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Frustrations With MYOB

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Blog

Frustrations With MYOB

Over 1 million businesses in Australia and New Zealand use some form of MYOB software, easily making it one of the most popular accounting systems for businesses of all sizes. Just because a system is popular, or widely adopted, however, doesn’t mean that it’s easy to use. Businesses that use MYOB frequently encounter challenges that affect their ability to keep up with their finances and record keeping requirements. Since so many businesses have been using MYOB for years, and even decades, there is a temptation to continue to try to work within this system. After all, recent MYOB upgrades over the past few years have attempted to offer better reporting options, and can now be cloud based. The biggest feature that MYOB has going for it is that the upgrades are usually compatible with previous versions and the upgrades to the interface are so similar to those used in the past that there is a short learning curve to master the newer addition. All of these features come in handy if you have several years of existing sales data and other financial documents that you wish to import into a new system. Despite these benefits, MYOB is also well...

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What Ecommerce Platform Should You Use?

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog

What Ecommerce Platform Should You Use?

In our blog posts we have been looking at online stores – whether or not your business should have one and what logistics you need to consider in your planning. The next consideration is which ecommerce platform best suits your needs. Selling via an online store does not always mean that you need to have your own hosted website. Sometimes all you need is the shop front. Take a look at some of these ecommerce platforms. Shopify Shopify tells us that “Our platform lets users easily and quickly create their own online store, without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Merchants can use Shopify to manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, customising the design, accepting credit cards, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.” The site is simple to use, with a choice of templates available which you don’t need technical skills to use and adapt. It has a built in shopping cart which allows you to take credit card payments securely. Shopify also helps you with your SEO, and allows you to offer discount vouchers and gift cards. Squarespace Squarespace is...

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