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Topic:   Cost of ReadOnly licences?

By: GuestPosted on: Apr 3 2018 at 08:34:39 AM
I posted a comment in another topic but think it would be better to start a new topic.

I've already got 5 users in the office but somebody suggested putting some displays out on the assembly lines to show assembly instructions and keypoint information. 10 displays would be good. I don't have 10 people but they'd move around and wouldn't want to move the displays.

Any way around not having to buy so many licences?

By: SupportPosted on: Apr 3 2018 at 12:12:45 PM
I know the other topic you're you're referring to. It was talking about the 'Links' feature within MiniMRP which allows you to link an assembly to other documents (In your case build instructions etc.)

If your additional 10 users do not need to edit anything - they're just viewing - then you can install the trial version of MiniMRP on those 10 machines and just allow the trial to expire.

When the trial period expires the software continues working in ReadOnly mode. So your 10 additional users can continue accessing (viewing) your database and linked documents forever at zero cost.

By: Ian T.Posted on: Dec 17 2019 at 10:11:03 AM
1. Is this ReadOnly mode option described above still applicable in V5?

2. If we have a ReadOnly user who may not be fluent with the software, can I be confident they will not 'break' the system, and/or corrupt the backup, for example by not observing rules for signing out during backups by the system administrator.

By: GuestPosted on: Dec 18 2019 at 08:47:19 AM
As far as I know the v5 trial continues to work in ReadOnly mode once the trial has expired.

I'm not 100% sure what you mean when you say "Observing rules for signing out". Do you mean that if one of your readonly users simply walks away from the computer leaving the software on the display and then an admin user at a different workstations does a backup. You're concerned that that will corrupt the database? No. It won't.

MiniMRP runs "disconnected" from the actual data file. When a user clicks a button or does something the software quickly connects, completes the action requested by the user and then immediately disconnects. So a user who has smply walked away has, in effect, disconnected. Just the data remains on the screen till somebody comes back to the screen and clicks something.

I'm sure the support guys could explain it better than that but I hope you get what I mean.

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