New Zealand leading accounting software provider MYOB has reached a new milestone with its API program, attracting more than 2,000 API developer partners to the ecosystem in two years.
MYOB has introduced APIs for flagship products AccountRight and Essentials that cater to small businesses.
With over 150 add-on solutions in MYOB’s network, the company is focused on ensuring that add-on partners contribute to making business life easier for small businesses in New Zealand and Australia.
“We’re delighted with the strong and growing network of API partners that we have attracted,” says James Scollay, SME Solutions General Manager, MYOB.
“The MYOB API program achieves two great outcomes that can only be enabled by cloud accounting technology.
“Firstly, the MYOB API program provides our small business customers with access to integrated end-to-end business management solutions that can transform their business, and were previously only available to large enterprises.
“Secondly, the MYOB API program encourages and supports innovation by providing a platform upon which technology entrepreneurs can launch and grow their businesses.
“This allows them to leverage what is often limited funding for start-ups because they can join our API program for free and easily integrate using our world class APIs, as well as instantly access the users of our software.”
MYOB launched its API program in March 2013, starting with an API for its flagship cloud accounting solution AccountRight – a cloud-enabled accounting solution.
“We have such a comprehensive set of functions that range across business management and accounting so we really prioritise in ensuring that our add-on solutions are feature enhancements, rather than gap fillers,” Scollay adds.
“That’s really important for our API program, and part of the reason we are so successful.”
MYOB’s API partners had the opportunity to exhibit at the MYOB 2015 Roadshow during February which visited eight major cities in New Zealand and Australia, with over 10,000 registrations from accountants and bookkeepers.
Scollay says the API is available for use with any programming language and any platform, such as Mac and Windows, including devices running iOS, Android and Windows Mobile operating systems.
The developer program, which offers three levels of membership to suit different needs, is open and free to anyone wanting to create and integrate add-on solutions that make business life easier for MYOB clients.