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Switching to MAC made impossible - Existing Account Data and Subscription

smart_my0b_1dea

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I recently called to ask if I can continue my existing subscription from PC to MAC and also if I could trnasfer my existing MYOB data file from the PC to MAC.

 

I was told on both accounts "No"

- So I'd have to purchase the MAC version of MYOB (frustrating but doable)

- I'd also have to manually re-enter all of my account data from my PC data file to the MAC (this is ridiculous in this day and age)

 

So I have opted not to buy the mac version and keep my PC as well as the MAC computers, just to run MYOB!

 

Maybe look at microsoft 365 where where you purchase 1 subscription and you can use it on up to 4 computers, MAC or PC or a combination.

 

The ideal scenario is that you purcahse MYOB (same prices), you are able to install on at least 2 devices (Desktop and Laptop) and you can export data between platforms.

 

 

Current Status: Open
Last Changed: June 2015

Hi @smart_my0b_1dea

 

Thank you for your idea in regards to converting to AccountEdge from AccountRight.

Currently as our MAC based software is a separate program with separate features and a separate database structure it does require another program to be purchased. In some cases MYOB can provide an crossgrade from the AccountRight programs which may reduce the cost of obtaining a similar program in the AccountEdge range.

Along with that AccountRight version 19 files can be transferred to AccountEdge. However once these have been upgraded to AccountEdge you are unable to transfer the company file back to AccountRight. 

I would encourage other users that would like to see a more freely transition between AccountRight and AccountEdge to vote and comment if required for this idea.

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MYOB Moderator Steven_M
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MYOB Moderator

Hi @smart_my0b_1dea

 

Thank you for your idea in regards to converting to AccountEdge from AccountRight.

Currently as our MAC based software is a separate program with separate features and a separate database structure it does require another program to be purchased. In some cases MYOB can provide an crossgrade from the AccountRight programs which may reduce the cost of obtaining a similar program in the AccountEdge range.

Along with that AccountRight version 19 files can be transferred to AccountEdge. However once these have been upgraded to AccountEdge you are unable to transfer the company file back to AccountRight. 

I would encourage other users that would like to see a more freely transition between AccountRight and AccountEdge to vote and comment if required for this idea.

smart_my0b_1dea
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User

Hi,

 

My MYOB is 2013.3.15.5477, what are the steps I can take to bring it accross to MAC?

 

I also spoke to my accountant who is PC  based (as most are) and he is concerned about not being able to access the file under the Mac format.

 

This interchangeablity issue needs to be resolved. I think that if microsoft and adobe can make all of their applications work accross both platforms with different versions - there is no reason that MYOB cannot be done too. 

 

I really hop rthis gets solved soon as I don't want to have to keep an extra computer for the sake of one program.

 

Thanks

Former Staff Tallie_M
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Hi there @smart_my0b_1dea,

 

Unfortunately, the option to bring your AccountRight v2013.3 company file over for use with an AccountEdge program will not be possible due to, as Steven has mentioned in his post above, them being entirely different products that have been built on entirely different platforms.

 

We have noted that a few clients have successfully used softwares such as Parallel in order to use AccountRight on a Mac. While this may be something you may choose to look into, please be aware that in the event that you encounter any issues and require technical support, we will be unable to assist as we do not recommend such a setup, and it has not been tried and tested by ourselves.

 

If you have any other queries, please do post them on The Community Forum, so that our moderators and partners will be able to better assist, and for the benefit of other clients who may be seeking answers for a similar question.

 

Cheers,

Tallie

Daz7
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Cover User

Would definitely like to see a way to transition accross or move my data from PC to MAC. I have the same issue of having to keep my PC just for using MYOB which is extremely frustrating.

 

Thank you

Experienced Cover User Parker21
13 Posts
Experienced Cover User

Would be such a big help being able to go from a PC to Mac as our management team are all on Macbooks and Admin team on PC's so makes it hard for the Management to review the Accounts etc. 

Thanks and hopefully it can happen!

MYOB Moderator KattC
790 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hello @Daz7 and @Parker21

 

Thank you for your feedback in regards to the upgrade/cross grade path from MAC to PC. I have sheared your comments along with your suggestions to the product development team, to further investigate the possibilities of this happening in the future.

 

Kind regards,

Kat

mac_user
2 Posts
Cover User

Hi,

 

I sucessfully run the windows version on my MacBook using Parallels virtual machine software.  The downside is that you have to pay for a windows license but the solution works well.

 

Hope this helps.