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Fortnite publisher Epic Games is splitting their software into two versions because of a fight they’ve decided to pick with Apple over the fees that Apple earn from apps in their Appstore. MYOB recently made a decision to discontinue their Mac version of accounting software called MYOB AccountEdge because of a change in the iOS software that runs most Apple PC’s.
Accounting Edge has been the long time relative of MYOB AccountRight for Windows devices and if a feature was available in one version it was often quite similar in AccountingEdge, but Apple made a change and MYOB can no longer update their software to keep up – NO WONDER they’ve been pushing their “Xero competing” version, MYOB Essentials so hard! Here’s what they had to say.
The change that Apple made was to only run their operating system as a 64-bit version and not a 32-bit program and after some comments in the MYOB community pages, their community moderator announced that MYOB will no longer be supporting their MYOB AccountEdge software.
This might seem like MYOB has been active and diligent in making sure their software is available for their users but MANY MYOB customers are not happy at all, confirming that other software makes have been able to make sure their software will run on the recently published operating system from Apple.
Xero Accounting Knew The Power of the Cloud
From the get-go Xero have pushed 100% with their cloud accounting software and support for integrations with lots of other online apps.
You can get the COMPLETE Xero Beginners to Advanced Training Course Package here
As a result they’ve managed to differentiate themselves from MYOB with typical cloud features, including:
- multiple users logging in at the same time
- users logging in and working from anywhere
- users using any device
- connecting with thousands of other cloud software integrations
MYOB Essentials is now a thing
MYOB Essentials went through a massive recent upgrade, which threw some of our students and us, but it’s about time MYOB put in 100% to compete against Xero Accounting with their Essentials software.
If you are a job seeker or exploring going into business as a contract bookkeeper you’ll be thrilled to learn that we have a training course combination called “The TRIO”. This training course package includes:
- MYOB AccountRight PLUS COMPLETE training courses (inc. payroll)
- MYOB Essentials COMPLETE
- Xero Accounting COMPLETE
If you are interested in reading more about what is going on here are some good reads: