Open multiple company files sumultaneously


O

Omni

I run several companies and would like to be able to have open more than one
company file/instance at a time. This is also handy if you use the same
program for business as you do personal and would like both of those open and
then just toggle back and forth. Quickbooks Pro does not have this feature
and that is a real hassle. In QB you must actually exit one company and then
open another. QBs lame work around is to tell you to have two PCs on you
desk and set them up for multi-user, then open each company. That's
rediculous. Does MS Accounting allow this ?
 
M

Mark Williams

I thought I would chime in on this one. NO.. it does not.. the reason I know
this is because I am an IT person and I have never seen an accounting program
that will perform what function you ask. I think that it is actually an
impossibility from a programming standpoint since the programs are basically
a database. Your only other option is to install different versions of
quickbooks, or possibly sba and open them up at the same time. Or if you
really want this, I would say buy two monitors and install vmware or virtual
pc and installl a guest OS, then install another copy of quickbooks or SBA..
that would work for sure.
 
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F

flexdog

No. Unless somebody can google around to find a hack for OA binary object
WindowsFormsApplicationBase.IsSingleInstance set this value to false.

You could try these: use vista multiple-login to run OA for each user
login. Or install OA on a server then open multiple-remote-desktop to the
server to run OA per rdt. Or use win2k8 hyper-v to install multiple OSes on
a same machines (share the same OA registration dat file among virtual
machine).
 
D

DL

I have an accounting program which can be opened in separate instances, I
often use this facility
The particular program is used, in the most part, by accounting
professionals
 
O

Omni

DL, you didn't say what the accounting program is that you use for this.
 
D

DL

Its a program primarily written for UK use, and as such has UK specific
'sales tax' allthough it can be used in any country that has similar 'sales
tax' rules, eg EU, Aus, NZ,SA etc (GST or Vat as it often called)
Its here if you want to look http://www.vtsoftware.co.uk/ (VT Transaction+)
 
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Omni

I can understand that myself, however, my poorly written question did not
mean to imply that the application had to have two databases open
simultaneously. My thought is that you should be able to open more than one
instance of the application at a time. Thereby, from the same machine/login,
you could open the application as many times as you needed to have
simultaneous access to multiple businesses. QuickBooks does not allow this,
however, the lower grade Intuit product Quicken does, or at least it used to.
Can you have multiple instances of MS accounting open at the same time to
accomplish this?
 
V

viglen

I run several companies and would like to be able to have open more than one
company file/instance at a time.  This is also handy if you use the same
program for business as you do personal and would like both of those openand
then just toggle back and forth.  Quickbooks Pro does not have this feature
and that is a real hassle.  In QB you must actually exit one company and then
open another.  QBs lame work around is to tell you to have two PCs on you
desk and set them up for multi-user, then open each company.  That's
rediculous.  Does MS Accounting allow this ?
Have you tried to contact the customer support team?
I have used them many times and they are very helpful.
They have different levels of support members to help even the most
complicated questions and problems regarding their POS Software.

U.S./Canada
Toll-free (1) (888) 477-7989

Worldwide
(1) (701) 281-6500

Availability and hours of operation:
Monday–Friday, 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC-6) in the U.S.
and Canada.

Support,
www.AlexandriaComputers.com
 
B

Bobby Lee

How much do these services cost?
--
Bobby Lee


viglen said:
Have you tried to contact the customer support team?
I have used them many times and they are very helpful.
They have different levels of support members to help even the most
complicated questions and problems regarding their POS Software.

U.S./Canada
Toll-free (1) (888) 477-7989

Worldwide
(1) (701) 281-6500

Availability and hours of operation:
Monday–Friday, 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC-6) in the U.S.
and Canada.

Support,
www.AlexandriaComputers.com
 
P

PK

I don't understand why you need to have seperate databases for seperate
companies. Why can't you have single database and have company name /
company code as one of the field in the database tables. This way, you can
use the single instance of the software to run and track multiple companies.
This would really benefit for reporting. I can see how each of my companies
are performing by filtering the reports by company code and I can also see
the overall performance accross multiple companies.

Is it too much to ask?

PK
 
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I run several companies and would like to be able to have open more than one
company file/instance at a time. This is also handy if you use the same
program for business as you do personal and would like both of those open and
then just toggle back and forth. Quickbooks Pro does not have this feature
and that is a real hassle. In QB you must actually exit one company and then
open another. QBs lame work around is to tell you to have two PCs on you
desk and set them up for multi-user, then open each company. That's
rediculous. Does MS Accounting allow this ?
You need Quickbooks Accountant to open 2 companies at the same time. I have several companies that I work with regularly - I use this program and can have 2 open at the same time. Now to access a 3rd company you would need to close one of the 'open' companies and open the 3rd. It is a little pricier that the others Quickbooks programs, but the stress relieving and time saving has been totally worth the difference in price!
 

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