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MI70-MAM30 - more users for mobile device or user groups ?

We are evaluating a MI70-MAM30 scenario.

As we foresee many hundreds on end users we are evaluating a strategy to reduce the number of the mobile devices, or to reduce the number of end-users.

1) In order to reduce the number of the mobile devices we are thinking to allows to more end-users to use the same MI client.

Do you know if there is a limit for the MI Client for the number of

users allowed to logon on it ? Any of these users will create own

proper user-Id.

We did it in the past with MI25-MAM25 for two or three end users sharing the same mobile device, but in this case they will be more and more. We do not if there is a limit.

2) In order to reduce the number of the end-users we are thinking to group them into groups or something like that.

But we expect some problem in this case as if the users A and B belong to the same group in theory they will be able to download the same data on different mobile devices; but if the data have been already downloaded for a user A, user B probabily will not found anything to download if it syncronize later of A.....

We never did it on older releases.

On the HelpOnline is not explained in detail the limit of the

multiusers mobile device usage, nor if it's possible to group the end users in some way from the syncronizazion point of view.

Any advise ?

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    May 28, 2008 at 09:53 PM

    Hi,

    I guess withyour idea number 1 you will run into an issue. MAM does not support several users on the same machine. See PAM for MAM and MAM Master Guide for this. MAM needs a dedicated installation per user. So the only idea would be to work with the same logon user on all devices. But this will cause other issues on the backend and sync process!

    The problem is: as long as these users share the same PC it might be not an issue. If they use the same PDA yu will run into the following problem: MAM handles a complete persistence per user. Even if the same data is available for another user on this device already, it will download the data agin for this user. On PDA this will cause a problem cause data is limited. On PC it might be ok - even iti not recommended by SAP.

    Your second issue is not really an issue. I had a client once who was forced by the union to have all users on the same user ID. It was a mess to maintain this for the admin, but it was not a problem to get the data down 5 times on different devices. It was an issue with a setting of MI, that hanndles the actual installation for a certain user - but this did not effect us as we where using MAM.

    But why do you want to reduce the number of devices? Are you using Laptop or is it a special device (EX for example) and so it is extremely expensive?

    Hope that helps a little.

    Regards,

    Oliver

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi,

      well, the intention of the button is, that any data on the client is not corret and to get ALL data agin from backend. So I guess there will be no button for "Only delete all data fro this user" even in any new version of MI. Sorry for that.

      Regards,

      Oliver