The Great Debate MYOB vs Xero


Cloud accounting (or online accounting) gives business owners flexibility and real-time control over their accounting.

This also means your accountant or bookkeeper can remotely access your financial information to reconcile your accounts. (Say ‘Goodbye’ to those pesky shoeboxes full of receipts.)

There are many cloud accounting solutions available to choose from, but at Bosco Accounting our top 2 preferences include MYOB or Xero. (FYI – It’s worth mentioning, just like Ford or Holden, you’re either Team MYOB or Team Xero!)

Both MYOB and Xero are great accounting software and easy to use. Both have their strengths & weaknesses, outlined below are just some of the key features for the subscriptions available.


 MYOB Essentials – Accounting + Payroll XERO Premium 5
Single Touch Payroll – pay unlimited employees. Single Touch Payroll – pay up to 100 employees (price increases the more employees you have).
Superannuation – automation. Superannuation – automation.
Bank Feeds – link your bank account(s) – enables easy reconciliation. Bank Feeds – link your bank account(s) – enables easy reconciliation.
Invoicing– send invoices & quotes. Invoicing – send invoices & quotes.
Enter bills. Enter bills.
Accessibility – mobile app available. Accessibility – mobile app available.
Receipts – upload photos of receipts directly from your phone to the ‘In Tray’ – very simple and quite easy to match. Receipts & Bills – Capture bills and receipts with Hubdoc – take a photo and upload/forward paperwork form emails.
Bank Rules – once set up will automatically reconcile matching transactions. Bank Rules – once set up will identify matching transactions but you need to select ‘ok’ to reconcile.
Reporting – has the necessary reports. Reporting – has many different types, with a lot of different filters available.


From a cost point of view MYOB seems to be a bit less expensive than Xero, at this stage, but over time as more functions are added that may change! 

Both Xero and MYOB provide business owners various consumer payment solutions too.

If you would like to know more about MYOB or Xero cloud accounting solutions for your business, contact the team at Bosco Chartered Accountants today.

Happy reconciling!