Wonder if I (and all the other businesses) that used MYOB in the UK can get together for a class action against MYOB for pulling out of the UK market?
British accounting software firm Sage is being sued for pulling out of a deal to buy Australia's MYOB in August. The former owner of Mind Your Own Business (MYOB), Archer Capital, is now taking Sage to court after the talks between the two companies fell apart, Sage admitted in an LSE filing today. Sage was all fired up and …
Meanwhile, back in the UK, the MYOB customers which were granted a perpetual licence to use their MYOB software are facing being locked out of their account data files in the new year.
The original documentation for UK MYOB software states that it is the Australian MYOB company that grants the licence to use the software and have data files activated, through it's UK agents.
Mamut purchased the customer list but not the software. They have been touting 'upgrades' for £29 with an annual contract of £108, as a way of continuing to use the MYOB software. They cite the Australian MYOB company as withdrawing the activation service for data files. The Australian MYOB company won't talk to UK customers because they 'sold' the customer territory to Mamut. This puts owners in limbo.
UK MYOB software owners face an annual bill for over £100 just to carry on using the same software they have already paid for.... if you have paid for software that didn't contain any time limitation on it's usage you would expect to be able to continue to use it, or at the very least be able to patch it to remove the activation requirement if the vendor wants to stop that service.
There is no technical obstacle to continuing the activation service, as they have done so for several years already, since selling the UK arm to Mamut.
If you are a UK MYOB software owner have a look at your documentation with your manual. It clearly states the Australian MYOB company, still trading at the same address, is the company granting you the licence.
It has now become so overused, it's patently obvious that every single lawyer in the Western world is using the same damned Word template. Enough, I say! Enough!
It is clearly time to place the word "vigorously" to rest!
I would like to humbly suggest some alternatives you can use instead: strongly, forcefully, energetically, aggressively, heartily, eagerly, enthusiastically, with might and main (I like that one), for dear life (ideal when the accused is terminally short of cash), all out, with a vengeance, fiercely, like the devil, like the deuce, and "at full tilt".
For informal statements, such as press releases, you could try: "like mad", "like crazy", "hammer and tongs", and my personal recommendation: "like billy-o".
And, for the love of Pete, buy a fucking thesaurus! The Oxford University Press' online services are available at tolerable prices (which can be claimed as expenses!) Or you could just get the ODE / OTE app for iOS devices*.
Or there's the paper option known in the trade as a "book". These are increasingly considered very passé and unfashionable, but it does have a simple user interface and near-infinte battery life, which makes it ideal if, like most people in the legal profession, you're woefully out of touch and still refer to your radio as "the wireless".
* (Disclaimer: Other platforms do exist, etc.)
UK accounting software outfit Sage today said it had agreed to acquire the remaining stake in Brightpearl, providers of cloud-based retail software, for $299m (£225m).
Sage already owns 17 per cent of the e-commerce software specialist but is set to acquire the remaining 83 per cent, funded from Sage's existing cash and available liquidity.
Sage claimed the move will bring growth by targeting mid-sized businesses. It hopes the combination of Sage's cloud-based accounting software Intacct and Brightpearl will be taken up by retailers and wholesalers looking for an integrated approach to financial management, inventory planning, sales order management, purchasing and supplier management, CRM, fulfilment, warehousing, and logistics management.
UK tabletop wargames specialist Games Workshop has published the latest chapter in the long-running saga of how mighty IT warriors valiantly battled the intransigent forces of ERP.
Admins of on-premises Sage X3 ERP deployments should check they're not exposing the enterprise resource planning suite to the public internet in case they fall victim to an unauthenticated command execution vulnerability.
And said administrators should have installed by now the latest patches for the software, which address a bunch of bugs earlier discovered and reported by Rapid7. The infosec outfit described in detail the flaws, calling them "protocol-related issues involving remote administration of Sage X3."
The aforementioned command execution vulnerability (CVE-2020-7388) scores a perfect ten out of ten in CVSS severity. Hence, protect and patch: miscreants have everything they need now to exploit the bugs.
Games Workshop, the fantasy model maker and table-top wargames retailer, has ingested a dose of reality as it delays its high-risk ERP project and appoints a new integrator.
"We have made some good progress on implementing our European ERP system and we are working with a new partner to help achieve the completion of this long and complex project," it said.
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