Installation

Installation Procedure

  1. Download the application from SapphireOne’s Cloud FTP as outlined in the previous article. A username and password will have to be requested from SapphireOne Support.
  2. Double click on the SapphireOne file icon to commence the installation procedure. 
  3. You will then see the SapphireOne splash screen. Select Continue.
  4. The installation options screen will appear providing three options. The Easy Install option is commonly used. 
  5. The install Location is normally off the root of the primary system drive, however by selecting Select Folder from the options it may be installed anywhere on any logical drive. 
  6. Select Install.
  7. SapphireOne will display the progress of the installation. Once the installation is complete, a dialog will be displayed. Continue will return you to the install options screen. 

The SapphireOne program is a standalone program and is not installed to the registry in the Windows operating platform. If the SapphireOne directory structure remains intact the application is portable. A simple copy and paste will move it to a new location. 

The following directory structure will have been created. 

Data FilesIt is recommended that user data files are stored/accessed from this directory.
Installer Log FileInstallation log files useful for debugging.
License AgreementYour SapphireOne license agreement.
Sample Data FileThe Bondi Blue data file.
SapphireOne ClientApplication files for the SapphireOne client.
SapphireOne SeverApplication files for the SapphireOne server.
SapphireOne StandaloneApplication files for the standalone version of SapphireOne.
SupportSupport documentation.

To access the Bondi Blue data file

  1. open the SapphireOne folder.
  2. Click on the SapphireOne application within it named SapphireOne
  3. A dialog will then be displayed. Select Open.
  4. You will be asked to open a database. By default:
    • SapphireOne will commence the search within the folder that you have just opened the application from,
    • You will have to navigate to the Sample data file folder and open the BondiBlue.4DD file as this is the Bondi Blue data file. 
    • If the application has been used to open a data file before, it will automatically open the previously opened data file. 
    • If it is required that a different data file is to be opened hold down the alt or Option key on a Mac when you select the SapphireOne application. This will force SapphireOne to display a different pop up with the five options. In this case the option selected would be: Select another data file. 
    • The last option, Open the Maintenance and Security Center is outlined in the following article.

You can review our Blog and YouTube channel for additional information and resources on SapphireOne ERP, CRM and Business Accounting software.

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