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    System Requirements

To install our software, your computer should meet the specifications below. Our products have been tested using the system requirements on this page. However, because computing environments and internet service vary so widely, these system requirements are provided without guarantee. Your computer performance will vary based on hardware configurations, network traffic, and local workstation settings.

Single PC & Server

  • Operating System: Windows® 10 (32-bit and 64-bit compatible)
  • RAM (Memory): 2GB or greater
  • Available Disk Space: 30MB
  • Internet Connection: High speed

  • Raiser's Edge NXT™ with SKY API

  • OS meeting Raiser’s Edge requirements with current service packs applied

  • DioOffice Server (internet capability)

  • Organizations submitting information to the DioOffice Server need to be on PDS Church Office v8 or higher


Useful Information

A Windows machine must serve as your PDS server. Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices are not supported.

Printers

ACS Technologies recommends using a tray-fed laser or inkjet printer that is compatible with the system requirements provided above. Laser and inkjet printers are also suitable if driver support is available for the associated operating system.

Scanners

We recommend using only scanners purchased from ACS Technologies.

Monitors & DPI

For all software, ACS Technologies recommends using 17-inch monitors, which are designed at 96 dpi. Widescreen monitors may cause some software to look different on a 17-inch monitor, unless dpi settings are modified.

Internet & Browsers

As ACS Technologies moves more products and services to the Web, we recommend a high speed internet connection using the latest, stable version of Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Chrome®, Safari®, or Firefox®. While an internet connection is not required for using the basic features of the PDS desktop products, some are not available without an internet connection. These features include, but are not limited to, the following products and functions:

  • PDS Connects™
  • CASS It! / MAX It!®
  • Sending Emails via Constant Contact
  • SecureSearch Background Check processing
  • Downloading product upgrades
  • Downloading tax updates
  • Help Centers

For more information, visit our Help Centers.

Wired & Wireless Networks

We recommend our products to be installed and operated on a terminal server or on a peer-to-peer network.

Our products can function properly in a wireless network environment, however, due to the wide variance of connection speeds, performance may vary and cause the reliability of the software to be negatively affected.

Microsoft End of Life Policy

ACS Technologies adheres to Microsoft's life-cycle policy for operating systems. As a system approaches its end-of-life date, we recommend upgrading your operating system. Once an operating system is no longer supported by Microsoft, we can no longer support that system. This does not mean that products will not work on a retired operating system, but it does mean that, should a problem occur that would require an update for a retired operating system, we cannot provide support assistance for clients using those operating systems.