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Spend Money: Remove the warning for Pay Bill transactions (when supplier is selected)





33 Posts

Hi, one of the more annoying features that I find is when MYOB wants to persistently warn me when I make a Spend Money entry that perhaps I should be using Purchases for this entry when this is not so.  This annoying little warning holds me up every time.


Thanks Debbie


"Remove or provide an option to remove the warnings for Purchase Entries"


If the cheque you are entering is a payment for a purchase that you have recorded, you should be using "Pay Bills" instead of "Spend Money"



Current Status: Open
Last Changed: October 2014

Thanks for the great suggestion @DebTraj .Anyone who would like and opion to disable or hide pop-up warnings please cast your vote here. Please comment stating which warnings you would like to be able to disable.

3,488 Posts
Former Staff

Thanks for the great suggestion @DebTraj .Anyone who would like and opion to disable or hide pop-up warnings please cast your vote here. Please comment stating which warnings you would like to be able to disable.

2 Posts
Cover User

Yes, I would like the option to disable the warning amentioned by Deb 

Experienced Cover User
39 Posts
Experienced Cover User

I agree.  Some pop up messages about the general ledger codes being used should also be disabled. eg using an income code when keying a payment or visa versa

5,976 Posts
Former Staff

Thank you for your comments, @Sue0908. Can I also request you to take a moment to click on the +Vote button at the top left hand side of the name of the Idea to show your support for the Idea. We request others who would like to have an option to prevent pop up warning messages to please vote for the Idea.

Experienced User
15 Posts
Experienced User

Would you please give users some way of turning off warning messages, especially the following.... 


If the deposit you are entereing is a payment for a sale that you have recorded, you should be using "Receive Payments" instead of "Receive Money.


We use Spend  Money extensively as a simple effective way to record bills and payments on the one screen and almost never record bills for subsequent payment. It is most annoying to receive this nanny message EVERY TIME we are recording payments, especially when we are recording up to 50 entries at a time.


I imagine most MYOB users are reasonably educated mature sensible people who don't appreciate being treated like half-wits, which is the message these warnings convey.

Experienced Partner
73 Posts
Experienced Partner

I would like to completely agree, and not with the reference to half-wits, but it is important that users do understand the difference between Spend Money and Pay Bill.  They get it wrong more often than you think and throw out their Trade Debtors and Trade Creditors ledgers.


I train MYOB on a regular basis and it is a common mistake, particularly for new or irregular users. 


I do however agree that there should be a button that then says "I've got it" and this would set a Preference so it does not appear for the avid user like us.  As a defualt, it should be turned off until they get it. Prederence should not be [System-wide]

Contributing Cover User
12 Posts
Contributing Cover User

I agree with VickiS in that this type of change could be a Preference option that Advanced Users could select/deselect as required.

45,180 Posts
Former Staff

Hi @BecksE


Thank you for your feedback in regards to this idea.

Along with commenting for an idea you can show your support for an idea on the MYOB Essentials Idea Exchange by voting. To vote for an idea select the + VOTE button to the left of the idea's name.

4 Posts
Cover User

Totally agree with the annoying pop-up warnings - for me though, it's especially the one that appears when making 'electronic payments' when it continuously warns to check the BSB & account numbers - please remove that one too

Experienced Cover User
16 Posts
Experienced Cover User

Has this issue been resolved yet?  I've just come back from materinity leave to find this annoying pop-up every time I create a "spend money" transaction.  We use MYOB very basically, hence the reason we haven't upgraded to online MYOB.  This little pop-up is hugely inconvenient and after searching google, this seems to be the only discussion or help page that directly discusses the issue.  

Help Please!!