Computer Systems Requirements for QB POS

Intuit’s Recommended System Requirements for Point of Sale v.12 and v.11/2013:

  • At least 4 GB of RAM for a single workstation installation
  • 1 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)
  • Single user: 2.4 GHz processor (2.8 GHz recommended)
  • Multiple users: 2.8 GHz processor (3.5 GHz recommended)
  • Optimized for 1024×768 screen resolution

Operating Systems:

  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Vista, all editions (SP2 or later strongly recommended)
  • Windows Server 2008 (SP1 or later strongly recommended)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

Data import/export and Microsoft Office integration requires:

  • Microsoft® Excel 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013
  • Microsoft® Word 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013

Multi-user recommendations:

  • Multi-core processor and 8 GB of RAM are recommended for better performance on the Point of Sale server workstation.
  • In a multi-user configuration, each workstation concurrently running Point of Sale must have a seperately purchased user license, and every copy of Point of Sale must be the same version and level.6

QuickBooks Financial Software integration requires:

  • Intuit QuickBooks Pro or Premier 2013–2016
  • Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Versions 13.0, 14.0, 15.0 and 16.0

QuickBooks Payment Account: (sold separately)

  • Optional fee-based service, additional terms and conditions apply
  • Requires a QuickBooks Payments account through Intuit Payment Solutions. Application approval and fees apply. 
  • PIN pad required for debit transactions, sold separately.
  • Internet connection required.

Security Software:

  • Products have been tested with the following software:
  • McAfee Internet Security Suite
  • Symantec Norton® Internet Security Suite
  • Zone Labs’ Zone Alarm Pro
  • Trend Micro

Note: Some configurations may require that you adjust settings in firewall and anti-virus products to ensure the best possible performance with Point of Sale.

System Configuration Notes:

  • Disk space requirements do not include company data files. If your company data file is very large or includes item pictures you may need more disk space. 
  • In order to run several applications simultaneously, your system should have a mult-core processor and at least 4GB of RAM. Point of sale will run on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors running Windows. However, not all hardware devices will install and operate on 64-bit operating systems.  We recommend that you contact the device manufacturers for more information about installing their hardware devices on 64-bit operating systems. 

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