Check out the below system requirements before installing or upgrading Shortcuts to make sure your computer is up to scratch!
Before installing Shortcuts or upgrading your system, please ensure that your computer meets these requirements. If you’re not sure, please feel free to reach out to your Shortcuts representative who will be able to check this for you.
CPU Passmark Score
Free hard drive space
No additional terminals/remote connections (standalone)
1-2 additional terminals/remote connections
3-4 additional terminals/remote connections
5+ additional terminals/remote connections*
Per client (additional terminal)
Please contact us on 1300 667 374 prior to checking on a machine to implement as a server.
Standalone server or client
Server: Up to 4 additional terminals connected
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Recommended and supported
Recommended and supported
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Mac supported on Boot Camp (with Windows installed)
Mac supported on Parallels/VMWare Fusion(with Windows installed)
For Server: 5 or more additional terminals connected please contact us on 1300 667 374 to discuss the requirements.
Due to incompatibility issues any Mac running a M1 chip will NOT be supported. This requires Windows ARM64 which is still in BETA and is only available via Parallels 16.5.
We recommend using SSD drives over hard drives for the best performance. If you would like to use an operating system not listed here, please contact Shortcuts to assess its suitability. We strongly recommend that you invest in a reputable and configurable antivirus software.
BootCamp is a free tool that allows Windows to run on your Mac and is our recommended configuration.
You will need to purchase a Windows license.
Bootcamp allows Windows to use all of the computing power available.
Parallels or VMWare Fusion
If you prefer this solution, we recommend you install twice there commended RAM on your Mac. This is because the Mac operating system and the Windows operating system will be running at the same time. If you do not install more RAM, Windows will only be able to access half of the computing resources of your Mac.
You will need to purchase either Parallels or VMWare Fusion and a Windows license.
You may need to seek additional assistance from a reputable technician to successfully implement Parallels VMWare Fusion.
You will not be able to use Shortcuts Integrated EFTPOS terminals when using Parallels or VMWare Fusion.
INTERNET AND NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
Shortcuts supports both wireless and cabled/local area network. Cabled/local area networks tend to provide additional stability.
If you are using an integrated payment provider or credit card system, we recommend you use a cabled local area network.
You will need a high speed internet connection so keep that in mind!
FIND YOUR CPU PASSMARK SCORE
A CPU passmark score indicates how fast your computer really is. The bigger your score, the faster it is. It’s that simple! Your CPU passmark score must meet the requirements outlined in the performance requirements above.
STEP 1: FIND YOUR CPU
You can find your CPU by asking your local retailer, or by following these steps
Open Windows Explorer/File Explorer
Right click on Computer/This PC
Find your CPU under the System > Processor heading