Last week (16/03/2018) an issue was found that affects clients when they try to convert sales quotes and orders. As a result, we temporarily removed the installers from my.myob. AccountRight Live 2018.1.1 is now available for download; this version replaces 2018.1 and resolves this bug.
If you have already installed 2018.1, we recommend you update or patch your installation to 2018.1.1
1. Single Touch Payroll - Employee Cards
Single Touch Payroll is a new way to report payroll to the ATO and applies to Australian businesses commencing July 1st 2018. It applies to businesses of 20+ employees from July 1st 2018, and for all businesses from July 1st 2019.
In 2018.1, we’re introducing a new readiness check feature so that businesses can prepare for STP. For full details about the readiness check for you and your clients, check out the “Whats new” release notes.
As part of this update, we’re adding a new validation rule to Employee cards for Australian employees. If the employee card’s Country field is blank or set to “Australia” then the State field will also be required (and must be valid).
We’ve updated the /Contact/Employee endpoint documentation to detail valid values and validation rules.
2. Single Touch Payroll - STP Categories
STP includes a standard set of categories that get used when reporting payroll to the ATO. Clients can map existing PayrollCategories to a StpCategory.
We added the StpCategory field to /Payroll/PayrollCategory endpoints in 2017.2. In this release, a large number of SME’s will be updating their payroll mapping as part of the STP readiness check. That means you can expect to see new values in the StpCategory field as clients complete these updates.
3. Quotes (beta)
We’re also introducing a new set of API endpoints for sales quotes! 🎉 We know this has been a frequently requested feature in the API and we’re excited to be making it available in this release.
The quotes endpoints allow you to read, create, update and delete quotes from a company file much as you do existing resources in the API.
Quotes beta will be opening in the coming weeks. If you would like to learn more and take part in that beta, please visit the AccountRight Live beta page.
4. Release timeline
Sandbox files have been upgraded to 2018.1 the download links are currently available via my.myob.com.au
Next week, we’ll commence our in-product messaging encouraging clients to upgrade as we commence our staggered release.