Technical specifications

All the technical specs on your new competitive intelligence solution, whether you choose the SaaS or self-hosting option

The quick and effortless SaaS option is the solution of choice for the vast majority of Intelligence Plaza® customers. But you also have the option to install Intelligence Plaza® on your own servers or SharePoint. Intelligence Plaza® runs in Microsoft environment and is a solution recognized as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

Contact us if you have any queries; our account managers will be more than happy to assist you.

Client Requirements (SaaS or installed)

  • Windows platform (Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7)
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • 1024 * 768 screen resolution (recommended higher)
  • For mobile interface, a smart phone with a minimum horizontal resolution of 320 pixels

    If you choose the SaaS option, that’s all you need!

Required Minimum Hardware (installed)

Intel Xeon processor with at least two cores:

  • 4 GB RAM
  • Minimum of 36 GB of available disk space (requirements depend on the expected volume of data)
  • Network connection with static IP address


These are the minimum requirements for a lightweight installed setup. Your specific server requirements are evaluated based on the expected data volume and number of users. General architectural recommendations include: 

  • Using dedicated servers for application & database (the database server may be shared with other applications)
  • Using fast drives / NAS / SAN for database server
  • Sufficient memory – more memory means better caching on the database side, which has a significant effect on system performance

Required Server Software (installed)

  • Windows Server 2003, 32 or 64 bit editions (Internet Information Services, full-text search service and SMTP installed)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP1 or later (32 or 64 bit edition) or Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft .Net framework 3.5


Other components & software tools may be installed by M-Brain when running the Plaza setup.

Intelligence Plaza for SharePoint

  • Microsoft SharePoint Web application platform

Email Compatibility

  • MAPI 1.0 
  • If HTML formatted emails are used, the customers' email system (server & clients) must be HTML compatible

Product Review of Intelligence
Plaza® - VIP Report

The strengths of Intelligence Plaza® include the ability to set up a multitude of feeds from internal and external sources, flexible tagging abilities, a variety of delivery options and mobile access.

Intelligence Plaza also has very strong integration with Microsoft SharePoint, making it a strong candidate for organisations already using SharePoint. Additionally, the team at Intelligence Plaza seems to be dedicated to making sure their product is optimised to help their customers make the most of their intelligence cycle.