What are APIs and are you getting the most out of your ERP?

APIs in your ERP application- how they work together

APIs and ERP what are they? API stands for “Application Programming Interface”. They are a set of clearly defined methods of communication among various components. A good API makes it easier to develop a computer program by providing all the necessary building blocks. These in turn are assembled by the programmer. Simply put, they define the way software and programmes interact and work together.

APIs are necessary for Enterprise Resource Planning ERP applications to ensure data is accessible with other programmes and systems. This way transactions can be directly fed into your accounting, inventory, CRM, and HR software.

APIs and SapphireOne ERP– our point of difference is they are all included

It’s part of the SapphireOne ERP all-in-one solution.  We work closely with our clients and actively encourage ideas for innovation. Our programmers are happy to integrate platforms to make your working life easier. 

PayPal + SapphireOne

provides an online invoicing payment solution which connects to SapphireOne for direct feeds into your bank rec.

Tyro + SapphireOne

accepts in-store EFTPOS and eCommerce online payments and direct feeds them into SapphireOne accounts.

WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce + SapphireOne

ensures your front-end online stores are combined with back office accounting functionality.

Mailchimp + SapphireOne

delivers marketing automation and an email service to keep in touch with your contacts through SapphireOne CRM.

Stripe, CyberSource + SapphireOne

accepts credit card payments on-the-go through SapphireOne and Sapphire Web Pack.

SPS Commerce + SapphireOne

gives you access to the largest network of EDI connections. 

GS1 + SapphireOne

GS1 barcoding is accepted in SapphireOne Inventory to streamline business processes such as traceability within a centralised database.

Brandscope + SapphireOne

enables you to release and buy multiple brands and ranges on the one platform whilst linking directly to your accounts and inventory.  

Splicecom + SapphireOne

maximises CRM functionality in SapphireOne with Softphone technology. 

ATO + SapphireOne

full certification and useability in Single Touch Payroll (STP), Standard Business Reporting (SBR2).

Easypost, MoveIt, Startrack + SapphireOne

order and control parcel shipping, con notes and logistics directly through SapphireOne.

Expensify + SapphireOne

tracks receipts and manages on-the-go expenses then connects to SapphireOne accounts for real-time reporting.

TANDA + SapphireOne

combines rostering, attendance and time clocks into SapphireOne Payroll for processing.

OANDA, Xe + SapphireOne

offers global currency solutions, exchange data, insights and money transfer services which are processed into SapphireOne accounts.

4D + SapphireOne 

offers the latest framework for your data management.

For more information on the latest release of SapphireOne ERP, CRM software and Business Accounting Applicationcontact our office, call on (02) 8362 4500, or request a demo.

How WooCommerce and Accounting Software helps business owners

WooCommerce is one of the most downloaded WordPress plugins, providing businesses with a free and easy way to create an online web store. But maintaining accurate accounts, and keeping records of your business transaction manually, can be tedious and allows for human errors. A priority should be focused on getting the customer orders processed quickly and thoroughly.  The integration of accounting software saves you time as no longer dealing with spreadsheets and inventory management. Invest in other important activities like growing your business. WooCommerce and accounting software ensures your e-commerce front-end is combined with back office functionality.

The benefits of WooCommerce and SapphireOne ERP, CRM, Business Accounting Software integration

SapphireOne accounting software helps e-commerce owners record accounting transactions and manage payable and receivable accounts. This eliminates the problem of keeping separate financial and cost-accounting records. Managing your inventory is easy with the continual flow of information between the two. With SapphireOne integration manual work is reduced by automating processes. This in turn saves on operational costs and allows your business to grow. 

Automation of data entries

SapphireOne CRM and accounting software stores product availability and pricing. WooCommerce needs this information for all online and offline sales. Order management process, not just synchronising orders, is automated so eliminates the need of extracting data from WooCommerce. This saves time and money and also reduces data errors.

Removal of manual checking 

Synchronising WooCommerce order transactions and available stock is essential. SapphireOne processes the relationship between orders and stock, such as sending business alerts when levels are breached and triggers purchase orders for approval and processing.

Smart BI Dashboard and reporting

In SapphireOne you have a 360° view, in real-time, of all incoming sales, stock levels and online store performance and statistics. Customised reports allow you to identify any areas of concern and react swiftly to rectify any problems.

Improve customer service 

Order status and tracking information are other essential elements that need to be managed in WooCommerce. SapphireOne identifies and sends the details to WooCommerce of your orders and invoicing. It also checks the status, tracking numbers and delivery details. If the order has not been delivered for any reason it will notify WooCommerce helping to improve your customer service. SapphireOne CRM will identify when a product has been purchased via the WooCommerce online store, process the order and can follow up with some targeted marketing campaigns.

SapphireOne Accounting Software and WooCommerce- Read More

Click for more information regarding improvements and features within the latest release of SapphireOne ERP, CRM, DMS and Business Accounting Software Application. Alternatively, contact our office on (02) 8362 4500 or request a demo.

Accurate and Reliable Foreign Exchange Rates with SapphireOne and OANDA

Foreign Exchange rates are fast moving and always fluctuating, it’s hard to stay on top of latest market movements. Invoices may not match the value you receive; tax laws are different for individual countries. Making the right decision on international money transfers can be time consuming and demanding.

SapphireOne has partnered with OANDA to provide automated, accurate, reliable and live forex data through their Exchange Rates API. Real-time view of your foreign currency exposures, gains and losses are available within our business accounting software. SapphireOne multi-company services provides the flexibility of unlimited companies, currencies and tax realms within the one datafile. 

Quick and simple steps to integrate OANDA into SapphireOne ERP for Foreign Exchange Rates

We have programmed OANDA into SapphireOne so you can experience fast and seamless integration. 

Getting started in Windows OS:

  • Create an OANDA account to obtain your API key
  • In SapphireOne go to Utilities Mode 
  • In the left navigator, select Controls then Master Defaults
  • Return back to Utilities Mode and underneath in Page drop down menu, select API
  • In the API Settings Demo screen, go to Automatic Function box
  • Insert your OANDA key in the Get FX rates from OANDA option, click on the checkbox next to this option
  • Green tick to save and exit

Getting started in Mac OS:

  • Create an OANDA account to obtain your API key
  • In SapphireOne go to Utilities Mode 
  • Select Controls in the top tool bar then Master Defaults
  • Return back to Utilities Mode and underneath in Page drop down menu, select API
  • In the API Settings Demo screen, go to Automatic Function box
  • Insert your OANDA key in the Get FX rates from OANDA option, click on the checkbox next to this option
  • Green tick to save and exit

To check Foreign Exchange Rates:

  • Go to Utilities Mode
  • In the left navigator select Controls-or for MAC in the top tool bar select Controls- then FX Currency Settings.

SapphireOne and OANDA- powering together to get your money moving.

Click for more information regarding foreign exchange rates with SapphireOne and Oanda and features within the latest release of SapphireOne ERP multi-company application. Alternatively, contact our office on (02) 8362 4500 or request a demo.