updated 03:45 pm EST, Tue November 27, 2007
MYOB US today unveiled the latest version to its small business accounting software, AccountEdge 2008, introducing a new command center, better Mac OS X App integration, and more. The company says the redesigned command center is more than just a cosmetic fix, offering quick-access task drawers that store common functions. AccountEdge 2008 can now integrate with both iCal and .Mac services, allowing users to set reminders and to-dos, and to back up their accounting information to iDisk. A new enhanced search function allows users to search contacts, items, transactions, and other databases for information such as postal codes, item descriptions, and first name, among others. MYOB AccountEdge 2008 is available directly from the company's online store for $300, and requires a G3 with 128MB of RAM running Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.
AccountEdge 2008 has introduced a new reminder log that allows users to create reminders, regardless of whether they have an associated contact, while the app can also manage sick and vacation time among employees, taking in to account wage adjustments and details surrounding the time off. Users can also print and email pay stubs and itemized payment notifications, as well as generate itemized customer statements and payable stubs, which can include discounts, credits, and debits. Inventory features and reports have been improved, and the new help system is easier to navigate and understand.