Want to speed up your MYOB AccountRight?

Some find AccountRight Live slower than your old desktop version of the software.  Some find AccountRight Live faster mainly those who have been using MYOB Premier. Generally it is slower but the enhancements to the software reduce the time we take to do accounting.

Check the table below for possible ways to speed up AccountRight Live:

Possible cause Try this solution:
Your computer might not be suitable for running AccountRight. Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements to run the new AccountRight. You should have at least 4 GB RAM and an i5 processor running at 2.6 GHz is recommended. The type of processor in your computer is the most important factor. Not all computer chips are equal.
If sales or purchases take a while to record, you might have an abundance of contact logs. Try purging your contact logs as described in the support note Purging contact logs in the new AccountRight
You might be using an older AccountRight version. Check for updates – if you see an orange ribbon around your program then it is time to update. You should always be on the latest version of AccountRight. Each version gets progressively faster as the MYOB technical team speed up particular areas
Your computer’s hard disk might not have enough free space. Download and run CC Cleaner. You can get this useful tool free and its purpose is to defrag your hard drive and free space by deleting unnecessary files. Seehttp://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard
You might have software on your computer which you no longer need. Remove unwanted software to free up some of your computer’s available resources. Uninstall Programs you no longer use.
Your computer may have spyware, malware, or viruses. Remove spyware and check for viruses. How you do this will depend on the antivirus and anti-malware software you use. Refer to that software’s help documentation for instructions on how to perform a full scan of your computer. If you don’t have antivirus and anti-malware software, speak to an IT person.
Your antivirus software might be interfering with AccountRight. Add an exclusion in your antivirus software for AccountRight – see Antivirus exclusions for help on this.
 Check your internet download and upload speed Go to your browser and paste http://www.speedtest.net/Without downloading any software run the speed test which measures download and upload speed. You should download at minimum 8 Mbps & upload at 6 Mbps. Speak to your internet service provider about options to speed up your broadband.
Your Windows might not be up to date. Check for Windows updates. Click the Start button and choose All Programs then choose Windows Update.

PS You don’t need to have your file in the cloud to get bank feeds. Some users prefer to have their file on a local pc or network drive and backup daily to a cloud service. With AccountRight you have that option. Note that speed varies tremendously between sites and at certain times of the day. If the speed is driving you to drink then contact us so we can advise.



Lynley Averis

Lynley is an MYOB Certified Consultant & has been involved in training in New Zealand since 1985. She's written various accounting & MYOB workbooks including co-authoring “Bookkeeping for Dummies”. She has consulted on all versions of MYOB Accounting, Retail and Payroll over the past 18 years and has previously worked for MYOB. She currently consults to NZ businesses on all aspects of business systems - her mission for clients is for them to spend as little time as possible doing accounting!