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Units deactivation

Topic: Units deactivation

All of us have a situation when we have units which you do not need to monitor. Consequently, you do not want to pay for these units. There is a way out to solve this problem, but it takes much time: you need to add a unit, then you need to delete the unit (previously export all the data).

We made a decision to add a feature for deactivating units to simplify facilitate working with them. This feature will be available only for users in CMS such as TOP and Dealer.
https://forum.gurtam.com/misc.php?action=pun_attachment&item=6923&download=0

Deactivated units will be hidden and unavailable for use in Hosting. You can get a list of deactivated units only in CMS. So, you will not pay for these units.

Restrictions for a new feature:
- Units deactivation will be available when payment is for units.
- You always need to pay for a base of 50 units, because the base is included in the cost of all features in Hosting.
- You can deactivate max 50% of all created units.
- You can deactivate a unit only for 90 days. The unit will be activated after the expiration of this period.

So I'd like to ask our community if this functionality will be useful for your business, what kind of issues you can solve with this new feature?

Maksim Shvets
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Re: Units deactivation

shve, the idea seems to what we offered as blocking units not accounts, am I right? What you planned for that and will you add this feature to WL aswell?

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Hello hhamedk ,

We remember your post "Blocking Units by Days/Balance". This post a little bit same, but the main idea is different. Our idea consists that you can deactivate unit which you do not need to monitor in some period of time. For example, there are units which use in agro, construction, etc.

Maksim Shvets
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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hhamedk wrote:

shve, the idea seems to what we offered as blocking units not accounts, am I right? What you planned for that and will you add this feature to WL aswell?

Hamed, this is the feature for Wialon Hosting only. On Wialon Local (one time payment) you are not charged monthly for 30-day periods and, thus, this extra feature makes to economical sense to you.

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Olga Filonchuk, I sent you PM.

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Re: Units deactivation

Hi,

I started to open wine and call friends to start the party BUT I saw limitation of 90 days.-.....

I have real scenario; we have company boats that only work in summer season... so those 90 days for us is like having double work as we will have to delete even having this option..

For us still not useful..we will have to delete the device still.

sad

Can be more time?...if not we are in the same situation.

Thanks

Locating things
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Re: Units deactivation

Hello locationGPS ,

We are collecting requests now. Some of them we will implement in the future. So, don't be upset smile

Can be more time?

How much time will be enough for your real cases?

Thank you for your opinion. If you have any further suggestions, we will be glad to hear them.

Maksim Shvets
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Re: Units deactivation

Hello,

Good to know about this, I thouhgt it was "closed" already. the perfect time "as many as client need".

Season cases normally (boats renting, snow machinery...and so on) up to 10 months; maybe less but sometimes snow comes too late and only is 2/3 months.

Own company rented cars
: maybe more than 1 year till they have new car or new projects to work in.

for us, no time limitation would be the perfect thing.
thanks!"


Thanks

Locating things
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Re: Units deactivation

Dear partners,

Unit deactivation has been added to the February's beta. You have a month to test it before the feature is added to the Stable branch of Wialon Hosting Customer Management System (CMS).

Here is a short memo on unit deactivation:
- The feature is available for Top and Dealer Users only.
- Unit deactivation is available for a billing plan allowing to pay for each created unit individually. It is unavailable when you pay for a package of units at once.
If you are interested in the new feature but pay for a package of units according to your billing plan, you can contact your sales manager, and he will help you.
- The feature’s dialogue window is located on the “Units” tab in the CMS.
- The total number of deactivated units should not exceed 50% of the available units for the Top account.
- A unit can be deactivated only if a user has "Edit connectivity settings" access right for this unit.
- You will not pay for the unit history when the unit is deactivated because it won’t be available for the use.
- History storage period will not change. All messages will be stored according to the billing plan.
- Google Maps: you do not pay for the deactivated unit.

You can test "Unit deactivation" right now. We’ll be glad to have your feedback!

Best regards

Maksim Shvets
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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hi, can you show image, I do not find the option in units tab, I am looking for the name in the units name but notjhing..

btw, how long at the end? the 90 days?
thanks

Locating things
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Re: Units deactivation

beta, ok sorry

Locating things
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locationGPS ,

can you show image, I do not find the option in units tab, I am looking for the name in the units name but notjhing.

I attached the screenshot.

btw, how long at the end? the 90 days?

Units may be deactivated for the period of less than or equal to 90 days. When the unit is activated after 90 days, you can deactivate this unit again.

Maksim Shvets
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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hi, maybe is an error and you meant "900" ?
smile

Locating things
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(edited by JohnG 11/02/2018 12:03:27)

Re: Units deactivation

For the period of deactivation it should be set by date not days. So if I want to deactivate a unit in February i have the option to put an activation date of say 1st November 2018. However I belive that there should be a limit of how far out the deactivation can go and this should be no more that 365days in my opinion. Longer than that is should be deleted. Plus it should allow for a notification to be sent to alert administrators based on user requirements some time before the actual activation happens.

Phoenix Solusi
Mobile Visible Secure
Specialists in data acquisition and analysis for mobile and fixed assets. Integration in to content management systems is a specialty we have.
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Hi locationGPS ,

Sorry, but It is not the error sad
Units may be deactivated for the period of less than or equal to 90 days.

Maksim Shvets
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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JohnG ,

So if I want to deactivate a unit in February I have the option to put an activation date of say 1st November 2018.

You would like to have something like a schedule of deactivation unit, am I right?
We added your idea to our backlog. When we have any news, we will notify you.

it should allow for a notification to be sent to alert administrators

Could you give more details: do you want to get a notification, when you log in CMS, with the list of activated units and units which are activated soon?

Maksim Shvets
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Thanks for adding the item to the backlog Maksim.

If it can show up in CMS that would be great but only the units that are going to activate in say the next month is all that is needed. No need to list anything else.

Phoenix Solusi
Mobile Visible Secure
Specialists in data acquisition and analysis for mobile and fixed assets. Integration in to content management systems is a specialty we have.
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JohnG ,
John, thanks for the explanation.

It seems that we have something like that you need. Now in CMS deactivated units, which will be activated soon (7 days and less), have information coloured in red in the "Deactivation" column.

Maksim Shvets
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Dear partners,

    We will add a separate service for the “Unit deactivation” option. This decision was caused by internal technical issues. By the way, it will be useful for you too because now you will be able to control the dealers access to the “Unit deactivation” option. You will also be able to set limits on the number of deactivated units, similar to the service for units, geofences, etc.
If you are using our new feature and have already deactivated some units, all units will remain with their status after a new billing service will be added to the Stable branch ( at the beginning of April) together with the “Unit deactivation” option.
One important note: you need to contact your sales manager for activating the new billing service in your TOP account.

Best regards,

Maksim Shvets
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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We are about to take on a customer who will need to able to turn deactivate/reactivate seasonally based on tourist/non-tourist seasons.

Thought I'd review this option in CMS for greater understanding, however I do not see this option in the CMS Development portal?

I am logged in at our highest account level, see attached image.

Regards.

Onwards and Upwards!!
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FleetPursuit

Hello Alan,

Early I wrote that we had decided to add the separate service for the “Unit deactivation” option.
So, If this feature is essential for a new client, you need to contact your sales manager for activating the new billing service in your TOP account.


Best regards,

Maksim Shvets
Business Analyst
Gurtam
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Thanks Maksim,

Appreciate the clarification.

Cheers. smile

Onwards and Upwards!!
Knowledge, data & information is power!