Processor

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Server
1 Core (3 GHz) for OS
1 Core (3 GHz) for every 5 users

Amicus Server Role
1 Core (3 GHz) for OS
1 Core (3 GHz) for every 5 users

Workstation
2 GHz or higher

Workstation Role
2 GHz or higher

Notes: Other Applications – The above requirements are for running Amicus Attorney only. If running additional applications on the same computer, ensure that the computer meets all requirements and has sufficient resources for those other applications as well as the host operating system.

RAM (System Memory)

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Server
4 GB for OS
1 GB for every user

Amicus Server Role
4 GB for OS
1 GB for every user

Workstation
4 GB or higher

Workstation Role
3 GB for OS
1 GB or more per user

Notes: Other Applications – The above requirements are for running Amicus Attorney only. If running additional applications on the same computer, ensure that the computer meets all requirements and has sufficient resources for those other applications as well as the host operating system.

Operating System

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Server
1-4 Users:
RECOMMENDED:
Windows Server 2019 / 2016 / 2012 R2 / 2012 / SBS 2011.
SUPPORTED:
Windows 10 Pro / 8.1 Pro.
Windows Server 2019 / 2016 / 2012 R2 / 2012 / SBS 2011
Note that under Windows 10 Pro / 8.1 Pro / 7 Pro, system performance and successful implementation of Amicus Attorney are not guaranteed—results may vary depending on computer infrastructure.

5 or More Users:
Windows Server 2019 / 2016 / 2012 R2 / 2012 / SBS 2011

Workstation
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7.
Windows Server 2019 / 2016 / 2012 R2 / 2012 / SBS 2011

Notes

  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows are supported.
  • Home Editions of Windows are supported ONLY for Amicus Workstations. Home Editions are NOT supported for the computer that Amicus Server and Microsoft SQL will be installed on. Home Editions are NOT supported on a single computer that will be acting as both Workstation and Server.
  • Accounting Links: For PCLaw, QuickBooks, and Timeslips accounting links to work without interruption in normal day-to-day use, we strongly recommend that Amicus Server be run under Windows Server 2019 / 2016 / 2012 / 2012 R2 with Remote Desktop Services enabled.
  • Other Applications – The above requirements are for running Amicus Attorney only. If running additional applications on the same computer, ensure that the computer meets all requirements and has sufficient resources for those other applications as well as the host operating system. We do not recommend that Amicus Server or SQL Server be run on the same computer as Microsoft Exchange.
  • Service Packs – The latest Service Packs for Windows are required. In general, we also recommend that you install the latest service packs available for supported versions of the third-party products.

Amicus Server Role
Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2

Hard Disk Drive

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Server
MINIMUM: 10 GB free space on drive where SQL database resides (actual space required depends on database size).
6 GB C: drive for converting from Small Firm.

Amicus Server Role
MINIMUM: 10 GB free space on drive where SQL database resides (actual space required depends on database size).
6 GB C: drive for converting from Small Firm.

Workstation
MINIMUM: 1GB free space

Workstation Role
1 gig on each VDI provisioned.

Notes: Other Applications – The above requirements are for running Amicus Attorney only. If running additional applications on the same computer, ensure that the computer meets all requirements and has sufficient resources for those other applications as well as the host operating system. We do not recommend that Amicus Server or SQL Server be run on the same computer as Microsoft Exchange.

SQL Server

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Application Server
SQL Server 2014 / 2012 / 2008 R2 / 2008 (Standard / Enterprise)

Workstation
No special requirements

Notes

  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of SQL Server are supported.
  • Operating System – Your Version and/or Edition of SQL Server might not be supported under all Operating Systems listed above – check Microsoft's Requirements for details. NB: Windows 10 does not support SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2.
  • Split Install – The Amicus database (SQL Server) may reside on a different computer from the Amicus Application Server – this is called a split install. These two computers must reside in the same subnet and domain.
  • Service Packs – The latest Service Packs for SQL Server are required.

SQL Server Role
SQL Server 2016
4 GIGs/RAM BASIC
plus
500 MB/RAM for every active user
OR
1 GIG/RAM for every 4 GIGs/DATA

Other

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Application Server
.NET Framework 3.5 and 4.x
RECOMMENDED: NTFS file system (rather than FAT32), for general security and full functionality of Amicus.

Workstation
.NET Framework 3.5 and 4.x

As provided by Abacus Private Cloud.

Power

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Application Server
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

Workstation
No special requirements

As provided by Abacus Private Cloud.

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Network

Amicus Application Server

To support workstations over a Local Network: TCP/IP Network Protocol and Client for Microsoft Networks. If using subnetworks, install the Server(s) and all workstations in the same subnet.

For wireless access, wireless network must be of high quality and reliability.

Workstation
Network connection to Amicus Server

On Premise Network

1mbps down/1mbps up transmission rate

Successful use of Client’s APC Environment requires a properly routed internet connection that can reliably sustain a sub 100 millisecond (ms) response time between the network that Client’s APC Compatible Device is connected to and Client’s Abacus Private Cloud Server.
Where more than one of Client’s Abacus Private Cloud users are trying to connect to Client’s Abacus Private Cloud server through the same internet connection concurrently, there must be a minimum of 1Mbps/1Mbps dedicated to each one of those users. As used herein, the above stated connectivity requirement shall be referred to as a “Reliable Connection,” and it shall be Client’s sole responsibility to obtain a Reliable Connection.
Abacus works with multiple upstream providers to ensure that Client has multiple paths through which an internet connection may be routed to Client’s APC Environment. Abacus cannot control how Client’s Internet Service Provider(s) routes its internet traffic. As such, In the event of latency in Client’s internet connection to Client’s APC Environment, it shall be Client’s sole responsibility to ensure that Client’s Internet Service Provider(s) adequately routes Client’s internet connection. The fact that Client is unable to resolve the latency in Client’s internet connection to Client’s APC Environment shall not constitute “for cause” for purposes of terminating Client’s APC Subscription. It is further recommended that that Client have multiple upstream internet service providers to avoid performance issues caused by a single point of failure.

Display

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Server
1024×768 or higher at 32-bit color

Workstation
1024×768 or higher at 32-bit color

1024×768 or higher at 32-bit color

Note: Not all 4K configurations are supported at this time.

Special Notes

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Firewalls
Ensure that Amicus and SQL Server are not blocked at the Application Server.

System Check
When installing Amicus Server, the Installer will perform a System Check to ensure that your machine meets requirements.

Novell Network
A Novell Netware File Server can be used for storing shared documents, backups, etc. but the Amicus applications must be installed under Windows.

Windows Managed Service Account
This type of account may be used with the Amicus Services provided that it has full Administrator rights on the local computer.

As provided by Abacus Private Cloud

Product Integrations and Third-Party Links

Amicus Billing

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Server
Amicus Billing license(s). (Available accounting configurations: Manual and QuickBooks.)

Amicus Server Role
Amicus Billing license(s). (Available accounting configurations: Manual and QuickBooks.)

Amicus Anywhere and Client Portal

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Application Server
Amicus Application Server must be running and maintain an Internet connection.
For Perpetual License (Legacy) only: Firm must have a valid Amicus Attorney Subscription or Amicus Advantage Plan.

Workstation
Amicus Anywhere can be run on PCs and Macs, and on tablets: iPad, Android, BlackBerry PlayBook, and Windows Surface, using a modern browser (minimum Chrome 16, Firefox 9, Safari 5, IE 10, Edge).

Workstation Role
Amicus Anywhere can be run on PCs and Macs, and on tablets: iPad, Android, BlackBerry PlayBook, and Windows Surface, using a modern browser (minimum Chrome 16, Firefox 9, Safari 5, IE 10, Edge).

Amicus TimeTracker

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Application Server
Amicus Application Server must be running and maintain an Internet connection. For Perpetual License (Legacy) only: Firm must have a valid Amicus Attorney Subscription or Amicus Advantage Plan.

Workstation
Amicus TimeTracker was designed for running in modern browsers on most smartphones and tablets. Can also be run in PC / Mac Browsers — Chrome, Safari, Firefox (ESR), IE (11, 10), Edge.

Workstation Role
Amicus TimeTracker was designed for running in modern browsers on most smartphones and tablets. Can also be run in PC / Mac Browsers — Chrome, Safari, Firefox (ESR), IE (11, 10), Edge.

Mobile Device Contacts & Calendar

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Workstation
Outlook/Exchange Contacts & Calendar Link or Google Contacts & Calendar Link as conduit for integration with handhelds. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Handheld device that synchronizes with Microsoft Exchange/Outlook or your Google account.

Workstation Role
Outlook/Exchange Contacts & Calendar Link or Google Contacts & Calendar Link as conduit for integration with handhelds. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Handheld device that synchronizes with Microsoft Exchange/Outlook or your Google account.

Outlook E-mail Integration

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Workstation
Microsoft Outlook 2016, (2016 with Office 365 subscription)2, 2013, 20101,3 POP3 is supported.

Workstation Role
Microsoft Outlook 2016, (2016 with Office 365 subscription), 20131,3 POP3 is supported.

Exchange E-mail Integration

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Microsoft Exchange Server1 (minimum 2010) on firm or hosted server (including Office 365)

Workstation
Microsoft Outlook 2016, (2016 with Office 365 subscription)2, 2013, 20101,3

Microsoft Exchange Server1 version 2013 or higher

Workstation Role
Microsoft Outlook 2016, (2016 with Office 365 subscription)2, 20131,3

Outlook Contacts & Calendar

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Workstation
Microsoft Outlook 2016, (2016 with Office 365 subscription)2, 2013, 20101,3 POP3 is supported.

Workstation Role
Microsoft Outlook 2016, (2016 with Office 365 subscription)2, 20131,3 POP3 is supported.

Exchange Contacts & Calendar

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Microsoft Exchange Server1 (minimum 2010) on firm or hosted server (including Office 365).

Microsoft Exchange Server1 (minimum 2013) on firm or hosted server (including Office 365).

Google Contacts & Calendar

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Internet access to each Firm Member’s Google Apps Account.

Access to each Firm Member’s Google Apps Account.

Integration via Amicus Add-In Tasks Toolbar

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Workstation
Microsoft® Word, Excel, Outlook 20192, 20162, 2013, 20101,3 Corel® WordPerfect® X9, X8, X73 Adobe® Acrobat® or Adobe Reader® DC, XI, X.

Workstation
Microsoft® Word, Excel, Outlook 20192, 20162, 20131,3 Corel® WordPerfect® X9, X83 Adobe® Acrobat® or Adobe Reader® DC, XI.

Document Assembly

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Workstation
At least one of the following word processors (installed with macro support) is required: – Microsoft Word 20192, 20162, 2013, 20101,3 – Corel WordPerfect X9, X8, X73. Document Assembly with HotDocs requires HotDocs 113. (provided compatible with your word processor)

Workstation Role
At least one of the following word processors (installed with macro support) is required: – Microsoft Word 20192, 20162, 20131,3 – Corel WordPerfect X9, X83. Document Assembly with HotDocs requires HotDocs 113. (provided compatible with your word processor)

SQL Reporting

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Server
SQL Reporting Services installed on Amicus Database Server. Optional feature available for SQL Server.

Workstation
If authoring Reports, use a version of Report Builder that is compatible with your version of SQL Server.

Workstation Role
SQL Report Builder 2016 must first be installed by Abacus Private Cloud support or Professional Services.

PCLaw

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Server
PCLaw™ 16, 15, 14

Workstation
n/a

Amicus Server
PCLaw™ 16, 15

Workstation
n/a

**Warning: PCLaw has identified an issue when integrating with PCLaw versions 16.2 and 16.3. We do not recommend integrating Amicus Attorney with PCLaw 16.2 or 16.3 until the issue has been resolved.

QuickBooks

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Server
QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Enterprise versions currently supported by Intuit, up to and including Version 2020

Amicus Server Role
QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Enterprise versions Version 2020.

The QuickBooks Desktop SDK (QBXML) requires that an interactive windows session be used when connecting to QuickBooks. This requirement exposes a potential security weakness in the APC environment.

Timeslips

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Server
Timeslips® 2020, 2019, 2018

Workstation
n/a

Amicus Server Role
Timeslips® 2020, 2019, 2018

Worldox

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Application Server
Worldox® GX4, GX3

The Worldox Indexer requires that an interactive windows session be used when indexing documents. This requirement exposes a potential security weakness in the APC environment.

Workstation
Worldox GX4, GX3

Amicus Server Role
Worldox® GX4

Workstation Role
Worldox GX4

The Worldox Indexer requires that an interactive windows session be used when indexing documents. This requirement exposes a potential security weakness in the APC environment.

Dropbox

On Premise Installations Abacus Private Cloud Installations

Amicus Server
Internet access to firm Dropbox account

Workstation
For adding/editing Dropbox documents, Firm Members require Dropbox account with share rights to applicable firm Dropbox folders.

Workstation Role
For adding/editing Dropbox documents, Firm Members require Dropbox account with share rights to applicable firm Dropbox folders.

Special Notes

1 No support for integration with 64-bit editions of Microsoft Office and Outlook, or Click-to-Run versions. Integration with both 64-bit and 32-bit Microsoft Exchange is supported. 2 If using Office 2019 or 2016 with an Office 365 subscription, integration requires a full, installed Office application. No support for integration with online only subscriptions (such as Office 365 Business Essentials) 3 Integration with older versions that are no longer supported by their applicable third-party vendor (e.g. Word 2003, WordPerfect 10) will likely continue to work with Amicus Attorney 20.3. Technical Support for links with unsupported third-party products is limited. 4 QuickBooks with Amicus Attorney supports US & Canadian Windows versions.  QuickBooks with Amicus Billing supports US Windows versions only. 6 For the accounting link to work without interruption in normal day-to-day use, we strongly recommend that Amicus Server be run under Windows Server 2019 / 2016 / 2012 / 2012 R2 with Remote Desktop Services enabled.