Read all instructions as you go for easy, simple installation and use.

These instructions are for adding a computer to an already existing Management by Statistics installation. If you do not have Management by Statistics 3 installed on your network you will need to do a full installation. Click here for network installation instructions.

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Which Version to Download

The data may be stored on a different computer than the computer you want to use Management by Statistics on. The version of Management by Statistics you install needs to match the version of the database.

Major versions are 3.0, 3.1 and 3.1.5 for Windows 2003/XP, and 3.2 and 3.5 for Windows 7 and later. Only versions 3.1.5 and 3.5 are currently recommended and these offer the latest features.

To find out which version you need to install, go to a computer where Management by Statistics is already installed and start it.

The version number will be displayed along the status bar at the bottom of the window, as shown below.

When you download the Management by Statistics software be sure to download the version that matches the version you have currently installed.

Also noted in the status bar is the name of the computer where your statistics data is stored on your network. Note this computer name down as you will need to select it once you install Management by Statistics on another computer.

Installing the Management by Statistics Software


Depending on the browser you use, the installer may run automatically or may be saved in your Downloads folder. Just follow the instructions and run the installer to install Management by Statistics 3.5.

Download the version which matches the Management by Statistics already installed on your network.

When you first run the Management by Statistics it will display the Database1 Connections Settings window. Select Database Authentication2 3, then click the "Test Connection" button to verify the program is connecting to the database.

If the connection failed, click the "Use Default" button to test with the default database password.

In version 3.1.5 or earlier, you will connect to a database server which has MBSDATAEXPRESS in its name. MBSEXPRESS2012 was added with version 3.2 and 3.5.


You will be prompted to enter a user name and password. Enter "admin" for the user and "password" for the password. You will then be asked to change the password, which you should do. A new password will only be accepted if the password strength meter measures medium or higher. This is for your own protection, particularly if you decide to use the Cloud feature.


If you have not yet defined your company in the software, the Company Setup Wizard should display automatically. Click here for the fast way to define your company in the system to get started now.

1. A Database is a computer term used to mean a file or files where data is stored in a central location for access by one or more users. A database differs from a document file in that a document generally is only accessible by one user at a time and is organized by pages. A database is generally capable of being accessed by many users at once, with each user being able to read and save information at the same time.
2. Authentication has a somewhat specialized meaning in computers. It essentially means to verify the user, which can be done in several ways. The most common means of verifying or authenticating a user is to have the user provide a password.
3. Database Authentication is a simple password authentication method. There is a password set for the database the user needs to provide to gain access. The Management by Statistics system uses a default password upon installation. Click the "Use Default" button to check to see if this is the correct password. For higher security installations, the database password should be changed in the Database Manager.

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