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MYOB acquires online document collaboration startup Dovetail

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | By StartupSmart

Australian business solutions provider MYOB has announced the purchase of Dovetail, an innovative startup that provides online document collaboration solutions for accountants.


A MYOB statement on the deal says it’s a key move to strengthen its connected accounting vision by making cloud accounting easier for accountants and their clients.


MYOB general manager accountants division Adam Ferguson says the acquisition will deliver tremendous value to both accountants and their clients.


“The purchase of Dovetail is the next step in our vision of helping accountants move online and working closer together with their clients,” says Ferguson.


“This will enable MYOB to deliver an enhanced collaboration platform for accountants.


“The platform will extend the accountants capabilities beyond financial data management to deliver an integrated, collaborative experience through intuitive workflows, document management, work approvals and more.”


Dovetail was founded in 2011 by Rob Cameron, who worked for MYOB in 2006 as a product strategy manager for five years within the accountants division.


As a senior product manager for MYOB, Cameron will work across the business in developing integrated solutions for accountants and their clients.