For best performance within the software, we recommend that you install Decorus onto a dedicated server to be accessed via remote desktop connection. In this configuration, it is advised that the Sage data be located on the same server as this will provide optimum performance.

Server System Requirements

Approximate Per User

-          0.5 CPUs

-          0.5 GB Memory (RAM)

-          5 GB Storage

 
Operating System: Windows Server 2008, Windows Servers 2012/R2, Windows Server 2016.

Requirements calculated based off only Decorus and Sage being run from and used on the server. For large numbers of user’s resources will consolidate more efficiently meaning less resources will be required overall.

Please be aware that compatibility issues have been known to occur in environments running HyperV with Gen2 virtual machines. Our recommendation is that you use VMware, Hyper-V with Gen1 Virtual Machines or a local install when hosting Decorus and Sage from a server. “Sage makes no guarantees of compatibility issues. All compatibility issues are solely between VM vendors and customers” – Sage Support.
 

LAN Setup Requirements

 
LAN setups are not recommended, however can be used to run the software. A stable and fast network is essential for the safe transmission of data and smooth performance within the software. To accommodate this your network will require:

-          Wired Network Connection (Wireless networks are not supported).

-          Speed of 1 Gbps with Cat 5e/6 cabling throughout.

-          Gigabit Switches.

If there are more than 3 Users that will be on the system at any one time on a LAN, software performance will degrade significantly. At this point a dedicated solution such as a Cloud/Remote Access Server will be required. (If you have any questions about running Decorus from a server please contact us on – 0114 2307 305)

Please note: VPN Connections are not supported

(Network Requirements does not apply to 1 user systems where the data is stored locally or when Remote Desktop Connection to a Server/Cloud Server is being used to run the software)

 
User PC System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Recommended Requirements:

Intel Core i3 – 4005u @ 1.7 GHz,

AMD Phenom II X3 710 @ 2.6GHz

4 GB RAM (Memory)

5 GB Disk Space (Hard Drive)

Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

 

Intel Core i5 – 6300u @ 2.4 GHz,

AMD Phenom II X4 970 @ 3.4GHz

8 GB RAM (Memory)

10 GB Disk Space (Hard Drive)

Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

 

 (Apple Mac\Linux Operating Systems are not supported however can be connected via Remote Desktop Connection to a Windows Server that is hosting the software

Data Backups

Customers are responsible for the backups of their data. Backing up daily ensures that minimal work is lost if any user or program error takes place. We recommend keeping multiple copies of backups on both local drives and on the data server. Additionally, external backups such as USB flash drives, external hard drives or server backup routines are also recommended.

Sage

Decorus is compatible to the following Sage versions; Sage 50c, Sage 50 2010 – 2017, Sage 50 Essentials and Sage Instant Accounts 2010 – 2016. Sage or the Sage data service will need to be installed in the location hosting the Sage data and preferably on the users PC. Decorus can link to Sage and use Sage data without having Sage installed on the same PC however, please let us know if you plan to do this as additional setup is required.