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World Challenge: MYOB Advanced platform is up for it!

28 September 2023

MYOB Advanced Business and Advanced Payroll provides World Challenge a cost-effective business system. 


World Challenge organises international tours for students, who get to experience exciting parts of the world in a safe, well-supported environment.

World Challenge started back in 1985 and takes over 8,000 students on expeditions to over 40 destinations every year. The business is seasonal and its payroll fluctuates accordingly. 

Needs had outgrown the system 

“We’d been using MYOB AccountRight for a number of years and we’d simply outgrown it,” says World Challenge’s Australian Finance Manager, Shaye Franks. “It only allowed access for one login at a time, it was slow and cumbersome and didn’t provide the reporting capabilities we required.” 

World Challenge went looking for a system that could handle all the various sub-accounts in its GL, combined with reliable HR and payroll management. A cloud-based system was another priority, for scalability and cost saving.  

Easy to access and fully integrated 

MYOB Advanced Business was chosen for its multiple ledger capabilities that enabled consolidated reporting and removed the complexities of managing various intercompany transactions. MYOB Advanced Business has given World Challenge the functionality it needed, at a price it could afford. 

Shaye also praises MYOB Advanced Business for its user-friendliness and reporting capabilities:

“Without training you can easily navigate through and understand the different areas and processes....Reporting and being able to attach files and comments has helped us with audit trails.” 

- Shaye Franks, Finance Manager, World Challenge

"It’s great to be able to access the system in the cloud from anywhere," he says. 

Flexibility where it counts most 

The MYOB Advanced Payroll module stores all the payroll data. It’s configurable to fit a wide variety of employee scenarios, and has live data that can be manipulated to cover any special reporting needs. 

World Challenge prides itself on delivering safe, rewarding travel experiences for young people. Its highly experienced field staff are supported by skilled support people, and aided by a reliable back-office system that enables comprehensive management and reporting. 

Before MYOB Advanced platform

After MYOB Advanced platform

Slow, dated, cumbersome system 

Limited reporting capabilities 

Difficult to handle complex transactions 

Integrated accounting, payroll and HR functionality 

In-depth, flexible reporting 

Complex GL requirements handled easily 

One view of all employees 


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