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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2015/12/15 - MYOB, Australia’s leading accounting solutions provider is delighted to announce its latest milestone with 1, 000 accounting practices now collaborating with their clients on MYOB Portal - MYOB.com.au. ASX: MYO
Launched in April 2015, MYOB Portal is a custom built collaboration tool for the accounting industry. It’s designed to be easily accessible on a mobile device, so that an accountant’s clients have on the go access to critical documents. This is an industry first. As a practice solutions provider, MYOB was first to market with a complete integrated solution for desktop and mobile, which has been reviewed and agreed to by the Australian Taxation Office.
In under 12 months, MYOB has seen significant results with Portal in both Australia and New Zealand. To date, over 1, 000 accounting practices have created a total of over 15,000 client portals and accessed over 40,000 documents. MYOB Portal is the company’s fastest uptake, and most successful practice solutions launch in its 24 year history.
This innovation led to MYOB being crowned The Most Innovative Large Company in BRW’s 2015 Most Innovative Companies Awards.
“We’re thrilled with the continued success of Portal. The latest numbers reflect Portal as being the fastest uptake in our product history, and we’re elated with the positive feedback in the market,” says Andrew Birch, General Manager of Industry Solutions MYOB.
“The biggest point of difference in MYOB Portal is at the client end. We built this to be accessible via a smartphone because that’s what an accountant’s client is using most of the time. There are a number of studies to show the decline in desktop operating system access versus smartphone access.”
“The reality is that these clients are busy all day in their business, and we want them to focus on doing what they love, not checking in on the computer late at night and responding to a backlog of accounting requests. Our commitment was to create an online platform via mobile that would optimise collaboration and cut the time required to get a response from the client to their accountants.”
Brendan Drummond from SHB Business has been a super user of MYOB Portal, and has created almost 500 documents since its inception in market.
“We’ve been so excited about MYOB Portal. With Portal, we’ve been able to free up our clients’ time so they no longer require coming to us and signing papers. We simply load documents up, and our clients jump on from their mobile or tablet device and can sign them and send it back. Internally, the time and cost saved from printing, signing and physically posting has been huge. The efficiencies are phenomenal. Anytime we are making life easier for the clients, well that’s just our job done. And, the move towards a paperless office has been a really exciting one for us.”
About MYOB Australia
MYOB Group Limited ABN 61 153 094 958
Registered office: Level 3, 235 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150
MYOB (myob.com.au) is a leading cloud based business management solutions provider. It makes business life easier for approximately 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand 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 in 2015 was awarded the BRW award for the most innovative large company for 500+ employees and placed 2nd in BRW’s Most Innovative Companies Award list across all categories nationally.