System Requirements

Synergy will run on just about any modern Windows computer!

Synergy Accounts requires a 32 bit or 64 bit Windows operating system (Windows 8 or higher, Windows 10 64 bit recommended), at least 100mb of free hard disk space, and a Windows compatible printer if you wish to print out reports and documents. More disk space may be required as you start to use the program, but the amount of space required will vary with the configuration you have selected and the way that you use the application.

The program will run with SVGA screen resolution (1024 x 768 256 colours), but best results will be achieved using a higher resolution and 32 bit colour or higher – full HD 1920 x 1080 or higher recommended.

If you wish to use a Network version of the software you will need suitable Network hardware and a Network Operating System. Gigabit or Fast Ethernet is preferable as a minimum, although standard Ethernet can be used. If you wish to use a standard Peer to Peer Network (normal Windows networking with a file based database) the Network must be set up and working with a shared drive mapped to an otherwise unused drive letter before Synergy Accounts is installed. If you wish to use a Client / Server version you need not map a network drive but will need to run separate installs for each Client and for the Server machine if you want to run Synergy on it. Regardless of network configuration you will need to purchase the appropriate number of Network Licenses for the software to allow you to install the system on the required number of machines.

If you wish to use Microsoft SQL Server as the database back end, the system requirements specified by Microsoft must also be met. SQL Server should be installed on your network, tested, and working before you install Synergy.

If you wish to use the Internet and automatic update features of the software you will also need an internet connection. A fast broadband connection is of course preferable.

If your system supports it and you wish to use the Communications features within the program (for example telephone dialling) then you will need a modem and a telephone connection.

Any modern Windows PC will have plenty of resources to run the application.


  • Pentium 4 Processor (or AMD equivalent) or higher. (Core i3 or higher recommended)
  • 1Gb RAM (8Gb or higher recommended)
  • Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution (Full HD 1920 x 1080 or higher recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive capable of reading rewriteable media if you wish to install from DVD
  • Internet connection if you wish to install from download.
  • 100mb Hard Disk Space.
  • Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
  • Windows operating system (Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or higher supported, Windows 10 64 bit recommended)
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5.2 or higher
  • If you want to use the Making Tax Digital for VAT features, you will need Microsoft VC++ Runtime. Visual C++ 2015 is the minimum version, VC++ 2017/2019 are backwards compatible.


  • Windows compatible Printer.
  • Network connection – 10 Base T or higher (1000 Base TX recommended)
  • Sound card
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Barcode Scanner
  • Microsoft SQL Server database engine (2008 – 2019 or higher supported, all editions including Express

Key Benefits

  • Synergy works tirelessly for your business
  • Quickly adapts to suit the needs of your business
  • Designed to develop and grow with your business
  • Intuitively easy to use and simple to set up
  • Helps save you time and manage your business more effectively
  • Plugins for additional areas such as Stock, Payroll, Sales Orders and more
  • Custom modules available for any specialised needs your business may have
  • Ongoing, accessible and responsive support packages mean help is always at hand
  • HMRC recognised for Making Tax Digital

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What our customers say

Back in 2015 and with much trepidation we took on the Synergy accounting software. Being a bit of a technophobe I was very concerned about keeping it up to date and everything in order, particularly as I hate anything to do with figures. The support has been immense and I am sure he must think that he is my accountant sometimes, however, he never makes me feel that I am being a pain in the neck, although I am sure he dreads my number coming up on his phone. Synergy does everything that my company needs, in spite of the me. When it came to the year-end accounts, it was just a case of printing off some reports and sending them off to the accountant. This leaves me in a position to renegotiate my accountants fee, as most of the work is done for him. After using Excel and trying Zero, Synergy has been well worth the investment and with the magnificent support... it is unbeatable.

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