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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

For details, see CSA license expiration 2017 – frequently asked questions.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of these CSA modules.

The Accountant's Assistant module within the Creative Solutions Accounting (CSA) application is the link that allows data to carry smoothly between the CSA application in your own office and the Client Bookkeeping Solution (CBS) modules within a client's office. Note that the Accountant's Assistant module allows you to set up client information and process the client's exported data in Write-Up CS only for a CBS Windows client (not for a client using the DOS-based Checkbook Solution modules).

To prepare setup information for a CBS client, and to retrieve export data from a CBS client, the following are required:

After setting up the appropriate information for a CBS client in CSA, choose Utilities > Accountant's Assistant > Client Bookkeeping Solution and complete the setup for that client following the steps outlined in the help topics that are accessible from the Help menu within the Accountant's Assistant main window.

To retrieve data that your CBS client has exported and sent to you (via diskette, email, or modem transfer), choose Retrieve from the Tasks menu within the Accountant's Assistant main window.

See also

Overview of CBS client setup and processing

Accountant's Assistant Handbook (PDF)

Import of client data from other applications

The Accountant's Assistant module enables you to import client data from the following applications:

The following are required: (1) You must have a licensed copy of the Accountant's Assistant module of CSA installed on this machine. (2) You must mark the General Ledger module checkbox in the Add/Remove Module(s) dialog. Selection of other CSA modules is optional.

Choose Utilities > Accountant's Assistant, choose the appropriate application, and then respond to the prompts.

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