System Requirements

These minimum specifications are meant to be a guideline. Each school’s needs are different. For more specific recommendations tailored to your installation needs, please contact your salesperson or the Product Support department.

Due to licensing concerns, servers are to be dedicated machines (no Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server or other applications installed).

Please note that these requirements apply only to schools who intend to purchase and host the software on campus. The Ascendance Cloud offering eliminates the need to invest in hardware and software infrastructure, providing access anywhere, anytime, from a standard web browser.

Workstations for Client Applications
Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM or Higher
Hard Disk 500 MB free space
Display 1024×768 or higher resolution monitor
OS Windows 7, 8 or 10
Oracle Database Server
Processor: Quad or higher core CPU (Multiple processors may be installed depending on contractual provisions)
Memory: 12+ GB RAM
Hard Disk 256+ GB free space (various Redundant Array of Independent Disks RAID configurations are supported)
Network 1 Gbps network card
OS Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Standard or Windows 2012 R2 Standard
My BackPack Server
Processor: Quad or higher CPU (dual CPU configurations are recommended)
Memory: 8+ GB RAM
Hard Disk 128+ GB free space (various Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) configurations are supported)
Network 1 Gbps network card, 1 Mbps+ connection to internet
OS Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Standard or Windows 2012 R2 Standard

Note: Screen resolution must be set to a minimum of 1024×768

Supported Browsers for Citrix
Windows: Internet Explorer 11+, Edge, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+, or Opera 17+
Mac OSX Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+, or Opera 17+
Supported Browsers for My BackPack
Windows: Internet Explorer 11+, Edge, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+, or Opera 17+
Mac OSX Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+, or Opera 17+
Supported Browsers for Online Budget Management
Windows: Internet Explorer 11+ or Firefox 52 ESR
Mac OSX Firefox 52 ESR