AcuConnect allows you to distribute your application components to best use your enterprise resources. You can perform most of your processing on the client (in a "thick" client arrangement), most on the server (in a "thin" client arrangement), or divide the processing equally. The ability to choose between these options or select anything in between makes the AcuConnect client a "smart" client.
Like any paradigm, there are advantages and disadvantages to the thin and thick client approaches. Deciding where to distribute your processing tasks requires extensive knowledge of the network. Your decision should be based on several issues, including: