NCR Counterpoint V8.5.7.x System Requirements

These are the current Counterpoint system requirements provided by NCR, requirements are subject to change without notice.


Operating System– Windows Embedded POSReady 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
– Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
– Windows 10 (64-bit)
– Windows 11 (64-bit)
Processor– 1.6 GHz Pentium M or better (LAN)
– 1.3 GHz Celeron M or better (WAN)
Memory4 GB
Disk SpaceOffline workstations require a minimum of 80 GB of disk space
Database engineIf you are using the Offline Ticket Entry Option, each offline workstation requires one of the following database engines:
– Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express R2 (included with Counterpoint)
– Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard, Business, or Enterprise Edition (available separately)
– Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard, Business, Enterprise, or Express Edition (available separately)
– Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard, Enterprise, or Express Edition (available separately)
Additional software– Internet Explorer 11 or later (Microsoft Edge browser supported)
– Creating or modifying label formats requires NiceLabel Pro 4 or later (available separately)
– Creating or modifying reports requires Crystal Reports 9 or 10 Professional or Advanced (available separately)
– Counterpoint supports (and we recommend) Crystal Reports 10.5
NetworkingSoftware-based firewall (e.g., Windows Firewall, ZoneAlarm, Norton, etc.)
OtherEach workstation that will access the Counterpoint online help or the Dashboard must have an active Internet connection