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Although there are these grace periods, this guarantees nothing for a firm. After the grace period is over, specific software limitations can take effect automatically. The important thing to remember and to convey to our users is that they are expired. There is no support, no updates, and we cannot guarantee they will not run into problems.

It’s important we set the correct expectations with the user because numerous things could occur that we have no control over. These things can lock a firm out of the program (even within the grace period) such as downloading updates, completing a fresh install, or a computer crashing. When that happens, their only options are to download a trial license or renew. If you have any questions, see the CF. 

Licensing Grace Periods

Note: All Creative Solutions Accounting licenses permanently expired on March 1, 2017. In an effort to give firms additional time to transition and convert to their replacement applications, the grace period has been extended to December 31, 2017. Normal functionality for these licenses would continue through this time, although technical support is not available after June 1, 2017.

In order to receive the extended grace period, the license expiration date must be March 1, 2017, or later and the 2016.0.4 version must be loaded. If Accounting CS is renewed through March 1, 2018, and their CSA licenses expired between January 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017, place an EOR to have the CSA expiration date extended to March 1, 2017.