SmartVault Unveils Software Developers Kit—This is Big

At the Intuit Solution Provider Summit today SmartVault announced the launch of its Software Developer Kit (SDK). This is another big move by the SaaS provider, who just this year also expanded its service scope from an add-on to QuickBooks to a complete online document management solution. The company’s vision is to become the preferred platform for integrating document management and file sharing capabilities across many of today’s widely used accounting applications—such as QuickBooks, Peachtree, Sage Simply Accounting, Method Integration, and more. Integration also spans technology mediums, including desktop, web, and mobile devices. “There are so many great applications and services out on the market today that it can be challenging for an accounting firm to figure out how to make them all work together. If SmartVault can deliver a mechanism to start binding these widely used applications together with a common document management platform, then this could be a real benefit to the customer. 2011 could well be the year we see more in the way of integrated service offerings,” stated Eric Pulaski, CEO, SmartVault. Through its SDK, the company provides developers with tools to seamlessly integrate document management and file sharing capabilities into their applications as well as build new applications on the SmartVault document management platform. The SDK is provided at no cost and includes: API’s to enable easy file attach, view, and sharing capabilities; scanner wizards to integrate with TWAIN and ScanSnap scanners at the desktop level; code and use case samples; online documentation; support; and a developer forum. SmartVault’s SDK is currently in beta, and the company is working with a limited number of development partners. General availability of the SmartVault SDK is planned for Q1 2011. If you are interested in learning more, contact sdk@smartvault.com.

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