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Cloud: Make AccountRight Live fully browser based

Trev_Margolin
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26 Posts
Experienced User
New Zealand

Hi,

I used to work for ESR. (www.esr.cri.nz ) . They are contracted to the Ministry of Health (as one of their main clients). They originally had a desk top version of EpiSurv (their database / reporting tool so Public Health Services can report and follow up cases and outbreaks of notifiable diseases). While I was at ESR they moved EpiSurv to a web browser application. Note that only the PHS involved (and their approved users) can see the details of their own particular data. (Security is very tight. I understand they have to get through two totally separate servers).

 

The advantage of all this is that ESR maintains ALL the updates to EpiSurv. The Public Health Services NEVER EVER have to worry about having to update "their" EpiSurv. They no longer have to download any updates to the program at ALL. All they concern themselves about is whether or not they have a good stable internet connection - which ALL businesses, large or very small have to have these days anyway - and definitely not just for accounting purposes.

 

When is MYOB going to do the same thing as ESR did many years ago and as I understand Xero did a while back? Get with the times MYOB. By FAR the vast majority of people's complaints do seem to be about the troubles they are having updating AccountRight Live.

 

"Make Account Right Live Fully Web Browser ONLY Based"

Current Status: Maybe later
Last Changed: June 2015

Hi @Trev_Margolin

 

Thank you for your feedback in regards to AccountRight 201x and working solely online.

Currently MYOB does offer a solely based on online solution, this is called MYOB Essentials*. You do access your data via an Internet Browser. As mentioned by @Kelly81 AccountRight 201x allows for both local copies of the data and online company files to be run.  Based on these the idea of making AccountRight 201x solely online has been set to be Maybe Later.  However based on feedback we may review this decision in the future.


*Please note this is the Australian link. The New Zealand based MYOB Essentials can be found on MYOB Essentials 

7 Comments
Experienced Cover User Kelly81
260 Posts
Experienced Cover User

Hello @Trev_Margolin,

 

I totally disagree with you.

 

The reason I went with MYOB was because they allow me to still have a local copy of my data.

 

Xero does not.

 

Thanks.

Experienced User Trev_Margolin
26 Posts
Experienced User

Thanks for your honesty @Kelly81 !

 

My expectation (and hope) is that people,like yourself, would still be able to download / keep copies of their local data if they really wanted to.

 

 

 

MYOB Moderator Steven_M
31,019 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @Trev_Margolin

 

Thank you for your feedback in regards to AccountRight 201x and working solely online.

Currently MYOB does offer a solely based on online solution, this is called MYOB Essentials*. You do access your data via an Internet Browser. As mentioned by @Kelly81 AccountRight 201x allows for both local copies of the data and online company files to be run.  Based on these the idea of making AccountRight 201x solely online has been set to be Maybe Later.  However based on feedback we may review this decision in the future.


*Please note this is the Australian link. The New Zealand based MYOB Essentials can be found on MYOB Essentials 

Experienced Cover User Kelly81
260 Posts
Experienced Cover User

Hello @Trev_Margolin,

 

That would be no good because we can't "work truely offline".

 

Thanks

Ultimate Partner jenniek
2,413 Posts
Ultimate Partner

Hi @Trev_Margolin

Sorry I disagree too.

I see too many clients who don't have good enough internet to run AR Live online, so at least they can have the features of the new versions but not be online, or at least have the choice.

Xero does not give you that choice - and if you lose you internet connection, (as some of my clients have done) than MYOB still allows you to keep working.

Plus You will always have a true copy of your MYOB on your computer if you ever stop using it. Xero doesn't give that - best they can do is some excel sheets.

CoreyTPR
2 Posts
Cover User

We have just moved back to MYOB from XERO on the behest of our accountant. To say we are a bit frustrated is a massive understatement. 

 

I am very unhappy there is no web browser based access (equivalent to AccountRight) to our records as I use an Apple Mac. I see in the response to Trev_Margolin's post, MYOB is willing to consider moving their product to the cloud/browser based. I would like to put my hand up and say we would all love it if this option became a reality. 


I don't understand why this is not an offering in 2016. 

Experienced Cover User turman2001
22 Posts
Experienced Cover User

As MYOB is supposed to be a Accounting and business management product, it would be good if you could access it via a web browser aswell as the App. This would help with devices such as ipad where MYOB is lacking significantly.

 

As a business owner, wen i do take a bit of time of it is very difficult to process payroll for instance as i would have to take a computer.

 

If there was a web browser access i could use my phone or ipad.

 

Currently, accessability is Accountrights biggest downfall