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Best way to handle solution for Field Engineers

Question asked by SimonGray on Jul 1, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 1, 2011 by philmodjunk


Best way to handle solution for Field Engineers


I have a customer who wants to have his field engineers filling in onsite service reports, getting a signature and then transmitting the information back to the office. 

He wants to use netbooks because of the cost and the amount of typing involved. The units will have an internet connection, but only through a 3G dongle so connection speed will be slow or unreliable.

If I use Filemaker Pro on the netbook, can the engineer type the information in 'off-line' and then sync it to the office machine (also running Filemaker Pro) when connected to the office network - or is Filemaker Server required for this?

How would you solve this sort of situation?