Well I feel the urge to bring up the old debate about the two accounting software’s that seem to be the front runners when it comes to how our data is stored, calculated, processed and managed. Xero V myob. Now I will firstly say that I recently had some work done by my friends at businessaccountantsperthwa who by the way, do a fantastic job. They seem to prefer the old school approach and were talking myob. It may have been that the accountant doing my stuff seemed to know it back to front. I guess its the same as programming or scripts and the different languages developers speak when building systems and databases. From what I had read and seen (and have a play on their website) Xero seemed way cooler and just a mile in front. Myob still had the same marketing and logo from when I remember the old man punching away in the excel spread sheet with a copy of Myob for dummies.
MYOB began life as software package that you installed into the old clunker PC via a CD-ROM. Xero is up with the “clouds” so way cooler and backed up to servers and tucked away. Because XERO has had the big head start on the cloud based performance, it seems like MYOB, although attempting to play ball, will always lie in the shadows of its main rival
When it comes to accessing the two software’s, Xero offers a browser to give you access your account meaning you can log in anyway via the internet with all the big guns like chrome, safari and dare I say it, internet explorer. Myob still requires the installation of an application to serve as the entry door if they want to get up in the clouds with their opponent .Finally, if you hate watching the buffering circle for longer than 10 seconds, you really wouldn’t look past Xero for loads times and speed.
So if you cut through the sarcasm and take my biased ”what the hell is my accountant doing” perspective, I like XERO just that tiny winny little bit better.
Well maybe a bit more.
See you all soon