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Multi-Platform compatibility

Contributing Cover User




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Contributing Cover User

We currently use AccountRight Plus (v19) with the account file located on an office server to access it locally and remotely via our intranet link, this has the disadvantage of only being able to access the account file one user at a time. We also use payroll and inventory control as part of our business.


We thought that AccountRight Live Plus was going to solve our access problems. If we were all working on PC based machines it would. But unfortunately we utilise a mixture of PC and Ipads/Iphones (as I’m sure many businesses do).  So if we were to go with AccountRight Live Plus we would solve our multi-user conflicts with the PC interfaces, but no help with the Ipad or Iphone interfaces, as the platforms are not supported.


The Live Accounts system is an alternative that would cross the PC and Ipad/Iphone platforms, but it has no functionality for inventory management.


The multi-platform (MAC & PC) must be something that MYOB have in the development pipeline for AccountRight Plus? I'm sure we are not the only company that’s using multi-user PC and Ipad systems for payroll, inventory management and invoicing!


Can you let us know what is in the development pipeline for expanding either the AccountRight Live Plus or Live Accounts functionality to give the coverage that we need?

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Cover User

We are looking at moving from PC to MAC as soon as possible. We currently work in AccountRight Plus 2012, after upgrading from v19 around a year ago. I am quite surprised to have been told that in order to changeover to AccountEdge, seeing we are running the 2012 version of AccountRight, we will loose an entire years worth of data, as it is only compatible with v19 or earlier… I assume that this could only be temporary, with the number of upgrades and improvements happening everyday to ensure smooth running of the system, I’m sure something like this is being addressed. I would appreciate any feedback on this matter.

Super Partner Nic-acc-addons
507 Posts
Super Partner

Hi BartonJonesWines,


The latest incarnation of MYOB is windows based only at the moment, and while I do not work for MYOB, believe this will remain this way.


I cannot comment on live accounts but believe it may work on the web. I've just never used it.


You can run MYOB AccountRight on MACs using emulation (parallels) but am not sure regarding iphones or ipads or products of that nature.


The only alternative i can think of is that there may be third-party providers who cater for iphone and ipads and can integrated with windows MYOB. Unfortunately, we at Accounting Addons, specialise mostly on the windows platform with only a few clients on the MAC and most of our tools would probably not suit your business (we do mainly analytic).


Best of luck.


Contributing Cover User GBMW
14 Posts
Contributing Cover User

Hi BartonJonesWines,


I think i want a similar solution - We are running AccountRight Plus and want the features of the MYOB for Mac product that has an ipad/iphone app that can raise purchase orders etc from a iphone.  


MYOB please listen to all the peple who run businesses out in the field with PCs back in the office - create us an app too.



Trusted Cover User TSGTanya
198 Posts
Trusted Cover User

Here here... What forward thinking business on the move doesn't hav an iPad!  


We want to be able to quote on the job through myob on an iPad, one reason we got the latest LIVE myob but now find out we can't do. We will move to alternate program if something else is available and myob don't make improvements in this area or at least give us an alternate solution.  It's not can we do it, it's how do we do it...that's what always needs to e asked with technology!


hope for a positive reply from MYOB!

MYOB Moderator Matthew_W
2,173 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi BartonJonesWine, thank you for your feedback.


We are working for compatibility for mobile devices, at this time we cannot confirm when these will be available however and exactly what devices will be supported. Apple products are certainly something that we're looking into supporting but as it is too early in the development process I cannot confirm if this will be supported at this stage.

Hi TSGTanya, currently we have an app for the iPad, which allows integration with our Mac accounting software, AccountEdge, this app is called AccountEdge Mobile and offers the features that you have suggested. Switching to AccountEdge on a Mac PC is the only thing I could suggest to be able to add iPad support in the short term. However if you were to do this, your AccountRight Live file would not be able to be brought across and you would need to bring across your old v19 file or start a new file with appropriate opening balances.


Kind Regards,
Matthew - MYOB Client Support.

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Cover User

I need to be able to do payroll on my ipad, why isn't this possible. I downloaded the new app and was annoyed this isn't part of the package !

MYOB Moderator Steven_M
34,133 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @Rielyboo

Thank you for your comments and feedback in regards to the AccountRight Live program working on a Mobile device.

Currently the MYOB OnTheGo app is targeted at selling and managing contacts on a mobile device. There is no direct access to Payroll at this stage from the OnTheGo app. Currently if you would like to this feature you may be looking for a possible add on solution which allows for payroll to be completed on a Mobile device. MYOB Add on Solutions would be the best place to start as it does list the approved add on solutions. Please note that these programs are developed by third parties and may have additional costs and features.

Contributing Cover User JKB
18 Posts
Contributing Cover User

I am desperate from a time perspective to get functionality on my ipad I dont mind if its an app or web based option I just need to be able to pay bills, process payroll etc and do other things on the move.  We have waited forever to see if MYOB will get cracking and offer this within its accountright platform but Ive started looking at Xero transition instead as they most certainly do offer these options.

Ultimate Partner David_Cree
1,032 Posts
Ultimate Partner

Hello JKB @JKB


Unfortunately it is unlikely in the near future that this will be available on a Mac.

there are 2 options available -

1. change to using MYOB Essentials as this is browser based.

2. Use Team Viewer to connect to your PC Account Right 



Ultimate Partner Kym__Yeoward
1,650 Posts
Ultimate Partner

Hi @BartonJonesWine - install Parallels Desktop 13 - Business Edition on each of your Macs (it's the latest version).

They can then run any Windows application, including AccountRight - although MYOB has not yet certified it for AccountRight 2017/2018.

Cost is A$137.45 per Mac, per year (Business Edition). There'a a Server edition too.

Parallels has had over 4 m. downloads worldwide.


P.S. Live Accounts is now called MYOB Essentials - yes, it doesn't have Inventory (though it has Items for purchases or sales - handy for regular transactions)


Kym Yeoward, Darwin


cc: @David_Cree