Two big Australian names in cloud services for SMEs are getting closer together.
We've reported on the Kounta POS system several times, including the company's $599 POS starter kit .
And few BIT readers would be unfamiliar with MYOB, which is one of the giants of the Australian accounting software scene. For example, last week we reported that MYOB AccountRight Premier has joined the company's cloud lineup.
The latest news from the two companies is that MYOB has purchased a stake in Kounta - exactly how big a share is being kept secret, at least at this stage - and the two companies will launch an integrated POS option for MYOB Essentials and AccountRight users later this year.
Andrew Birch, general manager of connected services at MYOB, said "Typical POS systems are made up of a mix of both hardware and software from different vendors. This will be a total solution from MYOB and fully integrated to eliminate compatibility and syncing risk between systems.
"Seamless integration ensures the data is reliable, accurate and up-to-date as a client can work from and maintain its customer and stock information all in one place and in real-time."
Nick Cloete, founder and CEO of Kounta, said his company will remain committed to an open platform allowing integration with "all other leading online and mobile services like accounting, payments, loyalty, inventory, e-commerce platforms and more."
Current Kounta integrations include Beat the Q (online ordering), MYOB (accounting), PayPal (payments), Tyro (card payments), Collect Rewards (loyalty program), Swarm (analytics), Deputy (workforce management), and Xero (accounting).