We can certainly assist you with getting started. However, we do have some video tutorials that are embedded on the Quick Start page in the software. These videos can also be found at the following URL:
We do encourage our users to watch the videos as they will provide a great overview of how to get started.
Follow these instructions once the software has been downloaded and installed. If you have not yet installed the software, please refer to the link at the bottom of the page.
Step One: (If you are a single-user installing on your Desktop, skip this step.)
If you are sharing a database with two or more people, you will want to use a SQL Express or SQL Server database engine.
If using a SQL Express, please be sure to download the SQL Express engine (or bundle). http://treasurysoftware.com/Support/support2-Installation-SQL-Express.aspx. The SQL Express requires the "Workgroup" version when licensing.
If using a SQL Server, you will need a SQL Admin or DBA to assist during the setup. The SQL Server requires the "Enterprise" version when licensing.
Click on Settings->Migrate to SQL Express, SQL Server... and continue through the wizard.
Step Two: Create a new account to work in rather than using the Sample account. [File->New Account->Create an Account... give it a name and continue through the wizard until Finished.] For most setups, you will only need to fill out the information on screen 2 of the setup.
If you are in the U.S., complete the ACH File Setup wizard. [On screen 2, click the 'Advanced Setup' radio button to continue to screens 3 and then 4. Then click Finished.]
If you are in Canada, complete the Canadian Setup by clicking on the red maple leaf icon in the toolbar. Be sure to scroll all the way down the page to review all options.
Step Four: Import the data--
If you will be integrating with QuickBooks Desktop, you will click the 'Pro, Premiere, Enterprise Integration' icon in the toolbar and go through the integration wizard. Note: The first time you are integrating with QuickBooks, you must be logged in with Admin credentials and be in Single-User mode. After the integration, enter into your QuickBooks profiles and--under the 'Additional Info' tab--add the bank account information to each vendor, employee, or customer profile. Once the bank information is entered, in ACH Universal, click on the QuickBooks Integration (Pro, Premiere, Enterprise) icon.
If you are a QuickBooks Online user, please refer to this link: http://treasurysoftware.com/Help7ACH/quickbooks-online-edition.html
All non-QuickBooks users will be importing an Excel or CSV file with the required data. From the main screen, you will click on 'Import Transactions', select your import file, and map the headers of each column during the initial import (see below). To map the columns, simply click on the column and select the appropriate header from the dropdown. To create a basic ACH file you only need to map the 'Name', 'Amount', 'ABA Number', and 'Bank Account Number'. If you are interested in sending remittance emails, you will include and map the 'Email Address' column as well.
Note: Disbursement amounts that are shown as positive numbers must be mapped as "Amount Reverse Sign".
Optional: ACH Universal has built-in email functionality so automatic emails can be sent to ACH recipients notifying them of the transaction details. This feature is available with the Corporate or Processor edition license. This link explains how to set up the email feature: http://treasurysoftware.com/Help7ACH/email_setup.html
Additional information may be found here: http://treasurysoftware.com/Help7ACH/getting_started2.html
If you have not yet installed the software, this link will provide step-by-step instructions:
Please contact us if you require assistance.