How to install AutoCount Accounting 1.8 through internet?

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Installing AutoCount Accounting version 1.8 on a standalone computer

guide1_01Step 1: Download the setup file from the following link:
http://member.autocountsoft.com/download.aspx?filename=downloads/websetup/AccountSetup.exe

Step 2: Run the downloaded AccountSetup.exe program.

Step 3: In the ‘Choose an Installation Type’ window, select ‘Standalone Installation’ before clicking the ‘Next’ button.
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Step 4: In the End User License Agreement window, click the ‘I accept the terms of the End User License Agreement’ before clicking ‘Next’. If you wish to install the 64-bit version, select the ‘Install AutoCount Accounting 64-bit’ option before clicking ‘Next’.
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Step 5: The installer will start downloading the necessary component files to complete the installation. When it is done, it will start the installation of each component. Just follow the instructions in the installer window for each component to complete the installation.
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Installing AutoCount Accounting version 1.8 on a server

guide1_01Step 1: Download the setup file from the following link:
http://member.autocountsoft.com/download.aspx?filename=downloads/websetup/AccountSetup.exe

Step 2: Run the downloaded AccountSetup.exe program

Step 3: In the ‘Choose an Installation Type’ window, select ‘Network Installation’ and ‘Server Installation’ before clicking ‘Next’.
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Step 4: In the next window, select the type of SQL Server version you wish to install, the instance name for your installation and if you wish to automate the SQL Server installation (in other words, no user input is entered during its installation)
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Step 5: The installer will start downloading the necessary component files to complete the installation. When it is done, it will start the installation of each component. Just follow the instructions in the installer window for each component to complete the installation.
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Installing AutoCount Accounting version 1.8 on a workstation

guide1_01Step 1: Download the setup file from the following link:
http://member.autocountsoft.com/download.aspx?filename=downloads/websetup/AccountSetup.exe

Step 2: Run the downloaded AccountSetup.exe program

Step 3: In the ‘Choose an Installation Type’ window, select ‘Network Installation’ and ‘Client Program Installation’ before clicking ‘Next’.
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Step 4: In the End User License Agreement window, click the ‘I accept the terms of the End User License Agreement’ before clicking ‘Next’. If you wish to install the 64-bit version, select the ‘Install AutoCount Accounting 64-bit’ option before clicking ‘Next’.
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Step 5: The installer will start downloading the necessary component files to complete the installation. When it is done, it will start the installation of each component. Just follow the instructions in the installer window for each component to complete the installation.
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Starting AutoCount Accounting 1.8

guide4_01Step 1: Click on the AutoCount Accounting 1.8 icon on your desktop to start the application.

Step 2: If you previously have installed AutoCount Accounting and removed it or now upgrading from AutoCount Accounting version 1.5/1.6, continue to step 3. If you are doing a new installation, proceed to step 6.

Step 3: You will see a listing of existing account book in the login screen. Select which account book you wish to login into and enter your login detail before proceeding to login.
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Step 4: You will be prompted to upgrade the existing account book to a newer version. You can execute a backup before doing so. Choose ‘Yes’ to continue with the upgrade and ‘Yes’ again to confirm that you wish to upgrade your account book.
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Step 5: When the upgrade is done, you will see the main window of AutoCount Accounting version 1.8. Congratulations, you completed the installation (and upgrade) of AutoCount Accounting version 1.8.
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Step 6: You will be prompted to choose which AutoCount Accounting product edition you wish to use.

Choose the edition based on your requirement

Choose the edition based on your requirement

Currently there is 5 edition available for you to choose from:

Edition Description Who Should Use
Account This edition contains purely accounting function. In this edition, you will find the complete G/L, A/R and A/P functions. Accounting Services companies, Freelance accountants, and anyone who just want to do full set account.
Basic This edition contains all functions in AutoCount Account Edition with the added function of Invoicing and Stock Control that supports full and partial transfers. Suitable for companies who have one or more of the following characteristics:

  1. Need to deal with stock items using basic Invoicing and Stock Control;
  2. Need to use Sales Order to keep track of customers’ orders;
  3. Need additional fields to store data (via User Defined Fields)
Pro This edition contains all the function of AutoCount Basic Edition, added with Landing Cost, Basic Multi-Location, Multi-UOM, Consignment, FOC Quantity, and Scripting features. Suitable for companies who have one or more of the following characteristics:

  1. Need to purchase goods from overseas;
  2. Need to manage outlets or/and warehouses;
  3. Need to sell products in loose packing;
  4. Need to consign goods to customers;
  5. Need to give Free of Charge Items on customers volume purchase.
Premium This edition contains all functions of AutoCount Pro Edition, added with Advanced Multi-UOM, Filter by Salesman, Remote Credit Control, Item Package, Basic Assembly, Item Batch, Serial Number Control, and Multi-Dimensional Analysis features. Suitable for companies who have one or more of the following characteristics:

  1. Need to show stock reports in different units of measurement;
  2. Need to allow a salesperson to view/access documents/bills created by himself only;
  3. Need to remote approve/reject a request of credit control sent from other PC;
  4. Need to have different product packages sales such as hamper;
  5. Need to do simple assembles of raw materials into finished goods;
  6. Need to further control and differentiate products by using batch number;
  7. Need to further control and differentiate products by using serial number;
  8. Need to do analysis of sales and purchase using pivot table.
Ultimate This edition contains all functions of AutoCount Premium Edition, added with Bonus Point, Multi-Dimensional Price Book, Multi-Level Assembly, and Department features. Suitable for companies who have one or more of the following characteristics:

  1. Need to apply simple membership or bonus point control on the clients;
  2. Need to freely define sales promotion rules;
  3. Need to multi-level item assembly;
  4. Need to analyze financial reports by departments.

For more information on the AutoCount Packages available head on to the following link:
http://www.autocountsoft.com/products/ac_accounting/helpfile/AutoCountHelp.html?product_specification.htm

Step 7: You will be prompted with 2 options to create the Account Book Control File, a file that keeps track of all the account book that is accessed by AutoCount Accounting.

When AutoCount is run for the first time, you will be prompted to choose where to create the Account Book Control File

When AutoCount is run for the first time, you will be prompted to choose where to create the Account Book Control File

It is advised that you just choose option 1 and click “Next” as the second option is provided for backwards compatibility.

Step 8: You will be prompted with 4 options on how you wish to setup your AutoCount Accounting account book.
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  1. It is highly recommended for first time users who wish to learn more about AutoCount Accounting to select the 4th option which is ‘Install a sample account book’. This option will allow you to test the functionality of AutoCount Accounting with some data already preloaded for you.
  2. If you wish to have a blank account book to experiment around or begin your accounting work, you may use the 1st option which is ‘Create a new account book’.
  3. If you wish to connect to an existing account book, be it in the current machine or on another machine over the network or Internet, select ‘Attach an existing account book’.
  4. If you have a backup of an account book you wish to restore into this installation, just use the ‘Restore an account book’ option.

Whichever option you have selected, just follow the instructions you are provided to complete the setup. When you are done with the setup (and account book upgrade, if the account book is not the latest version), you will see the main window of AutoCount Accounting version 1.8. Congratulations, you completed the installation (and upgrade) of AutoCount Accounting version 1.8.
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