To access this window, choose: Administration > Choose Company New. Use this window to specify information for creating a new company.

This window also appears when you perform the first step in the year transfer process.

Trial Version
Select this checkbox to indicate that the new company is available for limited use, for 31 days only. This checkbox is enabled only if the license file is not yet installed. For more information, contact your partner, or check the SAP Business One License Guide available on the SAP Business One DVD.

Company Name
Specify a name for the new company.
If the company is created through the year transfer process, this field displays the name of the current company with the last two digits of the next year.

License
Displays by default the license currently assigned to the company from which you opened the Create New Company window. The license information indicates whether this is a country-specific or global license. Choose a license to assign to the new company.
If only one license exists, this field is in read-only mode.
If the license file is not yet installed, the text Trial Version is displayed. For more information, contact your partner or check the SAP Business One License Guide.

Local Settings
From the dropdown box, select the required country.
Your selection determines accounting-related parameters such as: tax definitions, tax reports, available chart of accounts templates, and availability of country-specific features.
The localizations available in this field depend on the type of SAP Business One license your company owns. If the license is country-specific, this country is displayed by default in the field and cannot be changed. If your company owns a global license, you can assign the local settings of any of the countries listed. For more information about license types, contact your partner or check the SAP Business One License Guide provided with SAP Business One DVD.
Note: When creating a new company through the year transfer process, this field is disabled and displays, by default, the local settings defined for the source company.

Chart of Accounts
From the drop-down box, select the required chart of accounts template.
The available options are derived from the country selected in the Local Settings field. These options represent common chart of accounts structures in the selected country.
Note: The default value in this field is User-Defined. If you keep this value, the chart of accounts in the new company will be empty, and you will have to build it on your own.
If you choose an option other than User-Defined, the chart of accounts in the new company is created accordingly, but is adjustable.
If the company is created through the year transfer process, this field is disabled and displays, by default, the chart of accounts defined for the source company.

Base Language
From the dropdown list, select the language you want as the default language of the user interface, and the one in which default values, such as document series, payment terms, and property descriptions, will be displayed.
The default value of this field is derived from the country selected in the Local Settings field.
If the company is created through the year transfer process, this field is disabled and displays, by default, the base language defined for the source company.

Define Posting Periods
Specify the posting periods for the new company. For more information, see the Posting Period Window topic in the online help.