Linx integrates with Xero to improve accounting efficiency


Johannesburg, 11 Apr 2018
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Linx, a leading low code development tool, has confirmed the release of its Xero API plugin, allowing IT pros and developers alike a safer, faster and more affordable way to design and deploy custom integrations and processes that interact with the popular cloud-based accounting tool.

The new plugin is a major win for small business owners and savvy IT focused accountants who are looking to integrate their back-end systems with Xero's API. Aimed at reducing time spent working on delivering custom Xero apps and solutions, the plugin offers a huge time and money-saving tool for Xero's 1 million businesses partners globally.

Anthony Morris from Linx explains: "At Linx, we love building useful tools that make popular SaaS tools easier to use, more powerful and ultimately save people time and money within their business. Our goal is to help developers spend less time developing and maintaining code, so they can spend more time on important things like business logic, process design and flows."

Offering deep technical integration to Xero, Linx has been selected as a preferred development tool by the team at Xero. The new plugin from Linx offers a comprehensive and secure integration with the popular accounting software, delivering fast, accurate, code-free development. The features include:

* Quickly integrate databases, legacy systems or other SaaS apps to Xero;
* Design processes with technically complex tasks and multiple steps using the drag and drop designer;
* Trigger automations with timers, incoming API calls and message queues; and
* Host, monitor and manage solutions in the Linx Application Cloud.

The Linx plugin allows you to connect and integrate the Xero API with any business application, database or system, while providing the reliability, security and scalability expected from an enterprise-grade system. For any business that relies on Xero to run their accounting and payroll, and needs to build automated processes that are more efficient and cost-effective, Linx appears to be a welcome step in the right direction, with several South African companies already on board.

Launched in 2015, Linx has made its mark as a low code IT tool for developing and automating IT processes many times faster than traditional development environments, with drag and drop design functionality that eliminates the need for coding and complex learning curves.

A second integration with globally recognised accounting software Quickbooks is already in development, making Linx a popular tool for businesses looking to optimise their ROI via custom, automated financial applications and processes.