Business made easier for retail and hospitality with MYOB Kounta

31 Oct 2014

SMEs to ring up rewards of integrated online accounting and POS solution

New Zealand’s leading business solutions provider MYOB has launched its new online point-of-sale (POS) solution, MYOB Kounta, making it more efficient for small and medium businesses to run their stores and manage their business.

MYOB Kounta is the first product to emerge from MYOB’s minority stake in the high growth start-up Kounta and another demonstration of the innovation-led strategy from MYOB. It is an online solution for MYOB clients that combines accounting and POS to eliminate compatibility and sync risk between systems.

MYOB General Manager, Connected Services, Andrew Birch said MYOB Kounta integrates the point-of sale system with the entire business in a powerful online platform, making it the simplest and easiest way to manage a busy environment.

“MYOB Kounta is perfect for retail and hospitality businesses of any size, particularly those that require multi-tasking to balance customer service, sales and inventory management. Daily peak periods require fast, accurate order processes.”

“MYOB Kounta’s features include ease of set up, robust order management features, shrinking and wastage tracking, automatic staff commission calculation, on account and lay-by functionality. For the hospitality sector, the special features include table management, split bills and queue busting,” he said.

MYOB AccountRight and MYOB Essentials customers can use their existing MYOB log-in for seamless access to MYOB Kounta, providing they have a datafile in the Cloud.  Their accounts can be integrated with the MYOB Kounta system to publish end-of-day journals, accounts receivables and print-outs directly. MYOB Kounta also integrates with other accounting software solutions.

“It is a single, scalable and adaptable POS platform which is simple to set up and run and delivers data securely to business owners anywhere, anytime on any device,” said Mr Birch.

Annemaree Deed, from craft brewer Tuatara Brewing in Wellington, says her company is excited about the new solution and are looking forward to using MYOB Kounta to its full potential.

“It’s as if MYOB Kounta was built for our business and the new direction we want to move in. As we grow, there are easy add-ons to completely customise the POS for our specific needs. In terms of marketing, MYOB Kounta has a really good customer database and loyalty programme – allowing us to drill-down into providing our customers with the best tailored service and rewards possible.

“We’re opening a new microbrewery tasting room in central Wellington at the end of the year, and it’s really comforting to know that as we’re setting up a new business, we can rely on the great support we currently have with MYOB,” said Ms Deed.

Feature set comparison:

  MYOB KOUNTA VEND
Multi-platform X X
Multi-store X X
Multi-register X X
Product list X X
Product variants X X
Price lists management X X
Lay-bys X  
Modifiers X  
Tables X  
Kitchen printing X X
Kitchen bump X  

Key product details:

MYOB KOUNTA
No lock in contract
Subscription: $50 NZD/month per store
Includes one register
Cloud based POS
Unlimited number of products, customers, and users
Separate free Lite plan available - Includes up to 10 transactions/day
Integration with MYOB AccountRight Live, MYOB Essentials, Xero, Saasu, Quickbooks and more
Log in and go set up
Email/Chat support

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For further comment or to arrange an interview please contact:

Lydia Lobb

MYOB Public Relations Coordinator

P: +64 9 925 3505 / M: +6421403181

E: Lydia.lobb@myob.com

Gerard Blank

The Agency Communications Limited Director

P: 03 341 5841 / M: 0275 243 629

E: gerard@theagencynz.co.nz

About MYOB

Established in 1991, MYOB is New Zealand’s leading accounting software provider. It makes life easier for approx. 1.2 million businesses across New Zealand and Australia, by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, practice management, CRM, websites, job costing, inventory, mobile payments and more. MYOB also provides ongoing support via many client service channels including a network of over 40,000 accountants, bookkeepers and other consultants. It is committed to ongoing innovation, particularly in cloud computing solutions, and now spends NZ$35+ million annually on research and development. For more information, visit myob.co.nz.

About Kounta

Kounta is a flexible and scalable Online Point of Sale Software System. Quick to get started, Kounta is easy to use yet powerful enough to run any store, on anything, both online and offline. Add, sell and update your products and inventory, centralise your management and reporting, connect to other online and mobile services, reward loyal customers with points and rewards and invite your team to your store to get involved, all in real-time. No downloads, no software and no setup fees and always up to date with new features. For more information, visit kounta.com.