What are they?
Concurrent Users refers to the number of users, or workstations,
that are actually in use at any given point of time within
your organization, rather than the total workstation population.
does this mean to me ?
Stamina Software solutions, and the underlying relational
database products, are licensed on a per concurrent
user basis, rather than the more traditional per workstation
approach. This means that you can rightsize your software
solution to more closely match your real requirements,
which in turn can translate into significant reductions
in licence fees and ongoing costs.
user in this context is a workstation that is actually
logged on to the stamina software system, and capable
of performing work.
order to benefit from this approach you need to more
closely examine the operational requirements of your
organization, looking at the patterns of workstation
example, if you have a sales department staff of 6,
and everyone has a workstation on their desk, BUT there
are never more than 2 sales staff in the office at any
time then 2 concurrent users would be sufficient to
fully service this area.
is possible to increase your concurrent user count within
24 hours, so we recommend that people initially install
their stamina software system with far fewer users than
they may intuitively believe are necessary, and expand
your user count in increments of 1 user as practical
resultant savings can be spectacular ! For example,
after gaining an appreciation of this concept one client
(well, actually a prospect at the time) with a 50+ workstation
system believed they would need a system capable of
supporting 25 concurrent users. We convinced them to
install a minimal 6 user system when the system was
being installed, and to increase the user count as required
as more areas came on-line during the implementation
could appreciate their surprise when they discovered
that a system supporting just 10 concurrent users was
capable of servicing their needs
should also be emphasized that you are not price disadvantaged
by gradually increasing your user count to X users rather
than making a single purchasing decision to acquire
an X user system - your total investment is constant,
regardless of how you arrive at an X user system.
does it work ?
Your Stamina Software, and the underlying database,
is licensed for a certain number of concurrent users.
When an attempt is made to log on to the system a check
is made to see if this limit has been reached. If the
current user limit has not been exceeded then an internal
user counter is incremented, and the person is given
access to the system. If the user limit has already
been reached then the user is informed that the limit
has been reached an they should try again later (when
someone else has logged off the system).