API Integration for Accounting

AccountsIQ provides a full Application Programming Interface (API) to enable the update of datasets to and from 3rd party applications.

Our API provides the best possible toolset to enable seamless API accounting software integration with a variety of other applications such as booking software, webshops, CRM systems, EPOS, payroll systems, stock control and so on. Our API eliminates the need for time consuming re-keying of data into two separate systems.

Our Cloud accounting software integration partners can send data to AccountsIQ as a data package using a predefined set of methods. It is possible for partners to send data to multiple customer databases within AccountsIQ.

AccountsIQ provides an encrypted partner key to 3rd party integrators. A customer key identifying the customer database(s) can be created from within the application. 3rd party integrators need their user to get their own key from within their AccountsIQ database: this key can be obtained from the Integration tab on the Company Information screen. Each transfer of data requires these keys to be submitted as part of the request.

The partner submits a HTTPS request using the required method, supplying the relevant parameters. The API validates this request and responds with either a success or a failure notification. If successful, the data is immediately imported into the tables within the relevant customer database. A failure message indicating the cause is supplied if the validation fails.

In addition, a 3rd party can use methods within the API to extract data from AccountsIQ for display or reporting within their own application. This is useful if you need to display stock or customer balance data for example within another application.

To get started with API integration for accounting contact our Support and Implementation team.

We will provide you with a full set of documentation on the functions available and help with any questions. We can then provide access to a staging environment where test integrations can be tried out.

The integration and the API are what we’ve really been happy with. We have developers in house who roll their eyes when you talk about the other larger accounting software vendors because they are so cumbersome. Our team found it really easy working with AccountsIQ to get it all up and running. That’s what really sold us.”

Helen MacDonald, Finance Manager. Read PortSwigger case study here.

About AccountsIQ

Learn more about the features of AccountsIQ’s cloud accounting system and some of the clients we have helped with their finance transformation project.