MYOB rolls out API services to make business life even easier

18 Mar 2013

65+ developers join API developer program & enjoy their new partner portal

Australia’s largest accounting software provider, MYOB today announced the roll-out of its application programming interface (API). It starts with services for accounting solution AccountRight and the cloud-enabled AccountRight Live.

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/myob), a cloud-based management reporting and financial analysis application, now integrates with AccountRight via the desktop and the cloud.

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 (BDShttp://businessdriven.com.au) says, “The new API has revolutionised our AccountRight add-on solutions business by providing a best practice approach to both local and cloud-based integration. It not only provides a cleaner and more secure integration point than the older ODBC driver but also removes the locking and stability issues.

“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’ communication with AccountRight to ensure that our clients businesses run smoothly. The API allows us to provide this type of service and opens-up the opportunity for more add-ons to be developed by BDS.”  

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,MYOBApi Twitter, The Pulse blog, MYOB News, or MYOB YouTube.

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For further statistics, comment or other information please contact:

Kristy Sheppard

MYOB Public Relations & Corporate Affairs Manager

02 9089 9068 / M: 0407 450 860 / kristy.sheppard@myob.com

About MYOB

Established in 1991, MYOB is Australia's largest business management solutions provider. It makes life easier for approx. 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand, by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, practice management, CRM, websites, job costing, inventory and more. MYOB provides ongoing support via many client service channels including a network of over 40,000 accountants, bookkeepers and other consultants. It is committed to ongoing innovation, particularly in cloud computing solutions, and now spends more than AU$30 million annually on research and development. In 2013, MYOB expanded its offerings with the acquisition of accounting solutions provider BankLink. For more information, visit myob.com.au.