MYOB announces competitor conversion services with free offer

21 Oct 2013

New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider today officially announces the availability of Conversion Services to MYOB, available through select local MYOB partners.

In response to increasing demand for its cloud accounting solutions, MYOB is empowering business operators to switch from Xero or Quickbooks to its flagship cloud-enabled accounting solution, AccountRight Live. The conversion services programme has been in pilot for the past quarter and is receiving exceptional feedback in New Zealand and Australia.

To celebrate the move, the company is offering six months’ free access to AccountRight Live for those who make the switch via a Conversion Service partner before 31 December 2013.

MYOB General Manager, Business Division, James Scollay says, “Our vision is to make business life easier by delivering superior new generation cloud solutions and supporting SMEs in moving to the cloud at their own pace.

“New clients are switching to MYOB cloud solutions to enjoy better value and to access a broader set of features through AccountRight Live, a powerful cloud-enabled accounting solution with a rich desktop interface. Not to mention the flexibility of choosing to work on their accounts in the cloud, on the desktop or seamlessly switch between the two whenever they like. The conversion services have been really well-received by clients and partners alike.

“Today well over 50% of all new MYOB product registrations in New Zealand are for our cloud solutions. We’re rapidly delivering on our vision and we’re pleased to help even more SMEs move to the cloud through our conversion services. It’s simple to switch across – just contact one of our conversion service partners and they’ll take care of the rest.”

Software consultant and 2012 MYOB Partner of the Year recipient Maria Mullane of Aspire Solutions says being able to make a seamless and straight-forward conversion will have strong appeal for many businesses.

"I frequently hear from people who have moved to Xero that it’s not what they expected. Business owners who are used to using MYOB as a business management tool are often disappointed when they move to Xero because it lacks a lot of the reporting and functionality that MYOB has,” says Mrs Mullane.

“We have found that people go through considerable pain, staying with products that just don’t do what they need them to, because they can’t face the stress and hassle of moving all their data onto a new system. For them, and for us as partners, the concept of having a conversion service that does it all is very appealing. The process is seamless and it all balances perfectly – it’s very, very simple.”

Mrs Mullane adds, “Having the ability to migrate historic data is a real plus – providing a complete picture of the business without having to rekey data. You just specify the dates you want, and away you go.”

The process means that businesses aren’t locked into a product until the end of the financial year, in order to start fresh with a new product. “Now’s actually a great time to get started on the change," says Mrs Mullane. “You can get started now and be ready for the new financial year.”

These accredited MYOB Conversion Services Partners assist clients anywhere in New Zealand: Aspire Solutions, Business Solutions, Red Office, Accounting Training. Visit http://myob.co.nz/convert

-ENDS-

For further information or immediate comment, please contact:

Sheryl Nichols

MYOB

New Zealand Public Affairs Manager

Tel: 029 777 0256

Email: sheryl.nichols@myob.com

About MYOB New Zealand

Established in 1991, MYOB is New Zealand’s largest business management solutions provider. It makes life easier for over 1.2 million businesses across New Zealand and Australia, and provides support via many client service channels including a network of over 20,000 accounting firms, bookkeepers and other consultants. MYOB’s solutions simplify accounting, payroll, tax, practice management, CRM, websites, job costing, inventory and more, for businesses of all shapes and sizes. It is committed to ongoing innovation, particularly in cloud computing solutions, and now spends more than NZ$35 million annually on R&D. In 2013, MYOB expanded its offerings with the acquisition of accounting solutions provider BankLink. Visit myob.co.nz.