I wrote a recent blog about Daniel from Parking Made Easy and his new startup venture and when I dug a little deeper and asked some more questions I discovered that many of the new technological startup companies that he connects with on a day-to-day basis don’t use MYOB and are not considering it.
Daniel is a member of the Fishburners group, a co-working, entrepreneurial non-profit organisation that business startups can join to share ideas, get support and learn new things. Daniel did a survey of some of his fellow startup businesses at Fishburners and discovered some surprising information – not one of them was considering using MYOB bookkeeping software to manage their business financials! We had to ask why?
Several reasons where given, including:
- Many of the businesses are still very small so they use Microsoft Excel to manage and keep track of their finances (75%)
- Some of them were considering a cloud-based bookkeeping system because they could access it from anywhere (25%), including
- Taking advantage of 12 months free use of SAASU, a cloud-based accounting program that is made available to members of the group
- Another cloud-based bookkeeping system called XERO.
I wrote a blog post about these cloud-based (basically a website that you signup and log in to) online bookkeeping systems in early 2010 and it’s interesting to see how they have progressed over that time.
If you are completing our MYOB training courses don’t fear, the company is still by far the largest provider of bookkeeping and accounting software for small business in Australia so there are lots of jobs being advertised.