Background and History
Data-Tech Software was founded in 1987 to
develop and distribute world-class small business
accounting software for Australian small
In 1991 Data-Tech Software established a
republishing arrangement with BestWare of New
Jersey to republish their M.Y.O.B. Accounting
software in Australia.
Based on Data-Tech Software's success in
Australia this republishing arrangement was
extended in following years to include Malaysia,
New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.
In 1996 the owners of Data-Tech Software secured
the world-wide rights to M.Y.O.B. and acquired the
operations of BestWare Inc of New Jersey, USA.
Combining the operation of Data-Tech Software
and BestWare has created a multi-national software
publishing partnership which is focused on
delivering world-best accounting software
specifically tailored to the regulatory and
business requirements of specific countries.
M.Y.O.B. Accounting is now available in 8
distinct localised versions details of which can be
In 1996 Data-Tech Software was honoured to be
named "Australian Small Business of the Year" in
the annual Telstra & Australian Governments
Small Business Awards.
Data-Tech Software has operations in two major commercial
centres of Australia, namely Sydney and Melbourne. The
offices are specialised as follows;
Melbourne - Operations including Orders,
Warehousing and Production, R&D, Customer
Service,Technical Support and Accounts.
PO Box 371
Blackburn VIC 3130
Ph 03 9222 9777 * Fax 03 9222 9888 * Support fax 03 9222
Sydney - Sales & Marketing
PO Box 6093
North Sydney NSW 2087
Ph 02 9770 9000 * Fax 02 9770 9088
Data-Tech Software is focused on servicing
the needs of small businesses. This comprises a very diverse
cross-section of business types and sizes. It ranges at one
extreme from small sole proprietors with revenues of
$100,000, to businesses employing over 50 people and with
turnovers exceeding $15-$20 million per annum.
The products with which these markets are addressed
comprise M.Y.O.B. FirstAccounts, M.Y.O.B.Accounting,
M.Y.O.B.Accounting with Payroll and PayCheque Pro. All of
these products operate on the Windows and Macintosh
M.Y.O.B. Accounting, a software program that
enables small businesses to "Mind Your Own Business," is
released in the United States for the MacOS in September.
It's a fully-integrated small business accounting program
that includes General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts
Payable and Inventory.
M.Y.O.B. Accounting for Windows is released
in June. Meeting with immediate success, it is rated the
"Best Value for Windows" by PC/Computing Magazine and
awarded the WIN 100 by Windows Magazine.
M.Y.O.B. Accounting for Macintosh wins the Macworld World
M.Y.O.B. Accounting is introduced in Australia in February.
The popularity in Australia is further underscored by the
awarding of two Australian Macworld World Class Awards for
Best Accounting Software and Best Newcomer -- Software.
The first Canadian, United Kingdom and New
Zealand editions of M.Y.O.B. Accounting are introduced. They
immediately find a welcome place on retail shelves and
develop a strong following among savvy accountants and
M.Y.O.B. Accounting is a clear favourite with computing
publications winning six awards during the year, including
PC Magazine's Editor's Choice, Macworld World Class Award,
Macworld Editor's Choice, MacUser Editor's Choice "Eddy," PC
World Best Buy, and Home Office Computing Editor's Pick.
M.Y.O.B. Accounting wins a second Australian Macworld World
Class Award for Best Accounting Software.
M.Y.O.B. Accounting continues to be a
favourite of the computer press receiving Four Mice from
MacUser magazine and repeating as winner of the Macworld
World Class and Windows Magazine WIN 100 awards.
In the U.K., M.Y.O.B. Accounting is selected by What PC
magazine as a Best Buy for Small Business Accounting. What
PC is one of the largest consumer computer publications in
England. Another leading U.K. magazine, PC Plus, names
M.Y.O.B. Accounting to its 1993 PC Plus Products of the Year
M.Y.O.B. Accounting's popularity in New Zealand is confirmed
when it wins a PC World Best Buy Award in that country.
M.Y.O.B. Accounting wins an unprecedented third Australian
Macworld World Class Award for best accounting software.
Version 5.0 of M.Y.O.B. Accounting is
released and receives industry praise, winning the MacUser
Editor's Choice "Eddy" and Home Office Computing Editor's
M.Y.O.B. Accounting wins a fourth-straight Australian
Macworld World Class Award.
M.Y.O.B. Accounting is released in Malaysia and South
M.Y.O.B. Accounting with Payroll is released in
Australia. This fully-integrated Payroll is an immediate hit
with Australian small businesses.
The M.Y.O.B. Quality Consultant Panel (QCP)
is established in Australia to provide a level of
professional support for Australian small businesses. QCP
members are a group of independent professionals from
accounting and/or computer fields that aid in the initial
set-up as well as advanced counseling and training of
M.Y.O.B. Accounting Version 5.0 for Canada is launched in
February to be followed in the summer by an all-new edition
with true Canadian Payroll. BestWare's Toronto office opens
in May to serve Canadian resellers and establish Certified
BestWare (UK) Ltd. subsidiary is created in Hertfordshire,
England to handle marketing and localization of M.Y.O.B.
Accounting in the United Kingdom.
The 35,000th copy of M.Y.O.B. Accounting is sold in
Australia making it Australia's favourite accounting
software. M.Y.O.B. Accounting is selected as a PC User
magazine Editor's Choice in May.
PC World selects M.Y.O.B. Accounting Version 5.0 as a Best
Buy for small business accounting software in September.
BestWare rolls out M.Y.O.B. Accounting Version 6.0 (US) in
M.Y.O.B. Accounting wins Macworld World Class
Award - Business Software, HomePCs Editor's Choice -
Business Software, and PC User (New Zealand) Editor's Choice
Macworld Australia taps M.Y.O.B. as the Reader's Choice
Best All-Time Product (1985-95) of the Decade.
BestWare joins with Data-Tech Software to create a
multi-national software publishing partnership.
Data-Tech Software was honoured to be named the
"Australian Small Business of the Year" in annual Telstra
and Australian Governments Small Business Awards.