Platform Support

Defining the optimum computer infrastructure for use of AspenTech software begins with understanding the computing platforms that are tested and supported by AspenTech.

In terms of Platform Support Guidance, currently Aspen Technology’s Microsoft support plan anticipates supporting the elements Windows Desktop & Server, Office, and SQL Server through the extended Microsoft support end date. Part of this plan assumes potential exceptions to occur, one example is if performance issues are identified. For more information, please see: AspenTech Platform Support - Summary of Strategy and Plans (PDF).

Make sure to visit our Product Upgrade Journey page on the support site for best practices to help you upgrade faster and more efficiently.

Note: Microsoft has dropped extended support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. As a result, these platforms are no longer supported in any AspenTech releases.

Follow the links below to learn about the computing platforms and hardware we support:

Platform Support by Application
Hardware Platform Support

Starting with aspenONE V9, hardware requirements are no longer a separate document and are now included within the platform specification document.


Aspen’s test environment methodology is to utilize Windows Update on a representative sample of ENG, MSC and APM products upon notification of new Security Bulletin availability by Microsoft. The test environments and systems are updated and observed while the application is under test and are subsequently qualified.