Below you'll find answers to commonly asked questions about Office Accelerator and the Wireless BlackBerry Sync. If you're not able to find an answer to your specific question, please email your questions to email@example.com , and our professional support staff will assist you. If you prefer to speak to an associate, please call 800-429-5325 and we'll be happy to answer all of your questions and concerns. Below are common questions about Office Accelerator and the Wireless BlackBerry Sync.
Wireless BlackBerry Sync Common Questions
Is the Sync App difficult to setup?
No. The very simple setup takes only minutes and you will be able to do it yourself. No third party servers, software or IT help is needed.
Can the Sync use Wi-Fi?
Yes. When available, the sync will use the WiFi connection instead of
your data plan connection. This is very useful if you don't have an
unlimited data plan.
Do I need to pay for any additional data plans?
No. All you need is your current wireless BlackBerry data plan.
Do I need any other 3rd party applications or servers, such as BES or Exchange?
No. The Office Accelerator Wireless BlackBerry Sync App comes with all of the software and service you need to sync your BlackBerry with your desktop. You do not need a BES Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, SyncML server or any other account.
Do you offer live support? What if I have questions?
Yes. We offer free phone and email support. With our service you can speak to a trained technical professional to answer any questions. All support representatives are in the USA.
Can my contacts and calendar be restored if I lose my BlackBerry or get a new one?
Yes. All you do is load the app from oasync.com onto your new BlackBerry and start the sync.
Can I view my contacts, calendar and tasks through a web browser?
Yes. With the oamobile.com web portal you can access your contact information from any Internet browser. No software is required.
Does the Office Accelerator Wireless BlackBerry Sync support Outlook 2010 64-bit?
Yes. Office/Outlook 2003 and higher are supported, including all versions (32-bit, 64-bit and Click-to-Run) of Office/Outlook 2010.
Can I load the Office Accelerator contact manager on more than one computer?
Yes. This enables you to access all of your contacts and calendar information from any computer.
What if I have a secretary who books appointments for me while I'm on the road?
Office Accelerator is the perfect solution. Your secretary can update your calendar and contacts at the office and the sync automatically sends the updates to your BlackBerry in the field.
Can I sync multiple BlackBerry smart phones to the same calendar?
Yes. Any number of BlackBerry smart phones can sync to the same calendar.
Does Office Accelerator sync my task list to my BlackBerry?
Yes. Office Accelerator also maintains a history of your completed tasks that may no longer appear on your BlackBerry.
How long does the sync take?
It varies. All syncs occur in the background. You won’t even notice them. The initial sync may take several minutes or more depending on the number of existing contacts, calendar events and tasks you have on your BlackBerry. After the initial sync, it typically only takes a few seconds to update any changes.
Does the Sync slow down my BlackBerry or drain my battery?
No. A major benefit to the BlackBerry is its ability to efficiently multi-task. The Office Accelerator Wireless BlackBerry Sync takes advantage of this by working in the background so it does not slow down your BlackBerry or drain your battery.
Does the Office Accelerator Wireless BlackBerry Sync work automatically?
Yes. The options are to automatically sync every 30 minutes, every 2 hours, at a specific time of the day, or never sync automatically. You can also initiate the sync at any time with a click of a button.
What happens if my cell phone goes out of wireless coverage?
Your Office Accelerator Wireless BlackBerry Sync will begin where it left off once you regain coverage.
Can I delete my information off my BlackBerry if it is lost or stolen?
Yes, provided the sync app is still active on the phone.
Does the Wireless BlackBerry Sync use the native BlackBerry applications?
Yes. Office Accelerator syncs to the original BlackBerry Contacts, Calendar and Tasks applications.
How many contacts and calendar events can I sync?
Essentially unlimited. The Office Accelerator Wireless BlackBerry Sync allows you to sync thousands of contacts and calendar events. Other syncs generally have a limit of less than 1000 contacts or events.
Do my computer and BlackBerry have to be on at the same time?
No. The BlackBerry and desktop computer sync individually to our cloud server so when you turn them back on they sync and get all of the changes.
Other sync applications give me duplicates, what about Office Accelerator?
During our 20 years in the contact management business, we developed very sophisticated duplicate removal algorithms. If you already have duplicates, many of those are automatically cleaned up on your first sync! We understand your data is a dynamic entity. Office Accelerator contains duplicate removal tools for resolving duplicates (or even close matches) to help you keep your information accurate. For your convenience, just visit our online support at oasupport.com, or contact our technical support and we'll be happy to help you straighten it out.
Does the Office Accelerator BlackBerry App sync my email?
No. The email sync is handled through the services that come with the BlackBerry data plan. In other words your BlackBerry already has the ability to sync your email.
Do I need Outlook to run the Wireless BlackBerry Sync?
No. You can sync your BlackBerry to Office Accelerator, the award-winning contact manager that comes with the Wireless BlackBerry Sync.
How reliable is the Office Accelerator Wireless BlackBerry Sync service?
Our service reliability well exceeds industry norms. We have had over 99.99% uptime since our web product was introduced in 2005.
How long is the contract to use the Office Accelerator Wireless BlackBerry Sync?
There is no contract. It is a monthly subscription that you can cancel at any time.
Does the Wireless BlackBerry Sync work both ways?
Yes. The sync is bidirectional. In other words a change in the BlackBerry updates the desktop, and a change on the desktop updates the BlackBerry.
Is My Data Secure?
Office Accelerator uses the same encryption technology used in online banking and e-commerce transactions. Your data is stored in our highly secure data centers protected from theft, fire, spills and other home and office disasters.
Below are common questions about the Office Accelerator Contact Managment Software.
Can I still use Office Accelerator if my Internet goes down?
Yes, Office Accelerator includes a mobile sync option that provides a synchronized local copy of your database providing full functionality offline.
What do I do if my company size grows?.
Adding additional Office Accelerator users can be accomplished within minutes. Simply purchase additional licenses and add your new users.
Does Microsoft Exchange provide similar groupware features?
No. Microsoft Exchange provides some generic groupware features, but does not provide nearly the same feature set available in Office Accelerator. Exchange also requires additional costly hardware, software, and Internet services to implement features that come standard in Office Accelerator at no additional cost.
How do I get new Office Accelerator features and upgrades?
Office Accelerator includes a built-in auto-update program that will keep your software current. In addition, Office Accelerator can be downloaded from our support site 24/7.
Does Office Accelerator run on a MAC?
No, Office Accelerator does not run natively on the MAC. However, you can access Office Accelerator from the MAC using the OaMobile.com web interface. You can also run Office Accelerator using a PC emulator such as VMware.
What are the hardware requirements to run Office Accelerator?
Any PC capable of running Windows XP or higher will run Office Accelerator.
What is the Office Accelerator Service average uptime?
Baseline Data Systems performs regularly scheduled maintenance and on rare occasions when the service is not available, your data will be accessible via the mobile sync feature which stores your database on your local drive. Baseline Data Systems has maintained a 99.9% annual uptime since 2005.
How much storage do I get with the Office Accelerator service?
Office Accelerator offers unlimited storage for your calendar and phone book data.
What about Backups?
Your Office Accelerator data resides on servers with a tremendous level of redundancy, so your Office Accelerator data is in a constant state of backup and can be restored from almost any point in time.
How reliable is Office Accelerator?
Office Accelerator has been in use for over 21 years and is a highly evolved, stable and mature application. It has won and continues to win numerous industry awards. But don't take our word for it, we have thousands of small and large business references that would be happy to answer your questions and concerns.
Can I obtain a backup copy of my data?
Yes, you can run the mobile sync option which provides an exact copy of your database. In addition, Baseline Data Systems will make available a backup copy of your data via secure download upon request.
Is Office Accelerator a safe long term solution for my business data?
Baseline Data Systems has been in business for over 21 years, has sold over a half million copies of Accelerator, and is standardized software for many government, medical, education and legal institutions. We are a Microsoft business partner and a respected member of our local business community.