Sage 100 Contractor, previously known as Sage Master Builder, is a comprehensive construction project management software that is designed for accounting, project management, estimating, and service management. It is an ideal solution for small to mid-sized contractors that require critical, end-to-end business and project information to make decisions quickly, and manage day-to-day operations seamlessly. With powerful features for managing production, accounting, estimating, analyzing, and reporting Sage 100 Contractor, solves several issues for businesses in the construction industry. In this article, let us explore the advantages of using this versatile software solution, and the server and workstation system requirements for Sage 100 Contractor.
What Are the Sage 100 Contractor System Requirements?
Many businesses use Sage 100 Contractor as a hosted solution. This deployment often involves the use of a Sage license server that is connected with several workstations. Here are the server and workstation system requirements for Sage 100 Contractor hosting.
Sage 100 Contractor Server Requirements
While the Intel x64 Processor or a comparable processor with 2 GHz+ clock speed should suffice, it is recommended to use an Intel i7 x64 Quad Core or comparable processor with a clock speed of 2.6 GHz+. Similarly, it is recommended to equip the Sage 100 Contractor server with 16GB RAM (with 4GB for SQL Server), although a server with just 4GB RAM can support Sage 100 Contractor. There should be at least 40GB of free space, although a server with a 100GB SD is ideal. The software is supported on Windows Server 2012 onwards
Sever System Specifications
|Operating System||Windows Server 2012 (not for Terminal/ Hosted Cloud Environment)||Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard (version 22.2 and higher)|
|RAM||4 GB||16 GB+ (including 4 GB for SQL Server)|
|Hard Disk Space||40 GB, 7200 RPM with 8MB cache||100 GB+ SSD with 150 MB/s read/write speeds.|
|Processor||Intel x64 Processor or comparable, with at least 2 GHz speed||Intel i7 x64 Quad Core or comparable processor with 2.6 GHz+ speed|
Sage 100 Contractor Workstation Requirements
Client workstations running on Intel Core 2 Duo or comparable processors with 2 GHz clock speed should suffice to access the Sage 100 Contractor server. However, it is ideal to use a machine with Intel i5 Dual Core. Similarly, while Sage recommends using at least 4GB of RAM and 20 GB of free disk space, Sage 100 Contractor can work with workstations with 2GB RAM and 16 GB of free disk space. Microsoft client operating systems starting with Windows 8.1 are supported by Sage 100 Contractor.
Client/ Workstation Specifications
|Operating System||Windows 8.1||Windows 10|
|RAM||2 GB||4 GB (with at least 1.4 GB for Sage 100 Contractor)|
|Free Hard Disk Space||16 GB||Over 20 GB|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo or comparable with 2 GHz speed||Intel i5 Dual Core, or higher|
Apps4Rent Can Help with Sage 100 Contractor Hosting
The server-client deployment model for Sage 100 Contractor is often a complex solution for most small and medium-sized contractors with limited in-house IT expertise. This can be simplified with Sage 100 Contractor hosting, which allows users to access the software on virtual desktops that can be accessed using their phone, tablets, or laptops from anywhere with an internet connection.
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