Accfin Sky Cloud Server Option 1 The normal Accfin Cloud Server. The cost of this licence is included in pricing of Sky Software Option 2 Accfin can provide the following services by providing you with your own virtual server. AccfinSky Cloud Server Shared Application Server Hosting By running your Accfin Sky software solution on the above, Accfin Software will provide the following inclusive management services
Our shared server offering is hosted by Hetzner name changed to XNELO
The cost for the above offering is R 1,800.00 per month exclusive of VAT And is payable by means of a monthly debit order.
SKY TECHNICAL SPECS Accfin Sky is a complete solution to the accounting and auditor back office and consists of separate but related modules Viz
Tax 2. Secretarial 3. Time 4. Billing
On premise Server environment
Dedicated Server, remotely hosted
Shared remotely hosted Server
Servoy Application Server ( 6.0 )
DBMS – PostgreSQL 9.2 ( or higher)
Java 6 or higher
The above require the following Hardware and Operating system Requirements
Windows Quad Processor 3.5 GHz 500 GB Hard disk 32 GB Memory Windows Server 2012 500Mb Free disk space
Linux Intel Pentium III, IV, M, D 1Ghz or higher 1Gb RAM 300Mb Free disk space
OS X Intel CPU 1Ghz or higher 1Gb RAM 300Mb Free disk space Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
These requirements are the minimum requirements and performance is related to the number of simultaneous client/user access and type of client/user access Access Requirements The following ports need to be remotely accessible on the server by the client/user. 1. Port 8080 for the initial client installation. 2. Port 1099 for the communication between the client and the server. 3. Port 5432 for the DBMS access 4. Port 443 for connection to SARS Efiling
If the server is going to be accessed internally (on the same network) these port will not have to be opened, but if the server is to be accessed externally these port must be checked and opened if necessary. Additionally to the above Outgoing access must be available to the following IP Address : 22.214.171.124 or sky.accfin.co.za Port : 5432 The application can be accessed from the client side as either
Requirements are an internet browser Eg Internet Explorer, Chrome, Fire Fox Access to the server as detailed above
Requirements on Client Side Java Ver 6 or 7 Hardware and software requirements as per server above Access to the server if remotely accessed A screen/monitor with a minimum resolution of 1280 x 1024 is recommended Server Memory Calculation Minimum Memory 4GB General Server and Application Memory 1.5GB For every Smart client 15MB For every Web client 25MB Eg On the minimum memory spec the optimal smart clients is 150
SKY INTERNET SPECIFICATIONS INTERNET CONNECTION Sufficient speed is dependent on the number of concurrent users (a good benchmark would be 2MB per user and then round it up)
Must be Unshaped, Unlimited and Unthrottled
Unshaped means that you must have equal upload and download and also that the “traffic” for the line must have no priority for any specific type of traffic. e.g. being higher priority for smtp or emails etc
Remember that you require both upload and download speeds to be sufficient as you will be doing both in the Sky applications.
Certain functions do utilise more downloads, i.e. reading / retrieving of data from a cloud server while others require both, like data entries which utilise uploads, that is writing /submitting data to the cloud server and this utilises the upload speeds and this then is also “shared” between all the users active at the same time.
Unlimited, is the amount of data traffic that is allowed during the course of the month. If it is limited, then speeds will slow down considerably when your threshold is reached.
Unthrottled is where even if the data is unlimited, when you reach a threshold of amount of data, the speed is then throttled / diminished as per fair use policy of your ISP.
Or when there are high volumes of data (this applies to your ISP as well, that is other users utilising your ISP at the same time) then the speeds are reduced to cater for this volume.