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BBest on more than one pc?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:40 pm
by Clarry
I, like so many others have more than one PC/Laptop for work and I was wondering about buying BBest.

My questions are:

If I install it on my workshop PC can I install on my Laptop also?

If I can, then does it run separately, do I have to manually set it up on the laptop to mirror the PC in my workshop.

I use the laptop when going to see clients etc, I know it doesn't create a database etc but I was thinking more about setting price markups, supplier price changes and the like.

Do I have to do it twice?

Many thanks
Ric

Re: BBest on more than one pc?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:29 pm
by JohnMcafee
Yes, you can have copies of BBEst on as many additional computers as you like - no extra charge.

Unlike EstLite, BBEst is strictly stand alone and can not share common data over a network, so it is up to you to manually synchronise the various mark-ups and settings when running two or more copies of the program.

If you happen to be running XP on all computers, it's just a matter of configuring the software on one machine and copying the BBEst folder to your other XP computers.

It is a bit more complicated on the later versions of Windows, so unless you are a more advanced computer user it's probably safest to clone the second copy by entering the various initial settings manually. That said, after the initial configuration, it is easy to keep moulding prices in sync by regularly downloading the current suppliers' prices on each computer.

Re: BBest on more than one pc?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:20 pm
by Clarry
Thanks John,

That is pretty much what I expected. I'm running windows 7 on both.

Will it work with a Mac? I was thinking of treating myself in the summer to a nice shiney air book :D

cheers
Ric

Re: BBest on more than one pc?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:04 pm
by JohnMcafee
Windows only, Ric.