With more than 65 developers already on board, the API is available via the technology company’s open beta developer program. The API allows any application to connect to AccountRight and AccountRight Live data files.
Platform Strategy Manager Paul Greenwell says, “There’s plenty of buzz around the API, which we’re now officially launching after having provided it to select developers in desktop beta for three months. Any developer can now integrate their solutions with AccountRight and AccountRight Live – our flagship products.”
“They can create apps for our accounting solutions using any programming language, for multiple platforms such as Mac and Windows, and for devices running iOS, Android and Windows Mobile operating systems.
“The opportunities are endless for developers to create and integrate apps that make business life easier for AccountRight clients. Clients will be able to enjoy a range of apps that enable customisable reports and analysis tools that integrate with other online services, and mobile apps that make it easier to work on the go.
“And this is just the beginning. Over the coming year, we’re progressively offering more API services. These will soon include all-new MYOB integrations such as Client Accounting for accountants.”
A key tool for accountants and business advisors has been delivered with the availability of the API. Fathom (http://fathomhq.com/
Daniel Walls, Co-founder of Fathom says, “We’re pleased to extend our existing MYOB integration to use the new API. The API design follows best practice and represents a significant upgrade in the ability for third-party partners to access financial data from AccountRight.
“Our developers have found it very easy to achieve a stable integration. The connection between Fathom and MYOB via the new API will save time, remove manual re-keying of data and enable the delivery of more frequent advisory and reporting services.“
MYOB developer partner Michael Kramer, Technical Director at Business Driven Systems (http://businessdriven.com.au/
“We are very excited as the new API allows us to extend our add-on solutions both on the local desktop and cloud. We have a range of products such as SyncDirect, Gov Direct, Supplier Direct, and Build Logic that require ‘mission-critical’
MYOB Developer Program
The broader MYOB Developer Program comprises 500 developer partners across Australia and New Zealand, including API partners. MYOB offers three membership levels:
· Open (Free): This entry level membership includes free access to the API and tools to bring your app to market.
· Developer ($996): Benefits include free software entitlements to all MYOB business management solutions including AccountRight Live and LiveAccounts, free product support, unlimited developer support, access to API cloud services, and continued access to ODBC driver.
· Premium ($2,200): As above, plus more benefits including free access to events, product certification and marketing tools and services including logos and premium listings.
The new developer portal at http://developer.myob.com enables new and existing developer partners to register their interest, keep up to date with API progress, join community discussions and more.
For MYOB information, research results, business tips, discussions, customer service and more visit the MYOB API blog (http://myobapi.tumblr.com/)