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Depending on the number of users, either SQL Server (32/64 bit) or SQL Express (32/64 bit) is used as 123insight's underlying database engine.

To help our customers achieve this environment we provide a free Network Verification Service via our Recommended Partner, Blue Chip Data Systems. This Verification Service is in the form of a telephone survey during which a series of key configuration details can be checked. Where any areas fall short of minimum requirements Blue Chip can provide a quote for addressing these.

These guidelines are applicable to our current release only. They are split into 3 sections: Client, SQL Express (for up to 5 users) and SQL Server.

1. Client Workstation
The minimum recommended specification for a workstation running 123insight are as follows (obviously more RAM and a higher specification processor would provide better performance):


Dual Core 2.0GHz
4GB of RAM
1GB of free Hard Disk space
Minimum screen resolutions per aspect ratio type:

4:3 - 1280 x 1024
16:9 - 1600 x 900
16:10 - 1440 x 900

Operating System

32/64 bit Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise
32/64 bit Windows 8/8.1 Professional or Enterprise
32/64 bit Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
32/64 bit Windows Vista Business, Enterprise or Ultimate

123insight is compatible with Office 2013 and 2016.

2. SQL Express 2008/2008-R2/2012/2014/2016 for a single user or small network (up to 5 users)
Please refer to the Microsoft website for recommended hardware specifications for running SQL Express (as it varies between versions) taking into consideration other roles the workstation/server performs.

3. SQL Server 2008/2008-R2/2012/2014/2016 for larger networks running on a Windows 2008/2008-R2/2011/2012/2012-R2 Server or SBS (Small Business Server) (32 bit or 64 bit). In this environment each workstation runs the application locally and the server acts as the central data repository.

Please refer to the Microsoft website for recommended hardware specifications for running the above server and SQL systems, taking into consideration other roles the server performs.

Windows Server and SQL Server should not be installed by anyone who does not fully understand the complexities of this software.

Please note: 123 Insight Limited does not provide hardware or operating systems as described above, nor do we support hardware or operating systems. However our Approved Partner Blue Chip is able to service all of these needs.

Blue Chip Data Systems
19 - 25 Nuffield Road
BH17 0RU

Tel: +44 (0)1202 464300
Fax: +44 (0)1202 660606

For HOSTED SOLUTIONS please see additional information on Blue Chip.

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