System Requirements

Computers can take on different roles when working with Business Studio, and each computer can play one or more roles at the same time. A complete list of roles, their descriptions and the system requirements for the computers that perform them are given below.

Computer roles when working with Business Studio

  • Workstation is used to install the client part of Business Studio or Business Studio Cockpit. Work in Business Studio will be carried out directly on this computer.
  • Database Server is a computer used to host the system databases.
  • License Server is a computer used to provide floating license connections to users and enable user collaboration in the database. Each and every database is configured to use a specific licensed server.
  • Main server of Business Studio Portal acts as the main server on which Business Studio Portal will be generated and launched.
  • Auxiliary server of Business Studio Portal acts as an auxiliary server primarily for the generation of reports for Business Studio Portal.
  • Workstation for batch report generation and HTML publications is used to realize scenarios indicated in the name: Batch generation of reports and HTML Publications.
  • Server for HTML Publications is used to display HTML Publications previously generated on this or any other computer.
  • Workstation used to view HTML Publications, work at Business Studio Portal and with the Help facility. The workstation is used to view HTML pages generated in Business Studio and related to Business Studio (Help), not requiring the installation of the Business Studio application itself.
  • Client service server (external service of Umalogic) is used to provide immediate solutions to errors occurred, register new users, send notifications and links to Business Studio updates.
  • License control server (external service of Umalogic) controls the use of online licenses. If the server detects the online license being used on several computers, Umalogic suspends its validity.

Note System requirements are for Business Studio only and do not include third-party software requirements.

Only software versions with active support from Microsoft are shown.

Workstation, Database Server for 1–5 connections, License Server

Hardware

The hardware requirements below apply to any role combination. When used in combination with other roles, the individual hardware requirements must be combined to obtain the overall system requirements.

  • RAM size: 4 GB.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or higher.
  • Disc memory: 1,5 GB (2 GB recommended) of free disc space.
  • Network connection: 100 Mbps.
  • Screen resolution: 1024*768/1280*720 or greater.

Software

  • Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 11, Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Microsoft Windows Server 2022 (32 bit/64 bit).
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0–4.7 (Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is included in the installer).
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (is included in the installer and can be installed if necessary).

For the Database Server role:

  • For database hosting Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014/2016/2017/2019 (Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition is included in the installer).

For the Workstation role:

  • To work with diagrams: Microsoft Visio Standard/Professional/Premium 2013/2016/2019/2021.
  • To generate reports and HTML Publications: Microsoft Word 2013/2016/2019/2021 (except for the Starter edition), Microsoft Excel 2013/2016/2019/2021 (except for the Starter edition), Microsoft Visio Standard/Professional/Premium 2013/2016/2019/2021.​​​​​

Please also see Additional Information on Software Requirements.

Network Infrastructure

  • Access to the Internet: Yes, to access:
    1. The Client service server
    2. The License control server, if the computer fulfills the License Server role and an online license is used for software activation1).

Database Server for 5–20 connections

Hardware

The hardware requirements given below are also valid in combination with the Workstation and License Server roles. When used in combination with other roles, the individual hardware requirements must be combined to obtain the overall system requirements.

  • RAM size: 4 GB2).
  • Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1220 (4-core) or higher.
  • Disc memory: 10 GB3) free disc space, SSD recommended.
  • Network connection: 1 Gbps.

Software

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Microsoft Windows Server 2022 (32 bit/64 bit).
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0–4.7 (Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is included in the installer)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014/2016/2017/2019 (Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition is included in the installer).

Please also see Additional Information on Software Requirements.

Database Server for 20–50 connections

Hardware

The hardware requirements given below are also valid in combination with the Workstation and License Server roles. When used in combination with other roles, the individual hardware requirements must be combined to obtain the overall system requirements.

  • RAM size: 8 GB4).
  • Processor: Intel Xeon E5-2620 (8-core) or higher.
  • Disc memory: 20 GB5) free disc space, SSD recommended.
  • Network connection: 1 Gbps. 10 Gbps is recommended.

Software

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Microsoft Windows Server 2022 (32 bit/64 bit).
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0-4.7 (Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is included in the installer).
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014/2016/2017/2019 (Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition is included in the installer).

Please also see Additional Information on Software Requirements.

Main Business Studio Portal Server for 1,000 users

Hardware

When used in combination with other roles, the individual hardware requirements must be combined to obtain the overall system requirements.

  • RAM size: 4 GB + 2 GB for each process.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or higher, 2 cores + 1 core for each process.
  • Disc memory: 1 GB of permanently free space, as well as space for each portal being created on the system disk where Windows is installed (it is advisable to reserve 3 times more space for any one portal than that occupied by the Business Studio database for which it is generated).
  • Network connection: 1 Gbps.

Software

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Microsoft Windows Server 2022 (64 bit).
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0-4.7 (Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is included in the installer).
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (is included in the installer and can be installed if necessary).
  • To generate reports for Business Studio Portal: Microsoft Word 2013/2016/2019/2021 (except for the Starter version), Microsoft Excel 2013/2016/2019/2021 (except for the Starter version), Microsoft Visio Standard/Professional/Premium 2013/2016/2019/2021.
    We recommend using 64-bit versions of MS Office and Business Studio.

Please also see Additional Information on Software Requirements.

Workstation for Batch Report Generation, HTML Publication, auxiliary Business Studio Portal Server and Server for the deployment of HTML Publications

Hardware

When used in combination with other roles, the individual hardware requirements must be combined to obtain the overall system requirements.

  • RAM size: 2 GB + 2 GB for each process if the computer is used for portal generation.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or higher, 2 cores + 1 core for each process if the computer is used for Portal generation.
  • Disc memory: 1 GB permanent free disc space
  • Network connection: 100 Mbps.

Software

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Microsoft Windows Server 2022 (64 bit).
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0-4.7 (Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is included in the installer).
  • To generate reports, HTML Publications and reports for Business Studio Portal: Microsoft Word 2013/2016/2019/2021 (except for the Starter edition), Microsoft Excel 2013/2016/2019/2021 (except for the Starter edition), Microsoft Visio Standard/Professional/Premium 2013/2016/2019/2021.
    We recommend using 64-bit versions of MS Office and Business Studio.

Please also see Additional Information on Software Requirements.

Workstation for viewing HTML Publications, working at Business Studio Portal and with the Help Facility

Software

To view online Help in Business Studio:

  • Web browser: Internet Explorer 11 or higher.

For all other scenarios:

  • Web browser: Internet Explorer 11 or higher, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Opera Mini, Safari, Android Browser, etc.

Additional Information on Software Requirements

Microsoft SQL Server

If more than 10 users are to be connected to the Business Studio Server at the same time, it is advisable to use a full version of the Microsoft SQL Server.

The Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition included in the installer has the following restrictions:

  • The number of processors/cores used is equivalent to either 1 processor or 4 cores, whichever is less.
  • RAM size is not greater than 1 GB.
  • Database size is not greater than 10 GB.

Combination of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Visio

It is advisable to use the same version of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Visio (for example, 2013) within each server/workstation. Due to the peculiarities of MS Office, the installation of applications not belonging to the same version can result in errors when working with diagrams and generating reports.

Microsoft Visio

All workstations should use Microsoft Visio of the same version and localization. Diagrams created using different language packs or later versions may not be processed correctly in other versions.

In particular, diagrams created using Microsoft Visio 2013 cannot be opened and processed using earlier versions of Microsoft Visio.

A free 30-day version of Microsoft Visio can be downloaded at the following link: https://signup.microsoft.com/Signup?OfferId=0F5B471A-08EF-4e69-ABB0-BB4DA43F0344&DL=VISIOCLIENT&culture=en-US&country=EN&ali=1

Installation of this particular version of MS Visio may require an Office 365 license for any other MS Office programs installed.

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1) Online license is used to activate temporary licenses and licenses on virtual machines. In case there are difficulties with Internet access, when using a permanent license, you can choose a physical machine rather than a virtual one for activation, then access to the Internet is not required.
2) , 4) We recommend 2 GB + the size of all databases used.
3) , 5) More space may be required as the database size increases.
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