Tanda and MYOB (New Zealand edition) is run through a flat-file integration, where a file can be exported out of MYOB with your staff details into Tanda. This article will take you through requirements in MYOB and Tanda for integration and how to bulk import your staff into Tanda the first time and then options for new staff going forward.



  • All staff you want to import have a MYOB Card ID: Tanda uses this field when importing Timesheet data, so staff without one may not be imported back into MYOB. You can set a Card ID on the Profile tab in an employee's card in MYOB.
  • All staff have a mobile phone number and/or email address: you can use staff contact details to send out information from Tanda so it's easier to have it in MYOB now

In Tanda

Add MYOB to your Tanda account by going to Settings > Add-ons > Payroll & Accounting

In the top right corner, click on + New Payroll Integration:

Find the MYOB (New Zealand) logo and click on it:

Importing Staff


To export a file with your staff data that you can import into Tanda, go to Reports > Period Reports > Export Pay History. Save the file somewhere on your computer where you can find it easily again shortly. The report will be generated in .csv format.

In Tanda

Go to Workforce > Staff:

On the right, click on + Add Staff:

In the pop-up window select Import from > select MYOB AccountRight Desktop:

At the top you'll notice a prompt for MYOB payroll in New Zealand, click on the click here button to go to the particular download instructions for this system:

Under Step 3. select the Choose File button to add the file you exported from MYOB. If you can't find the location, check the Download folder:

Next, you'll see a bar loading to show your staff are being imported, depending on the amount of staff you have this can take a few minutes, so just stay in the screen.

Once the import has finished, you'll see a list of your staff that have been imported into Tanda, click Complete and then your staff list will now show under Workforce > Staff

Going forward, when you have a new employee you have the following options:

  • Add the employee to MYOB and then add them to Tanda under Workforce > Staff > Add Staff > Add Manually or
  • Use Employee Onboarding: this sends the new employee an App to fill in their details and you can then use the data to create a profile in MYOB and Tanda.  

Next you might want to look at Adding Locations & Teams, Welcome Staff or Build your first Roster.  

Exporting Timesheets

Go to Timesheets > Weekly/Fortnightly:

All your Timesheets should be green to show they're approved:

If there are any that are showing white, just click on the employee's name to go into their Timesheet to check for any shifts you haven't approved.

Exporting - Preview

When you're ready, just click the green Export to Payroll button in the top right corner to go through to the Export Preview:

In this screen, you can:

  • Check for any warnings. An orange exclamation mark at the top will alert you to any issues:
  • Check Timesheet Export Summary: you can click on each employee's name to check the Award calculation. 
  • Check Total Hours and Gross Wage: at the end of each employee you can see the total for the pay period. 

Exporting - Complete

When you're ready, just click the green Export to Payroll Software button:

A file will be downloaded to your computer with the extension.txt. Save this somewhere on your computer where you can easily find it again.

Importing into MYOB

In MYOB, click the Import Timesheets button on the Prepare Pays command centre. Select the file you downloaded from Tanda, and click Import.

Once the data has been imported, you can continue your pay run in MYOB.

If you need any further assistance please contact Tanda Support by clicking on the blue chat icon in the bottom right corner, on 1300 859 117 or support@tanda.co 

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