SmartFile, a leading FTP and file sharing solutions provider, has released "SmartFile for Developers", described by SmartFile as "the World’s First Developer Centric PaaS for Files." SmartFile for Developers is a file management platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that allows developers to integrate web, smartphone and internal applications using the SmartFile API.
SAP plans to create an ecosystem based on the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform running in the cloud through which developers via gateways can gain access to data residing in SAP Financials, SuccessFactors, Ariba and a host of other third-party applications.
Xero, cloud accounting software provider, has expanded its Payroll product to integrate with other applications via the Payroll API. The Payroll API allows developers to build add-on apps to work alongside Xero products, or integrate Xero functionality into existing apps and workflows. Xero's target audience remains in the SMB space who typically cannot afford massive onsite, dedicated ERP and accounting software packages.