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System Requirements

Atlantis version

Extender requires that you have Atlantis version 9.2.0.50 or later.

Atlantis installation

The main Atlantis program can be installed in either a single user or multiuser configuration. In either of these configurations, the folder containing all of the data files (generally <drive>:/M4/DATA) must be accessible by Extender. This means that the Atlantis data folder must be on a workstation or server that has security settings that allow Extender to read from and write to the Atlantis data.

QuickBooks version

Extender works with QuickBooks Pro or Premier 2009 or later. Currently, Extender is being used with both the Canada and US desktop editions. The major differences between country editions is in the handling of sales tax. We will work with prospective purchasers from other countries to ensure that Extender works perfectly in your country.

QuickBooks desktop system installation

The main QuickBooks program can be installed in either a single user or multi-user configuration. In either of these configurations, the QuickBooks company file (the file name ends with .qbw) must be accessible by Extender. This means that the QuickBooks company file must be in a folder on a workstation or server on your LAN (Local Area Network) that has security settings that allow Extender to both read from and write to the QuickBooks company file.

Extender can also make entries in QuickBooks even if the QuickBooks company file is not on your LAN.  Extender can interface with any QuickBooks installation located on a computer connected to the internet.

Extender installation

Extender can be installed on a single workstation or on multiple workstations in a client – server configuration on a network. In a client server – installation, the Extender program files (the front end) are installed on a workstation and the data file (the back end containing all of your mapping and other setup) is stored in a folder on a workstation or server that has security settings that allow Extender to both read from and write to the back end file.

The simplest configuration is to install the Extender program files on the same workstation(s) where both Atlantis and QuickBooks are installed.

Both Extender and Atlantis should be installed on the same workstation. If this is not possible or desirable (i.e. you run Atlantis in a terminal server environment), we can help you configure a stand-alone installation of Extender.

It is also possible to operate Extender on a workstation that does NOT have QuickBooks installed.

Workstation operating system

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012.

Hard disk space: 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit); 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (64-bit)

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor

Memory (RAM): 3.0 gigabytes (GB) available

Because QuickBooks desktop systems do not yet have native 64-bit support, Extender must be run in 32-bit mode when running on a 64-bit operating system.

The workstation must have Access 2013 or Access 2013 Runtime installed. You can download the Runtime as part of Extender.

Additional information

See System Set Up.pdf which will help you with the installation and setup of Extender. Also have a look at our FAQs.