Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT

System requirements

System requirements are subject to change. Please ensure you have the latest information before making any purchase decisions. If you are running any other Blackbaud products, please refer to the System Requirements for those products separately.

Last updated: December 1, 2022



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Minimum screen resolution 1024×768.

Microsoft Office products

Microsoft Excel add-ins for Financial Edge NXT are applications built by Blackbaud and available in Microsoft’s Office Store. These add-ins only work with Microsoft Office 2016 or higher. You can choose to use the Excel add-in from Microsoft Office 365, or from your desktop version that utilizes a Financial Edge NXT compatible browser.

Processor (CPU)

1.7 GHz Intel Pentium IV equivalent or faster.

Memory (RAM)

1 GB minimum.

Hard disk

1 GB minimum for program and system files; plus 500 MB free disk space for processing activities.

3rd-party products

While you cannot access certain third-party products from Financial Edge NXT, you can access them through the database view.

PaperSave requirements

Accounting forms/Blackbaud forms

Blackbaud Forms provides computer forms (such as checks, statements, and purchase orders) and envelopes specifically designed for use with The Financial Edge. Blackbaud forms are guaranteed to align correctly and can be customized to your organization’s specifications, using your logo, special inks, and print styles. Pre-printed forms from other suppliers are not guaranteed to align properly and are not supported by Blackbaud. For more information, visit

Recommendation disclaimer

System recommendations are based on information available on the last updated date. They are published only as a guide and relate solely to Blackbaud software. Performance and response time are affected by many factors related to hardware (such as RAM, processor speed, and hard disk subsystem performance), network configuration (such as NIC performance, cable type, topology, operating system, parameters, and traffic), and the database (such as size, number of concurrent users, and the type of activities each user is performing).

In addition, network and workstation operating systems, third-party software products, and our own products are continuously updated with new features and options, which often place greater demands on hardware. Blackbaud recommends the purchase of top-of-the-line equipment when possible and that organizations budget for continual upgrades to their system. Blackbaud staff may provide limited informal guidance based on information made available. However, neither these system recommendations nor our staff’s guidance constitute a guarantee of compatibility, outcome, or performance. We encourage organizations to consult their own systems staff or outside technical experts to ensure appropriate results.

Note: System recommendations are subject to change. Before making any purchase or installation decisions, ensure you have the latest system recommendations and check for third-party compatibility information in Knowledgebase. If you use multiple Blackbaud products, refer to the system recommendations for each product; the total recommendations may be different from what is listed above. For additional assistance, contact Blackbaud Support.

Security recommendation

Blackbaud employs security best practices for all Blackbaud OnDemand systems, including the protection of all systems and information located at the Blackbaud Data Center, as well as communications between systems at the Blackbaud Data Center and client servers and workstations.

Although Blackbaud makes every effort to ensure the security of client data, it is imperative that organizations also employ security best practices at their site(s) and on their workstations.