7 Reasons why I dumped MYOB Essentials

Given my professional interest in accounting technology and out of a desire to stay up-to-date, I have been using the 3 most popular browser-based accounting / bookkeeping software systems (Xero, QuckBooks and MYOB Essentials) across 3 different businesses I’m involved with.

Recently I became so frustrated with using MYOB Essentials in my vSure business that I had to end the experiment. Here’s the 7 reasons why I dumped MYOB Essentials:

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Winter is coming, Why May is my favourite month in Accounting Tech

For us antipodeans, May is a stark reminder that winter is coming. The introduced deciduous trees we have, have given up hope that this year, climate change means they can keep their leaves, and so our streets are littered with the dry, brown, yellow and orange cast offs of these foreigners, as the days shorten, the weather chills and we all await the next episodes of GOT.

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The SMERP Dilemma – SME accounting or ERP software?

Like never before, larger and growing Small to Medium sized organisations face a common challenge to decide between SME accounting software or invest in a unified, comprehensive ERP system.

SMERP Dilemma - SME accounting software vs ERP

Which way do they go?

User-friendly, relatively cheap small business Cloud Accounting software like Xero, MYOB and QuickBooks plus operational specific third party apps ;

OR

A comprehensive, relatively expensive and seemingly less user-friendly Enterprise Cloud Platform like NetSuite, MYOB Advanced (aka Acumatica), Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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Not quite 19 Predictions for 2019

Over the last few years I’ve tried my hand at predicting the year in cloud accounting and related biztech ahead, publicly critiquing my efforts at the start of the following year. Call me silly, call me brave, call me whatever you like. I do it because I feel too few are willing to back up their guessing with reflection. So rather than complain about it, I do what I think others should.

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2018, how’d my predictions fare?

Predicting the future is hard.

Holding yourself publicly to account for your predictions is even harder, and probably why few people do…

Before I publish my 19 predictions for 2019, it is my tradition and want, that I review my 2018 efforts.

After a solid performance in 2017, I’m marking my 2018 edition a solid B, with comment that “the student can improve with more focus in 2019!”

Here they were and here’s how I went:

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