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If you're moving from AccountRight v19 to AccountRight 2016, this information is for youThis information is intended for AccountRight v19 (or earlier) users moving to the new AccountRight. If you're updating AccountRight 2011 or later,check out 'already using the new AccountRight and need to update your software, or upgrade a file that's already online, see Getting the latest version' instead. To check your current AccountRight version.
Not sure which AccountRight version you're using? Open AccountRight, go to the Help menu and choose About AccountRight.
Before upgrading from AccountRight Classic
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.Check if you can upgrade
If you use these features in your Classic AccountRight (v19 or earlier) software, you won't be able to upgrade to the new AccountRight as these features aren't available in the new AccountRight:
M-Powered Payments - this will be replaced by a new direct payments service (currently in beta).
negative inventory - this isn't supported in the latest version of AccountRight. If you adjust your inventory quantities and values to zero or greater, you can turn off negative inventory and it won't prevent you from upgrading.
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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Can't upgrade and need to be compliant for Single Touch Payroll (STP)? If you can't upgrade, find out about ATO deferrals from STP.
If you can upgrade here are some things to note:Make sure
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|your computer can run the new AccountRight|
|the size of your file is 300MB or more||If 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.|
|the file you want to upgrade is located in a C:\Program Files subfolder|How your fileTo 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.If , you
|You’ll need to log on to your computer as an administrator before you can upgrade it. | We significantly improved the reports customisation tools in AccountRight, making this task a lot easier.
You'll need to recreate them in the new software version.
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If you were using the following Classic AccountRight features, you might not be able to upgrade just yet because these features aren't available in the new AccountRight:
- M-Powered Payments
- multi-currency, negative inventory or multi-location stock tracking
- add-ons that require ODBC. Are your add-ons compatible?
If your file won't be stored online
- If your file is 100MB or more in size, there are a couple of things you should do in your Classic AccountRight software first. This can help the upgrade complete faster and smoother.
- If you've linked pictures to cards or item records, note that pictures over 200KB in size won't be imported into your upgraded file.
- Make sure your card and item pictures are saved in a subfolder called Graphics, 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
After you've upgraded
There may be a few more things you need to do, depending on the features you use. Head over to our Additional upgrade tasks page for all the details.