All users should log out before you run year end. Here is the process we would advise.

Close all of your accounting periods from within Accounting System Manager > Accounting Periods > Maintain Accounting Periods by clicking on each cell i.e. Sales Period 12 and clicking the 'Change Period Status' button to close all periods, if you have not already.

Let Century Support know at this point (support@centurysoftware.co.uk or 0121 557 2300) and we'll take a year end backup of the data for you. Once the backup has been created, we will direct you to run the Nominal Ledger > Period End Routines > Year End option.

It is quite straightforward and will take care of the year end automatically for you. You tick each box to confirm you've ran the reports you need for the year then click OK. The year end process will go through automatically and let you know once it is complete.

You'll then be prompted to check the accounting periods, click Yes and it'll bring you back into the Maintain Accounting Periods screen, where you will now be in the new financial year. All periods will say 'Future' at the moment, you just need to click on them i.e. Sales period 1 and click 'Change Period Status' to open it, go along and open all period 1 fields.

You'll probably want to update nominal ledger pending postings at this point, as when you opened period 1 any nominal deferred postings for period 1 would have transferred into the pending file for you ready to update. This is the Nominal Ledger > Period End Routines > Update Pending Transactions option.