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  • sotocreations

    Member
    March 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    We just got Alldata manage after using motoshop and can already see it’s going to be good for us. Watch the YouTube videos if you get a chance about alldata manage, they explain a lot. And for a side note don’t bother with motoshop it’s not good at all.

  • thetrustedmechanic

    Member
    March 29, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Be careful with anything “in the cloud.”

    Many court cases have decided that they who own the server, own the data.

    What that means is all of your customer information and archives that you have online, you don’t own it. The owner of the server owns it and only “licenses” to you access. What if you decide a year from now or 2 years from now to switch? All that data is gone, inaccessible. Regardless of what the service provider says, they can deny you access at anytime for any or no reason.

    Also any large aggregator of data like that is far more likely to get hacked than your shop’s computer system will be.

    For all of those reasons and many more, if it’s not “local” don’t use it.

    Alldata Manage on DVD, any database you have will be accessible as long as you have an install DVD and the database backed up. Even 15 years after you stop your subscription to their service. Anything online, you stop your subscription and you lose all access to what should be YOUR DATA. But because of the ownership (it’s all there in your EULA that nobody reads) of the data on “the cloud” when you stop your subscription, you stop your access to your data. That is part of why so much is going to subscription, cloud based programming.

  • Dan Goninen

    Member
    March 29, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks for info!Looked at so many it gets confusing after awhile.

  • garymm

    Member
    March 30, 2017 at 8:22 am

    The PC (DVD) based Manage will not be supported much longer by Alldata. The only available POS will be on-line from Alldata. We’ve used Manage Elite for 10 years. We’re looking at options now.