Minimum Recommended Workstations Operating systems:
- Windows 10 or newer (both 32- and 64-bit versions)
- Office 2016+ or Outlook 365 (32bit version if sending email from Certiflex)
Minimum Workstations and Peer-to-Peer Hardware requirements:
- 1.6 GHz (2.4GHz + recommended)
- 8 Gigabyte of Ram (16+ Gigs of Ram recommended)
- 20 Gigabyte of free drive space. Additional 2 GB per company.
- 17” color monitor with a minimum setting of 1366×768 (720p) (1080p recommended)
- Workstations minimum 10/100//1000 Network cards
- Internet access minimum 8 Megabit per Second (Mbps) (20+ recommended)
- Remote or External backup
Minimum Network requirements: Server hardware:
- 2.4 GHz (2.4GHz + recommended) – Hardware should be 2019 or newer
- 16 GB of Ram (32+ Gigs of Ram recommended)
- 100+ GB of free disk space
- External backup
Networks operating systems: (currently supported versions):
- Windows Server 2016 Standard and Essentials
- Windows Server 2019 Standard and Essential
- Windows Server 2022 Standard and Essentials
Networks with 3-5 users:
We strongly recommend using Pervasive SQL v12 or later, or Btrieve V12 on any medium to heavy use environments.
Networks with more than 5 concurrent users:
- We Strongly recommend using Pervasive SQL V12 or later Client/Server database engine
- Recommended system with Windows Server 2016-2022 with current Service packs.
Windows Terminal server /Citrix:
- Required –Btrieve V12 or Pervasive SQL client-server v12 or later is required.
- Recommended 4GHz processor + with 8 Gigabyte RAM minimum
- VPN or third-party Remote desktop printing software may be required for remote printing on Windows server 2016.
Pervasive SQL v12 or later is recommended for CertiflexDimension Ultra users with five or more concurrent users. The Pervasive SQL client/server architectures provide many benefits, such as more efficient distributed processing, high performance, enhanced data integrity and reliability, remote access support and scalability.
Wireless Networks are not recommended
Experiments have shown that performance degrades in the wireless networks as compared to wired networks. The main reason is that wireless network errors are often caused by many factors, such as the effects of fading, interference, and mobility. The communication characteristics of wireless links, such as limited bandwidth, high latencies, high bit error rates, and temporary disconnection caused by user mobility and hand-offs, make them not suitable for transactional processing software. Security is also an issue in many wireless connections.
We strongly recommend that one computer be dedicated as a server, meaning no one should do any processing on it. In all cases, the long-term benefits of lower downtime, reduced risks of data corruption and system crash far outweigh the cost of an extra computer.