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AccountRight 2019.1 is now available

MYOB Moderator Taelor_R
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Need more options for saving time and getting paid faster? This release includes:

 

  • Fully customisable invoice reminders.
    Now you have more choice and flexibility in how you remind your customers about their unpaid invoices. This update lets you change the text and frequency of the automated emails you send to customers.
  • Let customers pay multiple invoices at once (coming soon).
    You can already send your customers a full list of their open invoices, but soon those customers will be able to pay multiple invoices at once.
  • Automatically save invoices to your In Tray when you work with other MYOB users.
    If the business you’re working with also uses MYOB software, AccountRight can upload your invoices directly to both of your In Trays and auto-code them for you.
  • Record sales in foreign currencies.
    We now support foreign sales, so the majority of businesses who work with foreign currencies can move online.
  • Finding transactions is quicker and easier.
    The new filter row in the Find Transactions window makes transactions a snap by letting you narrow your search with powerful filters.

Plus speed enhancements, bug fixes, and other helpful improvements.



Get paid faster with more invoicing options
Customise the text and timing of your overdue invoice reminders 

Chasing customers for invoices can be a delicate and time-consuming task. Email reminders lets you send automatic reminders when an invoice is due, saving you time and helping you get paid faster.

 

This release gives you more control over when you want to send a reminder, and what that reminder says.
Want your reminders to be casual and friendly? Formal and serious? Or just the facts? You can edit the content to match your business style,

 

Maybe you want to give your customer a gentle reminder two days early, or a stern talking to when payment is a week late? The choice is yours.

 

Learn more about invoice reminders.

 

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Keep customers accountable with unpaid invoice summaries

You can now email your customers a monthly summary of their unpaid invoices. From this email your customers can open a full list of their unpaid invoices and check when they’re due.

 

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Coming soon - Let customers pay multiple invoices at once

Soon your customers will be able to open a list of their unpaid invoices and pay some or all of them at once.

 

If you have suppliers who use MYOB software, you’ll be able to do the same with your own unpaid invoices.

 

The list of unpaid invoices can be opened from either invoice reminder emails or unpaid invoice summaries, and customers will be able to be pay with Visa, Mastercard, AMEX or BPAY.

 

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Save invoices to your In Tray when you work with other MYOB users.

If the business you’re working with also uses MYOB software, AccountRight can upload your invoices directly to both of your In Trays and auto-code them for you. Just open the invoice and click Link to MYOB. That invoice and all future invoices from the same business will be uploaded directly into your In Tray.



Powerful filtering in the Find Transactions window
Find transactions quickly and easily with the new filter row in the Account, Bill, and Invoice tabs of the Find Transactions window. Just click the filter row and start typing, and the rows will filter automatically.

 

Can’t remember the precise payee in the memo field? Use a keyword with an asterisk in front of it like *filter to find transactions from all businesses with that word in their name.

 

Know how much the transaction was worth? Specify a value or range. For example, type >25 to find transactions over $25, or hover over a column header and click the filter icon to set a range.

 

Looking for a transaction in a specific currency? Specify one or more currencies with the filter on the currency column.

 

Still too many results? Narrow your results by combining multiple filters at once.

 

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Foreign sales and more multi-currency updates
Exporters can upgrade from AccountRight Classic (v19) If you have a business that exports items and services, we have big news! In 2019.1 you can record foreign sales and take foreign payments, so exporters who are still using AccountRight Classic (v19) can upgrade.


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There are still a few unsupported features that could prevent you from being able to upgrade. This version doesn’t include support for GST on foreign transactions, foreign general journals, foreign credit cards and loans or foreign transactions with unsupported layouts (miscellaneous, time billing, or professional).

 

Learn more about upgrading from AccountRight Classic (v19) to 2019.1

Learn more about multi-currency and unsupported features

 


Multi-currency updates

Here’s what we’ve improved for foreign currency transactions:

 

Reporting

The Bank Reconciliation Report now displays the balances of foreign bank accounts and individual transactions in their specified foreign currency.

 

Rounding

We’ve improved the way AccountRight handles rounding differences due to exchange rate fluctuations. Any rounding offsets from foreign currency transaction payments or debit/credit note settlements will be automatically allocated to the currency gain/loss account.


Find Transactions

The Find Transactions window now shows foreign currency values in the Bill, Account and Invoice tabs.
Plus, we’ve added the filter row to all three tabs, so searching for foreign transactions is quicker and easier. See the Filtering in the Find Transactions window section above for more details.

 

Multi-currency limitations

With this release, you can show foreign values on quotes, orders, and invoices. But for now there are some important limitations to be aware of:


No online payments on foreign invoices

You can share foreign sales quotes, orders, and invoices online with your customers in their designated currency, but you can’t take online payments on these yet.


Invoices app only shows values in your local currency

Monetary values on foreign quotes, orders and invoices are only displayed in your local currency (AUD or NZD), not in your customer’s designated currency.


Emails from the MYOB Invoices app show the total in your local currency

When you email a foreign quote, order or invoice from the MYOB Invoices App, the body of the email will show the total local currency value (AUD or NZD), rather than the total foreign currency value. You’ll need to remove this manually before you send the email. This doesn’t happen when you send an email directly from AccountRight.


Invoice reminders show the total in your local currency

Emailed reminders will include the total local currency value (AUD or NZD) in the body of the email, rather than the foreign currency value.


Foreign invoices can’t be paid from the unpaid invoices list

The Pay now button is disabled for foreign invoices, and the values are shown in your local currency (AUD or NZD) rather than the customer’s designated foreign currency.


Statements show values in your local currency

Emailed and printed statements only show values in your local currency (AUD or NZD) rather than the customer’s designated foreign currency.


Buckle up - AccountRight just got faster
Summer days are long but your work days shouldn’t be. Our engineers have been hard at work sifting through the AccountRight code and speeding up the parts that need it most. If you work with large company files or transactions with a lot of lines, these fixes could take minutes off tasks that you do every day, multiple times a day. The numbers add up!

 

Here’s what we’ve sped up:

  • Opening a company file
  • Loading the Sales, Purchase, and Bank Registers
  • Switching tabs in the Find Transactions window
  • Converting a purchase order to a bill and creating a purchase order from a sales order •
  • Importing received payments using the Import and Export assistant
  • Refreshing the Reconcile Accounts window
  • Recording invoices or bills when the preference to check for duplicate invoices or bills is enabled
  • Recording a sale or order from a recurring transaction

 


Workflow improvements and bug fixes

As always, this release includes some smaller changes and improvements to keep AccountRight running smoothly.

Columns in the bank register are now sortable

Improvement: Click any column headaer in the Bank Register to sort by that column.

 

Tax Inclusive checkbox

Improvement: When you click the Split button in the Bank Register to open the Receive Money or Spend Money windows, the Tax Inclusive checkbox will remember the setting last you used.

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Updating AccountRight for Server Edition users

Improvement: When AccountRight needs to be updated, the message includes a link to the different version installers. The Server Edition is now included in the list .

 

Printing and previewing purchase forms

Fix: In 2018.4 there was an issue that caused the Sales Amount fields on purchase forms to be blank when printed or print previewed. We’ve fixed this.


Price column printing incorrectly on sales and purchase forms

Fix: In the 2018.3 release a bug caused prices to only show 2 decimal places when printed on a sales or purchase form. Now prices will print up to 6 decimal places.

 

 

How to update

You'll be prompted to update when you open your company file over the next few days, or you can download the AccountRight PC Edition now (subscription required).

 

If you need a different version (Server Edition, MSI, or older versions), you can find it on our AccountRight downloads page.

 

 

Installation tips

  • When installation is complete, you won’t see a confirmation message. You can restart AccountRight immediately after installing the update.
  • Your company file won’t need upgrading, which means computers using 2018.4.1 can open your file (but you should still install this update on all computers).
  • If you need the MSI installer (for example you have terminal server or roaming profile network setup), download it here (subscription required).
  • If you need the Server Edition you can download it here (subscription required).
  • If you have issues updating, see our troubleshooting guide.
31 Comments
Experienced User EliasHodkinson
31 Posts
Experienced User

Waiting patiently for others to upgrade first & to see if there are any crazy bugs.. lol

Contributing Cover User boundtoimpress
14 Posts
Contributing Cover User

Good news as we are migrating at EOFY.

 

Is the Server Edition available as well?

MYOB Moderator Hayden_B
6,136 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @boundtoimpress 

 

In short: Yes, both the PC and Server Edition installers are available on our Downloads Page: www.myob.com/downloads

 

Cheers,

Hayden

Contributing Cover User boundtoimpress
14 Posts
Contributing Cover User

Unfortunately we are still unable to upgrade the company file due to 'Unsupported' foreign currency transactions.

emmabelfort
2 Posts
User

Hi,

 

Since this update, "Blank Lines" are showing a $0.00 in the GST column when you print, but on the system it shows blank (and if you click on the space, it doesn't give you an option to type anything there). I haven't found anybody who has commented on this bug yet. Is there a solution for this?

MYOB Moderator Hayden_B
6,136 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @emmabelfort 

 

What you describe is a confirmed bug and I can see it on the board for the Developers to fix in a future release.

 

At this time we don't have a workaround for this. When we release an update to address this, you should see this issue posted on a Blog Post under the fixes & improvements section.

 

We do apologise for the problems this causes.

 

Cheers,

Hayden

Experienced Cover User SharonK
28 Posts
Experienced Cover User

Hi Hayden

 

Since the 2019.1 update: when Receiving Payments in Bank Feeds the cursor automatically is on the "Deposit to Account" .  Can we please have the cursor back on the Customer Field ??  like before.  Cheers

 

MYOB Moderator Hayden_B
6,136 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @SharonK 

 

Just did a test and I can see what you're saying, in 2019.1 the Deposit to Account field is unlocked and as it's the first field it becomes the default field to focus on where it was previously locked in 2018.4 and below which made the Customer Field the first field to focus on.

 

I do not believe this is a deliberate change and have made sure to write these details down and pass it to the right teams to fix this.

 

Sorry for the frustration this would cause.

 

Just as a passing thought to see if this helps, if you operate a computer like me and always have the left-hand on the keyboard toward the left side you might find hitting TAB after the window opens a bit faster than moving the mouse like I did.

 

Cheers,

Hayden

Experienced Cover User SharonK
28 Posts
Experienced Cover User

Pity we have to wait for the next upgrade : (    (need to teach my fingers to press TAB before I start to type the customer name).

 

These sort of little things should not change from upgrade to upgrade.  Cheers

gaz
1 Post
Cover User

I do not use tax tables

Cannot get ridof the reminders which are driving me mad

How do I get rid of them

MYOB Moderator Neil_M
11,063 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @gaz 

 

Are you able to clarify the exact wording of the reminder you are receiving? Generally speaking in product reminders, relating to another aspect of the file, like tax tables typically mean that something hasn’t been finished being setup. Often the best way to get rid of those reminders is to complete whatever they are reminding you about, even if you don’t use that function

Partner AlanT
1,121 Posts
Partner

Hi @Neil_M 

 

This message is a problem when you have selected to display the windows as maximised.  When it comes up it pushes the [OK] and [Cancel] buttons off the bottom of the screen and you are unable to get to them with the mouse.

 

Laptop and surface Pros in particular have this issue as their screens tend to be smaller and you generally need to display the windows maximised to get everything on the screen.

 

It is nice to know about the update but if you are not yet ready to update, you should be able to acknowlege the message and have it go away.

 

It wouldbe very helpful if MYOB was to fix this problem.

 

Regards,

 

AlanT

 

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Stocky
6 Posts
Cover User

Great a whole heap of new features that dont work with on premises.....but we have to pay for \0/

Sorry to be negative - but either offer a cheaper option for those of us that use only on prem (because its HEAPS faster than cloud - HEAPS - AND I have fast low latency internet so its not that!!) -  or offer us the SAME features as cloud users.

MYOB Moderator Hayden_B
6,136 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @AlanT 

 

I can certainly see how that would pose a problem for those who aren't able to upgrade just yet. I've made sure that this is logged down and passed to the Product Team to investigate a solution to this.

 

I do apologise for the problems this causes.

 

Cheers,

Hayden

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Contributing Cover User feebster
10 Posts
Contributing Cover User

Are we able to change it so only 2 decimal places are printed on an invoice? Thanks

MYOB Moderator Steven_M
30,458 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @feebster 

 

AccountRight 2018.3 did introduce a situation where an item's unit price would be shown as two decimal places on the invoice/purchase printed/email document, whereas previous versions did allow for up to 6 decimal places. This particular update (AccountRight 2019.1) reinstates those item prices to be shown as up to six decimal places.

 

Note: Currently, there is no way to set the number of decimal places for that item price - if the price listed on the transaction is 6 decimal places then 6 decimal places will show on the invoice/purchase printed/email document.

Trusted Cover User Mags
79 Posts
Trusted Cover User
I agree with Stocky; there is very little improvements to desktop / server based AccountRight....so what is the point of upgrading or paying a higher subscription fee??? When is MYOB going to fix the Leave Entitlements Report to show 3 decimal places for Hours instead of 2 decimcal places...the employee card file has 3 decimal places. This report consumes so much time at month end, reconciling the Leave Entitlements to check each individual employees card file to reconcile is time consuming especially when you have 17 employees. All we seem to get is new features instead of fixing all the bugs on the wish list....how hard is it to fix up reports??? Please consider those long term fixes!!!
neilwr
2 Posts
User

Good Morning.

 

Is there a MSI installation file for the server edition like there is for the desktop?

 

MYOB_AccountRight_Client_2019.1.msi

 

This is for a terminal server.  And being deployed via GPO.

 

instead of the MYOB_AccountRight_Server.exe

Trusted Cover User doublet
74 Posts
Trusted Cover User

have the issues reported here been resolved yet? Waiting to upgrade to 2019 until they are as some will break my invoicing process.

 

thanks

MYOB Moderator Hayden_B
6,136 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @neilwr 

 

There is currently only an MSI package for the Client of AccountRight, the Server Installer is designed to be secifically installed on 1 machine as a Host and the Client deployed to the rest.

 

Out of curiosity, is there a particular reason for needing the Server Installer as an MSI package?

MYOB Moderator Hayden_B
6,136 Posts
MYOB Moderator

@doublet 

 

Sorry I missed your comment until I re-read the comments here, I suggest having a look over this post the other Moderators drafted up: AccountRight 2019.1: Things you should know

 

This bug list should show what came in with 2019.1 and what has been listed to be fixed in 2019.2

 

Hope this helps answer the question.

Trusted Cover User doublet
74 Posts
Trusted Cover User

thank you @Hayden_B that list helps.

Partner AlanT
1,121 Posts
Partner

Hi @Hayden_B 

 

Any time frame for the release of 2019.2?

 

Regards.

MYOB Moderator Hayden_B
6,136 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @AlanT 

 

Not at this stage, we're still testing the builds with the introduced features and also needing to spend some time checking each corner of the builds we can to make sure nothing else has been broken as a result of the new features added.

 

Provided testing yields no new bugs (Or only quick fix ones) it should come in the next few weeks. As a Partner you should get notified first when something is coming.

 

As it all relies on testing I can't give a solid date range to keep an eye out on this.

michaelt11
1 Post
User

Hi there, 

 

We recently upgraded our client (which is an accounting practice) to Accountright 2019.1 and ever since then we have discovered an issue with the MYOB API and version 2018.4 company files.

 

Any version of MYOB Company files can be opened fine.

 

However they use 3rd party software such as Reckon Syncdirect to collect data from the MYOB company files into their Reckon programs. They can successfully collect data for every single version of MYOB Company files except 2018.4 files. This wasn't an issue until after the Accountright 2019.1 update.

 

Reckon Syncdirect support have confirmed this as an issue regarding MYOB Accountright 2019.1 and have sent out a email statement to all Reckon Syncdirect clients as it affects all of them.

 

When I tested going to the MYOB API URL itself, it will bring up a list of the company files as expected and when clicking on a 2018.4 file AbsoluteURI link and authenticating, the browser just goes to a blank page. Doing the same action on any other version company file loads data regarding the company file fine indicating the issue is definitely within the MYOB API/program.

 

Are you aware of this issue and is there a fix for this released yet as it is not just affecting 1 client but many clients around the world using this program.

MYOB Moderator Neil_M
11,063 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @michaelt11 

 

As Im not personally familiar with the inner workings of the API, Id recommend taking a look at the Contact Us page on our developer website. This has information on how to contact the team who look after the API’s and who would be able to provide you with assistance if you were having a problem with them

Valued Cover User AndrewStephen
605 Posts
Valued Cover User

Hi @Neil_M 

Wasn't then a patch / hotfix that support can provide thats allows the 2019.1 API to work with 2018.4 company files.

I seem to remember reading it recently on a post.
Maybe you can check internally for @michaelt11 and see if you can help.

I will also see if I can locate the post.

 

Andrew

Valued Cover User AndrewStephen
605 Posts
Valued Cover User

Hi @Neil_M 

This is what I remember reading, please refer to the last page http://download.myob.com/arl/Whats_new_in_AccountRight_2019_1.pdf

Will this help @michaelt11 with his issues

 

Andrew

Trusted Cover User doublet
74 Posts
Trusted Cover User

Hi, I have just upgraded to 2019.1.something... and I can't find where to select reminders for the individual customers on their card file... in 2018 this was with the credit hold button, but it's disappeared? Can you please tell me where it has now gone? Thanks!

 

Also, no unpaid invoice summaries were sent this month (today) and I think there should have been some.

 

cheers

Teresa

MYOB Moderator Neil_M
11,063 Posts
MYOB Moderator

Hi @doublet 

 

In AccountRight 2019.1 the Invoice Reminders button is located to the right of the Credit Limit & Hold button under the Selling Details tab of the customer card.  If the file is offline this option is greyed out, as well as if the file is online but hasn’t been setup for online emailing

Trusted Cover User doublet
74 Posts
Trusted Cover User

@Neil_M 

Thanks for your reply - this may sound crazy but that button wasn't there yesterday! It is there now. I am putting it down to yesterday's issues... weird! I have been using online emailing for a while and have had the invoice reminders set up, so it's not that they were not setup.

 

Thanks for getting back to me.

cheers

Teresa