» BDE Intialize error (Error $2108)

If u get the following  Error, you can solve these with following steps

Borland Delphi, BDE, Paradox Databases, Windows 7

Windows 7 can be very restrictive towards applications written for the previous versions of Windows. This is the case with the Borland Database Engine (BDE), which is not capable of running in Windows7 unless two settings have been changed:

1.A permission for the BDE must be given in the windows registry database.

2.A BDE attribute named “Net Dir” must be configured to an arbitrary folder other than the root drive (C:). This configuration is done in the “BDE Administrator” program that’s installed with the BDEInfoSetup utility.

1. First, configure the permission for the BDE in the registry…

Make sure you are logged into your Windows7 machine with an administrator account. Then follow these directions:

1.Go to Start | Run… Type regedit…

2.Open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE branch.

3.Open the SOFTWARE branch.                                                        

4.Right-Click on the entry labeled “Borland”.

5.In the menu that shows select Permissions. The following dialog will appear: 6.              Click “Users”.

7.Under “Permissions for Users “, select “Allow” for Full Control. Then click OK.

8.Click OK to exit the Registry Key Permissions dialog box.

9.Exit the Registry Editor window

» What should I do if I experience technical problems using the accounting software?

Please feel free to Contact Us for customer support or service by either e-mailing us at support@goodwill.com OR calling us at +91 40 6661 0391
» Please explain Goodwill’s Hardware / OS requirements

Minimum Hardware Requirements ARE:
  • Intel Pentium 4 and above or equivalent processor.
  • 256 MB of RAM (512 MB and above is recommended).
  • 80 MB of hard disk space.
  • Microsoft Windows  NT / 2000 / 2003 /XP/Vista / Windows 7/8 operating system.
  • 1024 x 768 or higher monitor resolution
» I have forgotten my file password. Is it possible for me to regain it back?

Such a situation is quite dangerous as it won’t be able to access your data. Goodwill is well prepared to tackle such a scenario; it offers you a utility called ‘RECOVER PASSWORD’ that allows you to get back your valid password. All you have to do is to type in your User Name when the utility prompts you for one.
» Is it possible for someone to crack my password?

Goodwill offers a secure accounting password that is encrypted proprietary database, difficult for other users to access and break it. However, to be on the safer side, it is advisable to have longer passwords with combinations like comma, hyphen etc, as they are more complex to gain access to and then hack it.
» How do you tackle bugs problem?

System upgrades are implemented automatically on a timely basis and with no additional cost to you. As a responsible entity, we are responsive to your needs and apply enhancements and patches to your Goodwill software, on a regular basis to keep the bugs at bay.
» What about security, how far is my financial data safe and protected with Goodwill?

Goodwill offers a sound layer of data security and disaster recovery. This includes the best possible level of defense against viruses and other attacks.
» I run a small business. Does Goodwill package meet my requirements?

Yes, it is perfectly suitable for it offers the flexibility to work or access to financial information from anywhere. It suits both product and services based companies from consulting firms to manufacturing, retail, companies, etc.
» How do I transfer company data from one computer to another?

Simple, the package offers ‘Back-up / Restore’ utility that allows you to take at the source computer, backup of your company’s data on a CD / DVD. Later, at the target computer, you can restore the data.
» Is it possible to print Invoices with my company’s logo?

Yes, By customization, we can program to incorporate your 'Logo' in Invoices and other reports.
» What are the per-requisites for handling Goodwill Package?

You only need to have some basic accounting knowledge to use Goodwill Package. With its many user-friendly features and utilities, your work will be just a breeze. At the click of a key, you can get all the details you need for every product you sell or order. Then you can Search/print all records by branch, department, customer, employee, and inventory. You will also be able to generate at your fingertips a complete up-to-date list of all your products as well as your customers/suppliers and the items they buy/supply

» Unable to Install Goodwill Accounting Software

Once you download Goodwill 4.0 Accounting Software you will get  Goodwill 4.0 Accounting Software in goodwill4.zip file . You have to unzip it with winzip.exe or . If not available, you can download winzip.exe utility file from web.  Once you unzip, you will get setup.exe in newly created folder.

You run setup.exe, the installation of Goodwill ver 4.0 will start automatically and a shortcut will be created to run Goodwill.exe on your desktop.
» First Time Installation Clarifications

If you are downloading and Installing the Goodwill Accounting Software for the first time, the movement you start clicking the free download accounting software, you will prompted to enter your detail in the Registration Form.

The movement you complete the Registration Form, you will receive the Download link to the email provided in the Registration Form. With download link provided, you can download the Goodwill Lite Accounting software.

You can also download the Goodwill Software Installation Guide from Downloads section of goodwillerp.net. After installation of software you will be provided with Shortcut Key on your desktop.

On execution of Goodwill.exe, you will be prompted to enter  password. The password in small letters is goodwill. The companies list will be displayed for all the existing companies created in goodwill.

When a company is selected, again you will be prompted to enter User Id and password. The default UserId and Password are goodwill and goodwill.

The Registration Key of the product will be sent your E-mail Id in 3 to 4 working days. The registration key is generated on your Organization Name. 
» Company List is not Displayed

Once You run the Goodwill.exe, you will be prompted with password.
The password in small letters is goodwill and then all the Companies list will be displayed.  

Once you select a particular Company, again userid and password will be prompted. 
The default userid and password are goodwill and goodwill in small letters.
» What makes Goodwill package something different from other packages?

In the first instance, Goodwill package can be customized in tune with customer’s unique needs far better than most packages of its kind in the market. In addition, the package offers following benefits:
  • Its Easy interface enables you to navigate the software without difficulty.
  • Its high speed provides you with detailed information you want, fast and accurate.
  • It adapts to your business needs, irrespective of its size or style.
  • It is capable of handling huge volumes of transactions without compromising on speed or efficiency.
  • Its sophisticated analytical tools help you to forecast possible scenarios, and help your business to make appropriate decisions in tune with your business needs.
Provides precise information about your business clients.
  • Maintains your records in any given financial year up-to date.
  • Evaluates total sales/purchase details and provides accurate data on the same.
» What kind of a package is Goodwill?

Goodwill is a robust integrated business and accounting software package that will help streamline business operations, help businesses improve company performance, make finance more productive, automate time-consuming financial processes and gain greater visibility into their entire business.

  • "Goodwill is very easy, simple and useful software for every Organization."
    Sheshu Kumar, Manager Accounts
  • "Goodwill is an excellent Package I did not know that there was such a versatile Accounting software which has all the features of an ERP."
    Venkatram C, Chartered Acccountant
  • "Goodwill is a tool in the hands end users to Customize their requirements."
    Nagendra G, Software Engineer
  • "Goodwill ERP is an excellent software and got customized within 2 weeks. Central Excise, VAT and every requirement of ours is delivered. Even we work remotely from our Branches. I really wondered for the implementation."
    Naga Shekar, Director
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