MirrorSync 2 now available! Featuring faster syncs, server to server, and much more!

Discussion created by sarahkmul on Dec 11, 2013

MirrorSync 2 now available! Featuring faster syncs, server to server, and much more!


360Works is proud to announce the release of MirrorSync 2! MirrorSync 1.5 was selected as the FileMaker Solution of the Year for 2013, and gave everyday FileMaker users the power to synchronize their FileMaker Server files with FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go. MirrorSync 2 takes syncing to a new level with support for server-to-server synchronization, separate mobile files, field-level conflict resolution, multiple simultaneous device sync, and much more. With these new features, you’ve got the power to take your data with you anywhere, and at our new price points, it doesn’t make any sense not to.



Server-to-server sync

Now, keep all of your databases in sync, even if they aren’t in FileMaker! Avoid slow ESS shadow tables, complex nightly FTP batch scripts, or finicky ODBC drivers, and instead work with a speedy local database requiring no additional setup for the end user. Sync with any combination of two: MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, generic JDBC database, and FileMaker Server. FileMaker Server to FileMaker Server even supports container data!



Configuration is still a snap, as our signature guided process provides a drag and drop interface for mapping fields between disparate databases. Syncs can be triggered manually, or set to run on a schedule you specify. Conflicts are automatically merged at a field level, but if a field is modified in both databases, you can select pre-defined rule sets to determine which is the winner, or be notified by email when this occurs.



Mobile device syncing

MirrorSync 2 gives you complete control over the mobile sync process. You decide whether to distribute an exact copy of your server-hosted file, or design a separate file optimized for mobile devices and use MirrorSync’s simple drag and drop field mapping to match everything up. We’ve also provided detailed customization options for you to add your own record-filtering and editing logic before records are searched, updated, added, or deleted to provide you with total control.



All new conflict resolution

New conflict resolution will automatically merge users’ changes to separate fields in the same record. If there is still conflicting data, we’ve provided an all new interface to pick and choose whose information is correct, or change the information right from the conflict screen. In addition, developers can specify during configuration whether end users should resolve conflicts themselves, only by administrators, or automatically based on rule sets.



Greatly improved performance

Syncing is now lightning fast overall. Some operations, like writing changes to FileMaker Server, are 20 times faster than MirrorSync 1.5. Our testing shows write speeds of 160 records per second for FileMaker server-to-server syncs, and even faster than that for SQL databases. For large record sets, deletion scanning is potentially hundreds of times faster. We’ve tightened up the container syncs, the deletion scans, and much more to provide the fastest and best sync experience for your users. Offline file distribution couldn’t be easier: The re-written download link feature of MirrorSync lets you email your users a simple URL that downloads a highly compressed version of the database, even on iOS.



MirrorSync 2 also features...



Multiple devices syncing at the same time

True multithreaded synchronizations means that MirrorSync 2 lets multiple devices sync to the same server simultaneously. You can now support hundreds of users with offline devices.



Configure sync directions and options on a per table basis

MirrorSync 2 offers customization options on a per table basis. Sync bidirectional, one way server-to-client or client-to-server based on what table the data is in.



Better support for user-visible serial numbers

User-visible serial numbers, such as job numbers, invoice numbers, and P.O. numbers have always presented a challenge in offline synchronized solutions. MirrorSync 2 makes this extremely simple by adding a ‘write-back’ feature, which will store the serial number generated on the server back to the offline file when it is synced.



Even better setup process.

MirrorSync 1.5 had a very easy integration process, and MirrorSync 2 makes it even better. Smarter detection of primary keys and modification timestamps, automatic foreign key detection, simpler layout creation, and automatic schema generation for SQL databases make it a snap to get MirrorSync integrated into your solution.



Pricing? How does “free” sound?

We thought you’d like that. MirrorSync 2 is FREE for syncing a single FileMaker Pro or Go device with FileMaker Server. If you have a remote employee who needs fast access on their laptop, or if the boss wants instant access to the company sales reports on his iPad, you’ll pay nothing to use MirrorSync. Additional mobile device licenses range from $50-$95 depending on quantity, and server-to-server syncs cost between $500 and $1,600 depending on what type of database servers you’re syncing. By popular request, we’ve also added an unlimited device licensing option for a flat $4,000.



MirrorSync 2 is included with the 360Works Portfolio Bundle, which means that current subscribers will receive an additional 10 devices (a $600 value) in addition to the free device license. Upgrade pricing from version 1 is also available.



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