Hardware Recommendations

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Agency Systems and Pervasive SQL require resources on your workstation and server in order to function properly. The recommendations below are the minimum system recommendations; upgraded components provide a better user experience. If you are using other programs simultaneously with Agency Systems your IT professional will need to evaluate your resources for the best possible experience.

For existing clients: Replacing a server or workstation with an upgraded Operating System may require the purchase of an upgraded Pervasive SQL license. See the Pervasive Compatibility Chart or contact support with any questions prior to making your purchase decision.

Workstation Recommendations

Installation Environment and Network Requirements

Pervasive Compatibility Chart

  • Processor: 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster multi-core
  • RAM: 4 gigabytes (GB)
  • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB Free space
  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 are supported. (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Outlook: Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016. (32 bit recommended)
  • Network Card: Wired gigabit ethernet
  • PDF Reader: Adobe Acrobat Reader 11, Adobe Acrobat DC

Increasing the processor speed, number of processor cores, amount of RAM, hard drive spindle speed, and /or using Solid State Drives (SSDs) will improve the performance and end user experience. The latest Updates and Service Packs of the Operating System are required.

***Not supported: ARM processors, wireless internet, Windows 10 S, Home versions of Windows, Windows XP, macOS (OSX), Linux

Server Recommendations

A dedicated server is required for an office that has 6 or more users. The workstation recommendations may be used as a “Server / Master” machine for 5 or less user offices.

Installation Environment and Network Requirements

Pervasive Compatibility Chart

  • Processor: 3 gigahertz (GHz) or faster quad core
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes (GB)
  • Hard Disk Space: 50 GB Free space (Solid State Drive Recommended)
  • Operating System: Server 2012 or higher (32 bit and 64bit are supported)
  • Network Card: Wired gigabit ethernet

Increasing the processor speed, number of processor cores, amount of RAM, hard drive spindle speed, and /or using Solid State Drives (SSDs) will improve the performance and end user experience. The latest Updates and Service Packs of the Operating System are required. Running multiple database applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, on the same sever should be accomplished using separate physical hard drives.

***Not supported: Core Server instances, Windows Home Servers, Windows Server 2003 (after 7-14-2015), macOS (OSX), Linux

See Backup Information for additional guidelines to common backup questions.