Easify Server Overview
Easify consists of basically two parts. The Easify Client (Easify Pro), and the Easify Server.
The Easify Client
The Easify Client is a Windows application that you use to manage your business. It allows you to view and edit records relating to all aspects of your business such as product list, customer records, orders, quotes, purchase orders, financial transactions etc...
The Easify Client handles all user interaction with Easify and provides you with a user interface to be able to manipulate and store your data. Your data is stored in a database in a central location, which is managed by the Easify Server.
The Easify Server
The Easify Server is an application which runs continuously on one of your PCs, and handles all of the communications between the Easify Client and the database where all of your data is stored.
The Easify Server also handles the scheduling of repeat orders and purchases, and also the scheduling of automatic database backups.
If you use the ECommerce features of Easify, the Easify Server also handles communications between your website and Easify ensuring that product inventory gets synced with your website, and that orders placed via your website are posted back to Easify.
Automatic Server Discovery
Easify Servers feature automatic discovery by Easify Clients. That is, when you have an Easify Server running on your network, Easify Clients will be able to find the server and connect to it automatically without you needing to manually configure the client.
Automatic server discovery also works via the internet for remote Easify Clients. If you have an Easify Server located at your premises, and you wish to connect to it from home, you can launch the Easify Client on your computer at home, and it will be able to automatically detect and connect to your Easify Server at work.
The Easify Server runs as a Windows Service on one of the computers on your network. As a result of this the Easify Server will automatically start when you boot your computer.
The Easify Database is accessed only via the Easify Server, and consists of a Microsoft SQL 2014 LocalDb database.
You can install multiple Easify Servers on the same computer, Easify Server fully supports parallel installations. Parallel installations can also be of different Easify Server versions in order to support multiple legacy installations.
Installing multiple Easify Servers allows you to run multiple companies in Easify. If you have multiple Easify Servers (Companies) the Easify Client software will allow you to choose which server (company) you wish to login to.