Mandatory Upgrade to Client/Server
How will the mandatory Client/Server upgrade benefit YOU?
FundRaiser will be FASTER.
In the Client/Server version, FundRaiser will still be installed locally, on your machine. What's different is the way you see and access your data from your workstations.
When a user runs the program, it does not open the files directly, as it does in the Multi-User platform. Instead, the server opens the files on behalf of the client (the user at the workstation) and provides whatever data from the files that they need. When the user makes changes, their program sends those changes back to the server, which inserts it into the data files for them. This results in significantly less network traffic, and substanstial speed differences.
FundRaiser will be MORE SECURE.
Because the workstation is not actually running the entire program over your network, as it does with Multi-User, the Client/Server version results in significant risk reduction in terms of data corruption. Should you experience a server crash or power failure, for example, it has built-in failsafes that will automatically restore the data back to the last complete transaction. This is not true of the Multi-User version.
Additionally, added security measures can be taken on the server to protect the data against intrusion or theft.
FundRaiser can have automatic ONLINE DONATIONS.
With the Client/Server license, you can use our Donor Portal
to receive and record online donations automatically!
The Donor Portal also gives your donors the option of creating an account so they can log-in in the future and donate again, see past giving history, print receipts, reports, etc. And, coming soon, they will also be able to set up and manage recurring donations!
FundRaiser can be accessed REMOTELY.
If you would like to be able to log-in to FundRaiser from home or while you're traveling, you'll need the Client/Server license. With Client/Server, you will be able to use a remote desktop service and a Virtual Private Network to access FundRaiser from anywhere.
Want some more technical stuff? Check out this Client/Server White Paper
System requirements are the same as with FundRaiser
except for additional 50 MB of Hard Drive space for the Advantage server program