What computers will we need?

SmartTrade is scalable, and the hardware and software requirements depend on how many people use it. If you have any questions on the minimum guidelines below, or are planning to upgrade your system, please call our support team (Freephone NZ 0800 327 943 | Aus 1800 350 495) or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SmartTrade Essential and Ultimate

SmartTrade Essential and Ultimate can be installed locally, either on a PC or a networked server, or can be hosted offsite with SmartHost.

If installed locally, the minimum requirements are:

  Server installation Desktop installation
(single user set-up)
(up to 10 users)*
( >10 users )
User (Client) PC
CPU Intel Xeon
E5310 1.8 GHz

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Intel i3 > 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 64*2
5600 +2.8Ghz
Intel i5 > 3.2 GHz
AMD A10-5800K
3.8 GHz
Memory RAM 4GB 4GB 6GB
Hard Disk free space 1GB 1GB 4GB
Operating System Windows 7 PRO, 8, 8.1, 10
Other software .NET Framework 4 (standard with Windows 8 but not Windows 7**)
Windows SQL Server Express 2008 R2**
Remote desktop (RDP) access requires terminal services
Monitor resolution N/A 1280*1024 32-bit colour
Broadband connection ADSL
For remote desktop (RDP) access, we recommend a static IP address. Alternatively, dynamic IP software such as No-IP can be installed, but may not be reliable.

* An inexpensive PC, laptop or tablet costing under $ 1000 will suffice as the server for a small business

** If not standard in the operating system, a free download that we install.

SmartTrade Mobile and SmartTime

Browser: Google Chrome

Hardware: iPad, iPhone, Android smartphones and tablets (Android 3.0 or later)