In most cases, resource and account can be used as synonymic notions, however, sometimes it is needed to understand the difference between them.

Resource is a system macro object which includes different micro objects as its contents, which are POIs, geofences, jobs, notifications, drivers, trailers, and report templates. Availability of a resource gives user opportunity to create such objects. These contents can be easily saved to a file or copied to another resource (see Import and Export).

A resource becomes an account or rather a part of an account in case a separate тарифный план was activated while creating this resource. In most cases the names of an account, associated resource, and their creator is the same name.

More than one resource (or even dependent account) can be connected to an account. The point is that an account can hold not only a resource and its contents (micro objects mentioned above) but also information about other macro objects as units, users, unit groups, routes as well as other dependent resources and accounts.

The count of both macro and micro objects is done in the account and money is written off for their use. A billing plan is applied to an account and not to a user. Therefore, Wialon Local manager uses account to limit users' activity, define number and cost of available services, control payment, etc.

Creator is a crucial part of an account. Micro objects are classified to an account by their resource, but macro objects reveal their belonging to an account through their creator. All macro objects created by the same user who is a creator of an account (or by other users whose creator is this user) are automatically attached to this account.

An account is usually created for each client individually, however, a number of users can exist within one account and have different rights and access to units. For instance, we can create an account Vehicle Fleet 666 with users Boss, Accountant, Machinist, Manager, etc., and each of these users will use Wialon in their own way.

All dependent macro and micro objects are deleted together with their account. More...

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