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This information applies only if you're upgrading from AccountRight Classic

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You need an AccountRight subscription to upgrade

If you don't have a subscription, you'll need one before you can upgrade. Subscribe now.

If you're already have a subscription and want to know how many files you can put online, see here.

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Check if you can upgrade

If you use these features in your Classic AccountRight (v19 or earlier) .Before you upgrade your company file, there are some things you should knowsoftware, you won't be able to upgrade to the new AccountRight as these features aren't available in the new AccountRight:

  • M-Powered Payments

  • negative inventory

  • add-ons that require ODBC. Are your add-ons compatible? Check the add-on centre (Australia | New Zealand) or contact the add-on provider to check if the add-on can work with the new AccountRight.

For more information, see We can't upgrade some Premier files.

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Do I need to upgrade every time AccountRight changes?

No. When you install future AccountRight updates, your file will update automatically.

For everyone upgrading...

 

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If the Can't upgrade and need to be compliant for Single Touch Payroll (STP)? If you can't upgrade because you use M-Powered Payments or negative inventory, we've worked with the ATO and you've been granted a deferral from STP.

 If you can upgrade here are some things to check first

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your computer can run the new AccountRight

Check the full system requirements.

the size of your file is 300MB or moreIf your file is 300MB or more in size, you should prepare your company file for the new AccountRight . This can help the upgrade complete faster and smoother.
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You'll need to recreate them in the new software version.

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significantly improved the reports customisation tools in AccountRight, making this task a lot easier.
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To comply with PCI Data Security Standards, you'll only be able to view the last four digits of any credit card numbers in your upgraded file, and card expiry dates won't be retained.

Additionally, if you're manually upgrading your file yourself (without putting it online)...

 

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If your file fits the bill, there are some things you should do in your Classic AccountRight software first.

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Pictures must be saved in a subfolder called Graphics, which is in the same location as the file you're upgrading. For example, if the file you're upgrading is located at C:\Plus19, make sure the pictures are in C:\Plus19\Graphics. If they're not in this folder when you upgrade, you'll need to manually add them to your upgraded file. Also, images over 200KB in size can't be imported.

And after you've upgraded...

There may be some things you need to do too, depending on the features you use. Don’t stress though, you only need to do them once. After you've upgraded, head over to Additional upgrade tasks.

made customising reports easier. See Customising reports.

Your customised forms can be migrated into the new AccountRight after the upgrade - so you won't need to customise them again.

you can find the file you want to upgrade.See Find the file you want to upgrade for tips.

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If you upgradeonline, you still get to choose how you work day to day. You can either:

  • work online, so you can work with others on your company file. For example, your accountant can log on and run reports without interrupting your work.
  • work offline (check out your file) so you can keep working if you won't have access to the internet for a while. Or, you might prefer to work offline and go back online only when you want your accountant to access your file. AccountRight gives you that flexibility. 

Switching between working online and offline is pretty easy:

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But if you really can't or don't want to work online at all, you can upgrade your file without putting it online.

If you:

  • don't want online access
  • don't have an internet connection, or it's very slow
  • don't have a subscription for an online file
  • or if you operate on a network

you can upgrade the file without putting it online — but this means you won't have access to key features. You can still put your company file online later if you change your mind.

What's different in the new AccountRight?

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Ready to upgrade?

You can send your company file to us and we'll do the upgrade for you.

See Upgrade to the new AccountRight.

After you've upgraded

After you open your upgraded company file, you may need to set up a few features again, depending on what features you use. See Complete your upgrade tasks for all the details.

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