AcctVantage ERP 2020 - System Requirements

AV 2020 is based on 4D v17.3

The requirements below are listed for both AcctVantage Client and Server hardware. Better than minimum hardware will improve performance.

AcctVantage Technical Support does not support hardware, network, or other IT setup outside of actually installing and configuring the AcctVantage software.

AV 2020 System Requirements


Platform OS Version Certification
Mac 10.11 (El Capitan) ❌ Not Supported
Mac 10.12 (Sierra)   ✅ Certified
Mac 10.13 (High Sierra) ✅ Certified
Mac 10.14 (Mojave) ✅ Certified
Mac 10.15 (Catalina) ✅ Certified
Mac 11.0 (Big Sur) ❌ Not Supported
Windows XP, Vista, Me ❌ Not Supported
Windows 7 (64-bit version only) ✅ Certified
Windows 8 (64-bit version only) ✅ Certified
Windows 10 (64-bit version only) ✅ Certified
Windows Server 2012 ✅ Certified
Windows Server 2016 ✅ Certified
Windows Server 2019 ✅ Certified

The latest release of major version is required! Examples:

  • Mac OS 10.12.6 is supported but 10.12.1 is not supported.
  • Windows 8.1 is supported but 8.0 is not supported.

Note on OS updates:  We suggest turning OFF all Automatic Update programs that may update an OS version. This is suggested in order to prevent updating to an OS that might not yet be supported by AV/4D.


CPU Memory Screen Resolution
AV Server Quad-core processor (or more) 16GB RAM n/a
AV Client Dual-core processor 8GB RAM 1280 x 1024

Windows Energy Saving Settings: The default settings for Windows Server or Windows desktop computers are optimized for saving energy. While this is usually the best setting for desktop usage, "High performance" servers could produce up to twice the speed than "Balanced."

Network: AcctVantage operates on a Local Area Network (LAN) using TCP/IP protocols. If all users are on the same LAN, then dynamic IP address assignment is acceptable. It is recommended that all LAN connections be routed through switches rather than hubs and that “daisy-chaining” of switches and/or hubs be avoided.