More than 90% of new business apps are SaaS or mobile apps
We are making it so much easier to connect on-premises accounting software to cloud and mobile apps
Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) February 27, 2015
Suntico’s new connector technology will make it dramatically easier for software developers to connect their cloud or mobile business applications to Sage 50 and other accounting software products.
“More than 90% of businesses that employ more than 10 people use on-premises accounting software like Sage 50; yet more than 90% of innovative new business apps are built for the cloud or mobile. Suntico’s new connector technology will bridge this gap” says Hugh Johnson, SVP Business Development at Suntico. “We are making it so much easier to connect on-premises accounting software to cloud and mobile apps”.
Cloud and mobile business apps use what are called “web services” to connect with each other and share data. The most popular desktop accounting software products like Sage 50 Accounting do not. Some kind of additional connecting software is therefore needed in order to connect cloud or mobile apps to Sage 50 Accounting or similar products.
Suntico’s new connector technology will enable this link between on-premises accounting software and cloud or mobile apps. In this way, businesses will not need to change their accounting software in order to get access to new connected cloud apps. Also, software developers will gain access to a much larger addressable market. The solution involves installing a connector alongside the accounting software. This synchronizes data with a secure cloud database that is then used to provide an interface to external cloud or mobile apps.
This new technology from Suntico will be released in the coming quarter, starting with Sage 50 Accounting (US Edition).
Suntico has invested significant effort to develop this technology and some of the important features include:
1. Automatic discovery and reflection of the accounting software version that a customer is using. This makes the connector installation process incredibly easy. It also ensures that as the customer accounting software is updated, then so too is the connector updated automatically. Customer set-up time will be reduced down to a few minutes and connection errors caused by updates to the accounting software will be eliminated.
2. Full cloud-based remote control of the connector software.
3. JSON web-service data interface for cloud and mobile apps.
4. Two-way read/write capability to support updating the accounting software with transactional, customer and vendor data. Examples would include the ability to create sales orders and invoices.
The system has been designed carefully so as to minimize the effort needed to add connectors to other accounting software packages.
The first packages that will be connected are:
Sage 50 Accounting (US Edition)
Sage 50 Accounting (Canadian Edition)
Sage 50 Accounts (UK/Irish Editon)
QuickBooks Desktop Edition
Sage 300 ERP
Sage 100 ERP
The first application to use this technology will be Suntico’s online account management solution. Suntico will also connect selected third-party applications like MailChimp and a number of others. The company will also encourage developers to build or connect their own applications.
Suntico is an online platform to address the multi-trillion dollar productivity gap in small to medium sized businesses employing 10 to 100 people.
Suntico includes a Facebook-like online account management solution and is currently available for Sage 50 Accounting US (formerly Peachtree), Sage 50 Accounting Canada (formerly Simply Accounting), Sage 50 Accounts in the UK and Ireland, and Sage One (Ireland and UK).