Q: What are the back end software and what are the requirements if we house the data ourselves?
A: The Server software will, by default, use Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition databases . SQL CE meets the needs of most clients, however the database can be upgraded at any time to use SQL Server Express or Full Microsoft SQL Server. We will assist in this upgrade (documentation is also included with the Server), however Full Microsoft SQL Server licenses are the responsibility of the client. As for versions, we currently target SQL CE 3.5 SP2. We are version independent for full SQL Server and Express but the earliest minimum version we support is 2005.