Back up Your Business with Standalone LAN
Standalone LAN by Windward Software is an innovative product that provides business owners peace of mind in the event of a catastrophic system failure. If your business server computer goes down, our fail safe technology will allow you to conduct business, take payments from customers and update your inventory counts.
A Worry-free Way to Operate
Before using Standalone LAN by Windward Software, business owners had legitimate concerns that they would lose money by not being able to sell to their customers if they suffered a major computer server crash. They were fearful that they would have to waste untold data entry time after resorting to hand-written invoices. And they were scared that their inventory would be lost or messed up by data entry errors while rekeying these invoices.
- Conduct business even when server computer fails
- Eliminate downtime when servicing network servers
- Ideal for remote sales events
- Synchronize datasets to update information
- Standalone LAN reset after synchronizing
Standalone LAN Capabilities
In terms of using Standalone, a workstation operating in Standalone LAN mode can:
- Create invoices
- Update customer information
- Take payments
Any other transactions performed on a Standalone LAN dataset are not synchronized back to the main dataset. After synchronizing changes to the main dataset, the Standalone LAN dataset is reset and all payments and invoices are cleared. Thus, to keep the Standalone LAN dataset up-to-date, it is periodically automatically synchronized with the main dataset based on the Standalone LAN manager's settings.
Setting up Standalone LAN Manager
The Standalone LAN manager mode is an extra option that you can purchase. Your license must include Standalone LAN mode support before you can use this feature with your ERP software. Once licensed, you simply download a set of files that includes the application, after which you can enable the feature in the Setup Wizard and view related reports.
Using Standalone LAN in Everyday Business
Not only is Standalone a great solution for emergency situations, it can also be used in your every day business. Use our ERP software to manage business duties at:
- Tradeshow and exhibitions
- Mobile locations from service/delivery trucks
Salespeople can make sales and modify limited information on workstations in Standalone LAN mode, when the main dataset is not available. It can be even be used by outside salespeople with laptop computers to enter orders on the go using our ERP software. This would be done using the Standalone LAN manager application to synchronize the company's main dataset with a partial Standalone LAN dataset on the workstation before they leave and after they return.
You can also use the Standalone application to synchronize the company's main dataset with a partial Standalone LAN dataset on a workstation’s local hard drive. This allows you to continue creating invoices on a workstation in the event that the main dataset becomes unavailable, or when you need to leave the office but may need to place orders or record customer information.
When the main dataset becomes available again, or when you return to the office, you use the Standalone LAN manager application to synchronize with the main dataset again so invoices and changes made to the customer information in the Standalone LAN dataset can be recorded in the main dataset.