What are your system recommendations?

Answer: All of our software products will run under every release of Windows.  In addition, they require the Microsoft SQL Database Engine (MDSE) (provided with the software) or Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 or higher as the database engine.

Our experience has been that customers want programs that execute commands and retrieve data quickly.  Our products will exceed such expectations when configured on high performance hardware.  For this reason, we make the following recommendations:

Server / Standalone:

  • 4 GB Ram (8 GB preferred)
  • Windows 2000, XP, 2005, 2008, or Windows 7
  • 50 GB Hard Disk Drive (larger drives recommended for other applications)
  • 8X CD-ROM Drive (32X or higher Preferred)
  • 100BT Network Card (network installations only)
  • 100BT Network Hub (network installations only)
  • Efficient backup device
  • Internet access for support
  • Quality uninterruptible power supply recommended


  • 2 GB Ram (4 GB or higher preferred)
  • Windows 95*, 98*, NT,  2000, XP, 2005, 2008, Vista or 7
  • 2GB Hard Disk Drive
  • 8X CD-ROM Drive (32X or higher Preferred)
  • 10BT Network Card (100BT Preferred)

Database / Operating System:

  • Microsoft® Database Engine (MSDE) provided with our software or
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 7, 2000, 2005 or 2008 for very large usage
  • Recommend Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2005, Vista, 2008 or 7.  Will run on 95* or 98* (see notes below)
  • Using Windows 2003 or higher on server requires the SQL/MSDE 2000 or 2005
  • Using Windows 7 requires SQL/MSDE 2008
  • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Version 2.6 or higher


  • TCP/IP Protocol Support
  • 10BT Hub (100BT Preferred)
  • Will run under Citrix Software and Terminal Services
  • Will run on Novell Network with Windows computer as server
  • Quality uninterruptible power supply recommended
  • Internet connectivity recommended for online support

*Note: If installing on Windows 95/98, database engine requires Internet Explorer 4 or higher, ODBC drivers, and on 95 it requires that DCOM be installed.  Windows 95 is not recommended.  These items available from our web site Downloads page.

Express Technology products are true 32 bit Client/Server applications developed specifically for high performance business data processing.