Sage Intacct is a very detailed Online Accounting & ERP platform targeted towards midsize & large businesses. Intacct provides an XML based API to it’s customers and developers to develop applications that can integrate with other applications. The API provided by Intacct is itself very organized, detailed & very secure. We had a chance to work with Intacct API recently & below we are highlighting some of the unique API features we observed that Intacct offers
Secure API Access with Granular Control : Intacct API does a great job when it comes to data security & access control. Unlike other platforms we worked with in the past Intacct have a special role for API data access named “Web Service User” which when allotted to a user will only allow access to Intacct data via API only. The user will not be able to login to intacct UI & will only be able to read/write data via Authenticated API calls. Furthermore businesses with multiple locations/entities can also control which entity data they want to expose to the 3rd party integrations.
Platform Services : The Platform Services of Intacct API allows developers to create XML based custom applications & install them within the Intacct platform for the companies using Intacct. The benefit of this service is that the integration user will need not to leave the Intacct UI to access any custom feature developed by a 3rd party developer.
Custom Reports : The Custom Reports service of Intacct API not only allows developers to run queries on Intacct data via API to generate reports but also those reports data get stored inside Intacct & the users can refer & go through those reports whenever they want. This adds flexibility to organize huge data sets into intelligent custom reports.
Smart Events : Smart events service is one of our favourites among all the other API features provided by Intacct. As the name clearly suggests developers can generate triggers that can get triggered automatically on the occurrence of certain events. Developers have the full flexibility to define their own events with XML & also they can define endpoints to which they want to send the data when the event gets triggered along with that they can choose what data they want to send to that endpoint. This feature helped us a great deal to set up real time data sync between multiple platforms whenever specific events happened inside our customer’s Intacct account. Smart Events are webhooks on steroids.
Data Delivery Service : The Data Delivery Service of Intacct API allows companies to extract massive amounts of data & sync it to any other cloud platforms.This feature is a very useful feature if your company is using any external BI tool to analyse data. While other platforms struggle with API rate limitations, Intacct leaves no stone unturned to facilitate its customers even by including these astonishing features in their API.
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