Connected 10.2 System Requirements (updated 01/07/2021).   Connected is a 64-bit application for macOS, PC, and SaaS/Hosted Cloud.   Connected supports macOS 11 BigSur and macOS Catalina with a native application.  Connected also supports the latest Windows 10 update.  Visit for previous version system requirements.



Connected on Demand SaaS (Hosted Cloud)

macOS: macOS 10.11 or greater

PC: Windows 7/8/10

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NOTE: There is no Desktop or Server Software required for Connected on Demand


Desktop/Client Software

Connected is a 64-bit accounting and ERP application for macOS, PC, and Hosted Cloud.


macOS

Important: macOS Big Sur Compatibility.  For any site to use macOS BigSur (macOS 11.x), all macOS clients and/or server must run a minimum of macOS 10.14 (or greater) with Connected Version 10.2.6 (or greater) and the Connected ODB Server Admin 1.75 (macOS) and the Connected ODB Server Admin 1.76 (PC).  There is no other supported configuration that includes macOS BigSur.  This configuration is mandatory to avoid application crashing and/or data loss.


System Requirements 350 MB of free hard disk space, 4 GB RAM (8 GB Recommended), macOS 10.11 or greater.  Screen resolution of 1280x900 or greater.    Retina Display support included for compatible screens.

NOTE:  Connected 10.1, or greater is required for macOS Catalina (10.15.x).  All previous versions are not compatible.

NOTE:  Connected 10.x is required for macOS Mojave (10.14.x) to remove startup security messages and app compatibility warnings.  

NOTE:  macOS Time Machine is not recommended to be running during the use of Connected on a workstation or server.  


PC – Windows 7,8, or 10

System Requirements: 350 MB of free hard disk space, 4 GB RAM, Intel i3 or greater processor, Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64bit) Professional. Screen resolution of 1280x900 or greater.   UHD display support included for compatible screens

NOTE:   All versions of Windows must be 64 bit or Connected 10.x cannot be installed.  


Connected 10 Server/Network Configurations

The following section outlines the required server/network configurations based on the platform/client operating system that is accessing the Connected data file. NOTE: Ethernet is recommended for all multi-user versions of Connected. Although wireless networking options are available, they are not recommended.


macOS Clients with a macOS Server

Important: macOS Big Sur Compatibility.  For any site to use macOS BigSur (macOS 11.x), all macOS clients and/or server must run a minimum of macOS 10.14 (or greater) with Connected Version 10.2.6 (or greater) and the Connected ODB Server Admin 1.75 (macOS) and the Connected ODB Server Admin 1.76 (PC).  There is no other supported configuration that includes macOS BigSur.  This configuration is mandatory to avoid application crashing and/or data loss.


NOTE: All versions of Connected 10 require the Connected ODB Server Software to host the data on macOS

1-2 Users: macOS 10.11 or greater. Install and use Connected ODB Server Software to host data. NOTE: One computer can act as server and workstation
3+ Users: Dedicated server running macOS 10.11, or greater, to serve data. Install and use the Connected ODB server software (version 1.72) on a server. Contact Connected Support at (888) 414-2196 for more information on the ODB Server Software. 


NOTE:  macOS Time Machine is not recommended to be running during the use of Connected on a workstation or server.  


PC Clients with Windows Server

2-4 Users: Dedicated Windows 10 computer to serve data. NOTE: It is recommended that all multi-user versions of Connected use the ODB server software.
5+ Users: Dedicated Windows 2012/2016/2019 server (64 bit) running the Connected ODB server software (version 1.72) on server.  Contact Connected Support at (888) 414-2196 for more information on the ODB Server Software. 


NOTE: Write caching should be turned OFF on the PC workstations accessing the data.  This is not required for the server computer 


macOS and PC Clients with a macOS Server

Important: macOS Big Sur Compatibility.  For any site to use macOS BigSur (macOS 11.x), all macOS clients and/or server must run a minimum of macOS 10.14 (or greater) with Connected Version 10.2.6 (or greater) and the Connected ODB Server Admin 1.75 (macOS) and the Connected ODB Server Admin 1.76 (PC).  There is no other supported configuration that includes macOS BigSur.  This configuration is mandatory to avoid application crashing and/or data loss.


2+ Users: Dedicated Mac OS 10.11 (or greater) server. Install and use the Connected ODB server software (version 1.72) on the server. Contact Connected Support at (888) 414-2196 for more information on the ODB Server Software.


NOTE: macOS Time Machine is not recommended to be running during the use of Connected on a workstation or server.  


macOS and PC Clients with Windows Server

2+ Users: Dedicated Windows Server running 64 bit version of Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012/2016/2019.   Install and use the Connected ODB server software (version 1.72) on the server. Contact Connected Support at (888) 414-2196 for more information on the ODB Server Software.


NOTE: Write caching should be turned OFF on the Windows workstations accessing the data.  This is not required for the server computer 


Compatible Third Party Applications

macOS Compatible Third Party Applications - Connected 10.x

E-mail: Outlook 2016/2019 or current Office 365 version. Apple Mail (macOS 10.11 or greater)
Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel 2016/2019 or current Office 365 version.
PDF: Built into Connected 10


PC Compatible Third Party Applications - Connected 10.x

Email: Microsoft Outlook 2013/2016/2019 or current Office 365 Version (32 or 64 bit)
Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel 2013/2016/2019 or current Office 365 Version (32 or 64 bit)
PDF: Built into Connected 10

Dashboard/Analytics: Microsoft Power BI (64bit ODBC driver required)