It is useful to divide replication into two broad categories: replicating data in a server to server environment and replicating data between a server and clients. This section of the documentation describes scenarios that involve replicating data between servers and clients, including workstations, laptops, tablets, and devices. Data is typically replicated between servers and clients to support the following applications:
Exchanging data with mobile users
Many applications require data to be available to remote users, including sales people, delivery drivers, and so on. These applications include customer relationship management (CRM), sales force automation (SFA), and field force automation (FFA) applications. For more information, see Exchanging Data with Mobile Users.
Consumer point of sale (POS) applications
POS applications, such as checkout terminals and ATM machines, require data to be replicated from remote sites to a central site. For more information, see Consumer Point of Sale (POS) Applications.
Integrating data from multiple sites
Applications often integrate data from multiple sites. For example an application that supports regional offices might require data to flow in one or both directions between regional offices and a central office. For more information, see Integrating Data from Multiple Sites (Client).
For information on server to server scenarios, see Replicating Data in a Server to Server Environment.