MYOB vs. Patriot Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MYOB
Score 5.1 out of 10
N/A
MYOB now has a suite of subscription-based products and a browser-based accounting product that was released in August 2010. On 24 October 2012, MYOB released AccountRight Live - the cloud-enabled version of its flagship product. MYOB competes with Xero and QuickBooks.N/A
Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Patriot Software headquartered in Canton, Ohio offers Patriot PAY, their benefits administration and payroll software.
$17
per month
Pricing
MYOBPatriot Software
Editions & Modules
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Basic Payroll
$17/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Accounting Basic
$20/mo (unlimited use)
Accounting Premium
$30/mo (unlimited use)
Full Service Payroll
$37/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MYOBPatriot Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPatriot Software has two payroll options to choose from: Basic Payroll, and Full Service payroll software. Both start with a simple three-step payroll process. With the Full Service Payroll, Patriot will collect, deposit, and file federal, state, and local payroll taxes on the customer's behalf; end-of-the-year payroll tax filing is included at no extra charge. Print W2s on 8 x 1/2 x 11 plain white office paper to hand to employees, or post to the free employee portal. Also, Patriot Software offers free direct deposit.
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Features
MYOBPatriot Software
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
MYOB
7.0
11 Ratings
2% below category average
Patriot Software
8.3
15 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation7.211 Ratings9.515 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.97 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.09 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.97 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.87 Ratings6.36 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
MYOB
6.1
6 Ratings
12% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
API for custom integration5.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins6.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
MYOB
7.0
11 Ratings
12% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability6.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
MYOB
5.9
11 Ratings
23% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Dashboards6.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports5.710 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
MYOB
4.9
15 Ratings
38% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Accounts payable5.915 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable5.915 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash management5.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation5.815 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management6.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking6.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management4.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support2.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance4.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing5.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal6.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support6.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers5.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting2.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations6.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations5.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting2.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting4.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework2.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes5.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
MYOB
3.7
8 Ratings
58% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking6.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering2.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management2.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing module2.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
MYOB
6.2
6 Ratings
14% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Pricing6.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry6.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing6.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold6.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration6.24 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility6.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution6.24 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
MYOBPatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
2.3
(18 ratings)
9.7
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
2.5
(14 ratings)
9.3
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
2.2
(14 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
MYOBPatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
MYOB
MYOB is suitable for any business. I have two different businesses and both use MYOB effectively. I use MYOB to pay wages every fortnight for both businesses. This enables me to track exactly what is happening with everyone's different sick leave and holiday entitlements easily. I'm also able to keep track of expenditure and balance and reconcile the accounts against bank statements.
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Patriot Software
Patriot PAY is well-suited to a company that has a 10-day window between the end of the pay period and the payday. The company size makes very little difference and it is easy to use for any company. It is also very progressive in development and improvement. If a company has a small window for turn-around, but fairly consistent payroll amounts (such as a lot of salary workers), Patriot PAY might also be a good fit for them.

Companies with tight turn-around times or payrolls that vary significantly in direct deposit amounts might have difficulty using Patriot PAY.
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Pros
MYOB
  • MYOB is very easy to navigate and find the correct information.
  • The Help section was very straight forward and very easy to learn.
  • MYOB was a great accounting tool for our business as it provided the accountant, sales, etc all of the information they need all in one place.
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Patriot Software
  • It is simple, intuitive and straightforward in its design. Someone with little experience with roles in human resources roles, bookkeeping or payroll can quickly learn how to set-up the software and run payroll regularly by reading through the support portion of the site, or by contacting the helpful staff at Patriot. Patriot staff have walked me through issues or guided me on the phone as I learned how to use a function of the software.
  • Patriot provides comprehensive quarterly tax filing records, including 941s, state unemployment compensation tax payments, state employer's tax and local employer's tax filings. You can also generate payroll or tax deposit reports over a specific time period or per employee.
  • The support and FAQ pages available on Patriot are very practical and written in an easy to understand manner. Using the information provided there, I was able to properly set up new employees according to local and state filing requirements.
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Cons
MYOB
  • [In my opinion,] horrible interface to import data
  • [In my opinion,] user interface stuck in 1995
  • Needs improvement to usability
  • Contestant price increases
  • [In my opinion,] new in-app advertising is annoying
  • Countless different windows to do simple tasks like onboard an employee
  • [In my experience,] too slow
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Patriot Software
  • Connecting with outside software - we have an issue of Patriot not recognizing donors when connected to other websites when all the information is the same minus a middle initial
  • Giving an error page when something small is off. Instead of giving an easy to fix error notification, Patriot brings the user to an error page and they have to reenter everything.
  • Fixing dates easily. If a date is entered incorrectly, 8/13/21 instead of 2021, an error pop up appears but the user has to click enter/okay many times or refresh the page in order to fix this issue.
  • Enter vs Tab key - Patriot loves the tab key but if the user clicks enter instead, many times it brings them to the home page.
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Likelihood to Renew
MYOB
Our clients seems hesitant to change softwares so I don't see why we wouldn't be renewing with MYOB
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Patriot Software
It works well because it is cheap for us.
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Usability
MYOB
All of the MYOB products are easy to use. Most of our clients use MYOB ACE payroll and Essentials but some of the customers who are proper accounts use a range of products like Account Right MYOB AE/AO, Practice manager, TAX manager, etc. I have never heard of any complaints and the support contacts are always approachable.
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Patriot Software
I think it is great once things are setup as for general user looking to look for simple things like a copy of a paystub or a current pay rate for an employee. However, to find specialized things like a state withholding number or payroll integration settings those do require a bit more digging to find or possibly a call to customer service for help.
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Support Rating
MYOB
MYOB accounting software basically works but looks and functions like 1998. Unfortunately their Antipiracy licensing system is absolutely TERRIBLE and verging on nearly criminal, scam! You must CONFIRM each and every data file and when it doesnt work you have to PAY THEM to fix their own file protection issues. If you dont pay them, they hold your data hostage as your company accounting information file becomes READ ONLY. Permantly, unless you pay them. This is a total extortion SCAM. I cannot believe a company can operate this way. With a lot of better product available... i dont imagine MYOB is going to survive much longer.
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Patriot Software
Generally speaking it is pretty good that when I need to call somebody up for a payroll question I can generally within five minutes get somebody on the phone and they can help me resolve the problem or specify where specifically I need to go or contact to find my answers. However, that being said, for my specific situation as a partner my assigned contact has not always been very responsive.
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Alternatives Considered
MYOB
Not even close. Though I will say MYOB had a budget module where Zoho Books doesn't which is one thing severely lacking in Zoho Books. On the other hand, Zoho Books allows for payment processing integration without trying to get a cut from the process whereas MYOB allowed for payment processing but you had to go through their service only and it wasn't cheap.
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Patriot Software
I briefly used Intuit Online Payroll, and it was expensive, had no support, and was very frustrating to use. I also used 3 local tax companies for payroll - they were extremely expensive and messed up all of the time. Their employee turnover was very annoying (and it seemed to happen every other month) and each employee did things differently. When I let one of my employees go, the last company paid them after termination (2 weeks of salary), and had to get into a legal battle because the employee would not give the money back.
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Return on Investment
MYOB
  • It was great when we first started using it but there was a time when MYOB stopped supporting payroll tax tables for Apple computers and so we made the switch.
  • While we were using it staying on top of all of the pesky accounting details was a breeze.
  • We were very detail oriented to begin with and had a thorough understanding of basic accounting principles but anyone without even basic knowledge can quickly set up MYOB and get running fairly quickly and provide detailed reports to their CPA or CFO consultant for a deeper analysis of their business.
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Patriot Software
  • It boosts my time available for client-facing activities by not having to spend as much time processing payroll.
  • It helps me deliver accurate reports to my CPA at tax time regarding employee wages and employer taxes.
  • Through the online portal, I can easily track year-to-date taxes my company has paid.
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ScreenShots

Patriot Software Screenshots

Screenshot of the 3-step process to carry out payrollScreenshot of the Payroll interface, which can be used run payroll on any device with internet or data connection. There is no need to download and maintain a separate payroll app.Screenshot of a payroll report, to sort by work location, employee, and date range.