MYOB has partnered with workplace technology startup and provider of digital workplace solutions, Flare, as part of its strategy to add high-value functionality to its suite of business tools and applications.

The investment provides MYOB with access to Flare’s digital workplace software including onboarding, benefits, and employee engagement solutions, as well as innovative financial products.

The partnership follows Flare’s successful $22 million capital raising round and will initially deliver Flare’s digital onboarding solutions to MYOB SME customers, in addition to Flare’s digital end-to-end super selection experience.

MYOB general manager for financial services, Andrew Baines, identified the Flare partnership as an exciting step in the evolution of MYOB’s product suite.

“The Australian workforce is undergoing a huge transformation and we want to lead with financial solutions that make employment and onboarding easier for business owners as they keep our economy moving,” he said.  

“Our partnership with Flare will offer a streamlined, cost-effective onboarding and employee engagement experience, which will deliver time savings to business owners, as well as provide a seamless experience for new employees.”

Flare’s onboarding module will be integrated within the MYOB Team app later this year. Integration into MYOB Advanced People, MYOB’s leading SaaS and mobile native Enterprise payroll and ERP product, is scheduled for 2021.

Flare co-founder and co-CEO, James Windon said the startup was thrilled to partner with MYOB to deliver world-class digital products and solutions to customers and their employees.

“This capital raise allows us to accelerate our roadmap for delivering smart financial products directly into the workplace, at a time when engaging and retaining a distributed or remote workforce is more important than ever,” he said.

“Flare and MYOB share a similar ethos, in that we both exist to help businesses and their employees thrive. This partnership will see Flare continue to focus on our mission of helping every Australian live their best financial life, through a seamless, compliant, end-to-end digital solution with MYOB, fully optimised for the future of the workplace.”