installation you simply nominate the current computer to be the Server or the Workstation. This option has all of the associated computers running PAM off of the same database, so that the data is 'live' to all of the computers on the network. You will be able to see changes from other machines as they happen. The backup of data need only be done once, as there is just the one database.

 PAM MultiClient (Add on module):

The PAM MultiClient version enables you to add, delete, modify and switch between separate client datasets. The MultiClient feature also allows you to create seasonal plans or "Paddock Budgets" and Paddock Recommendations for your clients. You can import PAM datasets from your clients (if they are also running PAM) to view or to modify their data, enter plans, recommendations or paddock budgets then export back to their computer.

To save some confusion that occurs occasionally regarding the MultiClient feature in PAM. The MultiClient feature of PAM is not a site license, it simply allows your PAM software to manage more than one dataset. You can add, delete, modify and switch between separate datasets on the same computer. The MultiClient feature also allows you to import other PAM users' datasets to view or to modify and export back to the original users computer, which is ideal for the consultant. 

A common question asked is: 'What is the difference between MultiClient and MultiFarm ?'

The difference is that the MultiClient Feature actually swaps between separate and removed datasets that reside on your computer, where the MultiFarm feature of PAM allows you to add additional farms to the one dataset. Having the farms on the one dataset allows you to analyse the data between farms on the same report... such comparative analysis can not be carried out within PAM if the datasets are 'Clients' within PAM using the MultiClient feature, as they are separate datasets and cannot be opened simultaneously within PAM. To analyse the datasets that exist as 'Clients' on your computer you can use a free utility called CA Data Dump provided by Fairport that will export information about the selected crops' cost and income details to a CVS (Comma Value Separated) file. The information can then be opened as an Excel spread sheet and analysis done 'manually'.

 Site License Definition:

To be deemed a site license, the installation must be using the same dataset as the initial registration (through backup, SaaS or network) and the trading name must be the same as the initial registration. 

An installation that does not fit the Site License definition will be deemed a new installation and the purchase of a full product install will apply.

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