INTERNET APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
MID MARKET ERP DEVELOPMENT
by Joe Zhou
Our development team specializes in Intacct customizations and integrations since March 2013. During the past 21 months, we implemented many Intacct integration projects for various clients. When I look back on these projects as the year comes to an end, I can group them into the following categories.
1. Standalone Web Applications
A good example is CodePartners’ Mass Update Tool and GL Upload Tool. Both tools are standalone ASP.NET MVC websites and hosted in Windows Azure. If the customer requires tighter integration, we can embed such web applications in a Dashboard so that they look like a part of Intacct.
2. Standalone Windows Applications
These applications deploy on a Windows server that the customer owns. They can run on demand or on a regular basis if set up using Windows Scheduler.
3. Intacct Platform Services with no External Resources
These applications leverage Intacct Platform Services including custom objects, smart events, triggers, AJAX Toolkit, etc., exclusively. In other words, every piece of the integration runs within Intacct and doesn’t require anything external to run.
4. Intacct Platform Services with an External Restful API
BTerrell's Workforce Go! is a perfect example for this category. It leverages all the power Intacct Platform Services provides and takes advantage of the benefit of Restful APIs for the pieces that are better handled outside of Intacct.
5. Combining a Windows application, an external Restful API and Intacct Platform Services
Many folks didn’t think Intacct, a cloud based ERP system, could work with on-premise legacy systems. With the help of a Resful API that bridges Intacct and the on-premise system, it is possible. Check out a blog post I wrote a couple of months ago for details about this type of integration.
Thanks for reading. Let me know if you come across other types of interesting integration with Intacct.