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Microsoft Office Accounting - How to read

We have just taken on a new client and they are sending us their backup information from Microsoft Office Accounting. My understanding is that this software was discontinued by MS in late 2009, and that Mamut offerred a migration to their platform. My client hasn't taken advantage of this offer and has stuck with MSOA.

Anyone else out their have clients using this software?

What is the best way for us to read their data given the software is no longer available?

Thank you.


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07th Feb 2013 14:30

I would imagine

That there would be some sort of report extract into XLS or CSV format so that you can do whatever you want with it. Given it was an extension to the regular Office suite I would hope it would be relatively easy.

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By Viv100
07th Feb 2013 14:48

Export to Excel

The client can export data/reports to Excel.  (I had a client using this a few years ago.  I can't remember the details other than it was easy to do.)

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08th Feb 2013 07:55


What is the best way for us to read their data given the software is no longer available? 

Google MOA2009GBExp.exe 

Make sure you only download from a reputable; source, e.g. 

You will probably need Service packs 1, 2 & 3:-  


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08th Feb 2013 09:37

We still use it for a few clients.  All reports can be downloaded into excel and it has a decent range of reports so you should be able to get all the info you need. 

From memory I think if you asked for a trial balance, general ledger report, aged debtors and aged creditors that should give you what you need - if they are VAT registered you might want to ask them for the VAT return reports too.

That is from memory though as we have to run it on an old PC as I've never managed to make it work on Windows 7 so I haven't got it on at the moment.  If you need more help or details for the client of how to access, run, export the reports give me a shout and I'll come up with something more specific for you.

Hope this helps.


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