Choosing The Right MYOB Retail Software For Your Business

MYOB Retail Software

MYOB offers several point of sale (POS) packages for retail businesses. These integrate with a shop's accounting software and automatically post journals. This eliminates the need of double entering data and means business owners can readily see how their shop is performing. 

Below we give a brief overview of these MYOB packages so you can identify which is most appropriate for your needs.

MYOB RetailManager

MYOB’s RetailManager is PC based software and ideal when you don't want or have internet access in your shop. It's easy to use, and a great solution whether you have one or many shops. The program integrates seamlessly to MYOB AccountRight so that your Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet reports are kept up to date on a daily basis. It's ideal if you sell and manage inventory, require fast sales processing, need to manage customers on account and see exactly how the shop is performing. It's compatible with most POS hardware.


  • Tried and proven bullet proof software
  • Intuitive interface and easy to read screens makes for fast training
  • Compatible with most POS hardware – cash drawers, docket printer & bar code scanners
  • Seamless integration to AccountRight – GST, bank, inventory, debtors’ balances posted daily
  • Custom add-on reports available to purchase to supplement the 70 existing reports
  • Good audit trail and users cannot delete transactions once posted
  • Great export/import options so data can easily be transferred
  • One-time license fee so very cheap to own. Pay once and use forever


  • Desktop and/or server based (not available via a web browser)
  • Doesn’t connect to all types of EFTPOS machines – limited range available
  • MYOB are not investing in RetailManager developing, however the product is still well supported


MYOB RetailManager is recommended for shops who want integration to MYOB AccountRight and those who want to run on their PC or server and not via a web browser. The software runs reliably for years and is cheap to maintain having no compulsory annual license fee. The software is well developed and supported by both MYOB and MYOB Certified Consultants.

MYOB Kounta

MYOB Kounta is perfect for any sized hospitality business such as bars, restaurants & cafes, plus service businesses and smaller retail shops who need stock control. It allows you to view real-time data of your sales, inventory and performance indicators on any mobile device.


  • Kounta has the ability to work both online and offline should the internet go down  
  • Can run it on any web browser so not limited to Windows (i.e. can run on an iPad, MacBook or other device with a browser)
  • Ability to bulk import stock from your existing POS system or from Excel
  • Can use product components to make a final product that is sold 
  • Print barcodes and labels with ease using the barcode and label printing add-on
  • Flexible payments including layby and account sales
  • Create and track multiple user accounts, each with a secure pin code
  • Tracks sales history per customer
  • Good reporting options
  • Connects to a large number of other on-line packages
  • Integrates to MYOB Essentials and AccountRight accounting software


  • MYOB doesn’t support this product directly but good third-party support & from Kounta themselves


We recommend Kounta for hospitality customers and retailers wanting web-based retail software

Need Help?

Still not sure which of the above retail 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 retail software and our consultants are experts with all the MYOB packages.


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Thanks again – I really appreciate your help.

Nicky McRae Office Manager The Pallet Company

Customers are happy

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.

Peter Oliver Computing Solutions Ltd

Much quicker processing with greater accuracy

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.

Dinesh Perera Senior Group Accountant Catholic Diocese of Auckland

Very helpful

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.

Mark Forster Operations Manager

Highly recommend.

Murray gave a fantastic training on Accountants Office. He's very knowledgeable about the system but also very patient and friendly. Learn so much. Thanks a lot.

Also, thank you so much for arranging this for me in that short notice, Lynley. It helps a lot.

Lily Chartered Accountant

A godsend

Thanks so much – you were a godsend. I would like to do some training with you – do you hold classes?

Helen Flinkenberg Financial Administrator

Our 'go to'

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.

Margot Leigh Chartered Accountant Margot Leigh & Associates

Easy when you get the right training

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.

Sara Becker Administration Manager, Affordable Scaffolding 2010 Ltd

Really appreciated the support

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.

Sharleen Murray Office Manager – Stauff Corporation

Awesome when it comes to MYOB

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.

Martin Caughey The Look

Streamlined our systems

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.

Shona Irwin Chief Financial Officer Gow Langsford Gallery

I see them as part of our team

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.

Mark Wells General Manager Finance | Arvida Group