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If you're moving from AccountRight v19 to AccountRight 2018, this information is for you. If you're updating AccountRight 2011 or later,check out 'Getting the latest version' instead. To check your current AccountRight version, go to the Help menu and choose About AccountRight.

Are you able to upgrade?

If you use the following Classic AccountRight features, you might not be able to upgrade from AccountRight Classic (v19 or earlier) just yet because

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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.

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

  • multi-currency,

    negative inventory

    or multi-location stock tracking

  • 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.

MYOB is working on building out features like multi-currency in the new AccountRight. We'll let you know when they're available so you can move

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)? Don If you can't worryupgrade because you use M-Powered Payments or negative inventory, we've got your back. We've worked with the ATO and youand you've been granted a deferral from STP reporting until 31/5/2019. More details about this deferral will be provided soon. See Single Touch Payroll.


 If you can upgrade here


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your computer can run the new AccountRight

Check the full system requirements.

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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 subfolderYou’ll need to log on to your computer as an administrator before you can upgrade it. For tips on how to find the file you want to upgrade, see How to find your file.
you have customised reports

You'll need to recreate them in the new software version. The good news is we've made customising reports easier. See Customising reports.

Other things to note

  • 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.Image Removed

  • After upgrading your company file, you can't "downgrade" the file to use it back in AccountRight v19. Pre-upgraded company files remain accessible by AccountRight v19.

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 C:\Plus19\Graphics.

Upgrade entitlements and costs

What does it cost to upgrade?  If you have an AccountRight subscription, nothing! You're entitled to upgrade to the latest version for no extra cost.

If you don't have a subscription, visit the MYOB website (Australia | New Zealand).

How many company files can be put online? An AccountRight subscription enables AccountRight Basics, Standard and Plus users to put 1 file online. AccountRight Premier subscribers can move two files online.  To buy additional company files or add online services  to another company file, please call MYOB on 1300 555 151 (Australia) or 0800 60 69 62 (New Zealand). 

You can also upgrade additional files without putting them online–but you won't have access to online services for those files. 

Ready to upgrade?

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

There may be a few more things you need to doAfter you open your upgraded company file, you may need to set up a few features again, depending on the what features you use. Head over to our Additional See Complete your upgrade tasks page for all the details.

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