MYOB offers a range of payroll packages which cater to the varying needs of different businesses. Some are designed specifically for small businesses, whilst others are designed to meet the more demanding requirements of larger organisations.
Below we give a brief overview of different MYOB packages so you can identify which is most appropriate for your needs. Whilst there's a range of packages available, there are two we usually recommend. These as MYOB Essentials Payroll for small businesses with simple payroll requirements, and IMS Payroll for businesses of any size with more complex payroll requirements.
Essentials Payroll is designed for small organisations with simple payroll needs. It does a nice job of paying people with a simple 3 step process.
Essentials Payroll is recommended for employers with less than 10 employees. It suits those with simple payroll requirements. It’s not suited for those needing department or cost centre reporting.
ACE Payroll has been used by thousands of small NZ businesses for many years. It’s recommended for small employers. ACE Payroll is 100% owned by MYOB. You pay an initial software fee and then an optional annual subscription.
ACE Payroll is designed for small businesses, however it's not ideal for businesses with staff working flexible hours. If that's your business, then we suggest you consider MYOB Essentials Payroll or IMS instead.
MYOB Payroll has been used successfully by thousands of small and medium NZ businesses for 20 years. It is recommended for employers with less than 20 employees.
MYOB Payroll has worked reliably for many businesses for 20 years. It has most features and reports an organisation would need. Its suited for those needing department or cost centre reporting. However, due to the age of the database used we no longer recommend purchasing this payroll.
IMS Payroll has been relied on by thousands of NZ businesses over many years. It's suitable for employers of any size - especially those with more complex requirements. It is 100% owned by MYOB and support comes from the Hasting support centre. IMS Payroll can be purchased with useful add-ons; IMS Express (leave portal) and IMS Max (leave and timesheet portal). IMS can be hosted in the cloud or on the Desktop.
IMS Payroll is one of our favourites and one we regularly implement for clients. It’s bullet proof software & once users are familiar, they like it. Feature rich and very well supported.
EXO Payroll has been used successfully by thousands of NZ businesses for many years. It is recommended for both large and medium employers. Support comes from the MYOB directly or from an Enterprise partner. EXO Payroll can be purchased with a multitude of add-ons: MyStaff Info; Time & Attendance (to poll time clocks); Health & Safety to name a few.
EXO Payroll is highly recommended for medium and large sized businesses. It’s bullet proof software & once users are familiar, they like it. It’s feature rich and comes with a good suite of reports.
Still not sure which of the above payroll software packages is best for you? Contact us and we'll make choosing the right software easy. We have over 20 years hands-on experience with payroll software and our consultants are experts with all the MYOB packages.
We can also help if you need any of these services:
We currently use AccountRight Live with bank feeds. It's easy when you get the right training.
Lynley Averis has worked with us for the past 5 years. She is always available to help with both MYOB Accounting and MYOB Payroll. Lynley knows MYOB AccountRight Live inside out. She's highly experienced and was able to fix problems and help me with payroll & accounting issues.
AccountAgility is our ‘go to’ when we have clients getting messed up with their MYOB files. Lynley will go in, health check the file, correct the errors and train the bookkeeper to follow best practice.
We look after the client’s tax requirements, but she will dig deep into the software to ensure the reports are reliable.
I just wanted to pass on my thanks for the recent course on Retail Manager in Auckland. Lynley was great and the course was very helpful.
Lynley Averis has been working with The Look group of companies since 2011.
She has supported us with RetailManager, AccountRight and Payroll to drive efficiencies across the business. I highly recommend Lynley who is awesome when it comes to MYOB.
Thank you Lynley for your professionalism and fantastic 'can do' attitude.
NZX Listed Arvida Group are the largest single user of AccountRight software in NZ.
We selected AccountRight as our software of choice back in December 2014. Our accounting system allowed us to grow with new entities easily added to our centralised accounting hubs. Arivda is now moving all 2,500 employees to IMS payroll (from ACE, Zambion, Datacom, EXO and MYOB Payrolls). This will standardise payroll across the business and into one specialist team.
Lynley Averis from AccountAgility has been our MYOB business Partner since December 2014. She and her team have an in-depth knowledge of our accounting and payroll systems. I see them as part of our team. They assist with projects whenever we need help and are friendly and well connected with the MYOB community.
Lynley, you are amazing!!
Thanks again – I really appreciate your help.
Lynley has been referring our Sidekick Reporting software to her customers as the preferred add-on reporting package to AccountRight Live. Since 2011, more of her customers have bought a Sidekick licence than from any other partner. It has kept us busy writing new reports and features to the ever growing list. Her customers are happy as they can now extract and analyse the information they need for decision making.
Thanks so much – you were a godsend. I would like to do some training with you – do you hold classes?
The Auckland Diocese manage 65 parishes from Thames to Katia. We are NZ’s largest Diocese.
In 2016, after extensive research, we selected MYOB AccountRight with Lynley Averis as our MYOB business partner. As at June 2019, 30 parishes use MYOB AccountRight to handle their accounting. The objective is to have all parishes using AccountRight and a computerised payroll.
The new system is much quicker processing things with greater accuracy. Lynley has been at the forefront to achieve these efficiencies.
We choose Lynley because she has many years experience on payroll setup & training. Over the years Lynley has always been available to assist online with questions on both the payroll software and on payroll legislation. We really have appreciated the support.
Gow Langford Gallery is NZ’s largest privately owned art gallery. The Gallery represents over thirty established New Zealand and international artists. The accounting systems need to be able to accommodate complex transactions.
AccountAgility have worked closely with us, supporting both AccountRight and Payroll since 2012. We have streamlined our systems to eliminate additional spreadsheets and paper documents and now make maximum use of AccountRight.
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