LOS GATOS, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Intacct Corporation, the leading
provider of enterprise-class online accounting, today announced the launch of
the XML Developer Kit, part of its XML partner integration program.
The XML Developer Kit (XDK), which is available for a nominal fee to
Intacct's E-Practice and other channel partners, is designed to streamline the
integration of third-party web-based business services with Intacct's online
accounting and auditing solutions through the publication of Intacct's
standards-based XML application programming interface.
XML, or eXtensible Markup Language, is an enhancement to the Web's
ubiquitous HTML coding that enables web-based applications to automatically
exchange and make sense of specially tagged data without requiring customized
data integration. Intacct was the first company to use XML to fully integrate
an auditing module (co-developed with Big Five accounting firm,
Deloitte & Touche) and a payroll application with a professional accounting
"We are convinced that XML is the Rosetta Stone of web-based services,"
remarked David Thomas, CEO of Intacct, in launching the XDK. "By enabling
critical business applications to seamlessly talk with one another in ways
never before possible, we are hastening the emergence of the fully connected
Intacct's partners and clients have found the XML integration process to
be a smooth and virtually painless one.
"Many companies talk about XML, but Intacct has more than delivered on
their promise," commented Jon Finegold, Director of Business Development at
Boston-based OpenAir.com, Inc., an Intacct application partner and leader in
web-based professional services automation solutions. "Intacct provided both a
superb, well thought out XML development kit and, more importantly, a
top-notch team to collaborate with on launching our fully integrated
"We found the implementation of the XML SDK to be easy and intuitive
withplenty of sample transactions," concluded Mark Bench, Senior Internet
Analyst for CBS Payroll, another Intacct application partner and provider of
leading-edge employer services to U.S. businesses. "Each XML API is consistent
in structure and naming convention. The error checking of XML documents at the
gateway is very thorough and complete."
"The Intacct XML Gateway does third party integration the way every
engineer knows it should be done," added Jason Coverton, Technical Director
for Intralight of Orem, Utah, an Intacct E-Practice partner and leader in
end-to-end retail automation and services. "With most integration projects, we
often feel like we're moving 20 years into the past. With Intacct, we were
able to see how the entire system fit together very quickly. They took care of
all of the Meta data mapping for us."
Added Johannes Jaskolski, Founder & VP Technology of Connecticut-based
PRMSoft, another Intacct E-Practice partner and a developer of patient
relationship management solutions, "Working hand-in-hand with true
professionals, and attaining our common goal by enabling rapid application
integration via XML technology, sets Intacct apart from the rest."
To accelerate the application integration process, Intacct's XML Developer
Kit includes five hours of consulting time with Intacct's XML development
team, who systematically evaluate partners' integration needs and then advise
them on the best strategy for meeting these needs. E-Practice and channel
partners are also provided with an XML Gateway account on Intacct servers, and
a demo, or "sandbox," company to perform a trial integration. Additionally,
the XDK includes comprehensive support documentation through custom Intacct
publications including, The Intacct XML Library and Using the Intacct XML
About Intacct Corporation www.intacct.com
Intacct Corporation is the leading provider of enterprise-class online
accounting. The Intacct accounting system is designed for companies that need
more than an entry-level PC-based accounting package but want an alternative
to complex, IT-intensive client/server solutions. In addition to its core
accounting functionality, the Intacct system also includes Intacct Audit,
co-developed with Deloitte & Touche. Offered on a monthly subscription basis,
the Intacct accounting system can be accessed via any current web browser.
Intacct is headed by accounting software pioneer David C. Thomas,
developer of one of the first PC-based accounting systems. The company is
funded by Goldman Sachs & Co., Deloitte & Touche LLP, Hummer Winblad Venture
Partners, JK&B Capital, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., and
Caltos Capital LLC.
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