System Requirements: 4Matrix Desktop

All data remains in school. 4Matrix is installed locally, and we do not have access to the schools data unless we are providing remote support (for training or technical support etc).

 

Server Requirements


Software:

  • Operating System(s): Windows 10 (Recommended);  Windows 8; Windows 7*; Windows Vista*.

  • Operating System(s) Not Supported: Windows 8.1 RT. Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 are no longer supported by Microsoft.

  • SQL Server(s): SQL 2016 or higher

    Additional Requirements:

  • Microsoft.net framework 3.5 (for SQL install) and 4.0 (for 4Matrix client application).

  • Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 or Later.

    Hosted Database Options:

  • Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services are supported, please contact us for more information.

    *These operating systems only support SQL 2014 and earlier. For the complete SQL Server system requirements, please refer to the Microsoft website.


Hardware:

  • Processor: 1 GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Minimum); 2GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Recommended)
  • RAM: 1 GB (Minimum); 8 GB (Recommended)
  • Hard Disk: Up to 2 GB of available space may be required
  • CD or DVD Drive: Not required
  • Display: 800 x 600, 256 colors (Minimum); 1024 x 768 high color, 32-bit, (Recommended)

Client


Software:

  • Operating System(s): Windows 10 (Recommended);  Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista.

  • Operating System(s) Not Supported: Windows 8.1 RT. Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 are no longer supported by Microsoft.

  • SQL Server(s): SQL 2016 or higher. This is only required if installing onto a standalone machine for the purpose of creating and hosting the 4Matrix database.

  • Microsoft.net framework 4.0 (minimum).

  • Windows Installer 3.1 or later.

 

Hardware:

  • Pentium 1 GHz or higher with 512 MB RAM or more (minimum)
  • x86 – 600 MB (Minimum)
  • x64 – 1.5 GB (Minimum)

  • Note: It is recommended that Data Managers use 4Matrix on a large display of at least 22" set to the maximum resolution.


Additional Information


  • 4Matrix is a lightweight SQL database-driven, client/server application.
  • The database and 4Matrix Network Manager application which installs the 4Matrix database can be installed in around 10-15 minutes.
  • The Network Manager must be installed locally on the server you wish to host the 4Matrix Database (unless you're carrying out a standalone installation).
  • The Network Manager tool produces a client MSI to install the 4Matrix client software. You can use Group Policy to deploy this to clients.
  • 4Matrix can also be run from a shared location. Refer to Running From a Shared Folder  for more information.

  • It is recommended that Data Managers use 4Matrix on a large display of at least 22" set to the maximum resolution. Two monitors may be required if other data management software is to be used simultaneously.


SQL Installation Notes


  • During the installation process you will have the option to download and install SQL 2016 Express
  • If SQL 2016 is already installed, during the installation process you will have the option to 'Use Existing Server'


The SIMS, Bromcom, Arbor and Cloud School Extract tools


The data extraction tools that ship with 4Matrix act as a ‘middle-man’ between 4Matrix and the MIS. They are designed to progressively extract and import a range of data, including:

  • Basic Pupil details (name, DOB, gender, ethnicity, postcode, Pupil Premium, SEN, G&T, Form Group and more)
  • Pupil Photos
  • Class data
  • Exam results

There is not a live link between 4Matrix and the MIS. The extract is a manually initiated task (by a Data or Exams Manager) which then provides the school with a ‘snap-shot’ of data at any given time. There is no write-back to the MIS. Note that schools with a hosted SIMS solution will not be able to use the inbuilt extract tool - reports are provided at www.4Matrix.com/simsreports to use instead.

 

 

Article Revised: 17/09/2021