We have a client that needed help with MYOB Online accounts…

I requested the  client to give me an invite to their online accounts.  Get sent an invite, accept the invite through my email and then get taken the the MYOB “live” accounts.

I thought hmm might be interesting to see what the competition is about so eagerly I login and go to look for the clients file.

No company file.

The instructions on MYOB website – please download the latest software to use these accounts – huh – I thought they were online.

So I follow the instructions and wait to download the file (20 minutes later for 243mb File).

Once downloaded I eagerly click to set up the software.  Myob starts wizzing and whiring.  I wait in anticipation watching the progressbar.  Meanwhile I have boiled the jug made a couple of phone calls, reconciled a client In xero.  Check Progress bar of software setup of the “cloud” software.

Make cup of coffee, Reconcile another clients account – answer a couple of emails…

Voilah – Accountright is ready to use.  WOOHOOO.   I do my desk ergonomics flex fingers and pounce over my keyboard ready to go with fingers flying.

I login into the “cloud” software from my desktop to locate the clients file “in the cloud”

“Sorry you cannot access this file as you have the 2013 version of the software and the company file is 2012.  Please contact the company administrator to upgrade the file to 2013”


I  then call MYOB – explain my predicament.  They need to reset my password and then send me a link to the 2012 version of the “cloud” software.

At the end of the conversation the help desk notices that the subscription for MYOB is expiring in 10 days would I like to renew it…

Ummm I don’t think so buddy!

Now don’t even get me started on the exporting of information.  That’s a whole other issue.

If you want an accounting system that will make you smile, try Xero, see our Xero setup and support services.

This morning we received our copy of the New Zealand Master Bookkeepers Guide!  A little light reading…  738 pages…

Is anyone out there using Caterease?  I have a client who would love for this to integrate with Xero but Caterease need more people asking so they will integrate it.

Alternatively, is anyone using catering software that can handle events, recipes, quotes, calendar etc that integrates?  I would love to hear from you.

Thanks, Glennis Stuckey

Check out PocketRent – it is property management software, which links up with Xero, it draws bank data from Xero for rent payments.  It has some very cool features, like letting property managers (or owners) and tenants know if rent was missed, populated tenancy agreements etc.  You can also upload copies of warranty information for appliances and fittings etc.

Have a look:

If you know anyone who would like this, please send them our way.  We can setup Xero up at the same time if not yet setup.  A good property management firm, like Quinovic, for instance, are going to be experts at managing the tenants, taking the emotion out of it, but this certainly helps the DIY Landlords out there.


Company Cars and what you probably shouldn’t do with them ;-)

I highly recommend you take your company car and go racing at Pukekohe Park Raceway – the track is open most weekends for casual racing – you pay $90 and race all you want.  Motorbikes and Cars go separately, you don’t have to go too crazy if you don’t want too.  All you need is a helmet, and a car… maybe your company car will do?

Destroying the brakes on the company car

We took the Katalyst company car for a blast, my husband and I are a bit competitive though, so we were caning it, it certainly gets your blood pumping when another car is near by too.
Katalyst Company Car
As fun as it was, I now have a loaner, as we destroyed the brakes in my car and it refused to start on Sunday, so she’s certainly putting in her protests.  We were doing 210km per hour on the back straight with 200m before the hair pin, so my poor car was working hard.  I might have done a couple of really bad gear changes in there too.

Wheels that were spotless Friday afternoon, are now blackened with brake dust, a full tank of gas at Drury was gone by time we left the track with our grinding brake pads…

Tank of gas, $100, brake rotors, pads and hi-temp fluid $1350, track fee $90, fun = priceless!  Just remember, your car won’t be insured if you crash, or if someone crashes into you. Also, make sure your car is branded so any potential clients will spot it ;-).