Installing Stocker

Introduction

Stocker is installed via a standard installation/set up program which can be downloaded from this site. The first decision you have to make is the version of Stocker which will suite your operation. There are tw versions available:

  • Stocker for warehouse owners (Owner Warehouse System).
  • Stocker for third party operators.

Owner Warehouse System

Select this version if you manage your own warehouse carrying your own stock, or manage a warehouse for a single customer.

Third Party System

Select this version if you manage stock for a number of customers.

Available Setup Programs

Once you've decided on your version you can download 30 day, fully working, trials of Stocker. You will be sent links to two installation programs. Which program you use will depend on whether you already have SQL Server on the computer you want to install Stocker.

You Do Not Have SQL Server Installed

In this case choose the larger of the programs (around 270MB). It will be held in a compressed archive named either StockerWMSOwner5_n_n.zip or StockerWMS3Party5_n_n.zip where 5_n_n represents the actual version number of Stocker. This installer contains a copy of SQL Server 2014 Express edition, which can be optionally installed with Stocker.

You Already Have SQL Server Installed

In this case choose the smaller of the programs (around 18MB). It will also be held in a compressed archive, named either NEOwnerServerInstall5_n_n.zip or NE3PartyServerInstall5_n_n.zip where 5_n_n represents the actual version number of Stocker. This installer does not contain a copy of SQL Server which must already by installed on the computer you wish to use. This setup program can use the following pre-installed versions of SQL Server:

  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2016

Installation

Extract the contents of the archive. There will be three files:

  • Installation document containing full instructions.
  • The setup/installation program.
  • Release Notes.

The installation document provides full instructions and background information for the installation process. However, the setup programs should guide you effortlessly through the whole procedure.