MYOB Advanced – Cloud solution for larger more complex organisationsA cloud business management system built for medium and larger businesses.
MYOB Advanced is a purpose-built Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for larger, more complex Australian and New Zealand organisations. It is a full Software as a Service (SaaS) product built on the fastest-growing cloud ERP solution in the world – Acumatica. The Acumatica Cloud ERP platform is one of the most flexible and adaptable enterprise software solutions available to the global midmarket. By building on the best features of Acumatica, MYOB has forged a cloud ERP system to rival and surpass their competition for complex medium to large organisations.
What is MYOB Advanced?
MYOB Advanced is an end-to-end business management system that gathers data across your entire operation. Whether it is reduced administration time, greater inventory control, or real-time reporting, MYOB Advanced will improve efficiency in your business. This is achieved by automating your more routine processes and the live flow of data between the different system modules.
Accessed via a web browser, MYOB Advanced is a 100% cloud-based ERP system. The hosting is in Amazon Web Services (AWS). You do not have to worry about maintenance, reliability, storage or security– all you have to focus on is running your business. Cloud Enterprise Software has evolved over recent years, with security as a priority – your data will be safe and secure in MYOB Advanced. Two-Factor Authentication and personalised login credentials protect the front end. AWS’s robust server system protects your data at the back end.
Who will benefit from MYOB Advanced?
The single greatest benefit to MYOB Advanced is that you have a system that can scale as your organisation grows. No matter what the future brings, your company will be well supported by this leading-edge MYOB Enterprise software. It is scalable to continue to meet your needs as you grow, and you only pay for the features you use.
Automation is a key benefit that enhances your business’ efficiency. The time and resources saved from the reduction of manual data duplication and other routine processes can be invested back into other areas of your organisation.
General Ledger-centric businesses gravitate towards MYOB Advanced for its flexible Chart of Accounts and customisable sub-accounts structure. Cloud ERP accounting is fast, and with a real-time data flow, you will be up to date with the latest information to make the best decisions.
MYOB Advanced has several different editions, each with functionality specific to your industry: in addition to the core General Ledger and finance editions, Construction Edition, Field Services, the soon to be released Professional Services Edition, and the Manufacturing Edition. The strong Distribution and Inventory Management modules and the CRM modules (localised versions of the Acumatica CRM) can be configured to meet your unique requirements. As a result, MYOB Advanced can also meet the needs of warehousing, distribution, and retail and Point of Sale companies.
Fully Functioned Accounting Software for Larger Organisations
MYOB Advanced is well equipped to handle the needs of larger, more complex organisations. It is modular, and we will guide you with a selection of editions and modules so that you are only paying for the features you use.
The different areas are:
- Inventory Management
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Sales and Purchasing Management
- Payroll and Workforce Management through MYOB Advanced People
- Field Services
- Professional Services
- Industry-Specific Editions such as Construction, Manufacturing and Professional Services
Industry-Specific Editions are a more focused approach to meeting your complex organisation’s needs. The Construction Edition takes Projects and Job Costing to the next level, with specific functionality built in to assist the construction industry, along with a real-time flow of data from onsite to the office. Professional Services enhances your CRM and reporting capability, providing you with a powerful General Ledger back-end and time-billing functionality so that you can better understand your clients’ requirements and make the best decisions with updated data.
In addition to the scope of these different modules, MYOB Advanced has many cutting-edge features:
- A customisable and flexible General Ledger configuration and Enterprise level financial and budgeting features
- Strong organisational configurable workflows so that you can define actions and approval requests
- Automatic emails to users, customers, and suppliers
- Full customisation of fields and screens to match your unique processes
- Customisable dashboards give you an immediate view of all the data relevant to you on sign-in
- Automate transactions and costs from other Advanced modules directly into Projects or the General Ledger
- An integrated CRM to maintain a database of prospects, customers, and contacts, manages your pipelines and converts leads to sales orders,
- Cloud ERP integration so that you can bolster your system’s functionality with best of breed add-on products.
- The MYOB Advanced OnTheGo app so that employees can enter time and expenses from any mobile device at any time.
Companies such as Soul Origin provide a real example of how businesses can achieve success with MYOB Advanced. Soul Origin is Australia’s fastest-growing fresh food franchise. It offers a healthy fast-food option with a fantastic selection of gourmet sandwiches, wraps, salads and more. The first Soul Origin store opened in 2011. Soul Origin has plans to expand to 200 franchises across the country by 2019. The company felt it was time to invest in the infrastructure and internal software solutions to facilitate rapid growth and manage their expansion.
To read more about Soul Origin’s journey with MYOB Advanced, you can read the full case study here.
Why should you choose MYOB Advanced?
Choose MYOB Advanced if you need:
- Modern cloud ERP software solutions,
- A flexible and configurable system that can not only be set up the way that you need but will be able to work for you in the future as well,
- A solution specific to your industry, to get dedicated and specific functionality,
- A fully connected system so that you can leverage the data coming through in real-time to make the best decisions possible,
- To save time and reduce errors by automating manual processes within your business.
When MYOB Advanced will not suit your organisation
To get the full benefits of MYOB Advanced, you will need to partner with an experienced implementer with plenty of experience in your industry. It is not well suited to organisations looking for “out of the box” functionality or a low-cost entry point when upgrading from Accounting Software to ERP software.
Built on the Acumatica framework, this ERP system is best suited to larger, more complex companies with strict auditability requirements and separation of responsibilities.
This is one instance where selecting your implementation partner is as important as selecting the software itself.
Implementation and Pricing
Kilimanjaro Consulting is the leading MYOB cloud ERP provider across Australasia. We follow a tried and tested, structured methodology to guide you through the implementation process. We work to reduce risk in all forms so that your system will work exactly as it needs to when you go live. Our philosophy is that you need to become self-sufficient in your new system as soon as possible, but be there to help, guide and assist you as your organisation grows.
When MYOB wanted to implement Advanced in their own organisation, they turned to Kilimanjaro. Our largest implementation to date, Project Phoenix, was deemed a massive success. With over 1500 users, the implementation of Advanced led to huge efficiency improvements and provided a platform to support the growth of this product suite in the Au and NZ markets.
As MYOB’s number one partner, we are the leading option for your implementation. While MYOB themselves tackle the smaller, simpler projects, we have a unique insight into how complex organisations can improve their profitability and efficiency with MYOB Advanced and ERP cloud services. Our extensive experience of cloud ERP consulting and combination of business, accounting, and IT skills places us in a powerful position to help improve your business through implementation.
As a SaaS solution, MYOB Advanced is charged on a monthly subscription that bundles together licensing, hardware, and hosting. You can also scale your subscription up and down when necessary, allowing the system to grow with your organisation.
Making the transition from MYOB AccountRight
If you are currently using a smaller off-the-shelf accounting solution such as MYOB AccountRight, MYOB Essentials or Xero, at some point, you might feel your company is beginning to outgrow the system. This is usually when your processes have become too challenging and complex for your current system to manage correctly or timeously. Reports may be taking too long to generate and do not provide the detail that you need.
When upgrading from MYOB AccountRight, migrating your historical transactional data into the new system is typically very difficult. This means you start from “square one” on your old system, unable to access and compare against your old data. Kilimanjaro Consulting has developed technology to bridge the gap between your old MYOB AccountRight system and your new ERP database. We can import your historical data into MYOB Advanced during implementation so that you can hit the ground running when you go live – able to take full advantage of your new reporting capabilities.
You may be thinking about your future requirements and want to start simple and introduce the complexities later. As MYOB Advanced is designed to meet the needs of larger, more complex businesses, the transition from accounting to ERP needs careful planning and execution. The MYOB Advanced ERP system, in its most basic form, may still be too complex for your current requirements. The promise that you can start simple and scale up later is not one to be taken lightly. Make sure you understand “both sides of the divide” because there is no going back once you upgrade into ERP territory.
A Payroll and Workforce Management solution to complement your Financial ERP
MYOB Advanced People is a module designed as part of the MYOB Advanced Platform. It is a modern, cloud-based payroll and HR solution fully integrated into the other modules of MYOB Advanced. Process your payroll and other administrative tasks remotely, update tax rates and information are in real-time and let your employees manage their own information and leave applications with the Employee Self-Service module. MYOB Advanced People is Single Touch Payroll (STP) compliant and brings enhanced flexibility to your pay cycles, allowing customisable pay groups and pay frequencies.
Payroll and HR software is becoming increasingly important for modern businesses. Maintaining appropriate compliance and governance is paramount, and payroll is one area of your business at risk of fraud. Read more on why now is a good time to upgrade your payroll software.
Training is essential to get the most out of your MYOB Advanced system. Our expert implementation team will provide face-to-face training on MYOB Advanced during the implementation process. This is to help you become self-sufficient on your system when you go live. Supplementary online training is also provided.
However, we can also provide ad-hoc training to suit your specific requirements, whether you have new staff that require system training or a refresher on what was covered during implementation. This customised training gives you flexibility on time and areas that you wish to cover.
Keep your system up to date so that you can get the most out of your MYOB Advanced software. Each new release adds new features and functions to the already powerful system. Minor upgrades for MYOB Advanced happen automatically; however, major upgrades involve a sandbox testing environment so that you can become familiar with all the new features before they impact the live system.
Learn more about the latest additions to MYOB Advanced here.
MYOB Advanced FAQ
MYOB Advanced is a detailed and complex piece of software built for complex Businesses. For more information, a good place to start is our Frequently Asked Questions. This section also covers Cloud Accounting and other Software packages.
Please take advantage of our experience to help your organisation
Contact us to organise a free, no-obligation assessment of your organisation and whether or not MYOB Advanced is right for you. MYOB Advanced is designed for more complex organisations. This requires a skilled implementation partner to support you through all stages of the implementation: Design, Build, User Acceptance Testing, and Go-Live.