Intro & Config.:
We (Team Brain Admin and Project Editor/Reviewer1) are both using PB 220.127.116.11 and JRE 6 v21 on both machines except that I (Team Brain Admin) are using XP Pro 32-bit and he is using Win7 Home 64-bit..
Admin WebBrain user name is RMCLLC - Admin of the TeamBrain
Admin resides in Phoenix, AZ
Project Reveiwer1 WebBrain user name is RMCLLC_PR1, Editor and Reviewer1
PR1 resides in Colorado Springs, CO
Project Reviewer2 WebBrain user name is RMCLLC_PR2, Project Reviewer2
PR2 resides in Davenport, FL
Project Reviewer3 WebBrain user name is RMCLLC_PR3, Project Reviewer3
PR3 resides in Columbus, OH
Both Admin and PR1 have registered copies of PB 6 Pro and have active WebBrain premiere annual subscriptions. PR2 and PR3 will remain reviewers ONLY, they will not be using PB software or buy an active WebBrain subscription for this project.
This is the way we requested this configuration from Tracy for a Project Manager and Systems Analyst to collaborate with stakeholders and project reviewers PR2 and PR3. All TeamBrains will be PRIVATE and require a Login and Password to Edit(with WebBrain Subscription) or review(No WebBrain Subscription).
1. Our Goal is to:
a. Perform a Structured Systems Analysis and Design (SSAD) for gathering all of the customers requirements, forms, processes into one WebBrain to build the software proposal and systems solution(s).
b. Perform the project management in another WebBrain in conjunction with MPMM Pro and the project WBS etc... in another piece of software because PB/WebBrain doesn't lend itself to full integration into Outlook for tasks update status, work flow etc..
c. Allow the customer to enter their data into PB and WebBrain straw man plexes due to an ongoing construction project and daily ongoing Fleet Management Operations while simultaneously integrating a newly acquired fleet of vehicles and equipment into a much larger existing fleet.
2. Why bother with PB and WebBrain? PB is already SQL driven and has a very intuitive visual data display and the learning curve is minimal for navigation etc...for un-trained user.
a. Our customer has looked at other Fleet Management Software (FMS) and has opted to conduct a full SSAD before making a large investment due to accounting software and platforms along with other considerations and the lack of time and resources coupled witha lack of IT expertise in various other automation fields etc..
b. According to the customer most FMS software doesn't work the way that they do and past experience has proven that customization and support is expensive for something that doesn't always work the way you want to the first time around.
c. They are a U.S. corporation with global contracts and they want to modernize their existing shop and field operations with a system that will provide a web centric app. and provides real time data replication on-demand such as features now found in WebBrain and PB 6.x which resemble Microsoft's replication services.
d. This consultant is very familiar with PB since about Oct 2008 and has settled on this technology to perform 1a.-c. above.
e. We also intend to collaborate/inquire with the PB experts on how we can use the SDK to build simple INPUT screens and MINI-FORMS to interface with existing fleet data in WebBrain and extend that data to provide field services for Fleet Maintenance Management in the field and remote locations via WebBrain and Smart Phones (i.e. Droids, I-Phones, Touch Pads, Ruggedized GPRS cell phones, etc....)
Anomalies observed read:
RMCLLC - Part 2 Anomalies - PB6 Pro and WebBrain
I'll finish this write up and submit it today - standby