DDX Software System Requirements

Imagine Heavyweight Functionality with Feather-Light Requirements.

DDX Suite System Requirements for IT and Other Enterprise Nerds (You Know Who You Are)

Dash DDX™ software works with virtually any business system, ERP software or other business software. It can also function as a stand-alone application.

Don’t be fooled by the light system requirements: Dash DDX software is capable of easily and quickly handling millions of documents.

Integrating Dash DDX Into Your Business Systems

Dash DDX software comes pre-integrated with several business systems and ERP software packages, including WorkWise ERP®, SYSPRO®, Made2Manage®, Epicor®, Infor ERP®, Sage® and Microsoft Dynamics® ERP systems.

If you have an existing business system, or any Windows application, it can also be quickly and easily integrated—most often without programming.

DDX OVERALL SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Operating system options include:
    • Servers: Windows 2008 or newer (32 or 64 bit)
    • VMWare or Hyper-V supported (see note below regarding fax modem)
    • Work stations –Windows 7 Professional (32 or 64 bit) or newer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or newer (may reside on a server other than the DDX application server)
  • Hardware minimums (server and client information) – PC compatible, Pentium, 2.0ghz or better, minimum 4gb memory (8gb or more recommended )
  • 2-4gb disc space minimum for application. For software installation only (client requires 100mb)
    • DDX.Archive users: Recommend starting with 80gb or more of available space on your database server.
    • Our customers have experienced as many as 1 million documents stored in as little as 80gb.
  • A dedicated server is not required, but is supported if desired.
  • Backup device for server – your server should be performing regular backups every evening.
  • Remote desktop-access software – used for online support and installation (VPN, Remote Desktop, VNC, GotoAssist, etc.)
  • ODBC or OLE-DB access to  your ERP data. Note that this may require purchase of additional software from your ERP vendor. Additional costs may apply. Please consult with your ERP vendor to verify.
  • IIS 7 or above required for the DDX App – browser-based Document Search and View (other requirements may apply)

DDX.Archive

The Archive Loader Service program must reside on the DDX Application server (aka: DDX server). The DDX.Archive database may also reside on that same server, or on a separate server.

  • Desktop Clients require:
    • UNC or named-drive network connection to the DDX server
    • A local email client, such as Outlook (if they wish to email documents from the Doc Viewer) – unless using the DDX App for browser-based search and viewing
    • OLE-DB connection to your SQL server, and/or the DDX App for browser-based search and viewing
  • Web Viewer Client (with the DDX App)
    • Browsers supported – Internet Explorer 9+ (11+ recommended), Chrome v38 +, Firefox 3.5+, Safari 3.2+
    • Recommended Platforms: Windows 7 or above; Mac OS; IPad; Android Tablet
  • Server requires named UNC or drive access to/from other DDX products (preferred on the same server)

DDX.Connect Requirements for Fax Modem, Email, Print and File Transport

The following are requirements for DDX.Connect (Fax, Email and Laser Forms)—all installed on the DDX server.

  • Fax modem (1 per fax line)
    • External Multitech ZBA family of modems (MT5634ZBA-v90 or v92 serial connection only) for faxing (est $120 USD) – see Multitech’s website for more information.
    • Phone line – direct dial-out dedicated to each fax modem
    • NOTE: If using DDX’s fax engine, this must be installed on a physical server or PC because serial communication with the fax modem is required. It has been our experience that serial communications are not well supported (if at all) on virtual servers.
  • Email – All automated outbound email is relayed through your SMTP server. Therefore, DDX requires an open, unencrypted connection to your SMTP server. All attendant security must be pre-enabled to accommodate the use of this server by the DDX server.
  • File transport – DDX.Connect requires an available connection to your host system to transport files.
    • A network connection between the DDX server and your host system
    • Host login and password that has read/delete privileges
    • A common directory where documents to be transported are placed (login defaults to this directory)
    • For all non-Windows Hosts – FTP access is required
    • Windows 2008 or newer hosts – network disc access
  • Standard Windows printer drivers (laser or inkjet) is installed on and accessible from the DDX server for all printers used by DDX
  • DDX’s print driver supports Windows 7 and above, and Windows Server 2008 or above. This driver is used for the DDX.Form Recognition module.