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Property Management Software

Property Boulevard is the most comprehensive, yet easy-to-use software for property management ever created. The differences between Property Boulevard and our competitors are so great and fundamental that we are widely considered a brand new concept in property management software. Property Boulevard keeps track of multiple buildings and multiple users interfacing on a network, on-site or in the cloud.

1. Cloud-based deployment (online):

Our cloud-based deployment (online) requires only a stable Internet connection. Any PC or MAC connected to the Internet suffices. Small devices such as an iPad or iPhone require download of a special app.

2. On-premises deployment (with Terminal Server):

On-premises deployment with Citrix or TerminalServer is highly recommended. TerminalServer provides the best performance because it bypasses the slow network and can be well-integrated into each workstation’s desktop via RemoteApp. Terminal Server deployment provides a single entry point for all maintenance, updates and upgrades, plus uniform access to both local and remote users.

Any Windows 2000 or newer Terminal Server suffices (Server2003, Server2008, Server2012 or Server2016). Property Boulevard discourages the use of SmallBusinessServer. For best performance, we suggest the following specifications:

Server:

  • Windows Server 2008-R2 (or newer), 64-bit operating system (see below Server 2012 considerations).
  • 64-bit, 3.2GHz (or faster) CPU (3.8GHz without overclocking, 8 cores or more is better).
  • 8 GB system memory (more is better).
  • 15K RPM hard disk (see below hard disk considerations).
  • 1 GB or faster network card (see below network card considerations).
  • Word 2007 and Excel 2007 (or newer), (Office 2010 or newer is recommended).

Workstation:

  • Any PC or MAC workstation with 1GB (or faster) network card.

3. On-premises deployment (workgroup with or without server):

On-premises deployment without a terminal server (peer-to-peer) is a viable deployment for a small or mid-size office that requires limited or no remote users. In this type of deployment, a single computer should be designated as the database server where the database folder should be shared on the local area network. Any PC (or MAC with Windows session) running on Windows XP or newer operating system suffices. For best performance, we suggest the following specifications:

Database Server:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit or better.
  • Quad core, 64-bit (x64) processor, 3.2GHz or better.
  • 8 GB of system memory (4 GB for 32bit suffices)
  • 15K RPM hard disk (see below hard disk considerations).
  • 10 GB Network card (see below network-card considerations).

Other work-stations:

  • Windows 7 Professional or newer (Windows 10 64-bit is recommended).
  • 3.2 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
  • 8 GB of system memory.
  • 7.4K RPM hard disk or faster (see below hard disk considerations).
  • 10 GB network card (see below network card considerations).
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:
    • WDDM Driver
    • 256 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
  • Word 2010 or newer (Office 2013 or newer is recommended).

Switch:

  • 10GB switch/Router (1GB suffices).

Hard-disk considerations:
Because the physical size of the hard disk is set at 2.5” or 3.5,” larger capacity is achieved by increased density. Because higher density may result in lower performance and lower reliability, we suggest a hard disk not larger than 500 GB (0.5 TB).

Because SSD deteriorates over time, we do not recommend SSD unless you plan to upgrade the server every two years. If you plan to utilize the computer for more than 30 months, we recommend HD instead of SSD.

Network considerations:
Wireless connection is usually slow and susceptible to interferences and short intervals of disconnections. Such interferences have little or no effect on Internet browsing, but could lead to data loss when working with a live database. Try to avoid wireless connection and use wired networking with Cat 5 or Cat 6 cables. While a 1GB network card is currently the standard, we recommend 5GB or 10GB network cards for a new computer or server. Even though your current switch or router may not support connections faster than 1GB, a network card is an inexpensive device. We recommend faster network cards for future upgrade of your LAN.

Server 2012 considerations:
Microsoft disabled RemoteApp on Server 2012 domain controller. For a single server shop, we recommend Server 2008 or Server 2016. If you wish to set RemoteApp on Server 2012 DC, you should also enable virtualization.