For the best performance of your WinSPC installation, please follow the Microsoft system recommendations for the version of Windows selected. Typically, systems purchased at the time of installation far exceed the requirements for WinSPC success. DataNet constantly tests and recertifies WinSPC functionality against the three most recent versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database during every major WinSPC release. Staying within those versions significantly reduces your risk of encountering problems with your new SPC software installation.
When repurposing older machines, please follow the guidelines below while also factoring the needs of additional database client utilities or software you may require. Microsoft and Oracle publish requirements for their database client and server systems. Please follow their specific platform selection guidance when it conflicts with these general guidelines.
WinSPC is very efficient and runs well on systems for which the original shipping operating system is present. Older machines where Windows XP or Windows Vista are performing very well should expect the addition of WinSPC to minimally impact performance. Likewise, on machines that shipped with Windows 7 through 10, WinSPC clients should be expected to perform similarly to other office productivity applications. Microsoft's current shipping version of Windows and the two previous versions are certified by the test lab for installation, upgrades and proper function in most common scenarios. See the Installation and Configuration Guide bundled with your software download for details on the platforms specifically tested for that version, or contact the WinSPC Support Help Desk to discuss your situation specifically. Please use the WinSPC Free Trial to assess the end-user experience for yourself.
The following general guidance may help you to determine if a machine is a good candidate to become a WinSPC Windows client.
NOTE: For additional guidance for installing WinSPC or getting the most out of your SPC Software investment visit the WinSPC Knowledge Base.
WinSPC runs effectively on Windows based tablets. The user interface is optimized for Windows so adequate resolution to manipulate buttons, expandable trees and panels is suggested. Please use the WinSPC Free Trial to assess your end-user experience. For tablets that do not support traditional Win32 installations directly, including those tablets running Windows RT, Android OS or Apple iPad, please consider a Microsoft Terminal Services (MTS) or Remote Desktop Services (RDS) deployment to support these devices in your client pool. Contact the WinSPC Support Help Desk to discuss your specific needs.
For Windows tablets, please use the following guidance to help you determine if a tablet is a good candidate to become a WinSPC client.
For the best performance of your WinSPC system, you should follow the Oracle or Microsoft recommendations for the database version you have selected. DataNet constantly tests and recertifies WinSPC functionality against the three most recent versions of Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database during every major WinSPC release. Staying within those versions significantly reduces your risk of encountering problems. See the Installation and Configuration Guide bundled with your software download for details on the database platforms specifically tested for that version, or contact the WinSPC Support Help Desk to discuss your situation specifically.
These database servers typically require at least the following capabilities and often quite a bit more.
WinSPC installations are most responsive when serviced by an Application Server to reduce database traffic. The WinSPC Application Server is a Windows Service that runs on a Windows 2003 Server or newer machine and speeds many WinSPC operations by reducing the database and network traffic required to service client requests. Thus an Application Server helps to reduce the influence of a growing database, increasing numbers of clients or network performance limits. Since the Application Server does a large amount of CPU intensive compression and storage to maintain processed database content in its local cache, it produces the best results only when adequate CPU and disk speed are provided. Although the Application Server should not be installed with other demanding server roles such as a database server, some customers install more than one instance of the Application Server on a single server in order to support multiple databases with the same hardware investment. For help with your rollout planning, contact the WinSPC Support Help Desk to discuss your situation specifically.
Please use the following guidance to help determine if a server is a good candidate to become a WinSPC Application Server.