Professional Advantage

Company Data Archive


5 / 5
1 review


Average Ratings

1 Review

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,750.00/one-time
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Professional Advantage
  • www.profad.com
  • Founded 1989
  • United States

About Company Data Archive

Company Data Archive (CDA) provides an easy way to move historical information from your 'live' company to an 'archive' company. Archiving your data will reduce the size of your live company database and improve system performance while posting, running reports, performing file maintenance, and day-to-day use of Dynamics GP. -Faster Dynamics GP performance and upgrades -Reduces hardware costs -Eliminates clutter in inquires and reports -View your historical data in your archive company


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Company Data Archive Reviews


Company Data Archive is great!

Nov 15, 2011
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: CDA provides the only known solution to logically archive historical data out of GP. It's particularly useful for companies that have a large amount of data and who wish to keep their active databases down to a manageable size. It's easy to use, and the ability to pause some of the archive processing makes it easy to spread the activity over several days/weeks/months, depending on the size of your databases.

Cons: If you set up multiple archive companies, it can be a challenge to locate where exactly the archived data is stored. In our case, we set up archive companies by year (2006, 2007, etc) because our databases are so large we didn't think it would be efficient to move everything into a single archive company. However, since CDA archives records based on a set of conditions being true, things may not end up in the year of the original transaction - they could wind up in later years if the archive criteria isn't satisfied until a later time frame. This requires queries that use historical data to seach through all the archive companies in case the records were archived in a later year.

Another downside is that the archive process could conflict with other interfaces you might have with the GP database so it probably should be run off-hours - and it doesn't have scheduling abilities so it requires someone to monitor it either at night or on the weekend.

Overall: Overall, I would recommend CDA to those companies looking to remove inactive data from their production database(s). It's generally easy to use and does what it promises to do. Potential buyers should be aware, though, that it is very resource sensitive - if you have a large database without a very powerful server the archive process could extend to many weeks or months.