5things is a subscription based business recommendation service. It reads the business financial information from MYOB accounting software and makes business recommendations (eg: You should chase this invoice) based on that information.
5things is still in development. It's likely it will cost around $15 - $20 a month, but this is still under consideration. Any users who sign up now will be given at least 3 months free to thank them before prices are introduced.
MYOB have created an API that allows services like 5Things to connect to and read the business financial data. These services are called Add-ons and MYOB has lots of add-ons.
As an MYOB user you have full control over the connection because you need to grant permission to let any add-on read your data. It's very similar to when you connect Instagram to Facebook, you have to give Instagram permission to see your Facebook friends.
Don't worry, it's as easy as clicking login. We'll take you over to MYOB where you log in with your my.myob details and grant permission. After that - we'll take care of the rest.
We take your privacy and data security very seriously and yes we have commercial liability insurances to cover just incase something goes wrong.
Any and all data that could lead to you or one of your customers or suppliers (or any person in your MYOB financial information) being identified is encrypted when it's stored by us.
We do not write any information back into MYOB - at all.
5Things has spent a lot of time working with email to ensure that it arrives in your in-box each day, however email is a constantly changing beast so at times the email might go somewhere we are not expecting.
email@example.com your contacts
We all need holidays and the last thing you want is an email service reminding you daily of the tasks you need to do back in the office. We are looking to build in a 'pause' button, that will allow you to pause 5 things for a few days while you take a much needed break.
If you like this idea you can vote for it and add your thoughts to our future features list here.
Of course you could just turn your email off too he he.
Right now 5Things allows you to send the recommendations to just one email address, however the idea of sending the recommendations to more than one person is interesting.
You can add your voice and vote to our thinking by voting for this idea on our future features list.
We think that 5Things could be a really great tool to add to your suite of services. It can be your voice direct to your customers daily, helping them improve their business. What's more, the recommendations give you great discussion points for spending more time consulting and working with your clients.
We'd love to explore giving this service to you for free and allowing you to build the cost per day for recommendations into your customer fees - would that work for you?
We would love to know the answer to that question and we are looking at ways to improve and tailor 5Things to your needs & we'd love your input and thoughts, so head over to our 5Things future features list and add your thoughts.
If you have a question we haven't answered - click that little ? icon in the lower right of the screen and you can ask us anything you'd like.