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									                  AccuCOUNT Initial Setup Guide - Optimus

Table of Contents
      Setting up the Hardware
      Installing AccuCOUNT
      Setup QuickBooks Adapter
      Setup Peachtree Adapter
      Registration
      Settings Window
      Set the Scanner Port
      Uploading the Program to the Optimus
      Uploading the Lookup File to the Optimus

ACCUCOUNT INITIAL SETUP GUIDE:

This guide was written for AccuCOUNT Inventory Version 2.93. If you are
running an earlier version of AccuCOUNT, you will notice differences in the
look of the program as well as the implementation of the software.

Setting up the Hardware: (top)

The first thing that is required is for you to decide where AccuCOUNT is going to
be installed. The computer that you are installing this on will be REQUIRED to
have an available USB port so that you can connect the Metrologic Optimus
(SP5500 Data collector). Connect the black cable to the USB port (silver-
rectangular) on the back on the computer. Connect the second end to the
Metrologic Cradle. Next, connect the power cord to the Cradle; the Red light will
come on to let you know that power is connected. Put the Scanner in the Cradle,
the screen will change to let you know it charging.

Once connected Windows (XP/Vista) will detect a new hardware and ask if you
wish to install it. Click yes to install the new hardware. Once completed, you will
receive a second hardware wizard. Install this as well and after everything is
completed your computer will have a new USB to Serial (rs232) COM port
available.

*AccuCOUNT is only to be installed and registered on ONE computer.

Installing AccuCOUNT: (top)
To install AccuCOUNT, simply place the AccuCOUNT CD in the CD-ROM drive
and follow the prompts. Next, install the AccuLINK Adapter. AccuCOUNT can
be used with both QuickBooks and Peachtree. You will need to install the
AccuLINK adapter where your accounting software is installed. This can be a
different computer but needs to reside on the same network as AccuCOUNT.

**The computer with your accounting software will need to remain on and logged
into your accounting package with administrative rights at all times that you will
be using AccuCOUNT.

Setup QuickBooks Adapter: (top)

To setup the adapter:

   1. Open the QuickBooks Adapter. There should be a shortcut on the
      desktop after the adapter was installed.
   2. Once open, click on Setup (Figure 1-1). The AccuPOS Retail QuickBooks
      Adapter Configuration window pops up.




Figure 1-1

   3. Click Path to QB Company. (Figure 1-2)
Figure 1-2

   4. Browse through the network or local computer to select the company file
      that was setup and hit Select. (Figure 1-3)




Figure 1-3

   5. The path now appears. Select New Site to add that path as the default
      path to be used by the adapter.
   6. Next, enter the Inventory Adjustment GL account in the appropriate field
      (Figure 1-4). By default, in QuickBooks, this account is simply called
      Inventory Asset. For more information on the purpose of this account,
      please refer to the Intuit help or contact an accountant.
Figure 1-4

   7. Click Save when done. (Figure 1-5)




Figure 1-5

You will be returned to the Adapter window, which will connect immediately to
QuickBooks assuming QuickBooks is open. You will be able to tell it connects by
a window that pops up inside QuickBooks itself:

   1. The QuickBooks – Application Certificate window pops up.
   2. Select the option that says Yes, always; allow access even if
      QuickBooks is not running. (Figure 1-6)
Figure 1-6

   3. If there is an option to choose a username to log in as, be sure to select
      the Admin account or an account with full Admin rights. If there is no
      option, proceed to the next step.
   4. Click Continue. (Figure 1-7)




Figure 1-7

   5. Click Done. (Figure 1-8)
Figure 1-8

Now you have granted the adapter access to QuickBooks. You only have to
grant access once. Be aware that downloading updates to QuickBooks may
prompt for access again though.

Setup Peachtree Adapter: (top)

To setup the adapter:

   1. Open the Peachtree adapter. There should be a shortcut on the desktop
      after the adapter was installed.
   2. Once open, a message will appear in Peachtree: ““Do you want to allow
      Attitude POSitive to run with your Peachtree Software?” (Figure 2-1).
      Check the option to remember this setting and hit Yes.




Figure 2-1
   3. Once open, click on the Setup button (Figure 2-2). The Configure sites
      window appears. (Figure 2-3)




Figure 2-2




Figure 2-3

   4. Click Browse Data Folder. (Figure 2-4)
Figure 2-4

   5. Browse through the computer or network files and select the Company.dat
      file under the company folder that Peachtree created when the company
      was initialized and click Open. (Figure 2-5)




Figure 2-5

   6. Click on the name of the company (Figure 2-6). Set the Accounts
      Receivable GL account. By default, it is set to 11000 (Figure 2-7).
Figure 2-6




Figure 2-7

   7. Assign the Inventory Adjustments GL account as well as the Accounts
      Payable GL accounts (Figure 2-8). By default, in Peachtree, the accounts
      are 12000 and 20000 respectively.
Figure 2-8

   8. Click Update. (Figure 2-9)




Figure 2-9

   9. Click OK to exit the Configure Sites window. (Figure 2-10)
Figure 2-10

Now you have granted the adapter access to Peachtree. You only have to grant
access once. Be aware that downloading updates to Peachtree may prompt for
access again.

Registration: (top)

Now that AccuCOUNT has been installed and the adapter set up, the software
needs to be registered now. To register AccuCOUNT:

   1. Click on Setup -> Settings and Registration (Figure 3-1). The
      AccuCOUNT Setup window appears.




Figure 3-1
   2. Click on Registration (Figure 3-2). The Registration window will appear.




Figure 3-2

   3. Enter in the information in all fields aside from Registration Key and click
      Register Online (Figure 3-3). Once registered, a key will be displayed in
      the Registration key field and a message will appear at the bottom of the
      window saying “Registration is valid.”




Figure 3-3

**If you do not have internet access you will need to register by phone by calling
310-475-7281 and talk to a Support Technician.

Settings Window: (top)
There are a few more settings to configure before AccuCOUNT is completely
setup. First is the request folder, which enables AccuCOUNT to talk to the
AccuLINK Adapter. To set the request folder:

   1. Click on Setup -> Settings and Registration (Figure 4-1). The
      AccuCOUNT Setup window appears.




Figure 4-1

   2. Click on the Browse request folder and set the path to where you
      installed the AccuLINK adapter (Figure 4-2). If it’s on the same computer
      it would be located at C:\Program Files\Attitude POSitive.




Figure 4-2

   3. Leave the Browse Barcode Folder field blank unless you’re using
      AccuCOUNT to work with Wasp Labeler (see below).
   4. If you are using the adapter to connect to multiple QuickBooks companies,
      enter the desired site name in the SITE field (Figure 4-3). If you’re just
      using one QuickBooks company, leave the field blank. If you’re using
      Peachtree, enter DEFAULT in the Site field.




Figure 4-3

   5. If you are using QuickBooks with classes enabled, enter the desired GL
      Class in the GL Class field (Figure 4-4). Otherwise, leave this field blank.




Figure 4-4

   6. Hit Save when you’re finished. (Figure 4-5)
Figure 4-5

*The Adapter will need to be running at all times that you intend to use
AccuCOUNT. This is because AccuCOUNT does not store items in a database
is needs to be able to update and refresh from the accounting program at
anytime.
**If you plan to use AccuCOUNT with the Wasp Labeler Program to create
Barcode Labels please refer to the Wasp Labeler – AccuCOUNT Guide.

Set the Scanner Port: (top)

The Optimus connects to the computer via a USB connection that creates a
virtual serial port. You need to know what serial port is being used by the
Optimus in order for it to communicate with AccuCOUNT. To find the ports
available on your computer you can look in Windows Hardware Manager. The
hardware manager can be found under Control Panel>> System>> Hardware
Tab>> Device manager. About three-quarters of the way down the list click on
PORTS and you should see CP210x USB to UART Bridge Controller (COM3).
Bear in mind that your COM port may be different; write this number down.

   1. Go to Setup -> Settings and Registration (Figure 5-1). The
      AccuCOUNT Setup window appears.
Figure 5-1

   2. Enter the Scanner Port number in the field. This is the number next to
      COM from the beginning on this section. (Figure 5-2)




Figure 5-2

   3. Select Optimus as your scanner interface. (Figure 5-3)
Figure 5-3

   4. Hit Save when you’re finished.

Uploading the Program to the Optimus: (top)

AccuCOUNT uses a custom program that must be installed to use the Metro
logic Optimus with AccuCOUNT. To upload this program into the Optimus:

   1. First turn on the Optimus and hit number 3 for Utilities. Now press
      number 1 for Transfer files, then select number 1for Get Program File.
   2. The Optimus will now display Via Cradle, then Waiting… Place it in the
      cradle.
   3. From AccuCOUNT, click Setup -> Upload Program to Scanner. (Figure
      6-1)




Figure 6-1
   4. AccuCOUNT will then display a window asking what type of connection
      that you are using to send the data to the Scanner. In this window select
      Cradle-IR for Download Via, select the number of the port for the COM
      port, leave the Baud rate set as it is and press OK. (Figure 6-2)




Figure 6-2

   5. Your screen will show Downloading.

Uploading the Lookup File to the Optimus: (top)

AccuCOUNT uses a lookup file to help the Optimus verify that the item you are
scanning exists in you accounting software. This can be useful when receiving
inventory because the Optimus will know the value of the items you are receiving
in.

   1. First turn on the Optimus and hit number 3 for Utilities. Now press
      number 1 for Transfer files, then select number 3 for Get Lookup.
   2. The Optimus will now display Via Cradle, then Waiting… Place it in the
      cradle.
   3. From AccuCOUNT, click on Tasks -> Adjustments (Figure 7-1). The
      Adjustments window displays.
Figure 7-1

   4. Click Refresh from Accounting (Figure 7-2) and wait for AccuCOUNT to
      grab the item list from the accounting software.




Figure 7-2

   5. Click Setup -> Create and Upload ScanPal Lookup File (Figure 7-3).
Figure 7-3

   6. AccuCOUNT will then display a window showing the status of the
      download. Once the download is complete, you will be taken back to the
      AccuCOUNT main screen.

Congratulations!! AccuCOUNT is now setup! For instructions on performing
Adjustments and Receiving with AccuCOUNT, please refer to those specific
guides.

								
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