Excel on Hosted Server

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SME has a number of feature that use Excel. On a hosted server, this can be an issue due to Microsoft licensing of Office and a remote desktop server used by multiple people. There are a couple options for Excel on hosted server:

  1. Purchase Office license for Remote Desktop Services or have your IT team install on the remote server
    1. Note that this Office license must be purchased separately, High 5 Software does not supply or sell this product.
    2. One source for this license can be found here:
      1. NOTE: Microsoft Licensing is very confusing, we are not sure if this will work on your remote desktop environment!!!
      2. These are just example links, you can purchase from any supplier.
      3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416609
      4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416589
  2. Use Open Office for most SME functions
    1. Open Office is free and open source.
    2. Open Office will work for exporting Search views or grids.
    3. Open office will work for creating csv files that can be imported.
    4. Data can be exported from SME in Utilities>Export into csv format and opened in Open Office.
    5. Can NOT be used for importing excel files in Utilities>Import. Must use csv format for importing.
    6. Download Open Office from here: https://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html
  3. Hosting with High 5 Software
    1. If you are hosting with High 5 Software, you can select either of the above options and High5 will install the appropriate software.
    2. If you have a Microsoft Office license for option 1, you will need to provide the license information to High5.