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If you are a brand new customer then you should leave it off (the default) until you have got access to your subscriptions sorted out - this is to make it as easy as possible to get access to the resource set up without added restrictions. Once access to your resources is arranged you can set it on or leave it off as suits your preference.

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The

statistics angleThis is often the main consideration.

insurance angle


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Off: you depend on publishers not letting your users in if you don't have a subscription

Advantages:

  • You do not need to manage permission sets or their allocation

Disadvantages:

  • None?
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On: you can make sure it that it can't happen

Advantages:

  • You have more control

Disadvantages:

  • You need to manage resource allocation to permission sets (in each of your sub-organisations)
  • You need to manage permission set allocation to accounts (in each of your sub-organisations)

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The statistics angle


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Off: you will be able to see which resources your users are trying to access alongside those that you subscribe to.

Advantages: 

  • You will be able to monitor and respond to how your users want to access content
  • The resources you don't subscribe to can be counted as turnaways
  • You do not need to manage permission sets or their allocation

Disadvantages:

  • You may see 'stats' for resources that you do not subscribe to in your reports
  • You need to manually filter these resources in statistics reports 
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On: you will not see statistics for resources that have not been allocated to permission sets

Advantages:

  • You only see stats for the resources you have allocated

Disadvantages:

  • You need to manage resource allocation to permission sets (in each of your sub-organisations)
  • You need to manage permission set allocation to accounts (in each of your sub-organisations)
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The insurance angle

Column
width50%

Off: you depend on publishers not letting your users in if you don't have a subscription

Advantages:

  • You do not need to manage permission sets or their allocation

Disadvantages:

  • None?
Column
width50%

On: you can make sure it that it can't happen

Advantages:

  • You have more control

Disadvantages:

  • You need to manage resource allocation to permission sets (in each of your sub-organisations)
  • You need to manage permission set allocation to accounts (in each of your sub-organisations)

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