All CyberMatrix business software can be shared with multiple people on your company’s network. The Client/Server, Enterprise and Web editions of our software can also be accessed outside of your network via the Internet.
Sharing Data on Your Network
To share data on your network you enter your network IP address in the Network tab of the Options screen in the Client/Server and Enterprise editions of our software or the web browser URL of the Web editions of our software.
Finding Your Network IP Address
The easiest way to find your network IP address is through the Windows program called IPConfig. To start IPConfig, right click on your Start button and choose Open Windows Explorer. In the windows that pops up, type cmd in the navigation box that says Libraries. Press enter and a command line window will appear. Type IPConfig and press return. If you are on a wired connection look for a line like this: Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:. If you are connecting wirelessly, check for a line like this: Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:. Your IP address will be on the line that starts with: IPv4 Address. Usually it will start with 192.168.
Sharing Data Over the Internet
To share data over the Internet you enter your Internet IP address in the Network tab of the Options screen in the Client/Server and Enterprise editions of our software or the web browser URL of the Web editions of our software.
Finding Your Internet IP Address
Finding your Internet IP address can be a bit harder. Often it is not listed in the IPConfig output. If that’s the case you can easily find it by typing the text “what is my ip” in your web browser.
Static Vs Dynamic IP Addresses
A final note on the importance of the type of IP addresses your network or Internet connection uses. The best type of IP address to use with our software is called a static IP address. The benefit of a static IP address is that it never changes. Dynamic IP address on the other hand will change. When your IP address changes you will have to find the new address and enter it in the software again.
Using a DNS Service
If you have a dynamic IP address the simplest way to get a static IP address is to use a DNS service like no-ip,com.
Another option to try is to enter the server’s name instead of it’s IP address.
One great thing about CyberMatrix software are the many different editions available. Small offices like the simplicity and affordability the Standard editions provide. Larger offices like the performance and remote access capabilities of the Client/Server and Enterprise editions. Highly mobile offices with varied devices like the Web editions for the platform independance.
One great feature about our editions is that many editions can be used together. The only exception are the Enterprise editions. Currently only Timesheets has both an Enterprise desktop and web edition that can share the same data. All other software including Meeting Manager, Pro Schedule, Timesheets and Project Clock can share data amongst the Standard, Client/Server and Web editions.
Sharing data between the Timesheets Enterprise desktop and web editions couldn’t be simpler. You simply use the exact same database connection parameters when installing both editions.
For all other software the key is to use the exact same data folder. Our software helps with this by first looking for special folders. For the Standard and Web editions, the software first looks for a folder called Data inside the folder the software is running from. For the Client/Server software (except Timesheets) the server program looks for the data files first inside the folder it is running from. So the simplest way to install all three editions to all use the same data is to first install the Web edition. For example, we’ll install Pro Schedule Web to G:\ProSchedule. This will create a data folder in G:\ProSchedule\Data. We install the Client/Server server software into G:\ProSchedule\Data. Then we run the Client Only install of Pro Schedule Standard and point to the data folder in G:\ProSchedule\Data. Voila. All three editions accessing the exact same data.
For the Timesheets Client/Server and Timesheets Web software, the server accesses the data from the public CyberMatrix\Timesheets folder i.e. C:\Users\Public\Documents\CyberMatrix\Timesheets. So to share data with Timesheets Standard and either the CLient/Server or Web editions you should install these first then share the data folder. In Timesheets Standard install the software and when it asks for the data folder location give the UNC path as explained in the article Moving From a Single Install to a Multi Install.