System Requirements

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POSitive Retail Manager System Requirements

POSitive Retail Manager requires a modern computing system with adequate processor speed and memory in order to run at peak efficiency. Below are the MINIMUM recommended hardware specifications. If you can exceed these specs, program performance will be better.

NOTE: We recommend a separate computer to run the SQL Server software. This may not always be possible, so be sure to meet or exceed the minimum specs for a single register.

Hardware Minimums

Scenario: Single Register running PRM and hosting the SQL Server

Modern Processor, dual-core recommended
Screen resolution 1280x1024 recommended
3gb RAM
Microsoft SQL Express 2005 (included with installation)

Scenario: Single or Multiple Workstations running PRM and with dedicated separate SQL Server

Register(s):

Modern Processor, dual-core recommended
1024 x 768 Screen resolution 1280x1024 recommended
2gb RAM

Server:

Modern Processor, dual-core recommended
1024 x 768 Screen resolution, 1280x1024 recommended
3gb RAM
Microsoft SQL Express 2005 (included with installation)

Scenario: Single or Multiple Workstations running PRM and with dedicated separate SQL Server, using Merge Replication with multi-store, per store

Register(s):

Modern Processor, dual-core recommended
Screen resolution 1280x1024 recommended
2gb RAM

Server:

Modern Processor, dual-core recommended
Screen resolution 1280x1024 recommended
3gb RAM
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition or higher (additional cost)

SQL Server Software

Single store:

Low to Medium volume (1-100 transactions/day) Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express
Medium to High volume (100 + transactions/day) Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition

Multi-store:

Low to Medium volume (1-100 transactions/day) Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
Medium to High volume (100 + transactions/day) Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition

Storage

You should consider your hard drive storage as far as capacity and speed is concerned. For maximum speed, consider 10,000 or 15,000 RPM drives, SAS drives, and striping.

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, XP Pro, Vista (Business, Enterprise or Ultimate), Windows 7 (Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate), with all current service packs. Microsoft "Basic" and "Home" operating systems are not supported.

BACKUP Solutions

There is no auto‚Äźbackup in PRM, so you must set this up separately. Whatever you use must be able to backup the SQL database and the PRM directory. We recommend using POSitive Backup, which will automatically backup your PRM data everyday and store it in a secure, off-site location. Please contact our sales department if you would like to learn more. 

There are other options, such as mirroring hard drives or setting up redundant servers, you may want to
consider if the operation of your POS system is critical. Discuss this with your dealer or POSitive support.
 

Telephone Numbers

North America Toll Free:
800-735-6860

All Other Locations:
509-371-0600

 

Customer Comments

"The team at POSitive Software Company is Professional, helpful and quick to respond when the need arises. We have been using POSitive For Windows since 2000 and our transition to POSitive Retail Manager was as smooth as we could expect. Thank you for your great support and software that helps run our business effectively and efficiently."
Wayne Lecomte
President
Progressive Audio Inc.

 

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