Business is back on the Mac

24 Jan 2013

MYOB announces significant product range updates for Mac, 

iPhone & iPad users

New Zealand’s largest provider of accounting software, MYOB has unveiled a range of updates to its Mac accounting suite to deliver greater mobility and advanced functionality to Mac, iPhone and iPad users.

It has also made AccountEdge Basic available to New Zealand businesses for the first time. This is ideal for sole traders with simpler accounting needs and is available for $289 with 30 days free MYOB BusinesSUPPORT.

AccountEdge is MYOB’s long-standing range of solutions for Apple lovers. From simple 'anywhere, anytime' online solutions to advanced multiple user functionality, the products provide Mac accounting systems that enable SMEs to track GST, sales, payroll, inventory and time billing.

Key product updates in the latest release include integration with the latest iOS devices; retina display optimisation; the ability to create a new job and add new customers, quotes and scope of works on iPhone or iPad; and the option to securely backup data in Dropbox^.

MYOB CEO Tim Reed says the AccountEdge refresh is about making life easier for businesses using Macs:

“AccountEdge is developed especially for our Mac clients to easily manage invoicing, expenses, GST, inventory and payroll on the platform they love – harnessing the simplicity and power of Mac OSX.

“It’s optimised for Mac features such as retina display and includes a mobile application to make business life easier for those on the go. One of the great benefits is you can now throw away your log book and track mileage on your iPhone or iPad then sync that back to AccountEdge. What’s more, you can filter expenses by vehicle or employee before adding to your reports and invoices.

“In addition, the latest refresh incorporates more detailed security options to make it easier to control user access, and includes secure offsite backups of your data directly to Dropbox.”

The AccountEdge suite comprises AccountEdge Basic, AccountEdge Pro (formerly known as ‘AccountEdge’ - for small and medium-sized businesses that employ staff) and AccountEdge Network Edition (multi-user accounting, inventory and payroll on a Mac for small and medium-sized businesses).

AccountEdge (Basics, Pro and Network Edition) feature updates include:

  • A fresh new look. AccountEdge comes with a refreshed command centre. Not just a cosmetic change, it means you can now easily access frequently used functions with ‘Favourites’ and ‘Recent’ functions in a handy sidebar*.
  • New Welcome window. The new Welcome window gives you easy access to the Company File Maintenance menu. Now you can restore from a backup and optimise, verify or upgrade files directly from the Welcome window.
  • Mileage Tracking. There is now no need for a logbook; track your mileage in AccountEdge while on the move with the free AccountEdge Mobile iOS application.
  • Form improvements. New form fields and templates make it even easier to communicate with your customers.
  • Time Billing Rate Levels*. The new Billing Rate Levels feature lets you set and manage custom pricing for all time billing activities, providing the flexibility to create different billing rates for the same activity.
  • New Billing Statement Invoice. There is now no need to send monthly customer statements by adding a statement summary to the bottom of every invoice. Speed up customer payments with Aged Debtor details on each invoice.
  • Detailed Invoice Statement. The new Detailed Invoice Statement layout lets you summarise your Invoices with description, prices and GST content.
  • Backup to Dropbox^. You can now backup your data directly to Dropbox for secure offsite backups.

AccountEdge Mobile is a free iOS application that enables users to complete basic business transactions such as quotes, orders, and invoices on their iPhone or iPad.

The latest AccountEdge Mobile updates include:

  • Retina Display. AccountEdge Mobile is pin sharp on the new iPad and even easier to navigate.
  • Mileage Tracking. Track your mileage on your iPhone or iPad and sync back to AccountEdge.
  • Custom Transaction Numbering. You now have more control over invoice numbering.
  • Logos on Invoices. Customise your invoices by adding your logo.
  • Inventory Quantities and Item Invoices*. Now when you’re on the go you can view all your stock and record item-based invoices directly from AccountEdge mobile.
  • Create Jobs on the go. Create a new job via on your iPhone or iPad while you’re onsite, adding new customers, quotes and scope of works.

*Not available in AccountEdge Basic

^AccountEdge and AccountEdge Mobile use Dropbox, a third party service that provides web-based file hosting. A Dropbox account is required if you wish to use AccountEdge Mobile to sync files with compatible AccountEdge software and/or backup your data. Use of Dropbox is governed by the Dropbox terms of use at MYOB makes no warranties concerning the operation of Dropbox, is not responsible for any issues arising from the use of Dropbox, and is unable to resolve Dropbox technical issues.


For further information or immediate comment, please contact:

Kristy Sheppard


Tel: 09 925 3560

Mob: +61 407 450 860


Gerard Blank

The Agency Communications Limited

Tel: 03 341 5841

Mob: 0275 243 629


About MYOB New Zealand

Established in 1991, MYOB is New Zealand's largest business management solutions 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 and more. MYOB 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 more than NZ$35 million annually on research and development. In 2013, MYOB expanded its offerings with the acquisition of accounting solutions provider BankLink. For more information, visit