Technical Requirements

Apply to both RedHorse CRM and RedHorse Business Manager suites.

windows-serverServer Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2008 or higher
  • Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 or higher, Express or higher
  • 2.0 GHz or faster CPU
  • 4 GB RAM or more recommended
  • 500 MB or more storage recommended depending upon size of database

Workstation Requirements

  • Any of
    • Microsoft® Windows 7, 32Bit or 64Bit
    • Microsoft® Windows 8.1, 32Bit or 64Bit
    • Microsoft® Windows 10, 32Bit or 64Bit
  • 1.5 GHz or faster CPU
  • 2 GB RAM or more recommended

Other Requirements

  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 or higher
    • Only required if using integrated reports
    • Included with Microsoft SQL Server Express with Advanced Services and higher
  • Microsoft Word 2010, 2013 or 2016, Professional or higher, Office 365 (Business, Business Premium, Enterprise ProPlus, Enterprise E3)
    • Only required if using merged documents with Word
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2013 or 2016, Office 365 (Business, Business Premium, Enterprise ProPlus, Enterprise E3)
    • Only required if using email integration with Outlook
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2009 or higher, Professional or higher
    • Only required if linking RedHorse to QuickBooks Desktop
  • QuickBooks Online subscription, Small Business Simple Start or higher
    • Only required if linking RedHorse to QuickBooks Online
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Router or Firewall outbound connection for FTP on TCP port 21 and MySQL on TCP port 3306

We are committed to making sure our products are up to date with the latest Microsoft Technology and keep our own systems updated with the latest Microsoft releases. We are using RedHorse live in our offices on workstations running Windows 10 x64 with Internet Explorer 11 and we are very happy. RedHorse is completely compatible with and very fast on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10!

We are also hosted on SQL Server 2017 and running smoothly. We run Microsoft Office 365 and have complete compatibility with our Word and Outlook links. We stand behind RedHorse running on the latest available Microsoft systems. We can also confirm compatibility with QuickBooks 2019 and Stripe.com – we use them live in our office here too!