The last import I really worked on was 5.22. After that it was not worth the effort to bringover full ssets of accounts.They mad e it easier to convert users simply through their goughing tactics. As we have remained free,their prices have simply risen.
A consultant who knows TurboCASH can bring in the static Data,wihtoutr transactions using the import expo
rt facilities. Cost is about R 3000.
If cost is a issue to you. Keep Pastel as the references for historical data and simply take on open ing balances.
If you have the skills check out the import and export routines. Its easy for accounts, stock debtors and credits. Batches can also exported and imported.
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