System Requirements

System Requirements

Base Package
For Single user with less than 20 forecasts

 RECOMMENDED
TARGET USERSingle User. Up to 20 forecasts.
RAM8 GB or Greater
CPU2.0 GHZ Quad Core or Greater
FREE HARD DRIVE SPACE  10 GB +
SCREEN RESOLUTION1920 x 1080
HARD DISKSSD
OPERATING SYSTEMSWindows 10, Windows Server 2016.
Windows Home Editions cannot be used in a network environment
PREREQUISITES. NET Framework 4.5. 
SQL SERVERMicrosoft SQL Server Express Edition or Greater.
Microsoft SQL 2016 or higher.
Unpatched versions not supported.


Advanced Package and Higher.
For Network, consolidations and multiple users.
 

 RECOMMENDED
TARGET USERMultiple Users. Consolidations. 20 + forecasts.
RAM16 GB or Greater
CPU2.0 GHZ Quad Core or Greater
FREE HARD DRIVE SPACE  10 GB +
SCREEN RESOLUTION1920 x 1080
HARD DISKSSD
OPERATING SYSTEMSWindows 10, Windows Server 2016.
Windows Home Editions cannot be used in a network environment
PREREQUISITES. NET Framework 4.5. 
SQL SERVERMicrosoft SQL Server Express Edition or Greater.
Microsoft SQL 2016 or higher.
Unpatched versions not supported.


IMPORTANT NOTE:

Its important to understand that these are the recommended specifications. Below these, Forecast 5 will not operate efficiently.

Forecast 5 sits atop a SQL database, and this db, whilst very efficient – is also power-hungry.

So, as your forecast – and the underlying database – grows in size, please ensure you provide the right tools for the job; additional resources such as more ram, improved disc access speed, faster harddiscs (like ssd) and the higher specification SQL server editions all help to ensure Forecast 5 runs smoothly.