In response to increasing demand for its cloud accounting solutions, MYOB is empowering business operators to switch from Xero or Quickbooks to its flagship cloud-enabled accounting solution, AccountRight Live (http://myob.com.au/
To celebrate the move, the company is offering six months’ free access to AccountRight Live for those who make the switch via a Conversion Service partner before 31 December 2013.
MYOB General Manager, Business Division, James Scollay says, “Our vision is to make business life easier by delivering superior new generation cloud solutions and supporting SMEs in moving to the cloud at their own pace.
“New clients are switching to MYOB cloud solutions to enjoy better value and to access a broader set of features through AccountRight Live, a powerful cloud-enabled accounting solution with a rich desktop interface. Not to mention the flexibility of choosing to work on their accounts in the cloud, on the desktop or seamlessly switch between the two whenever they like. The conversion services have been really well-received by clients and partners alike.
“Today more than 40% of all new MYOB product registrations are for our cloud solutions. We’re rapidly delivering on our vision and we’re pleased to help even more SMEs move to the cloud through our conversion services. It’s simple to switch across – just contact one of our conversion service partners and they’ll take care of the rest.”
Software consultant and 2013 MYOB Partner of the Year recipient Pam Madytianos of 2 Peas says, "We’ve been heavily involved in working with MYOB during the conversion services development phase and we now specialise in it. We’re converting large numbers of clients, generally within 2-3 days of gaining access to the client's old files.
“Our clients have been delighted with the process. Many feel locked in with Xero in particular, especially as they lose access to their accounting data and can’t keep it for future reference once they stop paying the monthly subscription. With 2 Peas’ conversion service, we are able to bring across all the historical data across, plus all their open bills and invoices, and all their customer, supplier and employee data.
“Because we are a long-standing MYOB consultancy business, we know the best way to set up the new MYOB files for clients. They not only get all their historical data, but also get a file that is set up in accordance with best practice. Clients are happy to be using AccountRight Live – they are getting all the benefits of bank feeds, cloud accounting and the security of being able to own their software and work on their desktops if they choose to.
Ms Madytianos adds, “Some reasons why clients opt out of their non-MYOB solutions are lack of information from advisors about features and reporting, or simply not selecting the most suited longer term solution. Also, once small business owners require more functionality with the likes of Xero, for example, the monthly price can become unaffordable. With MYOB, they get a lot of the added functions for a smaller monthly fee.
“Another concern we hear is that during internet outages or maintenance scheduling with other cloud accounting products they were unable to continue working on their files or the servers operated very slowly. Some clients simply wanted the flexibility of desktop should the need arise."
These accredited MYOB Conversion Services Partners assist clients anywhere in Australia: 2Peas, Love Your Numbers, Ebiz Solutions, Administration Made Easy and Freedom Accounting Support. Visit http://myob.com.au/
For further comment or other information please contact:
Kristy Sheppard, MYOB Public Relations & Corporate Affairs Manager
P: 02 9089 9068 / M: 0407 450 860 / E: kristy.sheppard@
Symon Madry, Haystac Public Affairs Account Director
P: 02 8094 7779 / M: 0409 919 508 / E: email@example.com
About MYOB Australia
Established in 1991, MYOB is Australia’s largest business management solutions provider. It makes life easier for over 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand, and provides support via many client service channels including a network of over 20,000 accounting firms, bookkeepers and other consultants. MYOB’s solutions simplify accounting, payroll, tax, practice management, CRM, websites, job costing, inventory and more, for businesses of all shapes and sizes. It is committed to ongoing innovation, particularly in cloud computing solutions, and now spends more than AU$30 million annually on research and development. In 2013, MYOB expanded its offerings with the acquisition of accounting solutions provider BankLink.