Every BusinessCraft product has a lifecycle. The product lifecycle begins when a product is made generally available and ends when it’s no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software.
BusinessCraft platform lifecycle is invariably determined by our partners. For example, Synergy is a BusinessCraft platform requirement.
End of Support refers to the date when BusinessCraft no longer provides hot-fixes, updates or technical assistance for a nominated product. This is the latest time by the BusinessCraft product should be updated to ensure no interruption to product support.
|Product||Latest Update||Synergy||.Net Framework||End of Support|
|BusinessCraft GO Desktop||188.8.131.52||N/A|
|BusinessCraft Sales Lead Portal*||N/A||N/A||30/06/2015|
|BusinessCraft Timesheets **||184.108.40.206||N/A|
|BusinessCraft Hire **||4.9.3300.5||N/A||3.5||30/06/2015|
* Microsoft IIS7 also Required ** Not supported on Windows 8
BusinessCraft Supported Operating Systems
|Operating System||Latest Service Pack/Release||End of Support|
|Windows* 8***||8.1||January 10, 2023|
|Windows Server 2012 R2**||January 10, 2023|
|Windows Server 2016 **||January 12, 2027|
|Windows Server 2019 **||January 9, 2029|
* BusinessCraft is not supported on non-professional (e.g. Home) versions of Windows Desktop Operating Systems.
** BusinessCraft is not supported on Small Business Server (SBS) or Essentials versions of Windows Server.
*** BusinessCraft is not supported when using a Windows Desktop/Workstation Operating System as a Server.
BusinessCraft Minimum Requirements
|Item Description||Server Requirements||Workstation Requirements|
Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft .NET 4.6 or later
Windows 8 (8.1) Professional or Ultimate**
Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise**
Microsoft .NET 4.6 or later
Intel Pentium 4 Processor (or equivalent)
Minimum Display 800 x 600 pixels
Minimum 20 GB HDD space
Intel Celeron/Pentium 4 Processor (or equivalent)
Minimum Display 1024 x 768 pixels
Minimum 10 GB HDD space
|Internet Connection||ADSL or NBN internet connection||Not Required|
|Data Protection||Must have regularly tested backup process in place with monthly archives of BusinessCraft database||
|Un-Interruptible Power Supply (UPS)||1000KVa+ with Smart Shutdown (capable of giving a minimum of 10 minutes power support)||Optional for critical workstations|
100Mb CAT 5 UTP Cabling/Wi-Fi
TCP/IP Network Protocol
|TCP/IP Network Protocol and access|
BusinessCraft recommends daily, regularly tested, offsite backups
BusinessCraft Support Limitations
BusinessCraft does not support:
Use of any BusinessCraft Product for which support has ended.
Any BusinessCraft Product running on a Platform that is not supported within the terms of the Software License Agreement between the Customer and BusinessCraft.
26th August 2019