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Upgrading ABSS

This post has been updated for the newer versions of ABSS (formerly known as MYOB).

Click on the links below to watch the video tutorials on how to upgrade ABSS solutions.


Upgrading ABSS to a newer version is a 3 step process:

  • Install the new version of ABSS
  • Upgrade your company file(s)
  • Upgrade your forms/templates
megaphone_30 Before you upgrade however, there are a few things you must do. Please read through before going on to the next step.

When you upgrade ABSS, i.e. install a newer version, for the most part, a new program folder is created.

For example, if you are currently using MYOB Accounting v21, it will be located on C:\Accounting21, and you are upgrading to ABSS Accounting v23, it will be installed at C:\ABSS_Accounting_v23.

The newer version, therefore, does not overwrite the existing version

In some cases, where there is a minor upgrade, the new version might install on to the same folder.

It is therefore always good practice to perform a backup before installing any newer version. Ideally, you should:

  • Backup your company file
  • Backup your forms and custom reports

The forms and custom reports are located in your MYOB program folder. For example, if you are using MYOB Premier v16, then, the forms and custom reports would be located in C:\Premier16 as shown in the image below:

myob forms and custom reports location

When making a backup before upgrading, select the Backup all data option in step 2 shown in Backup MYOB data to be sure you have a copy of all the necessary data, forms, etc.

If you are using ABSS Premier, ensure that you make a copy of the forms and templates on each of the computers where ABSS is installed.

Install the new version by following the steps shown in Installing ABSS

Once installation is complete, your next step would be to upgrade your data and forms/templates.



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