GovReports API - Direct-to-Government Lodgment Interface
Posted on 17 January 2012
Impact Management Group
, the leading provider of Standard Business Reporting (SBR)
solutions announced the release of Application Programming Interface (API) for their cloud SBR lodgment product - GovReports
has the largest collection of SBR forms commercially available covering various government agencies such as ATO, State Revenue Offices and ASIC. With the release of GovReports API
, accounting, payroll software developers and businesses with their own in-house system can integrate direct-to-government lodgment capability within their products.
, the marketing director of Impact Management Group
, released in June last year saw meteoric adoption and soon we started getting queries if we could do this (API), since we had a long established experience with XBRL and SBR.
is a natural progression from this. It allows SBR adopters not to be caught up in the complex delivery cycle of the various forms, understanding XBRL taxonomies or complex self testing cycles but rather just connecting to GovReports
infrastructure. We manage and do all the hard work. We estimate that GovReports API
would save six to twelve months of development costs on complex SBR forms."
"The real strength of GovReports API
is that it removed the need to understand SBR. You don't need to understand how Apple products work to use an iPhone. You just use it. Users are excited about the prospects of what the SBR technology brings but don't necessarily want to understand about complex reporting terminologies rather than concentrate on their own product. GovReports
and GovReports API
bring that 'always on, use anytime' facility to lodgements - the first of its kind " - she added.
gives control to users what, when and how they want to make a lodgment within the comfort of their own software. The APIs are standards based so developers don't have to learn a new programmatic style, and include a number of libraries to avoid writing HTTP requests--which in the past have functioned as the interface into applications. The code libraries are available in .Net web services.
"As software developers and organisations develop more complex applications, users are demanding direct-to-government lodgements from within their products. A number of companies work with our professional services team to connect to GovReports API
to their product but a few would rather do it themselves. " added Ms Tran
Key features of the GovReports API
- Simplified SBR connectivity. Connect to the API and lodge.
- Advanced queuing facility. All lodgements are queued and processed by the GovReports infrastructure.
- Bulk Lodgement. Process large quantities of lodgements at one go.
- Admin and Dashboard to view your lodgements
- Multiple data output options to JSON, JSONP and XML formats enabling easy integration with JQuery front end technology.
- Automatic management of updates and conformance suite testing.
- Helpdesk and Technical Support.
For more information regarding GovReports
and GovReports API
, please contact Tiana Tran
on 02 8677 9669 or visit http://www.govreports.com.au