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Fixing the ‘Outside of Year Parameters’ error

Have you ever had this error message when using Cashflow Manager? “Outside of Year Parameters”

It can sound like a scary message, but it’s actually quite a simple fix. Essentially, it means that your software (whether that’s Cashflow Manager, Cashflow Manager Gold, Wages Manager or Wages 1-4) is out of date and needs to be updated.  

Depending on what version you are currently running, there are a few different ways to safely update your software and fix the ‘outside of year parameters’ message. But first, let’s look at why you need to keep your software up to date.  

Why update Cashflow Manager?  

There are two main reasons why you need to update any accounting or bookkeeping software: compliance and compatibility.  

The ATO has a nasty habit of continually changing the requirements and obligations that it places on Australian small businesses when it comes to their accounting, bookkeeping, taxes, and payroll. For that reason, it’s extremely important that your accounting software is updated alongside these changes.  

We’re working hard to continually update Cashflow Manager software so that you can keep your bookkeeping simple, without the stress of keeping up with every single complicated compliance rule change.  

Secondly, Cashflow Manager software is designed to run on the latest operating systems. For example, if you are using our software from 2012 you may have trouble trying to run it on Windows 10. By keeping your accounting software and operating system up to date you won’t come across these kinds of compatibility issues. 

Visit this blog for more reasons to update your accounting software. 

How to fix the ‘outside of year parameters’ error message? 

To remove the ‘outside of year parameters’ error and get your software running smoothly again, it needs to be updated to the latest version. To do this safely, you need to know whether you currently have an active subscription or not.  

Note: If you’re not sure if your subscription is active or not, you can log into My Account on the Cashflow Manager Website and click ‘My Subscriptions’. You can also call our Customer Engagement Team on 08 8275 2000 to discuss any payments.  

Updating Cashflow Manager without an active subscription:

If your subscription has lapsed, you will need to visit the Cashflow Manager shop, purchase a subscription, then update your software to the latest version using the steps below. This will fix the ‘out of year parameters’ error.  

If you need help choosing the right product for your business or want more information on how payments work, please call or email our support staff on 0345 1300 611 or [email protected] 

Updating your software with an active subscription:

If you currently use Cashflow Manager 11, you can upgrade straight to Version 12. Do this by visiting the download page on our website and selecting the relevant product. Once you are running Version 12, you can convert your business file (for more information on converting your business file, click here). 

However, if you are running a version before Version 11 (such as Versions 7, 8, 9, or 10) please give our Customer Engagement Team a call on 0345 1300 611 on a weekday or email us at [email protected] and we can convert your file so that it is compatible with the latest version.  

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