Recent Updates

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: This version of AcctVantage is based on 4D v15. If you are currently running AV 2015 or a previous version (based on 4D v13 or earlier) you will need to obtain licenses for 4D v15 prior to beginning the process to update to this version.

  • Updated on: Mar 21, 2019

    AcctVantage Mobile Server Administration

    Setting up your AcctVantage Mobile server couldn't be easier!  The computer that you already use to run AcctVantage ERP Server is also your Mobile server.  And, the server will launch automatically when you start up AcctVantage!

    There is no particular need for complex IT configurations or hoops to jump through, simply launch and go!

  • Below are bare minimum system requirements for both AcctVantage Client and Server hardware. Better than minimum hardware will improve performance.

    AcctVantage Technical Support does not support hardware, network, or other IT setup outside of actually installing and configuring the AcctVantage software. However, we will be happy to work with your IT staff or consultants to discuss our experiences with various hardware/network situations.

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    Notes on Operating Systems:  

    • AcctVantage releases are certified to work with specific versions of Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems.  
      • For Macintosh, certifications are done at the 10.x level, meaning that an AcctVantage version certified for 10.5 or earlier will not operate on a server or client running Mac OS 10.4.  
      • For Windows, the certification is done by major release version such as Windows XP or Windows 7.
    • We suggest turning OFF all Automatic Update programs that may update an Operating System version. The OS certification applies to both Server and Client machines.
    • Bookmark this article for the latest supported OS versions and the corresponding AcctVantage release.
    • AcctVantage operates on a Local Area Network (LAN) using TCP/IP protocols. If all users are on the same LAN, then dynamic IP address assignment is acceptable. It is recommended that all LAN connections be routed through switches rather than hubs and that “daisy-chaining” of switches and/or hubs be avoided.
  • Below are bare minimum system requirements for both AcctVantage Client and Server hardware. Better than minimum hardware will improve performance.

    AcctVantage Technical Support does not support hardware, network, or other IT setup outside of actually installing and configuring the AcctVantage software. However, we will be happy to work with your IT staff or consultants to discuss our experiences with various hardware/network situations.

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    Notes on Operating Systems:  

    • AcctVantage releases are certified to work with specific versions of Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems.  
      • For Macintosh, certifications are done at the 10.x level, meaning that an AcctVantage version certified for 10.5 or earlier will not operate on a server or client running Mac OS 10.4.  
      • For Windows, the certification is done by major release version such as Windows XP or Windows 7.
    • We suggest turning OFF all Automatic Update programs that may update an Operating System version. The OS certification applies to both Server and Client machines.
    • Bookmark this article for the latest supported OS versions and the corresponding AcctVantage release.
    • AcctVantage operates on a Local Area Network (LAN) using TCP/IP protocols. If all users are on the same LAN, then dynamic IP address assignment is acceptable. It is recommended that all LAN connections be routed through switches rather than hubs and that “daisy-chaining” of switches and/or hubs be avoided.
  • Below are bare minimum system requirements for both AcctVantage Client and Server hardware. Better than minimum hardware will improve performance.

    AcctVantage Technical Support does not support hardware, network, or other IT setup outside of actually installing and configuring the AcctVantage software. However, we will be happy to work with your IT staff or consultants to discuss our experiences with various hardware/network situations.

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    Notes on Operating Systems:  

    • AcctVantage releases are certified to work with specific versions of Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems.  
      • For Macintosh, certifications are done at the 10.x level, meaning that an AcctVantage version certified for 10.5 or earlier will not operate on a server or client running Mac OS 10.4.  
      • For Windows, the certification is done by major release version such as Windows XP or Windows 7.
    • We suggest turning OFF all Automatic Update programs that may update an Operating System version. The OS certification applies to both Server and Client machines.
    • Bookmark this article for the latest supported OS versions and the corresponding AcctVantage release.
    • AcctVantage operates on a Local Area Network (LAN) using TCP/IP protocols. If all users are on the same LAN, then dynamic IP address assignment is acceptable. It is recommended that all LAN connections be routed through switches rather than hubs and that “daisy-chaining” of switches and/or hubs be avoided.
  • Below are bare minimum system requirements for both AcctVantage Client and Server hardware. Better than minimum hardware will improve performance.

    AcctVantage Technical Support does not support hardware, network, or other IT setup outside of actually installing and configuring the AcctVantage software. However, we will be happy to work with your IT staff or consultants to discuss our experiences with various hardware/network situations.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Notes on Operating Systems:  

    • AcctVantage releases are certified to work with specific versions of Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems.  
      • For Macintosh, certifications are done at the 10.x level, meaning that an AcctVantage version certified for 10.5 or earlier will not operate on a server or client running Mac OS 10.4.  
      • For Windows, the certification is done by major release version such as Windows XP or Windows 7.
    • We suggest turning OFF all Automatic Update programs that may update an Operating System version. The OS certification applies to both Server and Client machines.
    • Bookmark this article for the latest supported OS versions and the corresponding AcctVantage release.
    • AcctVantage operates on a Local Area Network (LAN) using TCP/IP protocols. If all users are on the same LAN, then dynamic IP address assignment is acceptable. It is recommended that all LAN connections be routed through switches rather than hubs and that “daisy-chaining” of switches and/or hubs be avoided.
  • Issue

    The Sales Order and Purchase Order Detail Screens each have a special use button labeled “OK & Print”. This button will save a record, present a list of reporting options and then close the record.

    The list may be customized to display only selected forms; it may also be customized to have only one form selected for printing, depending on the current status of the sales order or purchase order.

    Choosing items to appear in the list

    The appearance of a report in the “OK & Print” dialog box is controlled through a check box labeled “Available Detail Form” on the Custom Form or System Report definition record. If this box is checked, then the report will appear in the dialog on the corresponding screen (PO or Sales Orders).

    To add or delete a Custom Form or System Report from the OK & Print list dialog:

    1. Go to Administration->Custom Forms (or Administration->System Reports)
    2. Click to Show All
    3. Double click on the report to be modified
    4. Check or uncheck the ‘Available Detail Form’ checkbox as needed

    Un-checking the box does not delete or remove the report/form from the system; it simply excludes the report from the OK & Print report list. The box can be re-checked at any time to include the report in the list.

    Choosing custom forms to be selected for printing

    If there are many forms in the list, it can be tedious to un-check all of the forms which are NOT needed for printing. You can assign specific custom forms to be selected depending on the order’s status.

    1. Go to Administration -> System Configuration
    2. Change the drop-down menu selection to Sales Document
    3. Scroll down to the section of rows with names beginning “Default Custom Form…”
    4. Double-click in the blank space under the Value column
    5. Choose a custom form to associate with each order status – the most commonly used option here is to associate “Sales Document – Custom Form” with the status “Shipped/Invoice”. You might also associate a pick list custom form with "Picked" status, and so forth.

    When clicking the OK & Print button, only the specified form will now have an “X” marked for printing.

  • Updated on: Mar 13, 2019

    Quick Report List Many

    This Quick Report List Many function will allow for easy reporting of related data from a “Child” table. Without this function, Quick Reports that contained data from both a Child and Parent table were required to be built from the “Child” table. With this function, reports can be created from the Parent table.

  • Updated on: Mar 13, 2019

    Modify an Existing Quick Report

    Introduction

    This Tech Note will describe how to modify a Quick Report that was previously saved in the List of available reports.

    Note that there are steps described for modifying a Quick Report that  was added by a User and another set of steps for modifying AcctVantage  supplied reports.

    Details

    Modifying a Report saved by a User

     

    1. Open the Reports list in the screen where the report was created (i.e., Sales > Sales Analysis). Modifications cannot be done from the module level reports  window (i.e.,Sales > Sales Reports).
    2. Highlight the report you wish to modify.
    3. Click on the “pencil” icon at the top right of the list.
    4. If  the pencil icon is not available, then the report is either a Custom  Form or a System Report and is not available for editing in this manner.
    5. Select the “Create File” button and choose a place to save the file to.
    6. Click on the “Report Editor” button under “Edit a Saved Report” to open the Quick Report Editor screen.
    7. In the Quick Report Editor screen, choose File>Open and select the file saved in step 4.
    8. Make the desired changes to the report definition and save the  results to your hard drive. You can use the same file name as created  in step 4 or give the report a new file name, either way is fine.  Refer to the Quick Report Editor article for more information on formatting your report.
    9. Close the Quick Report Editor screen.
    10. Click on “Link Report” under “Edit a Saved Report” and select the file saved in step 7.
    11.  Click OK to close and save the report details.

    The modified report is now linked under the original Report Name. You  may discard the file saved in step 7, the report has been copied into  your data file.

    Modifying an AcctVantage provided Quick Report

     

    1. Open the Reports list in the screen where the report was  created. Modifications cannot be done from the module level reports  window (i.e., Sales Reports).
    2. Highlight the report you wish to modify.
    3. Click on the “pencil” icon at the top right of the list.
    4. If  the pencil icon is not available, then the report is either a Custom  Form or a System Report and is not available for editing in this manner.
    5. Select the “Create File” button and choose a place to save the file to.
    6. Close the Modify Report window and return to the list of Available reports.
    7. Add a new report by clicking on the “+” icon and following the  instructions in the Quick Report Editor article to format your report.  Use the file created in step 4 when “linking” the new report.

    AcctVantage does not allow modifications to our standard reports to ensure that core reports are always available.

  • One of the most important tasks in data management is report generation. The Quick Report Editor is one of the tools used to design reports. You use the Quick Report Editor to create reports based on a selection of records. These can be ad-hoc reports intended only for one-time use or they can be save to be used perpetually.

    With Quick Reports you can:

    • Produce a list of records.
    • Create breaks and subtotal lines.
    • Compute calculations such as sums and averages.
    • Apply formatting such as fonts, font styles and borders.
    • Export the report as a file that can be imported into spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel®.

    The Quick Report Editor will produce a report from a current selection of records. Before you print a Quick Report, set the current selection to the list of records to be included in the report using one of the query methods described here. The following is an example of a Quick Report.