Deployment

Is SDS4 Distribution Web Based

SDS4 Distribution is available as a 32bit or 64bit Desktop application.
It may be installed on to your Desktop, Server, Cloud Service Provider as a Remote App, Virtual Machine, or Hyper V

Extensions like the Vendor and Client Self Service Portals are available in ASP.net MVC 5

If you are looking for a system that runs in your browser.
SDS4 does indeed have a version that runs on Chrome Firefox Edge Safari and Opera

How many users can I have on SDS4

There are no know user limitations. Our largest client is currently running 250+ without any issues.
Please contact us for a custom licensing plan that will meet your companies needs.

What database can I use with SDS4

SDS4 Distribution Software has been tested with and is compatible with the following:

• SQL Express 2008R2-2014 32/64bit
• MS SQL 2008R2-2014 32bit
• MS SQL 2008R2-2014 64bit (recommended)
Selections above include all Developer Standard and Enterprise Versions

* Database storage limitations are governed by Express Versions. Full versions have unlimited storage

Does it cost me to upgrade or update

SDS4 updates are FREE for 1 year after your purchase

Continued updates and support are included in your yearly license and maintenance renewal You can easily update your SDS4 Distribution Software from the help menu by clicking check for updates and completing the web update wizard.

How much data can I store in SDS4

Depending on what database you use with SDS4 you can store the following…

  • MS SQL EXPRESS 2008-2016 – 10Gb
  • MS SQL 2008R2-2017 – Unlimited

Licensing

Are there renewal charges for SDS4

Yes but they are minimal depending on which product, or extension you are referring to.
Generally license/maintenance/updates/support renewal bundles are generously priced at about $100/user That’s less than a cup of coffee per day for a lifetime of updates and support.

Can I purchase another companies database or SDS4 license if they go out of business?

No, Licenses are NON TRANSFERABLE between companies. If you wish to purchase the defunct companies data you are required to purchase your own SDS license and we will assist with migrating the data for you into your legally purchased copy. Otherwise you may simply request that they export the desired data to excel or csv

Can I sell my database if I go out of business

No the database structure, constraints, and stored procedures are all unique and covered under SDS copyright and terms and conditions agreement If you wish to sell your old data to another company you may export the desired data to excel or csv only. You may also ask the purchasing company to purchase their own SDS License and request data migration assistance

Can I purchase a copy of the source code

The source code is not for sale

Does it cost me to upgrade or update

SDS4 updates are FREE for 1 year after your purchase regardless of how many updates or features we add during that period. Continued updates and support are included in your yearly license and maintenance renewal

If you are currently a SDS2 or SDS3 user and would like to upgrade to SDS4 please contact support

Services

Do you provide Free Onsite or Live Training

No. Training is not included in the purchase price of SDS4. Your employees may take advantage of free online resources that include How To’s located in our Knowledgebase or Videos located on our YouTube Channel.
Premium Online Courses and Certifications are available for purchase at our Online University located at SDS4EDU

Do you provide Free Onsite or Live Training

No. Training is not included in the purchase price of SDS4. Your employees may take advantage of free online resources that include How To’s located in our Knowledgebase or Videos located on our YouTube Channel.
Premium Online Courses and Certifications are available for purchase at our Online University located at SDS4EDU

Can I connect my existing website to SDS4

Only if your website is capable of connecting remotely to Microsoft SQL Server and your network is configured properly.

SDS also offers a web service portal product for even quicker and easier web connections to your software

Can I pay you to connect my existing website to SDS4

Not unless it is WordPress 4.9 or greater. You must install WooCommerce and purchase the WooCommerce Connector Plugin in addition to any additional labor required to to configure your existing webserver. Performance is not guaranteed but we are experts on everything web and IOT.

For best results we recommend starting with a fresh site designed and deployed by us.

Will you build me a new website

Yes, but we do not negotiate or haggle pricing. We used to tell clients “It won’t be cheap”. We have recently found that our web development prices are usually around half of what you would pay a dedicated web designer/firm. We have also observed that the design quality and performance far exceed what is being sold for 200-400% more on the open market.

Do you offer customization services for SDS4

Yes. Community Rates start at $75 per hour. Private Plugins start at $150 per hour.
Note: We reserve the right to decline any project that may hurt the performance of SDS or infringes on the copyright protection of another application.