Optuma Installation Guide
Thank you for your interest in Optuma. This page will take you through the process of:
- Testing your system to ensure it meets our minimum requirements.
- Downloading the Optuma Setup file.
- Installing Optuma.
Before downloading the Optuma Setup file please ensure your computer meets the system requirements.
Optuma may install and run on systems with specifications lower than those mentioned, however we cannot guarantee the speed, or stability of all program functions. Support for systems not meeting the minimum system requirements maybe limited.
What about exising workbooks?
If you have a copy of Market Analyst 7 / 8, during the installation your existing work will be copied so that you can access the files in Optuma. Your original files will remain accessible in Market Analyst 7 / 8.
Intel i5 2.8 GHz or AMD equivalent
4GB – More allows for bigger portfolios to be monitored.
Hard Drive Space
50MB – 1GB (Depending on exchange data used)
Windows 7/8/10 (64bit). Contact support if you need 32bit edition.
Nvidia Geforce (Series 8xxx or higher) ATi Radeon HD (Series 5xxx or higher). Minimum of 512MB of dedicated memory.
LCD/CRT capable of displaying at 1280 x 1024(Wide screen LCD monitors are highly recommended)
Fixed Line or Wireless Broadband
Optuma System Requirements Test
If you are unsure of your systems current specifications you can perform an automated check by downloading and running the Optuma Requirements Test program.
When using the System Requirements Test the following information will be collected about your hardware configuration.
- Operating System Version
- Central Processing Unit (CPU) Type
- Total Random Access Memory (RAM)
- Video Card Model
- Total Video Memory
- Current Screen Resolution
- OpenGL Version
- OpenGL Extensions Capabilities
To get more information about why a particular test may have failed or scored marginally simply click on the “Help” button at the end of the test.
64bit Installation Video
In this video Darren Hawkins, MSTA, takes you through how to install the 64bit version of Optuma. This is particularly useful for current clients as it shows how your existing work is converted to the new format during the installation process.
Once you have downloaded the Optuma Setup file, you can begin the installation.
Click on the download button to the right and save the Setup.exe to your Desktop. Once downloaded double left click on the file to begin the installer.
Where you’ll find the installer just downloaded
In the window that opens, left click on the Next button.
Read, and agree to the Terms & Conditions and click the Next button.
Select the folder location you would like to install Optuma and click Next. (You can adjust the folder location by clicking the Change button).
Select the folder location you would like to install the OptumaData to and click Next. (You can adjust the folder location by clicking the Change button).
Note: If you have Market Analyst 7/8 already installed on your system, Optuma will use the same data set by default and the installer will skip over step 5.
Select a Shortcut folder and select whether Optuma will be available to all accounts on this computer, or the current account only. Click the Next button to continue.
Confirm the final details, and click the Next button to begin the installation process.
The files required to run Optuma will begin installing on your computer. Once the installation process has completed, click the Finish button, and you will be taken back to your Desktop.
You can open Optuma via the new Shortcut available on your Desktop.
Forgot Your Login Details?
To Login into Optuma simply enter your Optuma login details. If you have lost or forgotten your details you can request a new password at the Optuma splash screen.
Now that you have installed Optuma, we suggest you review the Getting Started material available on the Knowledge Base.