The Beginner’s Guide to MYOB Add-ons
If you’re a mid-sized Shopify merchant, you may be familiar with MYOB (an acronym for Mind Your Own Business), a company that provides accounting, business, and financial services to medium-sized businesses. MYOB can provide your business with a variety of tools that can help you automate various processes and gain key business and financial insights without having to amalgamate or analyze data yourself. However, you may require a more customizable solution to satisfy your company’s needs - and this is where MYOB Add-ons can come into play.
MYOB Add-ons are apps offered on the MYOB App Marketplace which “extend the functionality of your MYOB Software”. To elaborate, this marketplace hosts a collection of third-party apps which are specifically designed to customize or improve upon a specific component of the MYOB software so that it can better suit your requirements. The apps function with every type of MYOB product, including MYOB AccountRight, MYOB Essentials, and MYOB Advanced. Furthermore, apps on the marketplace are often tailored to satisfy business owners working in different industries, like manufacturing/engineering, retail, and healthcare.
While searching by product or by industry can often be useful, the most common way to find the perfect MYOB Add-on for you is to search by task. This feature allows you to filter the available apps by the function which they’re primarily designed for. We’ll be going over a few of the most common functions which MYOB Add-ons are designed for, as well as some of the popular apps in each category.
Inventory management apps can help you efficiently manage your inventory systems and can quickly notify you when there is action to be taken. By using one of the available add-ons, you’ll be able to customize your inventory management MYOB solution and better organize your company as a whole. Here are some of the popular and certified MYOB Add-ons in the inventory management space:
Billing and Invoices
MYOB Add-ons that help you manage your billing and invoices are especially useful when you’re looking to integrate multiple accounting platforms or generally streamline the process by which you bill customers and send or receive invoices. Billing and invoicing apps are particularly useful when it comes to organizing and reading invoices, and integrating with some apps can even allow you to receive and read these invoices within MYOB rather than an external app. If you’re looking for a billing and invoices add-on, you can start by having a look at the following apps and go from there:
Data synchronization is one of the most important aspects of running an online business, as the data that you gather from store visitors, customers, reviewers, and other parties can inform decisions around many different topics, including SEO, customer retention, marketing, advertising, and the demographics of your customers. Data sync apps can perform tasks such as syncing orders, inventory levels, and creating corresponding transactions for orders synchronized from Shopify as sale invoices or sale orders. Here are some of our top choices for data sync add-ons on the MYOB app store:
CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
Customer relationship management is often an under-appreciated dimension of a successful e-commerce business. The CRM add-ons featured in the MYOB app store can help you reach new and existing customers easily and seamlessly. Also, you could use them to sync your business and client meetings with an existing personal calendar to better manage your time, and to keep a compact list of customer contact information amalgamated from multiple sources. At the end of the day, a successful business cares for its customers, and using CRM add-ons will undoubtedly raise your customer service quality by a few notches. That said, here are some of the best CRM apps in the MYOB app store:
Accounting tools are one of the most valuable groups of MYOB add-ons you can use for your Shopify store. As a small to mid-sized business owner, it’s imperative that you’re able to keep track of the financial side of your store and make quick decisions based on easily accessible and valuable insights. Many accounting tools will provide you with a customizable and intuitive interface through which you can receive and manipulate data in a variety of ways in order to grasp trends and to draw conclusions about your store. To find out more about MYOB accounting tools, you can read our article on the subject here. Here are some of the premier accounting apps on the MYOB app store:
How Shypyard Can Help You
Finally, as a general service to help you integrate between your e-commerce platform and various third-party apps, we highly recommend shypyard.io. Shypyard specializes in creating custom integrations between e-commerce platforms such as Shopify and virtually any application designed to streamline the processes of your business. Additionally, we provide integrations between almost any e-commerce platform and third-party apps for accounting, analytics, automation, fulfillment, and other purposes. To find out more about what we do and book a free demo of our services, visit our website here.
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