SSparkman
(Member)
03/12/12 03:08 PM
AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

Hi - I have a die-hard AccPac Plus Dos user with all the base modules and wants to move from single-user to multi-user WITHOUT migrating to another software. Any suggestions on how to do this?

Thanks!


Jay ConverseAdministrator
(Member)
03/12/12 03:19 PM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

Ask them what they're smoking, and share it with the rest of us.

MMA
(Member)
03/12/12 03:24 PM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

Wow-Is that Stephanie Sparkman from the old days?

As you are probably aware, they would need Accpac Plus LanPak's to change to multi-user. Sage stopped selling these years ago. If your client had any inkling that they would need to grow and had to stay with ACCPAC Plus, they should have bought these in 2006.

If your client would like to preserve their data and have an accounting system with screens that look like ACCPAC Plus and they will be able to fairly easily learn, Adagio with the Adagio LanPak is the only way to go.
It's really time to get off the DOS accounting software. Windows 7 will not run Plus without using a virtualized machine and the prospects of printing from Plus in this scenario are dim.

I would be happy to give your client a remote demo of Adagio if you like.


MMA
(Member)
03/12/12 03:25 PM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

Good one Jay!

armon
(Member)
03/13/12 06:53 PM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

I thought this forum was to help with Accpac, not to ridicule
people who have legitimate questions. Maybe that is why there is so little activity.


MMA
(Member)
03/13/12 07:10 PM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

There's probably so little activity because it's subject matter is a piece of mission-critical business technology whose last update was 11 years ago, was discontinued 6 years ago and runs on an obsolete operating system.


Steve Schwartz
(Member)
03/14/12 06:18 AM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

Hi armon

Most of us do not ridicule and as a moderator who has been trying to encourage useful replies I apologize for the slight. Jay should not be posting on this forum since his expertise is more Sage ACCPAC ERP than it is ACCPAC Plus.

However, the essence of the reply is correct, especially what Howard wrote.

Steve


Walter A
(Member)
03/14/12 06:24 AM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

As a long time watcher of this forum, Armon is correct. On average, 5 Adagio answers before someone finally gives an ACCPAC answer.

Jay ConverseAdministrator
(Member)
03/14/12 06:38 AM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

Yes, my answer was snarky, but FWIW, I started using Accpac plus in 1989, and did SDK development in it for 6 years, so I'm not ignorant of the product. As recently as 4 years ago, I did my last conversion from Plus to Windows.

Anybody still using Plus needs to be told the brutal truth, and not have their hand held. The product is dead. You might as well asking for new games for your Atari 2400. Adagio is the only logical solution.

Notice that the thread starts "I have a die-hard Accpac Plus user". That implies this question is coming from a consultant. Consultants need to give straight, honest answers to their users.


Walter A
(Member)
03/14/12 06:48 AM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

Originally Posted By: Jay Converse
Consultants need to give straight, honest answers to their users.


That would be good.


edkraus
(Member)
03/14/12 08:23 AM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

The snarky comments are something you wade through until you get real answers. I've learned some consultants are more helpful than others. The ones who help, we can reward by paying them for more intensive consulting if we need it. I have no issue paying market rate for time on the phone or for an in person visit and have done so when needed.

IMHO there are two reasons why the posting is lower in volume than say ... for the Adagio board (elsewhere). One is that the number of Plus users is down ... true. The other is that the software no longer is having upgrades, tweaks, etc. so it is essentially stable and works fine. No matter the snarky comments, I'm using DOS because it's paid for, is stable, and works fine. I'm amazed how many issues come up on the Adagio board with dlls and different versions of Windows fighting to keep consultants busy fixing things.

In reference to the original post, the basic information is I believe true. If they don't already have a Lanpak diskette somewhere, they're out of luck. Once you have the original Lanpak installed, activated properly ... then it's easy to add more Lanpaks and you can purchase them easily on Ebay or Amazon to get more users. However, the original Lanpak install has to be done legally and correctly to work.

So ... Adagio or single user are the only options I'm aware of now.


Steve Schwartz
(Member)
03/14/12 09:39 AM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

Some thoughts

You can't complain too much when you ask for free advice and it comes with an attitude. Well, you can complain anytime you want but sometimes that's life.

I am constantly reminding responders that replies touting Adagio should only be given when appropriate. In this case, it was appropriate.

ACCPAC Plus is far from dead. I support 50+ active installations. I love Adagio and sell it whenever I can but there are good reasons why companies continue to use ACCPAC Plus, and I believe in a forum like this where users should be able to ask questions and get meaningful replies.

Ed is mostly correct about the reasons for the low participation on this forum. However, I would disagree with his assertion about the esoteric technical questions on the Adagio board - there are very few of those. Take a look at the Sage ACCPAC ERP forum if you want to see those.

Assuming you can purchase an ACCPAC Plus Lanpak on Ebay or Amazon, unless it is version 6.1 (and good luck finding one of those!) you won't be able to install it because you need an activation code and Sage doesn't provide those any longer. Most ACCPAC Plus users are using Windowing System Manager 6.5 or 7.0 (6.1 has Y2K issues), so Lanpak 6.1 wouldn't work for them.


SSparkman
(Member)
11/10/18 07:56 AM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

Hi - I have a client who is finally moving from AccPac Plus Dos to QB. Are you aware of any export tools that would assist us in exporting to Excel, CVS, etc the AR, AP and GL databases?

Thanks!


MMA
(Member)
11/10/18 08:06 AM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

Hi Stephanie:
I responded to your query re: conversion to QB via email.





Steve Schwartz
(Member)
11/10/18 10:18 AM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

I don't know what Howard emailed to you, but I'd be curious to know if the user basically likes ACCPAC Plus. Because if they do, then my next question is why go through the trouble of switching to Quickbooks when they can convert to Adagio in about an hour. Adagio requires almost no learning curve for ACCPAC Plus users, and preserves ALL of the data automatically.

Is it the cost? Is it the fact that Quickbooks has a better-known brand name? Is it on the recommendation of someone they trust?

Did they ever see Adagio?

Steve

PS - the answer to your question is Adagio GridView.


SSparkman
(Member)
11/13/18 06:40 AM
Re: AccPac Plus Dos Single -User

Hi Steve . . . they also use a proprietary inventory\distribution program on an AS400 - they only used ACCPAC for GL, AR, and AP basic functions. So QB is a great choice for them, since the interface to the AS400 program has already been built for them. Thanks!