Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Outlined below are the minimum hardware and software specifications for accessing Class applications, including client view from any device.

Whilst the Class application runs in a browser you must use a machine that equals or exceeds the minimum hardware specification to achieve performance levels.

Hardware Minimum [1] Recommended
Processor 1GHz Pentium processor (or equivalent) Intel Core 2 Processor (or equivalent) or better
RAM 1GB 4GB or better
Display 1024 x 768, 24-bit colour, or 1280 x 720, 24-bit colour 1920 x 1080, 32-bit colour (or better)


Browser Minimum Recommended [2]
Microsoft Internet Explorer [3] 10.0 Latest Stable Version 11.0 Latest Stable Version
Microsoft Edge Latest Stable Version
Google Chrome Latest Stable Version
Mozilla Firefox Latest Stable Version
Safari [4] Latest Stable Version
For Windows Server 2003/Vista users you will need to use Chrome or Firefox as Windows Server 2003 only supports up to IE8 and Vista only supports up to IE9. Both browsers IE8/9 are missing a number of features needed by modern cloud applications.



As the Class application is a cloud application it requires good internet connectivity to achieve performance levels.

Networking Minimum Recommended
Internet Connection Reliable Broadband Internet Wired/Fibre Broadband; ADSL2+ or better


Class supplies a number of utilities (e.g. Excel Fund Loader, Excel Transaction Loader and the BGL2TMS transitions tool) that have the following Excel requirements based on the operating system of the device being used. To use the Class utilities you must enable Macros within Excel.

Operating System Minimum Recommended
Windows Server 2003 Excel 2010 Excel 2010 or later
Vista Excel 2010 Excel 2010 or later
Windows 8 Excel 2010 Excel 2010 or later
Windows 10 Excel 2010 Excel 2010 or later
Mac OS X Not available Not available
If you are using the BGL2TMS tool to transition your funds from BGL to Class you will need the latest .NET framework installed and you may need to enter Proxy Server details to allow access to


[1]   The Class application may run on a lower specification machine but such a configuration is neither supported nor recommended.
[2]  Recommended Browsers means that these browser versions are routinely tested as part of our regular testing process.
[3]  Internet Explorer Compatibility Mode is not supported.
[4]  Safari is only supported on Mac OS X and iOS platforms, not on Windows OS.

To view a PDF version of the Class Minimum Hardware and Software Specification for Class applications, click here.


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