Reckon installation specifications overview

HOW Alchester takes care of the TECHNOLOGY aspects for you too.

Accredited-Partner-Accounts-OneAlchester can help you with all your IT related setup of communication, equipment, internet connections and if needed, access to Cloud related services, PLUS all your portable tablet/smartphone devices that you’d like to use as well.  And that’s just the installation services that can be provided!  After that, and in conjunction with your Bookkeeper/Accountant,  Alchester can assist with business analysis services, particularly WORKFLOW and KPI analysis,  to ensure your business profits from the best reporting tools available.
Alchester has provided an overview of the choices available for installing each of the Reckon suite accounting of solutions.

 Reckon
Accounts
1-User
Easy Start,
Accounting,
or Plus
Reckon
Accounts
Multi-User
ie: Premier
or Enterprise
Reckon
Accounts
HOSTED
Reckon
ONE
"HTML5 EVO"

(Cloud)
(Note: 3)
FREE APP:
Reckon INVOICES
(Note 4.)
server setup --->
QBW: Win PCQBW: Win Server
(Typically Win2xxxSRV).
QBW held at AWS*
(DATA 'hosted' at DC)
QBW held at AWS*
(DATA on 'Cloud' DC)
No server.
Simple Standalone
FREE APP
capacities (approx)
See Note 5.
14,500 namesEnterprise:
1,000,000+ names
1,000.000+ names
client setup
(generally)
requires RDP
or Win7 (local)
either RDP
or Win7 PRO+
BrowserBrowserAPP for Tablet
or smartphone
ONLY
client PLATFORM
SPECIFICS
If mobile:
- Use VPN
If mobile
- use VPN
If mobile
- just Browse
If mobile
- just browse
Standalone
Windows
PC or
Notebook
Green_tick
- RA (local)
- RDP to Server
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- RA (local)
- RDP to Server
- Point to central QBW
Green_tick
- Firefox v35+
Green_tick
- Firefox v35+
N/A
iMAC PC
or Laptop
Green_tick
- No local APP
- RDP for MAC
to Server
Green_tick
- No local APP
- RDP for MAC
to Server
Green_tick
- Browser
Green_tick
- Browser
N/A
"Linux" PC
orLaptop
(Note: 2)
Green_tick
- No local APP
- rdesktop to Server
**See Note
Green_tick
- No local APP
- rdesktop to Server
**See Note
Green_tick
- Browser
Green_tick
- Browser
N/A
iPAD
Tablet
Green_tick
- VPN APP
- RDP APP
to Server
Green_tick
- VPN APP
- RDP APP
to Server
Green_tick
- Browser
iOS v6, v8.2
Green_tick
- Browser
Green_tick
- Reckon INVOICES APP
Android
Tablet
Green_tick
- VPN (ie: VPN5)
- RDP to Server
(ie: Pocket Cloud PRO)
Green_tick
- VPN (ie: VPN5)
- RDP to Server
(ie: Pocket Cloud PRO)
Green_tick
- Browser
Green_tick
- Browser
Green_tick
- Reckon INVOICES APP
iPhone
(Note: 1)
Green_tick
- VPN APP
- RDP APP
Green_tick
- VPN APP
- RDP APP
Green_tick
- Browser
- Screen size/vers*
- Reckon APP
(invoicing)
Green_tick
- Browser
Green_tick
- Reckon INVOICES APP
Android
Smart
PHONE
(Note: 1)
Green_tick
- VPN (ie: VPN5)
- RDP to Server
(ie: Pocket Cloud PRO)
Green_tick
- VPN (ie: VPN5)
- RDP to Server
(ie: Pocket Cloud PRO)
Green_tick
- Browser
On Android v4.4.3
- Screen size/vers*
- Reckon APP
(invoicing)
Green_tick
- Browser
On Android v4.4.3
Green_tick
- Reckon INVOICES APP

NOTE  1: 
MOBILE Tablet and smartphone usage  is ideal for enquiries/lookup when on the road,
but for extended accounting/bookkeeping operations,
the laptop/PC client configurations are recommended.
For instance:  iPADs running v6.0 are ideal for invoicing,  as is v8.2
But attempting detailed access via iPhone v7.1.1.1 on a small screen size, is not ideal.
Generally speaking, Tablets with a detachable physical keyboard are ideal, leaving 100% of screen for data.
Combinations of Operating System and Browser, needs to be considered.
Known combinations: (June 2015)
– Android v4.4.3  with HTC browser,  or with Firefox APP v38.0.0

KEYBOARDS on some smartPHONE devices may need reviewing.
IE:  To ensure full use is available of QWERTY and/or full numeric and decimal features are present.
TIP:  On Android phones a nice keyboard option to load as a FREE APP:  is the Swiftkey keyboard” 
which contains a compliment of calculator symbols and the needed decimal point character.

APPS.   Note there are two distinct APPs available.   One is a free, standalone APP called:  “Reckon INVOICES”.
see:  https://community.reckon.com/reckon/topics/reckon-invoices-offers-freedom-to-iphone-android-users

The other, fully integrated APP, linked to the Reckon ONE database of customers, projects and items:  “Reckon APP”.
(ie:  V2.1  API version 1.5.0.0 as at May 2015)
see:  https://community.reckon.com/reckon/topics/reckon-one-mobile-app-update-available-now

NOTE 2:

linux **Linux based configurations are not officially supported by Reckon,
BUT  Alchester Business Systems uses these combinations successfully

 

 

NOTE 3:    From June 2015,  Reckon ONE uses the simplified HTML5 industry standard browser interface.
Pre May 2015, Reckon ONE relied upon a BROWSER  feature: MS Silverlight
This is a PLUG-IN (Add-on, extension) feature for a Browser.  Depending on the choice user’s have taken for their client PC/laptop/Tablet/smartphone, various Browsers are available.  Examples are listed in the TERMINOLOGY section.   Care is needed to select the right combination of Plug-ins and browsers, from different vendors to ensure compatibility.  IE: Mozilla Firefox (Iceweasel, Mercury) v 37 with Silverlight
or:  consider this article: https://community.reckon.com/reckon/topics/chrome-v42-compatibility-issue-with-silverlight

 

NOTE 4  Reckon INVOICES APP  (standalone)

For a fuller explanation see this article.  Not to be confused with Reckon APPs that link into other products.
https://community.reckon.com/reckon/topics/reckon-invoices-live-for-andriod-phones

 

NOTE 5:  Capacities.
This is measured in what is called ‘names’.  It should be made clear from the outset, that there is no limitation on the number of transactions (like invoices, bills, cheques, journals, adjustment notes, credit notes for instance).

But NAMES are: Customers (and their jobs), Suppliers, Superannuation names, and inventory items.  The single-user and PREMIER versions of Reckon Accounts have one capacity,  whilst the Enterprise version of Reckon Accounts, which is also the HOSTED implementation, has another.

TIP:   The size of the database can be seen on desktop/Enterprise Reckon Accounts by using the CTL-1  key.

Gary Pope. B.Bus (ACC), Director: Alchester Business Systems, Professional Partner for Reckon Accounts, and authors of buildMGR CRM + WorkflowFor those interested in the TECHNOLOGY behind the scenes,
see Reckon Systems Terminology: https://www.alchester.com.au/reckon-systems-terminology
Abslogo3Most important, Alchester outlines all the SUPPORT / HELP choices
See Reckon Support: https://www.alchester.com.au/reckon-support