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Remember, you don't need to upgrade every time AccountRight changes.When you install future AccountRight updates, your file will update automatically.
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This information is intended for AccountRight v19 (or earlier) users moving to the new, online AccountRight. If you're

upgrading from AccountRight Classic (v19 or earlier), there are some things you should know before you start.

For everyone upgrading...

You'll need Windows Administrator access. If the

already using the new AccountRight and need to update your software, or upgrade a file that's already online, see Getting the latest version.

Not sure which AccountRight version you're using? Open AccountRight, go to Help and choose About AccountRight.


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 the following features

Take note if you use these features in your Classic AccountRight (v19 or earlier) software:

  • Negative inventory -  inventory items can't have a negative quantity or value in the new AccounRight. But if you adjust your inventory quantities and values to zero or greater (in each location, if you use multiple inventory locations), you can turn off negative inventory in AccountRight v19 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.

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Upgrading a FirstAccounts company file

FirstAccounts is a very old product so you'll first need to upgrade to AccountRight v19, then you'll be able to upgrade to the new AccountRight. For all the details, see Upgrading FirstAccounts to AccountRight v19.

Also, check these things

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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.
the file you want to upgrade is located in a C:\Program Files subfolder
, you’ll
You’ll need to log on to your computer as an administrator before you can upgrade it.
Your customised reports won't be upgraded. If
For tips on how to find the file you want to upgrade, see How to find your file.
you have customised reports
, you

You'll need to recreate them in the new software version.


 The good news is we've

significantly improved the reports customisation tools in AccountRight, making this task a lot easier.
  • Your customer credit card details won't be brought into your upgraded file. 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)...

    • Large company files (100MB or more) will need some extra attention. If your file fits the bill, there are some things you should do in your Classic AccountRight software first.
    • Graphics on your cards or items will need to be saved in the right place. 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 a few more things you need to do, 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.

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    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.


    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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