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Q: Software systems requirements ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Software systems requirements
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: snoopyraja-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 15 Mar 2004 16:36 PST
Expires: 14 Apr 2004 17:36 PDT
Question ID: 317077
What are the system requirements (hardware and software platform) for
deploying diCarta Contract Management system?

Request for Question Clarification by blazius-ga on 16 Mar 2004 02:04 PST
Hello, snoopyraja,

I have obtained the requirements for the clients that should access
the diCarta Contracts server.  I am currently researching for the
exact hardware and software requirements for the server - so far I
have compiled a list of how diCarta Contracts can be integrated with
enterprise resource planning software (such as SAP).

Are you looking for a complete list of possible hardware/software
configurations, or do you wish to know if diCarta contracts can be
installed on some particular server?

Clarification of Question by snoopyraja-ga on 16 Mar 2004 09:28 PST
will respond shortly
Subject: Re: Software systems requirements
Answered By: blazius-ga on 16 Mar 2004 12:14 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
I have now received the detailed system requirements from a diCarta
sales representative.  The information below are collected from the
diCarta Contracts Installation and Administration Guide:

    Server Software Requirements:
    Application Server 	
    BEA WebLogic 6.1, sp 2 	
    IBM WebSphere 5.0.1
    Operating System 	 
    SUN Solaris8 	
    Windows 2000 Server 5.00.2195 	
    IBM AIX 5.1 with Maintenance Package 5100-03 and APAR IY36884
    Java Virtual Machine 	
    Solaris and Windows: JDK 1.3.1_033, AIX: IBM JDK 1.3.1 build cn131-20030329
    Database Server: Oracle Database Server Enterprise or Standard

    Web Server (optional): 
    Apache 1.3.24  
    mod_ssl 2.8.8-1.3.2410  
    OpenSSL 0.9.6c10 	
    IBM HTTP Server
    Server Hardware Requirements 
    The minimum server hardware requirements and disk space for diCarta
    Contracts are as follows: 

    Platform according to application server operating system: 	

    SUN Solaris:  	
    SUN 280R: 2 CPU, 900 MHz, 4 GB RAM, 2x18 GB13 disk 	

    Windows 2000:
    Dell 1550: 2 CPU, 860 MHz w/ 1 GB RAM, 16 GB13 disk 

    IBM PowerPC_RS64 III: 2 CPU, 433 MHz w/ L2 4 MB cache, 2 GB RAM, 2x18 GB
    Directory Space Requirements
                           Bundle     Installer  Installed 	
    diCarta Contracts 	   200 MB     160 MB     85 MB
    Additional space is also required for WebLogic and Java.

    Client Software Requirements 
    Operating System: Windows NT 4.0,Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP

    Internet Explorer 5.0 SP2 with 128-bit Encryption 	
    Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 with High Encryption 	
    Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 	

    External Editor:	
    Microsoft Word 97 	
    Microsoft Word 2000 	
    Microsoft Word 2002 (Office XP) 	

    Contract View and Print Application:
    Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or greater (Applies to all configurations)
    Client Hardware Requirements:
    diCarta Contracts Client Hardware Specifications:
                         Minimum                Recommended 	
    Connection Speed     56K                    DSL or cable Internet speed 	
    Platform             Pentium II processor   Pentium III processor 	
    Screen Resolution    800x600                1024x768 	
    Memory               128 MB                 512 MB

You are not required to deploy the diCarta Contracts server in-house;
hosting services are avilable from diCarta on request.

I believe this should answer your question.  If you need further
information regarding this issue, please request an answer
clarification before you proceed to rate the answer.

Search strategy:
The information was collected from diCarta's website (
and from a diCarta sales representative.

Request for Answer Clarification by snoopyraja-ga on 16 Mar 2004 13:06 PST

A complete list of possible hardware/software configurations would be
most useful. I am trying to understand what opportunities exist for
SIs and consulting firms in this emerging category of enterprise


Clarification of Answer by blazius-ga on 16 Mar 2004 16:45 PST
Hello again, snoopyraja:

You can expect that any valid combination of the supported software
and hardware listed in the original answer will be useable for running
the diCarta Contracts server.  When I posted my "Request for Question
Clarification" I only had access to some sample setups for the diCarta
Contracts server - this list contained very little useable
information.  I later recieved the complete list of supported software
and hardware, and this list should demonstrate the scope of possible

As an addition to my original answer, I have found that diCarta claims
that their software will readily integrate with SAP®, PeopleSoft®,
Oracle® and Siebel® systems.

The optimum setup for a particular case will depend on the number of
users, number of contracts and integration points (SAP, Peoplesoft,
Oracle Financial, etc.) and the types of users (power or casual).

Request for Answer Clarification by snoopyraja-ga on 16 Mar 2004 18:05 PST
Thanks Blazius. Couple of final questions. How scalable are the
configurations you mention? Are they typically for large enterprise
deployment or in other words do these support just departmental users
or hundreds of users in an enterprise or thousands of users across
multiple locations? I am trying to determine if the opportunity around
implementing and intergrating these applications are for large SIs or
mediumm sized SIs. Do these type of applications run on clustered
servers? Do you also know if contract managemenet applications
available on the market today can support foreign language contracts
(especially double byte) since large enterprises typically have global
suppliers and customers.

Clarification of Answer by blazius-ga on 17 Mar 2004 14:54 PST
Hello again, Snoppyraja.

I contacted diCarta regarding your second answer clarification request
yesterday.  I have not got any further details from them yet, but I
will keep you notified of any progress.

I am glad my answer was useful for you - thanks for the nice rating!

Clarification of Answer by blazius-ga on 27 Mar 2004 08:25 PST
Hello again, snoopyraja.

I have not received any further useful details from diCarta - it seems
like they would prefer to talk directly with their prospective
customers, and not via an intermediate.  However, their customer
service have been very friendly and helpful.  They can be contacted at if you should need any further information.
snoopyraja-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Good information and clarificaiton provided. Helped me with my
business plan and saved me time. Thank you.

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