- MYOB (Software Company)
company_name = MYOB limited
company_type = Public (asx|MYO)
location = Burwood East, Victoria,
key_people = Tim Reed, CEO
Craig Winkler, Co-founder & Executive Director
Simon McKeon, Chairman
"Board of Directors:" [http://myob.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1111637529698&pagename=MYOB%2FPage%2FContentPageWithNav&site=en_AU&c=Page]
Software and Services
products = Accounting & Business Software & Services
revenue = profitA$206 million AUD (2007)
num_employees = 1254(31 December 2007)
homepage = [http://www.myob.com.au/ www.myob.com.au]
MYOB, "Mind Your Own Business", is the name of an
Australian multinational corporationwith operations in seven countries. The company provides accounting, payroll and retail software and web hosting to small and medium businesses, and is particularly well-known in Australia and New Zealand.
The MYOB name was first used on a small business accounting software product originally developed by Teleware, Inc. in the
United Statesin the late 1980s. An Australian republisher, Data-Tech Software then purchased the intellectual property rights to the software in 1996, changed the company name to MYOB Ltd and took it public on 9 July 1999, (asx|MYO). In late 1999, MYOB purchased CA-Systems Ltd based in Christchurch, New Zealand, a leading provider of software solutions for accounting practices. The company's flagship product was Accountants Office, a suite of products and services that assisted accountants in the management of their practices and the servicing of their clients in the form of client accounting and tax preparation. CA-Systems also sold a simple small business cashbook, as well as a comprehensive payroll software package used by many small to medium businesses around New Zealand. At the time of the acquisition CA-Systems had only recently expanded into Australia.
In early 2003 MYOB also absorbed "NZA Gold", a popular accounting program developed in
New Zealand. In subsequent corporate development, MYOB Limited merged with Solution 6 Holdings in 2004, further expanding MYOB's footprint in Australia, New Zealand and UK & Ireland, and expanding its range of products and services for accounting practices. In 2005 MYOB Limited expanded into mainland China via a joint venture with a local software provider [cite web |url=http://myob.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Page&pagename=MYOB%2FPage%2FContentPageWithNav&cid=1131662867895&site=en_AU |title=MYOB Limited Enters mainland China via joint venture ] . In early 2008 MYOB sold its UK Accountants Division and Business Division. [cite web |url=http://myob.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1195710775521&pagename=MYOB%2FMYOBArticle%2FCorpArticlePage&pageId=1185156220426 |title=MYOB sells UK & Ireland Accountants Division operations] In May 2008 MYOB launched a new package of online services, including web hosting, email hosting and domain registration. [cite web |url=http://myob.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1208125978962&pagename=MYOB%2FMYOBArticle%2FNewsArticlePage&pageId=1195710589382&site=en_AU |title=The host with the most]
MYOB's product and services for businesses range from entry level accounting software through to multi user enterprise software (MYOB Exonet [cite web |url=http://www.exonet.com |title=MYOB Exonet website ] and MYOB PayrollEnterprise). Other products include
retail point of salesoftware, asset management, payroll, payment services, practice and tax software and E-commercesolutions. Software products are provided for both Microsoft Windowsand Apple Inc. Mac OS X operating systems.
For accounting practices, MYOB offers firm-wide operations systems incorporating client management, document and workflow management and tax and compliance processing systems. MYOB also offers outsourced compliance processing services for accounting practices in
Australiaand New Zealandunder the service brand of MYOB Accountants Resourcing.
MYOB has over 700,000 client businesses including over 10,000 accounting practices in
Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, Irelandand United States.
The software is still sold as MYOB in the United States under a distribution agreement with Acclivity LLC, in two versions for Mac OS X, FirstEdge and AccountEdge. FirstEdge is intended to be used as an entry-level accounting system. It is the cheaper of the two and offers a limited feature set. AccountEdge has two styles, depending on whether the application is to be used on a network (AccountEdge Network Edition) or on a single computer. The network version can be run on a client-server network or in a peer-to-peer configuration.
Data Structure of MYOB Small Business Accounting
The MYOB small business accounting range has at its core a
DBMS. Data input is stored in form of database. The database is separate from the DBMS and easy to backup and restore in way of father and son method. For external audit purpose, you may define 13 months or 12 months a year. Also you can define preview of the real time financial statements statue after data input without posting. The administrator has the absolute authority to define the setting to control users' human errors. The MYOB small business accounting software has audit function to trace and report who has done and what has changed the database before.
Data File Activation
MYOB incorporated data file level copy protection into its product around 2004 (AccountEdge 4). This was also incorporated into any upgrades for this version. Customers were not notified of this change. The Data File Activation goes beyond Application Activation and imposes limits on the number of data files that can be worked on by a legitimate copy of MYOB small business accounting software. The out-of-box limit is five data files. [ [http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl;jsessionid=0a0016421f43d843e812519a4a1d9960f2377abf32b3.e3eSc34OaxmTe34Pa38Ta38Mahb0?c=637836&ctype=KB&it=I&id=15547&KB=1176 What Is The Purpose of Activating my Company File in MYOB?] ]
To limit the size of the file, MYOB Business Management Software initially was set-up so the user only had access to two years of data. The intention being, that once you received the financial statements back from your accountant, you would enter General Journal Entries for the end of the financial year. You would then roll the financial year, purging all transactional data. New features allow you to actually maintain old data, however the user should monitor the data file size if they are considering doing this. The initial software package comes with 5 data files. These are not intended to be used, for individual years, but rather for individual companies. It is possible to access more data files by contacting their customer service department.
Acquisitions and Mergers
* [http://www.smartyhost.com.au Smartyhost] on
August 20, 2008
* [http://www.ilisys.com.au ilisys] on
February 28, 2008
* [http://www.exonet.com Exonet] on
January 5, 2007[http://www.myob.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1167721461698&pagename=MYOB%2FMYOBArticle%2FCorpArticlePage&pageId=1167721461505&site=en_AU MYOB takes full equity ownership of Exonet] ]
* [http://www.comacc.co.nz Comacc Limited] on
August 1, 2006[http://www.myob.com/servlet/Satellite?c=page&cid=1153100269084&pagename=MYOB/Page/ContentPageWithNav&site=en_AU MYOB Expands Employer Services: Acquires Leading New Zealand Provider Comacc Limited for NZ$7m] ]
* Macquarie Outsource Pty Ltd and Macquarie Outsource Sdn Bhd on
March 30, 2006[http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmyob.com%2Fservlet%2FSatellite%3Fblobcol%3Durlfile%26blobheader%3Dapplication%252Fpdf%26blobheadername1%3DContent-Disposition%26blobheadervalue1%3Dattachment%253B%2Bfilename%253D2006_Half_Year_Financial_Statements%252C0.pdf%26blobkey%3Did%26blobnocache%3Dtrue%26blobtable%3DDownload%26blobwhere%3D1154415704168%26cachecontrol%3D*%253A15%252C30%252C45%252C59%253A0%2B*%252F*%252F*%26ssbinary%3Dtrue&ei=fD-PSJW5GIGOsQPo3IXmBQ&usg=AFQjCNFmPePIKs5VI3QNLowrVxXiJejL7g&sig2=P-33DCrOcrNsgJ9ATJNpMQ]
* Conto Ltd and JumpStart Computer Accounting and Trainers Ltd on
January 31, 2006[http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmyob.com%2Fservlet%2FSatellite%3Fblobcol%3Durlfile%26blobheader%3Dapplication%252Fpdf%26blobheadername1%3DContent-Disposition%26blobheadervalue1%3Dattachment%253B%2Bfilename%253D2006_Half_Year_Financial_Statements%252C0.pdf%26blobkey%3Did%26blobnocache%3Dtrue%26blobtable%3DDownload%26blobwhere%3D1154415704168%26cachecontrol%3D*%253A15%252C30%252C45%252C59%253A0%2B*%252F*%252F*%26ssbinary%3Dtrue&ei=fD-PSJW5GIGOsQPo3IXmBQ&usg=AFQjCNFmPePIKs5VI3QNLowrVxXiJejL7g&sig2=P-33DCrOcrNsgJ9ATJNpMQ]
* Zhi Guan Technology on
November 11, 2005[http://www.myob.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Page&pagename=MYOB%2FPage%2FContentPageWithNav&cid=1131662867895&site=en_AU] (95%)
* Solution 6 Holdings on
March 29, 2004[http://www.myob.com/servlet/Satellite?blobcol=urlfile&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue1=attachment%3B+filename%3DMYOB_Merger_290304%2C2.pdf&blobkey=id&blobnocache=true&blobtable=Download&blobwhere=1111637497757&cachecontrol=*%3A15%2C30%2C45%2C59%3A0+*%2F*%2F*&ssbinary=true]
* NZA Gold Limited on
March 5, 2003[http://www.myob.com/servlet/Satellite?blobcol=urlfile&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue1=attachment%3B+filename%3D2002_NZAGold%2C0.pdf&blobkey=id&blobnocache=true&blobtable=Download&blobwhere=1111637497864&cachecontrol=*%3A15%2C30%2C45%2C59%3A0+*%2F*%2F*&ssbinary=true]
* Rorquals Business Solutions Limited on
November 23, 2000[http://www.myob.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Page&pagename=MYOB%2FPage%2FContentPageWithNav&cid=1113461134264&site=en_AU]
* SeaSoft Computer Services Sdn Bhd on
October 9, 2000[http://www.myob.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Page&pagename=MYOB%2FPage%2FContentPageWithNav&cid=1113461134483&site=en_AU]
* Professional Tools (NZ) Ltd on
November 30, 1999[http://www.myob.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Page&pagename=MYOB%2FPage%2FContentPageWithNav&cid=1113461136497&site=en_AU]
* Blue Tongue Technology Pty Ltd on
October 11, 1999[http://web.archive.org/web/20001215121700/www.digitill.com.au/digitill_myob.htm]
* CA Systems on
September 27, 1999[http://myob.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Page&pagename=MYOB%2FPage%2FContentPageWithNav&cid=1113461136647&site=en_AU] "Acquisitions by Solution 6 before merger with MYOB, and are now part of the MYOB brand"
* Xlon Pty Ltd and parent company Ceedata Holdings on
December 8, 2000[http://web.archive.org/web/20010401101036/http://www.xlon.com.au/]
* VIZTOPIA Software Limited and parent company MICL Holdings Limited on
September 19, 2000[http://web.archive.org/web/20020317083951/www.solution6.co.uk/welcome/news000919_01a.htm] "Acquisitions by Data-Tech Software Pty Ltd before changing name to MYOB"
* Teletax Systems Pty Ltd on
October 8, 1997[http://web.archive.org/web/20000928235405/www.myob.com.au/about_myob/news/teletax_release.shtml]
* Bestware in
Comparison of accounting software
* [http://www.myob.com/ Global website]
* [http://www.asx.com.au/asx/research/CompanyInfoSearchResults.jsp?searchBy=asxCode&allinfo=on&asxCode=MYO/ ASX Listing Information]
* [http://hosting.myob.com.au/ MYOB Business web hosting]
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