This guide is only for users who have a limited, export only version of CentreCharge installed onto their local PC, for the purpose of exporting information into Sage 50 Accounts.  If you do not use this, and only connect to CentreCharge via remote desktop, please disregard this guide. If you are unsure, please contact help@essensys.tech

You will need local administrator rights in order to copy all of the files, if you do not have this then you will need to contact your internal IT team to do this on your behalf, or grant you administrator rights. If possible, we advise that this quick job is carried out by your internal IT team, it will take them 5-10 minutes.

Download

By following the below link, a zip file will be downloaded. This zip file contains 2 folders, location 1 and location 2.

File Download 

Use the files within these folders to replace the files as mentioned further below (Copy & Replace steps)

Copy & Replace - Location 1

Only copy 'CentreCharge.exe' within this folder, do not copy any other files.You will find the target folder in one of these two places, depending on what type of operating system you are running (32bit or 64bit). If you are unsure, just check for the existence of both these locations.

   64bit - C:\Program Files\CentreCharge
   32bit - C:\Program Files (x86)\CentreCharge  

Copy & Replace - Location 2 

The target location you are copying to again will vary depending on your system (32bit or 64bit), you should know which one you are running if you completed 'Location 1' successfully.

  64bit - C:\Windows\SysWOW64
  32bit - C:\Windows\System32

Copy all the remaining files in the 'Location 2' folder that you have downloaded and paste/replace them into the relevant folder. You will get a warning about overwriting/replacing the files, click 'yes to all'.

Testing

Go back to the Program Files folder which you copied the 'CentreCharge.exe' file to, right click on the file, and click 'Run as administrator'.

This step MUST be done, otherwise you'll get an error when you try to launch CentreCharge.

Once CentreCharge is open, and you're logged in, this indicates that the upgrade of the application is complete.

If you run into any issues with this step, please email us at help@essensys.tech, ideally with as much detail as possible, including screenshots of any errors you are seeing.

Licence

Now that you have upgraded the local CentreCharge application, we will need to licence your sites to allow data to be exported from those sites to the required version of Sage. Please email us at help@essensys.tech with the subject "Request to licence sites to export to new version of Sage" and please include in the email the site name(s) and the version of Sage.

Once we have confirmed that the sites have been licensed, you will need to then login to CentreCharge and configure your legal entities so that they will export to the new version of Sage. To do this please follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Configuration > Tables > Legal Entities
  2. Double-click on the legal entity
  3. Go to the Accounting tab
  4. Drop-down the Version list and select the new version of Sage (usually the last entry on the list)
  5. Click Test to test that the connection is working (if you get an error please let us know)
  6. Click OK

You are now able to export data from your CentreCharge database to your new Sage database.

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