One of the great benefits to SaaS (Software as a Service) and web based applications is the ability to leverage API’s to get different applications working seamlessly together. This eliminates double entry and opens up powerful flexible solutions to customers. We’ve been working with the team at Xero (Web Based Accounting) to get ProWorkflow (Web Based Project Management Software) seamlessly integrating through invoices.
Invoices can be created directly inside ProWorkflow, using information from the project (expenses, time, line items etc). There is a simple ‘Send To XERO’ link to push the invoices across. Now they are in Xero, payments can be applied as received. It’s easy!
Our development team have been working on an integration module between our ProWorkflow application (www.proworkflow.com) and XERO (www.xero.com). ProWorkflow is web based project management software and XERO is web based accounting software. Both operate under a SaaS (Software As A Service) model. The aim is to transfer invoices from ProWorkflow to XERO and update the invoice status from XERO back into ProWorkflow.
Ben Kepes just posted his thoughts on the XERO end of year results on his Diversity blog. Go have a read as it’s an interesting business venture that many are following with interest.