One of the options for purchasing and using ShopWorks software solutions for business is to host your Apparel ERP or print estimating software onsite. To do this, you must be able to support a large operating system in house, meaning you need the IT staff to maintain it and the physical hardware to allow it to run.
Here are some of the basic hardware requirements necessary to support ShopWorks’ OnSite software:
1. Workstation Operating System Requirements: Your computers must have an upgraded operating system that can support ShopWorks. Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) are no longer supported. Operating systems that are supported include Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, and Home Premium, OS X Mavericks v10.9, OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 and OS X Lion v10.7. The system may also work with more current systems that are certified by FileMaker Inc.
2. Workstation Hardware Requirements: Windows machines must have CPU Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 or newer with at least one GB of RAM. Two GB is recommended. Mac machines must have CPU 64-bit Intel-based Mac with 2 GB of ram, while 4 GB are recommended.
3. Server Operating Systems: The requirements here are similar to the Workstation Operating System Requirements, and do not include OS X Lion. The software is supported on Windows 8 Pro, Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, OS X Mavericks v10.9x, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Mountain Lion Server v10.8.5.
4. Server Hardware Requirements: The minimum requirements are a dual core, 4 GB and 80 GB or more on a hard drive, with a minimum of 10 GB free space; a 4-core, 8 GB system is recommended.