As iTWire reported on Tuesday, MYOB has demanded that its customers to upgrade a number of Microsoft applications before the end of the year.
The company is yet to respond to a request for comment as to why this demand for what would be a major and costly upgrade has been demanded at a time when things are slowly winding down as the silly season approaches.
In September, customers were asked to upgrade their versions of AccountRight; the option to do so at a later date was not offered as it had been earlier.
"In the past we have been able to choose 'upgrade later' which is great because we need to plan upgrades not just do it when MYOB wants us to.
"This is very annoying and hopefully MYOB sees the error of introducing this and going back to allowing us to upgrade on our own time.
"As it is the whole office must now stop work, log out so that we can all upgrade just so I can look up a transaction. A very frustrating issue that I can see no upside to."
A MYOB representative, Steven, responded to the complaint, writing: "To ensure the best possible performance of cloud services and to make sure that clients are using the most up-to-date version we do 'decommission' older versions of the company file in the cloud. Currently we (are) in the process of decommissioning AccountRight 2015.4 and 2016.1 from the cloud.
"Generally we do issue out a variety of communications to the clients with those company files in the cloud that are affected to let them know in advance to ensure that they have plenty of time to upgrade.
"From my understanding the communications where issued late last month in preparation of the decommissioning, I'm sorry to hear that you have missed those communications."