Operation, buying, installation and usage of Octa GST Professional subscription
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Octa GST Professional subscription is ideal for medium size businesses and accounting firms who work on multiple computers in an office while connected to a local network (LAN). This subscription is designed to work in a network for a physically co-located team. One Professional subscription allows you to work on up-to 10 computers. Using Octa GST Professional subscription, you may work on unlimited GSTINs, invoices and GST returns.
How it works?
- Octa GST Server is installed on one of your computer/server.
- Octa GST (Client) is installed on all computers of Octa GST users.
Octa GST users can connect to this server and access the files stored on server. Octa GST Server must be running and it must be accessible in the network so that users can connect to it and work on the Octa GST files. This installation is depicted in the diagram below:
Octa GST performance will depend on this server’s hardware configuration so please choose the server suitable as per your transaction load. Transactions load depends on:
- Number of concurrent users (users simultaneously working on Octa GST)
- Number of business files (companies)
- Number of invoices in a financial year
The minimum hardware configuration for different transaction load are shown below:
|Transaction Load||Minimum Hardware Configuration|
|Up to 10 companies, 1 lakh invoices||2 Cores, 4 GB Memory|
|Up to 50 companies, 5 lakh invoices||4 Cores, 8 GB Memory|
|More than 20 users, 50 companies, 5 lakh invoices||6 Cores, 16 GB Memory, SSD recommended|
- Windows 7 SP1 or later, Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
How to buy?
Step-1: Goto Octa GST Customer Portal and register your account (or login directly if you already have an account).
Step-2: Open Buy page, add Professional subscription in cart, confirm the order and pay.
Step-3: open Subscriptions page. This page will display a Subscription Key which is 16 digit numeric key (like a credit card number).
How to install?
Octa GST Server
- Download Octa GST Server and run
OctaGstServer.msifile to install Octa GST Server. Connect to internet and start Octa GST Server. Click Activate button and enter above Subscription Key with your account credentials.
- Open Start menu and type cmd
- Right click Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator
- Run below commands
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=Octa dir=in action=allow profile=any localport=6282 protocol=tcp netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=Octa dir=in action=allow profile=any localport=6282 protocol=udp
Download and install Octa GST if you don’t have it installed already. Connect to internet and start Octa GST. Click Activate button and enter above Subscription Key with your account credentials.