Accpac Plus Dos to Access


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AccpacToAccess

We are trying to help clients move their data, Accounts Payable,
Accounts Receivable, Cash Book and General Ledger, from Accpac Plus in
Dos to a Microsoft Accounting system or alternatively to Office 2000,
MsAccess or Excel.

Can we receive any suggestions on how we should proceed in this
converstion.

Mehran
 
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Allan Martin

We are trying to help clients move their data, Accounts Payable,
Accounts Receivable, Cash Book and General Ledger, from Accpac Plus in
Dos to a Microsoft Accounting system or alternatively to Office 2000,
MsAccess or Excel.

Can we receive any suggestions on how we should proceed in this
conversation.

For starters, I would begin with making the decision as to exactly which
new accounting system the client will migrate to. You may also want to
remind your clients that just because you can replace a hard drive with your
eyes closed, this in itself, does not qualify you in any way for
recommending or setting up a new accounting system.
 
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Pam Ammond Pierce

Two comments:
1. Contact http://www.dpdynamics.com and ask them if they can help or know
of anyone that can help you.
2. Seriously consider starting from scratch. In my experience, in all
cases I've seen, when you move over from an accounting system that is that
old, you are moving over more junk than you are current customers and
vendors. I would start with open checks, deposits, invoices, and bills, and
get to a beginning balance for all of your general ledger accounts. Then go
forward from there, adding customers and vendors. I highly recommend
verifying balances of each vendor and customer before adding them into your
new accounting system, and voiding any checks or deposits that haven't cashed
from years ago.
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Hope this helps. If it does please tell Microsoft by pushing the Yes
button. If not, push the No button so a Microsoft support person knows to
help you.

Pam Pierce
 
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Allan Martin

mT said:
Basically, you DONT want to be moving the GL. To pull this off you'd have
to
have CPA like knoweledge and have mastered the ER of both the source and
target systems. Even then, it would be dicey, and certainly not worth the
cost for a single client.

A better solution, get your hands on an AccPac ODBC driver and try to move
Customer, Address, Product, Vendor, etc. (i.e., all the entities) to the
new
system. Run both systems concurrently, migrating activity to the new
system
over a set period of time.
Accpac Plus has built in routines for exporting Accounts, Customers, and
Vendors; The ODBC driver is not needed.
 
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AccpacToAccess

Thank you for your note and suggestion a new accounting system is still
being discussed.
Mehran
 

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