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Setup: User Accounts/restricting users

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When I demonstrated LiveAccounts early on to an accounting firm I get referrals from the initital response was "What about User Accounts and restricted access"?  Any plans on this front?

 

"User Accounts/restricting users"

Current Status: Planned
Last Changed: November 2016

Thank you all for your feedback. User access management is certainly a popular requested feature, we are pleased to let you know that our developers are targeting this in 2017.

 

Please continue casting your vote if you are interested in this idea, and leave any detailed suggestions to our developers in the comment section. 

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MYOB Moderator
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MYOB Moderator

Hello @ICCP_adri 

 

Thank you for your feedback in regards to restricted access in Essentials. I encourage anyone else that would like to see this implemented in future upgrades to vote and comment.

 

Regards,

 

Kat 

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User

Hi Kat,

 

Thank you for your response, May I also know when is the due date for the team to implement the suggestion? or how many suggestions will they need before they implement the suggestion?

 

First post was back on May 2011, it's almost 4 years from the first suggestion came up.

MYOB Moderator
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MYOB Moderator

Hello @ICCP_adri 

 

Thank you for your feedback, unfortunately we do not have an update on this currently, as soon as we have anything to report the status on this idea will change and we will update the forum.  

 

Kind regards,

 

Kat 

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Contributing Cover User

Hi,

 

The ability to be able to change the users access would be much appreciated. If you have an office person who just does invoices or a payroll person who just does payroll, but limit them so they can not see financial reports such as P&L, balance sheet etc.

 

Thanks

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6 months  after the mod last commented, and this is still " under consideration " I know MYOB. Don't have the best reputation for customer service and support, but this is ridiculous! c'mon MYOB i have used your products since 2000 when I started work for myself, however I find that your products seem to regress rather than progress. Take a quick look at FLEETMATICS WORK app, this has the sort of functionality that I am looking for, except without the accounting aspect of it.

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Hi @Locklogic

Thank you for your feedback and voting for this idea.

The normal process for an Idea posted on Ideas Exchange would go through a few stages. We would mark the post as "Under Consideration" and encourage users to vote and comment for this idea. If the idea does generate a number of votes and comments we mark it has high demand meaning we will investigate and attempt to implement that idea ahead of other ideas with lesser demand. 

As of 17/07/2015 the idea exchange have had 47 ideas implemented from it and some of the ideas have been marked as Planned.

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User

We have a committee that require access to see how up to date the MYOB file is and look at Profit and Loss Reporting and how the group is tracking against the budget.  

 

They do not have extensive MYOB experience so we would like them to have Read Only Access so they cannot make any changes.

 

I have looked in your user options for Essentials and this is not available, can you please make this available ASAP. 

 

Thank you.

 

Danyal

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Experienced Cover User

I agree. There is no way to allow a user to view the file without giving them access to change/record transactions.

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Hi @UASC21234

Thank you for your feedback in regards to MYOB Essentials and user access.

I have combined your idea with this one already suggested on the MYOB Essentials Idea Exchange.

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MYOB it astounds me that this thread has been going on for over a year and there still hasn't been a resolution. 

 

Its ts probably one of the most important features for our club. Since we have just signed up as of 1/10/2015 this is probably the most valuable add-on feature aside from basic accounting functions and we are still in a trial period. 

 

I highly recommend that you implement such a feature otherwise we will be looking elsewhere as it is critical that our committee can access MYOB with read-only (aside from making invoices). Xero already have such a feature in place and offer competitive pricing too.