guide-accounting
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UK accounting and payroll from AW-APPS
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Usage Guide - Accounting

Contents


1 - Introduction

This guide explains how to install and use the Accounting application. Installation details are at the end of the guide.
All settings for the business are contained on the COMPANY tab (on the right of the screen).
The software can be used in different ways according to need. Cash businesses may only enter payment records. Where sales are also made on credit however, sales records will also need to be entered to keep track of amounts owing from customers.
For payments to suppliers, smaller businesses will often not use purchase records, simply entering a Payment record when the supplier is paid.
Larger businesses will want to be able to view amounts owing to suppliers on screen, so purchase records will be created when invoices are received, and payment records will be created when payments are made to suppliers.



2 - Entry of records



3 - VAT returns

To submit VAT returns, proceed as follows.

4 - Producing Sales Invoices

To produce a sales invoice, proceed as follows:

5 - Software installation and updates

  1. Main application Download and run the setup file from the Download page. This will start a Setup Wizard where you can accept the default values (recommended) or change details like the installation folder. Remember to check Create Shortcut if required.
  2. Document system AW-APPS software produces all reports in PDF format. Your computer needs a PDF reader to be installed which has been associated with PDF files, so that clicking a PDF file when the AW-Apps is not running, causes the file to be opened in the reader. If a report menu item is selected in AW-Apps and nothing happens, then shut the application down and install a PDF reader on your computer.
  3. Installing updates Download the latest version of AW-Apps Accounting and run the setup file as done originally. If the installation folder was changed from the default when first installed, remember to use the same location for the update. Continue as normal. Existing data will be preserved.
  4. Installing on Linux systems Create a new empty directory and download to it the application file for Linux from the Download page. Next, unzip the file (command-line: gunzip filename). The application runs as a self-contained user installation, not system wide. All working files will be created in the installation directory. Make the file executable. To install updates, repeat this process. Reports are created in PDF format. Your system needs to have the Evince document viewer installed. Please check your package manager to see if Evince is already present and if not, you should install it.