On the road with MYOB

We’ve been part of the MYOB developer program for a little while now and the MYOB Debtor Upload is one of our most popular Abtrac add-ons. We did our first MYOB interface in the 1990s!

Like MYOB we’ve recently launched our cloud version and like MYOB we’ve chosen to continue selling/developing and supporting our offline/desktop version too. So now we have two current versions of Abtrac – Versions 5 and 6.

When the opportunity came up to hit the road as part of the MYOB2014 Roadshow and Partner Program we thought it was great timing to get out there and connect with our partners in the software and accounting professions. We wanted to get a feel from our accounting colleagues ‘out in the field’ – how businesses are responding to the technology changes in 2014 and hear what their clients want most from their business management tools in future.

Of course we are always happy to hear your thoughts on technology and tools for the future of Abtrac and encourage you to contact us. But sometimes it’s good to hear the view of the un-converted masses too 🙂

Last month was the last event of the 2014 circuit so we thought we’d share a wee snapshot of six months on the road with MYOB. Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington, Gold Coast.

Team Abtrac good to go at the Gold Coast, Day 1.

Team Abtrac good to go at the Gold Coast, Day 1.

MYOB’s Keran McKenzie giving notice to the broadcasting industry there’s another Larry King on the rise (between occasionally asking the interviewees relevant questions).

MYOB’s Keran McKenzie giving notice to the broadcasting industry there’s another Larry King on the rise (between occasionally asking the interviewees relevant questions).

Setting up for the first Roadshow in Brisbane.

Setting up for the first Roadshow in Brisbane.
Over 600 people attended, many expressing interest and indeed delight at what Abtrac had to offer.

Sharnee is our graphic designer and as such the look and feel of Abtrac Version 6 is significantly her input. Here she’s admiring a Ferrari outside the Melbourne venue. Not a chance!

Sharnee is our graphic designer and as such the look and feel of Abtrac Version 6 is significantly her input.
Here she’s admiring a Ferrari outside the Melbourne venue. Not a chance!

Back to work handing out brochures as over 1,000 people file in for the next session.

Back to work handing out brochures as over 1,000 people file in for the next session.

Ed, Pam and Jennifer at the Gold Coast Abtrac stand.

Ed, Pam and Jennifer at the Gold Coast Abtrac stand.

Ed being interviewed by MYOB’s Keran McKenzie in Wellington. The interview was live-streamed and is still available at http://youtu.be/79HXa8ANYsUi

Ed being interviewed by MYOB’s Keran McKenzie in Wellington. The interview was live-streamed and is still available at
http://youtu.be/79HXa8ANYsU

At the end of the Gold Coast 2 day event where 500 partners from all over Australia attended, Ed with his grandson assiting knocking down the Abtrac display stand.

At the end of the Gold Coast 2 day event where 500 partners from all over Australia attended, Ed with his grandson assiting knocking down the Abtrac display stand.

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