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A world challenge? MYOB Advanced Business is up for it!

World Challenge organises international tours for students, who get to experience exciting parts of the world in a safe, well-supported environment. MYOB Advanced Business & Payroll provide a cost-effective business system with an emphasis on user-friendly payroll management.


World Challenge started back in 1985, and takes over 8,000 students on expeditions to over 40 destinations every year. Its work is strongly influenced by seasonal factors 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 & Payroll management. A cloud-based system was another priority, for scalability and cost saving.

"Our legacy system was slow and cumbersome."

Easy to access and fully integrated

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

Shaye also praises Advanced Business for its user-friendliness and reporting capabilities: “Without training you can easily navigate through and understand the different areas and processes. The drill-through in reporting and being able to attach files and comments has helped us with audit trails.”

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

Flexibility where it counts most

The Advanced Payroll module stores all the payroll data. It’s easily configurable, to fit a wide variety of employee scenarios, and 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 staff in the field are supported by skilled support people, aided by a reliable back-office system that enables comprehensive management and reporting.

"We know there’s still a lot more we can do with Advanced Business."


  • 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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