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This information is intended for AccountRight v19 (or earlier) users moving to the new AccountRight. If you're 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 - this isn't supported in the latest version of AccountRight—inventory items can't have a negative quantity or value. 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 and it won't prevent you from upgrading.
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
|Check if||More information|
|your computer can run the new AccountRight|
Check the full system requirements.
|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||You’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.
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.|
If you upgrade online, 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:
But if you really can't or don't want to work online at all, you can upgrade your file without putting it online.
- 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
What's different in the new AccountRight?
- We have webinars to answer your questions about upgrading, but these sessions book out fast – check for available sessions.
- Try our eLearning, Upgrading AccountRight made easy.
- Have a play with the AccountRight sample company file.
- Check out the What's new for v19 users help topic.
Ready to upgrade?
You can send your company file to us and we'll do the upgrade for you.